Helpful Pakistan Travel Tips

Unlike what you might think, traveling around Pakistan is actually an incredible adventure and the perception that most people have of this beautiful country is very wrong. Sure, Pakistan isn't perfect and there are areas you should avoid if you are to visit but the country's natural beauty and the people's hospitality will blow you away. Are you thinking of visiting Pakistan? Check out our helpful Pakistan travel tips and learn everything you should know before visiting!

Basic Information About Pakistan 

1. Population

Pakistan is home to 212.2 million people. Around 44.7% of the entire population consists of ethnic Punjabis ,15.4% Pashtuns, 14.1% Sindhis and others.

2. Official Language

The official languages are English and Urdu.

3. Currency

Pakistan's official currency is the Pakistani rupee (currency code PRK). One Euro/Dollar is equal to 0.0058-0.0062 PKR

4. Geography

With a territory of 881,913 square kilometers, Pakistan's is the 9th largest country in Asia. Pakistan is located in southern Asia. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the south, Iran and Afghanistan to the west, India to the east, and China to the north.

5. Climate

Pakistan's has a climate from tropical to temperate and has four seasons cool & dry winter from December through February, hot & dry spring from March through May, summer/rainy season from June through September; and retreating monsoon period of October and November.

6. Economy & Budget

Pakistan is a lower-middle income country with a mixed economy. Backpackers can survive with around $15-20per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $40 and $60 per day on average.

7. Capital 

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan with a total population of 1.015 million.

Books to read before traveling to Pakistan 

Frontier of faith

by Sana Haroon

Exit West

 by Mohsin Hamid

I am Malala 

by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders

 by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Maps for Lost Lovers

 by Nadeem Aslam

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