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Neelum District:

Neelum District( ضلع نیلم‎), is the northernmost district of Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. Taking up the larger part of the Neelam Valley, the district has a population of 191,000 (as of 2017). It was badly affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.The Neelum River was known before Partition as Kishan Ganga and was subsequently renamed after the village of Neelam. It flows down from the Gurez Valley in Indian Jammu and Kashmir and roughly follows first a western and then a south-western course until it joins the Jhelum River at Muzaffarabad. The valley is a thickly wooded region with an elevation ranging between 4,000 feet (1,200 m) and 7,500 feet (2,300 m), the mountain peaks on either side reaching 17,000 feet (5,200 m).Neelum Valley is 144 kilometres (89 mi) long.

The Neelum Valley is a Himalayan gorge in the Kashmir region, along which the Neelum River flows. This green and fertile valley is 250 km in length and stretches its way from Muzaffarabad all the way to Athmuqam and beyond to Taobutt. It is one of the most attractive tourists places, like Swat and Chitral, but due to poor road system is yet veiled to the outside world. This area was badly affected by the 2005 earthquake and was cut off from the outside world as the roads and paths were filled with rubble. Now construction of an international standard road is in progress.

Neelum Valley, Pakistan: Beauty Between Glaciers.

Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and major tourist attractions in Neelum Valley.

Must visit these places when you plan to tour Neelum Valley.

  • Arang Kel
  • Athmuqam
  • Chitta Katha Lake
  • Dhani Waterfall
  • Dowarian
  • Ratti Gali Lake
  • Halmat
  • Kel
  • Keran
  • Kutton
  • Sharda
  • Taobat
  • Patlean lake

Sub-Valleys in the Neelum Valley:

Neelum Valley has sub-valleys within itself.These are.

  • Leswa Valley
  • Jagran Valley
  • Babboon Valley
  • Shounter Valley
  • Salkhala Valley
  • Lawat bala valley

Must visit these best places when you plan to tour Neelum Valley.

  • Chitta Katha Lake
  • RattiGali Lake
  • Upper Neelum
  • Kutton Jagran Valley
  • DhaniNoseri Waterfall
  • KeranNeelum Valley

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Things to do in Neelum Valley:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Neelum ValleyBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Neelum Valley’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.Apart from these gorgeous destinations, you can be sure to have a lot of fun while in Neelum Valley, as well. There are white-water rafting tours, hiking experiences, boating fun, and kayaking. From lush green meadows to beautiful snowy mountains and flowing rivers, Neelum Valley is truly an underrated destination that has more natural beauty than in many other areas of Pakistan.

Neelum River:

The Neelum River (Hindi: नीलम नदी, Urdu: دریائے نیلم‎), is a river in the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan; it starts in the Indian city of Gurais and then merges with the Jhelum River near the Pakistani city of Muzaffarabad.

Variety of fish:

There are different kinds of fish found in abundance in the Neelum River. As the river almost entirely runs across the Line of Control, being the main cause for Kashmir conflict there is a feeling of uncertainty among the inhabitants, many of them have emigrated to safer places, which has left the river banks scarcely populous and kept the river in perfect conditions for growth of fish. The most famous among the different variety of fish found in Neelum River are;

  • Brown trout (Salmo trutta)
  • Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • Snow trout (Schizothorax plagiostomus)
  • Shuddgurn
  • Anyour

Dam:

In the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, the construction work on the 330 MW Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant project has started, after being defunct for eighteen years.Recently, the project was awarded to Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) with a timeline of seven years. The 330 MW Kishanganga hydro-electric power project involves damming of Kishanganga or Neelam River and the proposed 37 metre reservoir will submerge some parts of the Gurez valley of Kashmir. The water of Kishen Ganga River will be diverted through a 24 kilometre tunnel dug through the mountains to Bandiporewhere it will join the Wular Lake and then Jhelum River.Similarly, Pakistan is constructing the 969 MW Neelum–Jhelum Hydropower Plant; the country has placed the project in the hands of a Chinese consortium.Pakistan claims that the Indian dam project will violate the Indus Waters Treaty and has pursued formal arbitration proceedings against India over the matter.

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Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Neelum Valley that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Neelum Valley ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Neelum Valley.

