List of Hilly Areas in Pakistan

Hilly areas is normally composed of number of hills of different heights. Weather and temperature normally varies with the height of mountains and hills, as well as the landscape and structure of the hilly area. Some of the hilly areas having more height receive snowfall in winter too.

Hilly areas which received snowfall in winter are normally known as hill station. Weather is also pleasant in the summer season. These are the most frequent visiting places by the tourists.

In Pakistan, there are number of famous hill stations like Murree, Swat, Naran, etc. There are number of foreigner visiting these hill stations every year.

Sub Categories: Glaciers | Hill Stations | Mountain Passes | Mountain Peaks | Mountaineous valleys
  • abbottabad

    Abbottabad, a gateway to Northern Areas, is located in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the distance of 110 KMs from the capital Islamabad. Abbottabad is famous for its pleasant weather as it has border with Kashmir and Murree.

  • Arrang Kel Neelum Valley

    Arang Kel is a small village near Kel and located on the hilltop at the distance of 2km on the height of 8,379 feet. It is just on the LOC, behind the mountain in front of you. There is no road to the village, so the only way to come here is a chairlift or hiking trek of two hours.

  • Astore

    Astore is located at an altitude of 8,500 feet in Gilgit Baltistan on the eastern side of Mount Nanga Parbat, at the distance of 60 km from Gilgit main city and ascends from the Indus River from Jaglot. The valley is famous for different kinds of important medicinal plants and herbs. In summer, the colors of the valley become very much attractive due to different flowers of different colors.

  • Attock

    Attock is located on the bank of the River Indus, at the distance of 80km from Rawalpindi and 100km from Peshawar. Attock is famous for its beautiful view of the merger of the River Indus and Kabul River, which is visible from the bridge on the River Indus on Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway - M1.

  • Ayubia

    Ayubia, also known as Ayubia National Park, is located at the distance of 80 km from Rawalpindi, in Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is situated at an elevation of 8,000 feet above sea level and a large collection of pine forests in Pakistan and has a collection of 104 different species of plants. The climate of Ayubia remains cold in summers and that coldness becomes harsh in winter.

  • Azad Kashmir

    Azad Kashmir, also known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir, is a self governing territory, administrated by Pakistan. Jammu and Kashmir is divided among Pakistan and India by UN on the Line of Control. Both of the countries claims the entire state of Kashmir as their own but issue was still under the conflict between Pakistan and India since 1949.

  • Babusar Pass

    Babusar Pass, the highest mountain pass in Kaghan Valley, is located at a distance of 66km from Naran. It is very cold even in the summer. It connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Chilas, Gilgit Baltistan with Korakuram Highway.

  • Bagh

    Bagh is a mountainous and lush green area of Azad Kashmir in the Himalayas and Pir Panjal Range. It is located at the distance of 88km from Muzaffarabad via Sudhan Gali on Sudhan Gali Road.

  • Bajaur Agency

    Bajaur is the smallest agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA. Its land structure is mostly hilly terrain. Most of the mountain ranges in Bajaur are lush green, with small streams. Its weather remains pleasant due to Swat valley in the east. It is located at the distance of 195 km from Peshawar and accessible via Malakand Mardan Road and N-45.

  • Balakot

    Balakot is the most important town in the Mansehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is located on the banks of the Kunhar River. The Kunhar River flows in a very clam channel after Balakot instead of narrow and sharp gorges in the Kaghan Valley. Balakot is the gateway of Kaghan Valley, a lush green valley, which is a connection point between Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan.

  • Balochistan

    Balochistan is the largest province by area and located in the southwest side of Pakistan. Balochistan has the least number of popluation but has its importance due to vast mineral resouces including oil and gas. The natural gas resouces are the second largest resouces in the World. Another development in Balochistan is the deep sea port in Gwadar, which will be main transit point for international trade between China and rest of the World.

