KARACHI, Pakistan

Pakistan is often seen through the prism of terrorism and security, but it is undoubtedly one of a handful countries that offer a unique blend of history and biodiversity to the eco-lovers.

From the snow-capped peaks in the north, and glistening waters in the south together with limitless opportunities to watch wildlife, sail in the mighty Indus river, and deep-sea diving in the Arabian Sea, this South Asian nuclear state has much more to attract the eco-lovers.

Northern Gilgit-Baltistan region, which borders neighboring China, is home to the six peaks of over 8,000-meter altitude, including the world’s second

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