Kaghan Valley is the most beautiful and picturesque 160 kms long valley embraced by lower Himalaya hills covered in forests of huge Himalayan pines. The 4173m Babusar pass at its head was the only link to Northern areas from rest of Pakistan until the Karakorum highway was built. one of the country’s most popular holiday spots, the area offers best trekking trails, light walks, fishing and family outings to its spectacular lakes and flower filled hill sides. The main attraction of Kaghan valley is Naran.
This town is situated on the bank of Kunhar River at an altitude of 2498m at a point where the valley widens. The river is wider and quieter here. The famous lake, Saif-ul-Malook is 10kms from Naran at an altitude of 3500m.The Lake provides an excellent view of the Malika Parbat 5290m.
Day 1: We will depart from Islamabad for Naran. Passing through Hassan Abdal, Haripur and Abbottabad we will reach Mansehra. After a brief stop for lunch in Mansehra, we will resume our drive and reach Balakot, the gateway to Kaghan Valley.
Day 2: Today, we will make a visit to the legendary lake, Saif-ul-Muluk at 3200m where Malika Parbat (5271m), the highest peak of the valley, towers over the lake and offers great venues for superb photography. Lake can be approached by jeeps, on foot or riding a pony. After a packed picnic lunch at lake, we will return to Naran. In afternoon, we will do the thrilling activity of Rafting in River Kunhar.
Day 3: we will move upwards along River Kunhar passing through Batakundi, Jalkhad and Burwai, we will reach Lulusar Lake, famous for its sparkling waters. After a brief stop for photography, we will resume our drive upwards and passing through the summer settlement of Gitidas, we will reach Babusar Top. At 4173 meters, Babusar Top is the gateway to Gilgit Baltistan. After spending some time at the top, we will return to Naran.
Day 4: We will leave early morning and enjoy the drive along River Kunhar and crossing the village of Kaghan, we will drive to Kawai and further on to Shogran, a high plateau with superb panorama around. On arrival we will transfer to hotel and in afternoon, we will make an excursion to Paya, a vast plateau at the foot of Makra Peak, bordering Kaghan with Azad Kashmir. After enjoying a superb panorama around, we will return to Shogran.
Day 5: we will drive down the road and passing through Balakot, Mansehra and Abbottabad, we will reach Haripur and take the road to Khanpur Lake, a picturesque lake offering panoramic views and various water sports.
End of the Tour.
Situated on the lush green plateau, Hill station Shogran is located 66 kilometers from the Naran Valley and 34 kilometers from Balakot at an altitude of 2362 meters and 7749 feet. Shogran is the first place while traveling to the Naran valley and spending a peaceful time in the woods of Shogran.
Shogran has the major tourist attraction sight at an altitude of about 10,000 feet; Siri Paye can be reached a beautiful jeep track passing through the dark wood of Shogran. Siri paye is the lush green meadows with the wild flowers and beautiful views around. Travelers can also enjoy the horse riding in the meadows.
Kaghan is a beautiful valley on the bank of River Kunhar about 22 kilometers from Naran valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The destinations is still one of the famous tourist resort sight in Kaghan Naran while traveling to Naran for the travelers to spend the night with the beautiful views of valley sitting at the bank of River.
Best traveling destination and hill station at an elevation of 2409 meters, Naran has become the main traveling sight for last few years now and a huge number of tourists visit this beautiful valley with their friends, families and special ones to have best time. It has many different places to offer travelers to visit while traveling to Naran.
Lalazar is one of the beautiful sightseeing locations in Naran Kaghan about 21 kilometers from Naran Valley. The lush green plateau surrounded by the the dark forest can be reached by the muddy jeep track from Batakundi and spend some time to see the nature surrounded by the lush green and white mountains and dark forest with the beautiful views of Naran Valley through the top.
Saif ul Malook Lake
One of the major tourists sight in Kaghan Naran, Saif Ul Malook Lake is a lake with fairy tales located at the distance of One hour jeep Track from Naran Valley with an elevation of 10577 feet. The lake is the source of water for river kunhar. Every traveler visiting Naran kaghan must visit this mountainous lake surrounded by beautiful white mountains and also by the mighty Malika Parbat Peak (Highest mountain in Naran Kaghan).
Main water source for the river Kunhar, Lulusar Lake is located on the beautiful way to Babusar Top about one hour distance by car. The lake is situated at height of 11,200 ft above sea level and one of the beautiful lakes in Naran Kaghan region.
Lake encircled by the beautiful Snow Clad Mountains at an elevation of 12,500 ft, Dudipatsar Lake is known to be the Queen of the Lakes in Kaghan Naran region of Pakistan. Because of the Snow covered peaks around, lake was titled as Dudipatsar lake as the name means “White Mountains lake”. This lake can be reached by the hiking trail of 18 km starting from the Besal in Naran Kaghan.
The lake named as Ansoo Lake means “Tear Lake” based on the Shape of Lake as Tear Shaped Lake at an elevation of 4,250 m near the mighty Malika Parbat of Himalayan Range. This small but the beautiful lake with amazing views can be reached by hiking trail of 3 and half hours starting from the mighty Saif ul Malook Lake. One should visit it at least once to see one of the highest lakes in the beautiful heights of Himalaya.
An unknown lake on the way towards Lulusar Lake and Babusar top, Pyala lake is located in Jhalkand at the distance of 50 kilometers from Naran. This lake is named as Pyala because of the round shape of Lake.
The last point of Naran Kaghan region at 4,173 m above sea level, Babusar Top is the main tourist attraction in Naran Valley. Babusar Top connects Naran valley to the Karakoram highway make it reachable to Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Babusar is the most famous sightseeing destinations for the tourists to visit in Naran valley because of the different views around like Lush green and white mountains and plains and streams. One should visit this beautiful destination while traveling to Naran Valley.