  • Paradise Hotel Keran Neelum Valley
  • Green Village Resort
  • keran Highland Resort
  • Wadi Resort
  • Keran Resort
  • Green Village Resort
  • Keran (Near Neelam)
  • kashmir lodges guest house
  • Shardi (Near Neelam)
  • Sharda Highland Hotel
  • Shangrila Sharda Resort
  • Arcadian Peridot, Naran

Nanga Parbat:

Nanga Parbat (نانگا پربت ), locally known as Diamer (دیامر), is the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea level. Located in the Diamer District of Pakistan’s Gilgit Baltistan region, Nanga Parbat is the western anchor of the Himalayas. The name Nanga Parbat is derived from the Sanskrit words nagna and parvata which together mean “Naked Mountain”. The mountain is locally known by its Tibetan name Diamer or Deo Mir, meaning “huge mountain”.Nanga Parbat is one of the eight-thousanders.An immense, dramatic peak rising far above its surrounding terrain, Nanga Parbat is also a notoriously difficult climb. Numerous mountaineering deaths in the mid and early-20th century lent it the nickname “Killer Mountain.”
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Location:

Nanga Parbat forms the western anchor of the Himalayan Range and is the westernmost eight-thousander. It lies just south of the Indus River in the Diamer District of Gilgit–Baltistan in Pakistan. Not far to the north is the western end of the Karakoram range.

Nearby peaks:

  • Rakhiot Peak
  • Chongra Peak
  • Mazeno Peak
  • Rupal Peak
  • Laila Peak (Rupal Valley)
  • Shaigiri

Things to do in Nanga Parbat:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing , bonefire , canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Mukeshpuri .Brown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters which flows their. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Mukeshpuri ’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels near Nanga Parbat that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Nanga Parbat ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Nanga Parbat.

Mukeshpuri top:

Mukeshpuri is located above the Nathia Gali Hills in Nathia Gali Union Council.Mukeshpuri also known as Mushkpuri, is a 2,800-metre-high (9,200 ft) mountain in the Nathia Gali Hills, in the Abbottabad District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northern Pakistan. It is 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Islamabad, just above Dunga Gali in the Nathia Gali area of Ayubia National Park. It is the second highest peak in the Galyat Region after Miranjani which is located at 2,992 metres (9,816 ft).Much of it the mountain is covered with Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests.

Mukeshpuri is 2800m / 9100 feet high scenic hill in Nathiagali Hills in Pakistan. Much of it is covered with trees. It is the most attractive trekking place for the tourists. In winter it remained covered with snow.It is almost 90 kilometers from Islamabad. Mukeshpuri is sacred to Hindus. Its name is derived from Sanskrit words: Moksha ( peace) + Puri (place). In Hindu mythology and in Ramayana this hill has its importance. According to Hindu traditions, when Ram and his brother Lakshman were fighting with Lankans, Lakshman got wounded. Hanuman the monkey god took this hill to south India where the physician plucked the herbs from Mukeshpuri for Lakshman’s treatment. The hill was placed back. Indian Prime Minister Nehru respected this hill and Indians left some monkeys here.

The peak of Mukeshpuri top:

The route from Nathia Gali on western side of mountain is a steady and 4-kilometre-long (2.5 mi) climb. The mountain also has a route on the Dunga Gali side, with a steeper slope. There is a bird sanctuary on this side created with the help of the European Union.From the top of Mukeshpuri peak, on the eastern edge of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the following areas can be seen: — Circle Bakote, Jhelum River, the Bagh District of Azad Kashmir, in the south the city of Murree and the Murree Tehsil, as well as Islamabad.

Things to do in Mukeshpuri top:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing , bonefire , canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Mukeshpuri .Brown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Mukeshpuri ’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Mukeshpuri that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Mukeshpuri,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Mukeshpuri.

  • Pearl-Continental Hotel Bhurban
  • Maisonette Firhill Villas
  • Shangrila Resort Hotel Murree
  • Arcadian Blue Pines Luxury Resort
  • Summer Retreat Hotel
  • Hotel Elites
  • Alpine Hotel Nathiagali
  • Hotels within

Guest house Heaven In Hills Arang Kel:

