Destination Pakistan 2007
The Place to Be
The Tourism Ministry of Pakistan has designated the year 2007 as the "Destination Pakistan" year to promote the cultural heritage and scenic beauty of the Pakistan. The year round festivities would provide a unique blend to tourists from all over the world and special packages will be offered to overseas Pakistanis and their children for visiting Pakistan.
From the virgin beaches in Gwadar to the 'throne room of mountain gods' in the Karakoram, Pakistan is a country of unmatched natural splendours. It houses 150 million hospitable people belonging to an array of cultural background, some as old as 9000 years. Ranging from snow-covered mountains in the north to vast lush fields and forest resorts, Pakistan is also a destination for religious tourism. Pakistan has the roots of the famous Silk Route, six out of eight highest peaks in the world and the Indus Valley civilization. Pakistan is a hospitable country and the people of Pakistan want to share their culture, cuisine, music and art with the rest of the world.
Pakistan has five highest peaks out of 14 in the world and there are tremendous chances for hiking, mountaineering and many other sports. Therefore to facilitate the trekkers, the Ministry of Tourism has announced a wholesale 50 per cent discount in royalty fee on mountain peaks rising above 6,500 meters (e.g. regular fee for 8611 meters high K2 is US$12000). The Ministry has also rolled out an ambitious plan of around 52 events all over the country, and has developed a prioritized marketing plan targeting specific tourist generating countries. During 2007, trekkers will be allowed direct chartered flights access to Skardu, which already has Pakistan's longest airstrip capable of handling all kind of aircrafts. Private sector airlines will be encouraged to operate flights to the mountain areas.
K-2 (8106 Metres) - The Second Highest Peak of the World
The Kafir Kalash - People of the Lost World
Lahore - The City of Festivities
Balochistan - Home to Fossils of the Baluchitherium (Indricotherium Transouralicum)
The Magical brushstrokes of Sadequain and Chughtai
The land of near extinct Snow Leopard and Brown Bear
Destination Pakistan 2007 Highlights
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