Top 23 Best Camping Sites in Pakistan You Need To Visit This Summer

Do you know what are the best camping sites in Pakistan? What are beautiful places in Pakistan for honeymoon? We made a detailed list of such beautiful places in Pakistan with name and location and what gear you need for camping. Camping is not very common in Pakistan but the trend is growing day by day.

About 39% population of Pakistan is living in cities. City life offers improved quality of life. There are better education, health and transport facilities. The disadvantages include pollution, noise and overcrowding.

Increased use of electronic devices and less exposure to natural light has a very bad impact on modern humans. Our sleep schedule is disturbed resulting in decreased performance and other psychological problems.

A study has found that camping for just a week away from busy city life will reset your biological clock. Increased exposure to sunlight and waking up early will make you feel very fresh and relaxed.

Sleeping in a tent is a very different from sleeping in your comfortable bed where you have access to everything you need. Don’t worry, you can go camping with style if you have right information and required gear. Below is list of camping gear that would make camping fun and addictive:

Camping Gear:

1 – Tent

Coleman 4 person instant tent

A good tent is one of the most important part of camping gear. Coleman 4-Person instant tent is my personal favorite. It can be setup in under 2 minutes. It can completely block wind and has good thermal protection. Tent is not completely water proof. A water proof tent fly is recommended if you are expecting rain or early morning dew.

2 – Inflatable Mattress with Hand-pump

This is not a must have item but would make you feel very comfortable at night as compared to sleeping on the ground. There are multiple brands available. Choose one that fits your requirements and budget.

3 –  Sleeping Bag

Coleman sleeping bag is my personal favorite. It can keep you comfortable for temperature as low as -1°C.

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4 – Other Accessories

I recommend carrying a Torch, Knife, 5 Volt Solar Panel, Multipurpose toolkit (Hammer, Screw drivers etc).

5 – Portable Kitchen

Grub Hub Portable camping Kitchen is one compact solution. Please don’t forget to comment any other solution or missing item for a good camping adventure.

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There are countless famous camping sites in Pakistan where you all would love to go and spend couple of nights. Below is the list of Best Camping Sites in Pakistan. Feel free to add your personal favorite camping sites in the comments below.

Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

Best Camping Sites in Azad Kashmir

Pir Chanasi

Pir Chanasi - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— Ibrahim Dar
  • Location: 30 Kilometers from Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.
  • Coordinates: 34.387662, 73.559461
  • Elevation: 2752.4 m or 9030.3 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? There has been a new wide paved road built up till the Shrine on top of hill. Camping is possible next to the shrine but there are better isolated camping spots if you hike for 30 minutes towards the neighboring hill. Public transport from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad is available leaving almost every hour and would take around 4 hours. Take a Jeep or Bus ride from Muzaffarabad city to Pir Chanasi. Private cars including Suzuki Mehran can easily make it to the camping site.
  • Ideal Camping Time and accessibility: Snow starts melting in march end. The route is usually cleared by end of March. It’s still quite cold in the whole month of April to camp there, temperature can be freezing at night and early morning. Camping at Pir Chanasi is recommended starting from May till October. The ideal camping time is from June to September.

Keran

Karen Azad Kashmir - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 57 Kilometers from Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir.
  • Coordinates: 34.652120, 73.950186
  • Elevation: 1513.7 m or 4966.2 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road up till this camping site. Public transport from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad,  and then from Muzaffarabad to Keran. This site can be accessed by private cars including Suzuki Mehran.
  • Ideal Camping Time: May till September

Upper Neelum

Upper Neelum Azad Kashmir - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— Ibrahim Dar
  • Location: 5 Kilometers from Keran.
  • Coordinates: 34.665162, 73.945583
  • Elevation: 1805.8 m or 5924.4 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved Road up till Upper Neelum. Public transport is available up till Keran. Local Jeeps can be hired from Keran to reach Upper Neelum. Hiking is other option but not suitable with all the camping gear. All sorts of Private cars can easily make it to this camping spot.
  • Ideal Camping Time: May till September