Arang Kel is a lush green village, hill station and tourist spot in Neelam valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located on the hill top above Kel at the altitude of 8,379 feet (2,554 m) feetThe village is accessible by a 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) trek from Kel. To reach Kel people usually enter into the Neelam valley from Muzafarabad. Roads are only good from Muzafarabad up to Athmuqam and one can use public van service to reach there. After passing Athmuqam, one has to use a personal or rented vehicle to pass through Keran, Kutton, Dawarrian and Sharda and then to reach Kel. Kel is located just 19 kilometers (12 mi) ahead from Sharda at the altitude of 6,879 feet (2,097 m).

 heaven on earth but prepare to hike:

Arang Kel is a village, hill station and tourist spot in Neelam valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located on the hill top above Kel at the altitude of 8,379 feet (2,554 m) feetThe Arang Kel Village is located on a mountaintop which is opposite to Kel. Also, with a river and a valley separating the two. To reach Arang Kel, you have to trek down the mountain on which Kel is located. Then, cross the river on a bridge, climb another mountain to Arang Kel. It is almost a two kilometre journey. To Ease Tourists, a chairlift service operates from Kel at a cost of Rs. 100 per head. But this only takes you three quarters of the way up to Arang Kel. Which means that there is still a 40-minute climb ahead of you.
The village is accessible by a 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) trek from Kel. The location can also be accessed by a kilomter long chair left administrated by Pak Army.To reach Kel people usually enter into the Neelam valley from Muzafarabad.Road are good private cars can approach easily till kel. Kel is located 19 kilometers (12 mi) ahead from Sharda at the altitude of 6,879 feet (2,097 m).

18 Reasons to visit Arang Kel When Touring The Charming Arang Kel.

Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and major tourist attractions in Arang Kel.

1. Trek to Arang Kel
2. Entering Arang Kel
3. Birch Forest, habitat of the endangered Musk Deer
4. The valley surrounding the village
5. Arang Kel Village
6. Kashmir Mountains
7. Arang Kel village school
8. Lush green valleys of Arang Kel
9. Unique Homes: Families live on the top floors & animals are stored in bottom
10. Musk Deer Resort
11. Wheat Fields
12. Lund Sar Lake
13. Sky full of stars
14. Arang Kel village under the light of full moon
15. Sunset
16. Arang Kel Waterfall
17. Arang Kel in the winter
18. The people of Arang KelArang_Kel

what can you do their:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking , climbing , bonefire, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Arang KelBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Arang Kel’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Arang Kel that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Arang Kel ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.Arang_KelHere we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Arang Kel.

  • For tonight
  • Heaven in Hills
  • Wadi resort
  • Neelum Valley Hotels
  • Sharda Height HotelSharda Resort
  • Sharda Shardi, Sharda
  • Sharda Resort
  • Shangrila sharda
  • ituated in Sharda,

Khanpur Dam:

The dam was completed in 1983 after a 15-year construction period believed to have cost Rs. 1,352 million. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and stores 110,000 acre feet (140,000,000 m3) of water.Khanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateau in Tehsil Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. About 40 km from Islamabad. It forms Khanpur Lake, a reservoir which supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and has a water storing capacity of 110,000 acre feet.

KHANPUR DAM PROJECT:

The Khanpur Dam is a multi-purpose project aimed at supplying water for irrigation as well as for municipal use. The project is located in District Haripur of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at a distance of 50 km north of Islamabad. Khanpur Dam is a 167 feet high earth and rockfill dam built on the Haro River which is a small tributary of the Indus River.
Khanpur Dam Project provides regulated supply of water for irrigation to the adjoining area in District Haripur (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Districts Rawalpindi and Attock (Punjab). It also caters to the municipal water requirements of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.The live storage of Khanpur Reservoir is 79,980 acre-feet. Water from Khanpur Reservoir is released through two canals known as the Left Bank Canal (LBC) and the Right Bank Canal (RBC). The RBC which has a design discharge of 110 ft3/s (cusecs) is meant only for irrigation whereas the LBC having a design discharge of 440 ft3/s (cusecs), supplies water both for irrigation as well as municipal and industrial purposes. The lengths of LBC and RBC are 18 km and 11 km respectively. Both Canals were handed over to the Provincial Irrigation Departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab in 1985 and 1987 respectively.

Blue-green water and tourism:

The Blue-green water of dam attracts hundreds of tourists from all over the Pakistan. Every weekend, between 40,000 to 50,000 tourists come to Khanpur Dam. Most of them are businessperson who take off from work on Friday – this crowd is joined by the employees of private and public sector organisations on weekends, Saturday and Sunday. Tourists enjoy swimming, boating, cliff jumping and couple of other ground adventure activities and taking a stroll on the banks of the lake and canals.

