Swat is undoubtedly the highlight of Pakistan’s beauty. To summarize it, let’s quote a famous travel influencer and vlogger Eva Zu Beck here:
“In terms of nature, I think the place that has really stuck with me is Swat. They call it the ‘Switzerland of Asia’, but maybe Switzerland should be called ‘Swat of Europe’, it’s so beautiful!”
Need we say more?
Cold weather, awe-inspiring glaciers, amazing hikes, fishing, boating, skiing, unique local flavor, and a sense of history. Swat has got it all. Gives you a lifetime experience and feels like Switzerland… even better sometimes. A valley and an administrative district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which offers one of the most magnificent and serene views of the majestic landscapes, including the glittering mountains, the exquisite meadows, and the mystic waterfalls. It reflects hundreds of years of Buddhist history and inspires sentiments. Lakes surrounded by glaciers, deep emerald green mountains, Ski resorts, jewelry, handicrafts, and ancient stupas quietly invoking the incredible past and delicious food, all this for an unforgettable experience. Not to be ignored is the fact that while you enjoy the fairytale-like woods and walks, you are stepping among the land that was once incredibly important to the Gandhara civilization.
Reasons to go
- Malam Jabba: Ski resort and winter sports
- Glacial Lakes: Katora, Mahodand, Kundal and more.
- Kalaam Valley: Scenery, hikes, flowing water
- Gorgeous villages: Local charm and handicrafts in Madyan and Bahrain.
- Swat museum: World-class museum with an Italian discovered archeological site opposite it.