Ratti Gali Lake

Ratti Gali Lake - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— Ibrahim Dar
  • Location: 18 kilometers from Dowarian which is 106 kilometers from Muzaffarabad and 22 kilometers from Athmuqam
  • Coordinates: 34.828645, 74.054914
  • Elevation: 3733.4 m or 12248.6 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road till Dowarian, 18 kilometers Offroad Jeep ride to Ratti Gali base Camp. 1 hour hike to Ratti Gali lake. Public transport is available up till Dowarian. Private jeep will cost you around 6000 PKR both ways to the base camp. Driving your 4WD to the base camp is possible but not recommended due to road condition.
  • Ideal Camping Time: Late June till August

Sharda

Sharda - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 136 kilometers from Muzaffarabad.
  • Coordinates: 34.795804, 74.188337
  • Elevation: 1873.3 m or 6146.0 feet
  • How to get here/Transport?  Public transport is available all the way to Sharda. All kind of private cars can easily make it to the camping site. The road is paved.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

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Arang Kel

Arang Kel Azad Kashmir - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— Ibrahim Dar
  • Location: 19 Kilometers from Sharda. Kel, Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir
  • Coordinates: 34.810318, 74.346130
  • Elevation: 2379.0 m or 7805.0 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved Road to Kel. 2 kilometers trek through forest OR take a chairlift from Kel to Arang Kel. Public transport is available to Kel from Muzaffarabad.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till August

Taobut

Taobut - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 200 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, 39 Kilometers from Kel.
  • Coordinates: 34.726803, 74.712702
  • Elevation: 2291.9 m or 7519.4 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Unpaved road from Kel to Taobut. 4WD is recomended. Sedans can’t make it to Taobut. Public transport is available till Kel. Hire a jeep from Kel or drive yourself if you are on a 4WD vehicle.
  • Ideal Camping Time: July till September

Leepa Valley

Leepa Valley - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 105 Kilometers from Muzaffarabad.
  • Coordinates: 34.295088, 73.891543
  • Elevation: 2012.1 m or 6601.3 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road till Sharian. Rent a jeep or drive on your own 4WD to reach Leepa Valley.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Ganga Choti – Ganga Hill

Ganga Choti Azad Kashmir - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 93 Kilometers from Muzaffarabad
  • Coordinates: 34.074830, 73.787669
  • Elevation: 2995.2 m or 9826.9 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road till Shudan Gali. Three hours hike to the top. Public transport is available from Muzaffarabad and from Bagh. If you are on a private car then you have to park it somewhere before you start the hike.
  • Ideal Camping Time: July and August

Banjosa Lake

Banjosa Lake Azad Kashmir - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 20 kilometers from the city of Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir
  • Coordinates: 33.810438, 73.816604
  • Elevation: 1788.1 m or 5866.3 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road all the way to the Lake. Public transport is available to reach the lake from Rawalakot. All sorts of private cars can also make it to the camping site.
  • Ideal Camping Time: May till September

Toli Pir

Toli Pir Azad Kashmir - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 30 Kilometers from Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir
  • Coordinates: 33.893120, 73.906911
  • Elevation: 2530.2 m or 8301.1 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road to the top. Cars/Jeeps can be rented from Rawalakot. This spot is easily accessible by all kind of private cars.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Best Camping Sites in Northern Pakistan

Shogran

Shogran - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 34 Kilometers from Balakot, 234 Kilometers from Islamabad via Karakoram Highway
  • Coordinates: 34.640734, 73.458340
  • Elevation: 2300.5 m or 7547.6 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road up till Shogran. Easily accessible by all sorts of private cars.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Siri Paye

Siri Paye - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: 8 Kilometers from Shogran
  • Coordinates: 34.610925, 73.482999
  • Elevation: 3024.1 m or 9921.5 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Almost 8 kilometers of unpaved road. It takes around 1 hour to reach this camping site from Shogran. Rent a jeep from Shogran and negotiate as much as you can.
  • Ideal Camping Time: July till September

Lalazar

Lalazar - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: 20 Kilometers from Naran
  • Coordinates: 34.917611, 73.758490
  • Elevation: 3238.5 m or 10625.0 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road up till Naran. Rent a jeep from Naran and bargain as much as you can. Public transport is available from Islamabad to Naran. Few kilometers from main road to lalazar are unpaved and you need a 4WD vehicle to reach the top.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