Things to do on Khanpur Dam :

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking ,bonefire  , canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Khanpur DamBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Khanpur Dam’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Interesting activities at Khanpurdam:

  • Cliff Jump
  • Jet Ski
  • Family Boat
  • Zipline
  • Camping
  • Waketubing

Paragliding In Khanpur Dam:

Paragliding is a thrilling experience indeed but not for the weak hearted. Feeling the wind beneath your wings at an altitude, and to top that, a mesmerizing view of the stunning Khanpur Dam, it is a complete experience indeed. Khanpur Dam is located on the Haro River in the Potowar Plateau. It is one of the most beautiful dams in Pakistan and attracts a lot of tourists every year.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Khanpur Dam, Haripur, Punjab ProvinceKhanpur Dam is a dam located on the Haro River near Potowar Plateau in Tehsil Khanpur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. About 40 km from Islamabad. It forms Khanpur Lake, a reservoir which supplies drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi and irrigation water to many of the agricultural and industrial areas surrounding the cities. It is 167 feet (51 m) high and has a water storing capacity of 110,000 acre feet.Duration: 2 hours.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Khanpur Dam that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels near Khanpur Dam ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels near Lake Khanpur Dam.

Kalash Valley:

The Kalash Valleyوادی کالاش‎) are valleys in Chitral District in northern Pakistan. The valleys are surrounded by the Hindu Kush mountain range. The inhabitants of the valley are the Kalash people, who have a unique culture, language and follow a form of ancient Hinduism. As such, the Kalash Valley are a source of attraction for Pakistani as well as International tourists. There are three main valleys. The largest and most populous valley is Bumburet (Mumuret), reached by a road from Ayun in the Kunar Valley. Rumbur is a side valleys north of Bumburet. The third valley, Biriu (Birir), is s side valley of the Kunar Valley south of Bumburet.

Kalash People:

Kalash people are the smallest religious as well as the ethnic minority of Pakistan. Their customs and traditions are contradictory to the Islamic and Pakistani culture. The Kalash religion is polytheist faith and the people offer sacrifices for their gods. Their culture is interlinked with their religion and based upon several festivals and celebrations. The people generally do not intermarry or cohabit regions with local Muslims but neither are they hostile towards them. The people are under legal and constitutional protection of the State of Pakistan as a scheduled tribe.

History and social status:

The Kalash are considered to be an indigenous people of Asia, with their ancestors migrating to Afghanistan from a distant place in South Asia, which the Kalash call “Tsiyam” in their folk songs and epics. The invasion by the Ghaznavids is the first historically attested invasion of their lands while the Kalash themselves are first attested in 1339 during Timur’s invasion.

Per their traditions, the Väi are refugees who fled from Kama to Waigal after the attack of the Ghazanavids. Per the traditions of the Gawâr, the Väi took the land from them and they migrated to the Kunar Valley. According to Strand, the Askun-speaking Kalash probably later migrated from Nakara in Laghman to lower Waigal. The Čima-nišei people took over their current settlements from the indigenous people. The people Vânt are refugees who fled from Tregam due to invasions. According to Kalsha traditions, some of the Väi who ritually hunted a golden bird every year at a place presently called Râmrâm in Kunar, settled there after failing to find their quarry and became the speakers of the Gawar-Bati language.

Culture:

Kalash mythology and folklore has been compared to that of ancient Greece,but they are much closer to Indo-Iranian (pre-Zoroastrian-Vedic) traditions.The Kalash have fascinated anthropologists due to their unique culture compared to the rest in that region.The culture of the Kalash people is unique and differs in many ways from the many contemporary Islamic ethnic groups surrounding them in northwestern part of Pakistan.They are polytheists and nature plays a highly significant and spiritual role in their daily life. As part of their religious tradition, sacrifices are offered and festivals held to give thanks for the abundant resources of their three valleys. Kalasha Desh (the three Kalash valleys) is made up of two distinct cultural areas, the valleys of Rumbur and Bumburet forming one, and Birir valley the other; Birir valley being the more traditional of the two.

Festivals:

Celebrating Joshi, Kalash women and men dance and sing their way from the dancing ground to the village arena, the Charso, for the end of the day’s festivities.

