Essential Packing List When Exploring the Northern Areas of Pakistan

With the arrival of the winter season, a lot of people are making travel plans with their friends to explore the beautiful sceneries of the northern areas. The northern areas of Pakistan are home to breathtaking views, serenity, and pleasant weather. So, it’s no surprise that many local and international tourists visit these places every year. 

But when planning to visit the northern areas, it is crucial to make necessary preparations beforehand. Not doing so can come to haunt you during the trip. To make the most out of your trip, you should prepare in advance and leave nothing to chance. Whether you are booking tours to northern areas with Bookme or making arrangements on your own, it is important to be prepared in advance. The same goes for the things you should carry on tour in your backpack as well. 

To help you with the necessary preparations for a trip to northern areas, we have created a list of travel essentials for you. Before you set out on a journey, take a look at this list so you don’t leave anything important behind.  

List of Essentials to Carry With You to Northern Areas

For a trouble-free and enjoyable trip, make sure to carry the following with you:

Warm Clothes

What type of clothes you should wear and take with you on a trip depends on how low the temperature drops. If it is pleasantly cold, taking hoodies, jackets, or cardigans may be enough. However, if the temperature drops a few degrees below zero, you need to pack multiple extra layers. Also, if rain or snowfall is expected, you should prepare for that as well. 

A Pair of Trekking Shoes

Roads and tracks get slippery during winters in northern areas. Wearing the wrong footwear can keep you from having fun. Instead of enjoying the view, you will be more focused on avoiding a fall. So, a pair of trekking shoes with good grip is a must-have. 

Powerbanks and Chargers

During the tour, especially when you are traveling, you will likely need mobile data for the internet. Mobile data drains your battery faster. Packing a power bank and a charger with you will keep you connected to the world. So, make sure to charge your power bank before you hit the roads. 

A First Aid Kit

You and your friends should always be prepared to handle injuries like bruises, cuts, and scrapes when on a tour. Immediate care can help you avoid more problems that can ruin the whole experience. Therefore, you should carry a first aid box with bandages, gauze, over-the-counter painkillers, and antiseptics. 

Cash and Important Documents

In many places, you may not find the facility to pay with your credit card or an ATM nearby. So, it is very important to carry cash with you. Needless to say, you need to carry your driver's license and ID card. If you are traveling with your spouse, you may have to show a marriage certificate when booking hotels. 

Miscellaneous Items

The items mentioned above are the ones you should not miss under any circumstances. The additional things you should pack depend on the activities you are planning. For example, if you are planning on camping, you should pack some utensils with you for cooking, etc. Packets of chips, cup noodles, water bottles, and sodas are some other things that are nice to take with you. 

Managed Tours with Bookme

Besides making sure that you have all the necessities in your backpack, there are many other things you should prepare for as well. Making the right travel and hotel arrangements is crucial. One simple way to have a managed trip where you can focus on the journey and the scenes is by booking tours with Bookme. We have several exciting activities planned for you on every tour like bonfires, sightseeing, and so much more. So while you are planning a trip to the North, make sure to check our trips to Hunza, Skardu, and Neelam. All these trips are very cost-effective and more importantly hassle-free for you.