Pakistan tops list of world’s best travel destination for 2018


Pakistan has been ranked as the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described the country as “one of the friendliest on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”.

The British Backpacker Society announced the results, ranking the world’s top 20 adventure travel destinations for 2018, which also includes Russia, India, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and China. The Society inspires people to travel to rarely visited destinations in the developing world and is followed by thousands of people online.

“Pakistan is the clear winner of the British Backpacker Society’s top 20 adventure travel destinations 2018 and we encourage keen travellers to book a trip now” the backpackers, who have travelled to over 101 countries, shared on social media.

Talking to Gulf News, Samuel Joynson and Adam Sloper of the British Backpacker Society said the amazing hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty of Pakistan won their hearts.

Joynson and Sloper visited Pakistan in the summer of 2016, spending a few days in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, from where they travelled through the Kaghan valley to Naran, later heading to Babusar Top to Gilgit. They completed their journey in the tranquil Hunza Valley, where they climbed to the top of the Hon Pass (4,257m) from Karimabad.

The adventurists also insisted that tourists should take the Karakoram Highway as the road from Islamabad to the China border on the Khunjerab Pass offers “the world’s greatest road-trip”.

German traveller becomes a huge fan of Pakistan

Pakistan has been trying its best to portray the soft image of the country through various promotional campaigns. These campaigns have finally bore fruit for Pakistanis as there is a surge in the number of foreign travellers visiting Pakistan.

Thanks to individuals like Patrick Muntzinger, people from the West are finally experiencing the true picture of the country as friendly, and extremely hospitable.

German traveller and blogger Muntzinger recently travelled to Pakistan to explore its beautiful landscapes, culture, food, and people. As per his Instagram posts and travel blogs, Patrick found Pakistan a place to be and enjoyed his time travelling across the country from Karachi to the Northern areas.