The British Backpacker Society has ranked Pakistan No.1 out of 20 World Adventure Travel Destinations

The team described Pakistan as the friendliest country on Earth

The British Backpacker Society which was featured on the BBC recently has just ranked Pakistan as the number one adventure travel destination of 2017.

The team at BBS has visited more than 80 countries around the world trying to encourage tourism to places where the general perception is negative.

Since the perception of Pakistan has always been ‘dangerous’ in the West, the team decided to visit the country in 2016 and see themselves if the perception of the country was true.

British Backpacker Society 2016: The Hunt for Shangri-La

Months of planning, early mornings in embassies and far too many old maps, but, at last, the British Backpacker Society is able to reveal its 2016 expedition…..In 1933, British author and adventurer James Hilton returned from the Karakoram mountains and wrote his classic novel "Lost Horizon". Lost Horizon described a land that Hilton had discovered in the Himalaya named Shangri-La, and, ever since, this name has been associated with a mythical land hidden in the mountains of Asia. 83 years later, the British Backpacker Society are heading to the world's highest mountains to try to locate this land of unparalleled beauty. Landing in Leh, India, at the start of July, they will cross the mountain plains of Ladakh into the Kashmir Valley. From the Kashmiri capital of Srinagar, they will travel south to Amritsar, where, after visiting the famous gold temple at the heart of global Sikhism, they have been granted permission to cross, overland, into Pakistan via the Wagah Border Crossing. From Wagah, they will travel north through Pakistan, visiting Lahore, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, to Gilgit Baltistan, a land in the shadow of the mighty K2, Nanga Parbat and Rakaposhi. Following the writings of the great British mountaineer Eric Shipton, the team will then summit a peak in the Hunza Valley which he described as "the ultimate manifestation of mountain glory," where the British Backpacker Society believe lies Shangri-La.The world's greatest scenery, history, politics, some of the world's most hospitable people, and a plethora of legendary cuisines – this should be a British Backpacker Society classic. Follow the adventure from 30 June 2016 and, for now, enjoy the launch trailer. To India and Pakistan!

Geplaatst door British Backpacker Society op zondag 19 juni 2016

The Karakoram Highway: Part 2 of 3, Naran, Khyber-Pakhtunkwha, to Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, PakistanThe British Backpacker Society continued their journey along the Karakoram Highway, travelling through rural Kohistan to enter Gilgit-Baltistan, the throne of the mountain kings. As the British Backpacker Society travelled deeper and deeper into the Karakorams, they watched in awe as the world's mightiest mountains rose around them.

Geplaatst door British Backpacker Society op zondag 17 juli 2016

The Hunt for Shangri-La had led the British Backpacker Society over 2000km through the Himalaya, Hindu Kush and Karakoram, but, at last, they had reached their mythical destination. The problem was that the Shangri-La of legend lay at an altitude of 4200m, and required a terrifying 2-day climb to get there. In this final video from the British Backpacker Society's 2016 adventure, the team overcome fear and exhaustion to attempt to scale the Hon Pass in Northern Pakistan. Enjoy!

Geplaatst door British Backpacker Society op zondag 24 juli 2016

The British Backpacker Society ranked Pakistan number 1 out of 20 other adventure travel destinations because they consider Pakistan one of the friendliest countries in the world with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest dreams.

The team encouraged people from around the world to travel to Pakistan and assured that their perception of the country will be changed forever once they’re done.

Top 20 Adventure Travel Destinations of the world

During their 4-5 years of travel, the team of Samuel Joynson and Michael Worral of British Backpacker Society from Bournemouth has traveled more than 80 destinations. Here are the top 20 destinations they picked.

1. Pakistan
2. Russia
3. India
4. Turkey
5. Kyrgyzstan
6. Lebanon
7. Tajikistan
8. China
9. Georgia
10. Uganda
11. Bosnia & Herzegovina
12. Jordan
13. Iraq
14. Democratic Republic of Congo
15. Algeria
16. Montenegro
17. Egypt
18. Rwanda
19. Uzbekistan
20. Kosovo

The team at the British Backpacker Society will continue its journey and travel more destinations. They will compile a new list of top adventure travel destinations of the world in 2018. You can follow their adventures on their Facebook page.

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