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Saiful Maluk Lake

Saiful Maluk Lake - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: 10 Kilometers from Naran
  • Coordinates: 34.881571, 73.692841
  • Elevation: 3231.9 m or 10603.4 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? 10 Kilometers of Unpaved road from Naran. Rent a jeep or drive on your own 4WD. Sedans can’t make it to the lake due to road condition.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Dudipatsar Lake

Dudipatsar Lake - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: On the way from Naran to Babusar top, Dudipat lake is hiding in a valley east of a small town named Besal a few kilometers before Lulusar lake.
  • Coordinates: 35.021037, 74.086423
  • Elevation: 3901.9 m or 12801.7 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? 8 hour hike from a small Village named Besal. Horses can be rented to carry your camping gear. There is paved road till Besal. Park your car there if you are on your private transport. Jeeps/cars can be rented from Naran to reach Besal.
  • Ideal Camping Time: July till September

Fairy Meadows

Fairy Meadows - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: South of Raikot Bridge on Karakoram Highway 393 Kilometers from Islamabad via Naran Road
  • Coordinates: 35.380832, 74.577685
  • Elevation: 3321.2 m or 10896.5 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? 1 Hour offroad jeep ride from Raikot bridge followed by 3 hours of hiking to the Fairy Meadows. Public transport is available from Islamabad to get dropped at Raikot Bridge. The jeep ride would cost you 6000 PKR. Guides are also be hired for 3 hours hike.
  • Ideal Camping Time: July till September

Beyal Camp (Nanga Barbat Base Bamp)

Beyal Camp - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan

  • Location: Nanga parbat base camp which is 6 hours by foot from Fairy Meadows.
  • Coordinates: 35.350136, 74.577429
  • Elevation: 3551.1 m or 11650.7 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? 6 hours trek from Fairy Meadows. A guide is recommended for this trek to avoid getting lost.
  • Ideal Camping Time: July and August

Rama Meadow (Astore Valley)

Rama Meadows - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: 458 Kilometers from Islamabad via Naran road.
  • Coordinates: 35.357241, 74.806567
  • Elevation: 3166.1 m or 10387.5 feet
  • How to get here? Paved road all the way from Islamabad. Public transport is also available till Astore city. Jeeps can be hired to reach Rama Meadows.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Naltar Valley

Naltar Valley - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: 40 Kilometers from Gilgat
  • Coordinates: 36.165270, 74.173176
  • Elevation: 2911.8 m or 9553.2 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Unpaved road. Hire a jeep from Gilgat to reach Naltar Valley and Naltar Lake. Public transport is available from Islamabad to Gilgat.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Karimabad, Hunza Valley

Karimabad Hunza Valley - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: Karimabad, Hunza Valley 558 kilometers from Islamabad via Muzaffarabad – Naran – KKH
  • Coordinates: 36.325740, 74.689789
  • Elevation: 2782.3 m or 9128.4 feet
  • How to get here? Paved road. A few kilometers from Karimabad town. Public transport is available from Islamabad. This site can be reached by all kind of private cars.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Skardu

Skardu - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: 602 Kilometers from Islamabad via Muzaffarabad – Naran – KKH
  • Coordinates: 35.308566, 75.602543
  • Elevation: 2198.7 m or 7213.5 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Paved road all the way to Skardu city. Public transport is also available to the city. The camping site is located next to a fast flowing river. Follow GPS to camp here or choose a different spot that suits you.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

Deosai Plains – Shausar Lake

Deosai Plains - Best Camping Sites in Pakistan
— S. M. Bukhari
  • Location: One hour drive from Skardu city. Park is also accessible from Astore side.
  • Coordinates: 34.991296, 75.245597
  • Elevation: 4155.4 m or 13633.3 feet
  • How to get here/Transport? Public transport is available till Skardu. Rent a jeep from Skardu to reach Deosai Plans and choose a camping site. Deosai Plains can be reach from Astore side easily on by all kind of private cars. The road is paved from Astore site up till the boundary of Deosai National Park.
  • Ideal Camping Time: June till September

 

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