Planning a trip with your family or friend to the northern areas of Pakistan? How about you try camping this time? Don’t worry, it’s not hardcore camping rather it will be as comfortable as you can find in the mountains. Instead of sleeping in a tent, you’ll be resting in a glamping pod which is a wooden structure. There are multiple areas in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as other areas where you can enjoy the picturesque beauty of a valley as well as save some money. Mentioned in this blog are some of the beautiful places where you can find camping pods in Pakistan.
Camping Pods In Pakistan
Camping is an adventure activity but families prefer not to camp due to weather conditions and security reasons. However, thanks to the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and private owners, there are now several camping pod sites in the mountains which guarantee you a perfect camping experience. These sites are usually off the grid and in remote areas where you will have access to an abundance of nature and serenity.
These pods are perfect for individuals as well as families so if you want to introduce your kids to the adventure of camping but can’t face setting up a camp, camping pods are the solution. Before we go into the details of the places where you can find camping pods in Pakistan, let us take a look at the common name for these pods and what are these made up of.
What is a Glamping Pod?
Glamping is a form of camping which involves better accommodation, facilities and often luxuries. Glamping pods Glamping pod is a wooden structure designed to replace traditional camps to give a better and more facilitated experience to tourists.
What’s more, these glamping pods can be modified to accommodate luxuries, based on individual requirements. Basic pods will have enough space to accommodate beds, tables, chairs and bathrooms and come in different sizes. Conveniently found in the hilly areas of Pakistan, a glamping pod can accommodate two to four individuals perfect for friends or family trips.
Glamping Pods In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) as a public limited company to expand the tourism industry in Pakistan. The corporation has installed several glamping ponds in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the most visited tourist destinations of the province which are equipped with facilities and offer panoramic views of mountains.
Gabeen Jabba is located in Swat which is located 65 kilometres away from Mingora. Gabeen Jabba has two types of camping pods; 2- and 4-bed which come with an attached bathroom. These are very economical as compared to a hotel room in the peak season.
Sharan Forrest is located in Kaghan Valley among the dense green forest of pine trees and Kunhar River. The forest is also one of the most visited places in the valley and you can book a camping pod here before setting off on your journey to this breathtaking place. The pods available here also have 2 and 4 beds with attached bathrooms.
Thandiani is a hill station located in Abbottabad and located on its eastern side is snow-covered Pir Panjal mountain. The hill station is surrounded by dense green forest and is a preferred spot for a weekend trip. You can conveniently find economical glamping pods in Thandiani to enjoy the cold weather.
Also located in Swat, Bishigram is surrounded by springs and green mountains appealing to tourists from all over the country. The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa installed glamping pods in the area a few years ago for tourists.
Located in the north of Dera Ismail Khan, Sheikh Badin is an emerging tourist spot where the provincial government of KP installed glamping pods a few years ago. You can conveniently make your reservation via a telephone call.
Visited throughout the year, Nathiagali is a prime tourist destination in the country. People from all over the country and especially from Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi visit this place to spend some time away from their busy routines. The camping pods in the area are known as Ice Dome and offer modern amenities to guests.
Camping Pods In Kalash
If you plan a trip to Kalash, staying at one of the camping pods in Bumburet valley will be an unforgettable experience for you. Surrounded by green mountains, you will not only have a chance to camp but also be able to live among the people of Kalash and their culture. Pods available in Kalash are also 2- and 3-bed with an attached bathroom and a separate kitchen.
Glamping Pods In Gilgit Baltistan
If you are travelling to Gilgit Baltistan for a summer trip, you must stay at glamping pods which will give a perfect experience of outdoor camping. The pods in Gilgit Baltistan are present in secluded places away from the city among nature. The domes can accommodate four guests in each unit and are a king-size bed and a double bed with a private bathroom.
Powered by solar energy, these domes also have facilities to spend your day such as television, indoor and outdoor chairs, a restaurant on site, a BBQ and a bonfire area. These pods are located in Karimabad in Hunza Valley.
Other Glamping Sites
While you can go to the most visited places in the mountain regions of Pakistan for glamping, you can also find camping pods in other areas which come under the territory of Punjab Province. There are glamping pods in Bansara Gali, Patriata Top, Khabeki Lake, Dhanoi, Changa Manga, Khajot and Kanhatti in Soon Valley managed by the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab.
So, which of the above-mentioned places are you going to visit to experience living in glamping pods in Pakistan? Let us know about your experience by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more lifestyle content, keep reading Pakistan’s best lifestyle blog – Zameen Blog.