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 important Pakistan travel hacks and learn everything you should know before visiting!
Basic Information About Pakistan
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.
The official languages are English and Urdu.
Pakistan’s official currency is the Pakistani rupee (currency code PRK). One Euro/Dollar is equal to 0.0058-0.0062 PKR
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.
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.
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.
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan with a total population of 1.015 million.