  • Bannu

    Bannu is situated at a distance of 198km from Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa on the basin drained by the Kurram River and the Gambila River, flowing from Waziristan Hills. It has very fertile land, surrounded by rugged and dry mountains.

  • Battagram

    Battagram is located in the Karakoram Range having an elevation of 3406 feet, at the distance of 291km from Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, and is accessible via Mansehra on the Karakoram Highway N35. The climate of Battagram is mild warm with extreme humidity. Temperature is not much high even in summer, but humidity remains there.

  • Behrain

    Behrain is a hill station located in Swat district of KPK. 60 km North of Mingora at an elevation of 4700 ft on the right bank of Swat River. It is named Bahrain due to its location at the confluence of the Daral and Swat rivers. It is known for its riverside tourist resorts, local handicrafts, and its view of the merging of the Daral and Swat Rivers. It also serves as a base camp for the trail that leads to the Daral & Sadie lakes.

  • Bhimber

    Bhimber, known as Baab-e-Kashmir, is situated at the distance of 50 km from Mirpur on the border between Azad Kashmir and Pakistan. The weather condition of Bhimber is hot and dry but has beautiful scenic views due to the surrounding Kashmir hills. There are different tourist attractions in the city of Bhimber, and those are Baghsar Fort, Baghsar Lake, Jandi Chontra, and Tomb of Baba Shadi Shaheed.

  • Bhurban

    Bhurban is located at the distance of 9 km from Murree City at Kashmir Road and a very attractive hill station, at an elevation of 6,000 feet in Murree, Punjab

  • Bolan pass

    Bolan Pass connects Central Asia and South Asia. It has a historical background, it was the main gateway to cross the region for invaders, traders, and nomadic tribes. It is located in Toba Kakar Range in Balochistan between Quetta and Sibi, mountains are dry and barren. Traveling through the pass is the real adventure of crossing dry and dusty mountains through a number of narrow gorges of 89 km in length. Traveling through rail is more interesting while crossing Bolan Pass.

  • Buner

    Buner is located at the distance of 142km from Peshawar via Mardan and Charguli in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa. It is a mountain valley, surrounded by mountain ranges such as Ilam Range, the Duma Range, the Guru mountains, and the Sinawar Range.

  • Chagai

    Chagai is the largest district of Pakistan and is situated on the north west part of Balochistan, at the distance of 560 km from Quetta city on the Quetta-Taftan Highway N40. The importance of this district is due to international border between Iran and Pakistan at Taftan, with Zahedan, city of Iran.

  • Chakwal

    Chakwal is located in the Dhanni region of Potohar at the distance of 90 km from Islamabad, and accessed from Lahore - Islamabad Motorway M-2 near Kallar Kahar. It is also famous for making traditional craft such as Zari shoes and Khes weaving. It is also known as land of army people as number of locals are serving in armed forces.

  • Chamman

    Chamman is situated in Balochistan with Kandahar, a city of Afghanistan, at the distance of 128 km from Quetta on National Highway N-25. It is the most important border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and most of the trade is conducted through it. It also becomes an attractive place in winter season due to snow fall.

  • Chatorkhand

    Chatorkhand is the main town in Ishkoman Valley along the Karambar River. It is a deep valley with high mountains. Along the Karambar River, greenery provides a very wonderful view with brownish mountains and snow-capped peaks at the distance.

  • Chilas

    Chilas is the capital town of Diamer district on the Karakoram Highway on the left side of the Indus River. It connects Gilgit through Mansehra, at the distance of 475 km from Islamabad via Besham through KKH. It is also accessible via Naran in less time, the road via Naran by crossing Babusar Top is now in good condition. The weather conditions in Chilas are normally dry and hot in the summer season.

  • Chillum

    Chillum is the last village in Astore District and is the starting point to start the next journey toward the world highest plain, Deosai. It is a lush green area with grazing fields and crops, and number of running streams. Road is not in good condition, but still suitable to continue the journey, there are sharp ascends and descends on the road, which need extra power of vehicle to travel.