The most important Kalash festival is the Chawmos (cawmōs, ghona chawmos yat, Khowar “chitrimas” from *cāturmāsya, CDIAL 4742), which is celebrated for two weeks at winter solstice (c. 7–22 December), at the beginning of the month chawmos mastruk. It marks the end of the year’s fieldwork and harvest. It involves much music, dancing, and the sacrifice of many goats. It is dedicated to the god Balimain who is believed to visit from the mythical homeland of the Kalash, Tsyam (Tsiyam, tsíam), for the duration of the feast. Food sacrifices are offered at the clans’ Jeshtak shrines, dedicated to the ancestors.

Things to do in Kalash Valley:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking ,bonefire , climbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Kalasha ValleyBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Kalash Valley’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Kalasha Valley that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Kalasha Valley ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Kalasha Valley.

  • Ayun Fort Inn
  • PTDC Motel Chitral
  • Kalash Hotel Chitral
  • Benazir Hotel

Lake Saif ul malook:

Saiful Muluk ( جھیل سیف الملوک‎) is a mountainous lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, near the town of Naran in the Saiful Muluk National Park. The lake is a source of the Kunhar river. At an elevation of 3,224 m (10,578 feet) above sea level, the lake is located above the tree line, and is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.

Lake Saif ul Malook is a famous tourist resort, well known for the associated story of a Persian prince Saif ul Malook. It is located about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north from the town of Naran in northern end of Kaghan Valley, in District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The lake with its majestic and mesmerizing natural beauty, pleasant atmosphere and associated tale and history, attracts thousands of tourists each year from all around the country during the summer.The lake is also famous for being habitat of large size Brown Trout fish, which weigh up to 7 kilograms. Lake Saif ul Malook also provides a marvelous view of Malika Parbat, which is the highest peak of Kaghan Valley.The best time to visit Lake Saif ul Malook is between May and the end July. It remains covered in snow during winter, and the road to the lake stays closed due to heavy snow fall.

Story of Lake Saif ul Malook:

The classic story of Lake Saif ul Malook is written by Sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh. It is written in the form of poetic verses.The story is about a Persian prince named Saif ul Malook who fell in love with a fairy named Badi ul Jamal (transformation in English: Glory of the moon), whom he saw in his dreams. The prince thus started his journey to find his beloved fairy Badi ul Jamal. He was clueless in his restless journey until he met a Devish (holy man), who told him how he can find her. Devish also told him that he had to go through many exams before he could find and marry Badi ul Jamal, because she was a fairy and prince was human.The prince then starts his journey for the impossible in the name of his love. The rest of the story chronicles the challenges he faced during his journey and the spiritual lessons he learned on the way.

Depth:

There are lots of controversies about the depth of Lake Saif ul Malook. In fact, there is no authentic source to tell the exact depth of lake. The local people of the valley say Lake Saif ul Malook is 1 kilometer deep, some of them says it is 1.7 kilometers. However, a team which recently conducted a survey on all alpine lakes of Northern Areas of Pakistan told that the depth of Lake Saif ul Malook is 50 feet.If we take a look at figures given above, the one (50 feet) provided by the team which conducted survey seems to be more realistic, as if we consider the geography of the area surrounding the lake, it would be marvel of nature for a lake to be 1-1.7 kilometers deep at an altitude of 3 kilometers above sea level.

Things to do in Lake Saif ul Malook :

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Lake Saif ul MalookBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Lake Saif ul Malook’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Where to stay

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Lake Saif ul Malook that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels near Lake Saif ul Malook ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels near Lake Saif ul Malook.

Karimabad, Gilgit-Baltistan:

Karimabad ( كريم آباد‎), formerly known as Baltit, is the capital of Hunza District, in the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan. The Guardian ranked it as one of the five “Best Tourist Sites” in Pakistan.Karimabad, also called Baltit or Hunza, town in the Northern Areas of the Pakistani-administered portion of the Kashmir region, in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. Formerly a small principality under the hereditary ruler known as the Mir of Hunza, it joined with Pakistan in 1947. The town, situated on the west bank of the Hunza River, was a stopping place for travelers descending from the Hindu Kushmountains into the Vale of Kashmir. Surrounded by snowcapped mountain peaks such as the Rakaposhi, vast glaciers such as the Ulter, and deep gorges, Karimabad is accessible by mountain road from Gilgit. Roses, pansies, lilies, zinnias, and cosmos grow wild in the area, as do willow, fir, and poplar trees. Snow leopards, markhors (a type of goat), ibexes, yaks, red-striped foxes, ducks, and Marco Polo sheep also inhabit the region. The local residents use irrigation to grow crops of rice, corn (maize), fruits, and vegetables.

