Chitral forms Pakistan’s northwestern border with Afghanistan, and is home to the precipitous mountains of the Hindkush. The area is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and nature watching. There are many trekking routes especially Tirich Mir at 7708m and its accompanying peaks, Noshaq (7492m), Istoro Nal (7403m) and Saraghrar (7338m).
Trekking and hiking in the enchanting valleys of Chitral is a dream come-true. You can take your pick: go by jeep of just walk. Some of the trekking courses are Drosh-Madaklasht-Golden-Kuguzi-Chitral 48km (30miles) and Chitral-Shoghore-Sassum-Ovir-Mroi, through areas of magnificent scenic beauty in the Shadoq of the Trichmir. There are no regular camping sites but you are always welcome by the friendly and hospitable locals to camp on their lands or lawns provided, of course, you obtain the owners permission.
Trekking in Chitral is a wonderful experience for any one who enjoys the world most spectacular and diverse scenery of snow capped lofty mountains, lush valleys, chuckling streams and emerald green lakes, atypical wildlife like the Snow Leopard and the Ibex and colourful ancient culture and its friendly people leave an everlasting impression on the visitors.