History:

Karimabad, then known as Baltit, was originally under the monarchic rulership of the Mir of Hunza, The Land and karimabad the Baltit Fort was built at that time to function as a palace.The locality was known for its slave trade and as a caravan resting stop. Baltit served as the capital of Hunza valley for over 750 years, until the middle of the 20th century. After Pakistan became an independent country in 1947, the Hunza province controlled by Mir joined Pakistan of its own will.Earlier, the capital had been shifted from Balit to the lower part of the hills to Karimabad where new buildings were erected and it became the new capital. The town has developed into a tourist place, following the development of the Karakoram Highway, with a number of shopping complexes dealing in handicrafts, hotels, restaurants, and travel agencies.Both Baltit Fort and Karimabad village received the World Award of Tourism in 2000 when Indonesia, Australia, India and Britain and other countries competed.

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in KarimabadBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of Kunhar River which flows in the valley.

  • Karakoram Air Safari is the scenic air journey offered by PIA
  • Mountaineering, trekking and hiking: The area is ideal for mountaineering, trekking and hiking. Permission for mountaineering and trekking for restricted zone is issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Sports Complex, Kashmir Highway, Aabpara, Islamabad. Fishing permits are issued by the Fisheries Department at Gilgit and Skardu.
  • Fishing at Lakes. Fishing permits are issued by the Fisheries Department.
  • Biking
  • Walking

Eat:

  • Cafe de Hunza,Karim Abad Rd(Near Baltit Fort).

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Karimabad that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Karimabad ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Karimabad.

Budget

  • Karimabad InnZero point KarimabadBudget hotel
  • Mulberry HotelMain road Karimanad (between Zero point and the main bazzar of Karimabad)

Mid-range

  • Darbar HotelZero point KarimabadClaims three stars
  • Haider Inn (behind Zero Point). Homely feel, ensuite doubles and dorm rooms with hot water. Fantastic set meal at 8PM Rs125. Ali Haider, the owner, is extremely helpful and makes everyone welcome
  • Hunza Baltit inn.
  • Gulmit Continental Hotel
  • Baigs Paradise Guest House
  • The lady finger camps
  • Hunza Hidden Palace
  • Mountain Breeze Hunza
  • Minapin Inn Hotel
  • Tara Homestay
  • Hunza Serena Inn
  • Baltit Heritage Inn

Kumrat Valley:

Kumrat (کمراٹ‎) is a valley in the Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Province of Pakistan.Kumrat Valley is lcocated about 45 minutes away from the town of Thal. It is one of the scenic valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a picturesque spot for travelers. Every summer season thousands of tourists from different areas of the country visit to Kumrat valley and enjoy the greenery and cool weather.Kumrat is covered with green pastures, snow clad mountains, the river Panjkora, foggy mounds and forests are attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for variety of flora and fauna. It is located in the Upper Dir Kohistan region at the back side of which Swat Kohistan area of Gabral is located.

The Kumrat Valley’s unique selling proposition for the last few years are it’s towering Deodar forest trees located on level ground adjacent the Panjkora river.Although the valley is relatively less green as compared to the Neelam Valley on the whole, the unique storybook ambiance formed by the Deodar forests has continued to attract tourists for several years.

kumrat valley is best place:

Kumrat Valley is a charming valley in Upper Dir district of KPK province in Pakistan. It is one of the beautiful valleys of Pakistan, and a picturesque spot for travelers. Every summer season thousands of tourists from different areas of the country visit to Kumrat valley and enjoy the pristine greenery and cool weather.
Unlike Kalam region of Swat valley, Kumrat is covered with lush green pastures, snow clad mountains, gushing river Panjkora, mesmeric foggy mounds and romantic forests are ever alluring attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for variety of flora & fauna. It is located in the Upper Dir Kohistan region at the back side of which Swat Kohistan area of Gabral is located.

19 Best places to visit in Kumrat valley  When Touring The Charming Kumrat valley.

  • Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and major tourist attractions in Kumrat valley.
  • Must visit these places when you plan to visit Kumrat valley.
  1. Panjkora River, Kumrat Valley
  2. Wooden Canals, Thall, Kumrat Valley
  3. Waterfall in Jahaz Banda, Kumrat Valley
  4. Do Kala Chasma, Kumrat Valley
  5. Badagoi Pass, Kumrat Valley
  6. Chahrot Banda, Kumrat Valley
  7. Crooked woods of Kumrat Valley
  8. Trek to Katora Lake, Kumrat Valley
  9. Another Waterfall in Jahaz Banda, Kumrat Valley
  10. Katora Lake, Kumrat Valley
  11. Jandrai Trek, Kumrat Valley
  12. Kalkot, Kumrat valley
  13. Dojanga, Last Point of Kumrat Valley
  14. Thal, Kumrat Valley, Upper Dir
  15. Towards Katora Lake, Jahaz Dand, Kumrat Valley
  16. Bara Dand Lake, Kumrat Valley
  17. Jahaz Banda Meadows, Kumrat Valley
  18. Jandrai Village, Kumrat Valley
  19. Forest Kumrat Valley,Panjkora River, Kumrat Valley

Things to do in Kumrat Valley:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking , bonefireclimbing, canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Kumrat valley . Brown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at kumrat’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Kumrat Valley that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Kumrat valley  ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Kumrat valley.

  • Hotel Kumrat Palace is one of the best and newly established hotel in Thall .
  • Hotel  Green Hill is the also another hotel in Thall. this is the old and most famous hotel in the valley..
  • Sarina Tent Hotel is situated in the Lush and Green forest of Kumrat Valley. It provide…
  • Jungle In Hotel Kumrat Valley is a newly established hotel with best facilities .
  • Abbott Huts Hotel Kumrat Valley is new constructed hotel with latest facilities of attached bathroom.
  • Hotel Inter-Continental Hotel Jehaz Banda
  • Kumrat Maskan Hotel & Restaurant

Gilgit-Baltistan:

Gilgit-Baltistan ( گلگت بلتستان) (formerly known as the Northern Areas) is the northernmost political entity under the administrative control of Pakistan. According to Pakistan’s constitution, Gilgit-Baltistan is an autonomous region separate from Pakistan itself, and its inhabitants have never had any representation in Pakistan’s parliament.Three mountain ranges meet here — the Karakoram, the Himalaya, and the Hindu Kush — and the area is a “mountain paradise” for mountaineers, trekkers, and tourists. The region has some of the world’s highest mountains, including five peaks over 8,000 meters, many over 7,000, and the largest glaciers outside the polar region. For comparison, neither Western Europe nor the lower 48 US states have anything that reaches 5,000 m, nothing anywhere in Russia or North America is over 6250, and the highest peak of the Andes is just under 7000.

Gilgit-Baltistan is bestowed with some of the greatest bounties of Nature. Tourists from all over the world have a great attraction toward this region because of its beautiful valleys, plains, peaks and heritage sites. Location of some of the highest mountains on Earth including K-2. Trekking to Concordia (the confluence of the Baltoro Glacier and the Godwin-Austen Glacier) and the great Baltoro Muztagh, a sub-range of the Karakoram.

Best places to visit in Gilgit-Baltistan:

Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and major tourist attractions in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Must visit these places when you plan to tour Gilgit-Baltistan.

Mountains;

Eighteen of the fifty highest peaks in the world are located in Gilgit-Baltistan. With their rank, they are:

  1.  K2 (Mount Godwin-Austen), 2nd 8,611 m.
  2.  Nanga Parbat , 9th, 8,125 m (28,250 feet)
  3.  Gasherbrum I , 11th, at 8,080 m.
  4. Broad Peak  , 12th, 8,047 m.
  5.  Gasherbrum II  , 13th, 8,035 m
  6.  Gasherbrum III  , 15th, 7,946 m.
  7.  Gasherbrum VI, 17th, 7,932 m.
  8.  Distaghil Sar  , 19th, 7,884 m.
  9.  Khunyang Chhish  , 21st, 7823 m.
  10.  Masherbrum  , 22nd, 7,821 m.
  11. Batura Sar  , 25th, 7,795 m.
  12. Kanjut Sar  , 26th, 7,788 m.
  13. Rakaposhi  , 27th, 7,760 m.
  14.  Saltoro Kangri  , 31st, 7,742 m.
  15. Chogolisa  , 36th, 7,498 m.
  16. Shispare  , 38th, 7,611 m.
  17.  Trivor  , 39th, 7,577 m.
  18.  Skyang Kangri  , 44th 7,545 m.

Glaciers;

Three of the world’s seven longest glaciers outside the polar regions are also in Gilgit-Baltistan: the Biafo Glacier, the Baltoro Glacier, and the Batura Glacier.The Siachin Glacier is 75 km. The Hispar (53 km) joins the Biafo at the Hispar La (5154.16 m (16,910 ft) to form an ice corridor 116.87 km (72 mi) long. The Batura, too, is 58 km in length. The most outstanding of these rivers of ice is the 62 km Baltoro. This large glacier, fed by some 30 tributaries, has a surface area of 1291.39 km².

Lakes;

There are several high-altitude lakes in Gilgit-Baltistan.

  •  Sheosar Lake 
  •  Satpara Lake 
  • Katchura Lake
  • Borith Lake 
  •  Attabad Lake
  • Rama Lake
  • Rush Lake 
  • Kromber Lake
  • daholy lake
  • ghenche lake
  • rkhulong lake 

Forts;

    • khaplu fort
    • shigar fort
    • Ondra fort

Things to do in Gilgit-Baltistan :

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing , bonefire canoing.If you prefer to try something more daring, you can swim into the lakes in the sunny days, but remember that the water is cold even in the summer.Fishing is famous profession and hobby in Gilgit-Baltistan. Brown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Gilgit-Baltistan’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’ .

  • Karakoram Air Safari is the most scenic air journey starting from Islamabad by Pakistan International Airlines.
  • Mountaineering, trekking and hiking. The area is ideal for these. Permission for mountaineering and trekking in the restricted zone is issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan, Pakistan Sports Complex, Kashmir Highway, Aabpara, Islamabad (Telephone: 92-51-9203509). Fishing permits are issued by the Fisheries Department at Gilgit and Skardu.
  • Fishing: at Satpara Lake (8 km) and Kachura Lake 932 km) from Skardu abound in trout. Fishing permits are issued by the Fisheries Department.
  • Flora and fauna: Roses, lilies, pansies, willow, pine and fir trees are found in abundance. Apples, apricots, peaches, plums, mulberries, walnuts and grapes are available from June to October and almonds from October to March.
  • Wildlife: Baltistan boasts wildlife like markhors, ibexes, snow leopards and birds, namely chakors, partridges and ducks. Most of the animals and birds are protected but limited shooting is allowed. Hunting permits are issued by the local administration.
  • Biking
  • Eco tours at different National parks
  • Skiing
  • Polo Attend Shandur Polo festival

Eat

Most of the top end restaurants are located in Hotels.

  • Cafe De Hunza is a small but cosy cafe located in Karimabad town in the Hunza Valley. It offers a wide range of local foods, coffee and pancakes. The Cafe has its own small library filled with maps and travel related books and magazines.
  • Hunza Cuisine is located at Karimabad Zero Point in the Hunza Valley. The restaurant offers Hunza traditional foods.
  • Baltit Fort Cafe is a new addition to the Baltit Fort in the Hunza Valley. A number of local, Pakistani and continental foods are prepared upon order.
  • Pagoda Restaurant, offers a sumptuous Chinese cuisine. The Pagoda is on an island amidst the Honeymoon Lake linked to the Shangrila Resort by a short bridge.
  • The Lake View Restaurant gives a panoramic view of the Shangrila Resort and offers Pakistani and Continental cuisine.
  • Tandoori Village offers a taste of ancient old recipes, Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kababs, Mutton Tikkas, Grilled Fish with home made tandoori rooti. Enjoy the out door feast under the stars in a traditional atmosphere.
  • Cafe DC-3 This code name of original DC-3 Aircraft was Alph Alpha Foxtrot (AAF) . This unique cafe is one of its kind. Situated in an airplane, which crash landed on the riverbed and was brought to the present site in the 50s. It offers a variety of snacks and cabin crew hospitality.
  • Chalt Tourist Inn is located in Chalt Nagar. It offers a variety of snacks and cabin crew hospitality.
  • Haji Ramazan Hotel is located in Gilgit city where fresh Pakistani foods are prepared on order.

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Gilgit-Baltistan that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Gilgit-Baltistan ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Gilgit-Baltistan.