Attabad Lake:

Attabad Lake (عطا آباد جھیل‎) is a lake in Gojal Valley, Hunza, Gilgit Baltistan, an administrative region of Pakistan. The lake was created in January 2010 as a result of the Attabad Disaster. Attabad Lake has become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Gilgit-Baltistan offering activities like boating, jet skiing, fishing and other recreational activities.The lake submerged the local highway, and all traffic had to be shipped on barges until a new road tunnel was opened for traffic in September 2015.atabadlake

Formation:

The lake was formed due to a massive landslide at Attabad Village in Hunza Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan, 14 kilometres (9 mi) upstream (east) of Karimabadthat occurred on 4 January 2010.The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months. The lake flooding has displaced 6,000 people from upstream villages, stranded (from land transportation routes) a further 25,000,and inundated over 19 kilometres (12 mi) of the Karakoram Highway. The lake reached 21 kilometres (13 mi) long and over 100 metres (330 ft) in depth by the first week of June 2010 when it began flowing over the landslide dam, completely submerging lower Shishkat and partly flooding Gulmit. The subdivision of Gojal has the greatest number of flooded buildings, over 170 houses, and 120 shops. The residents also had shortages of food and other items due to the blockage of the Karakoram Highway.By 4 June water outflow from the lake had increased to 100 m3/s (3,700 cu ft/s).

Things to do in Attabad Lake:

Chitral District:

Chitral District (ضِلع چترال‎) is the largest district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, covering an area of 14,850 km². Part of the Malakand Division, it is the northernmost district of Pakistan. It shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Kunar, Badakshan and Nuristan provinces of Afghanistan to the north and west, and with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa districts of Swat and Dir to the south. A narrow strip of Wakhan Corridor separates Chitral from Tajikistan in the north.chitral

History:

Chitral shares much of its history and culture with the neighboring Hindu-Kush territories of Gilgit-Baltistan, a region sometimes called “Peristan” because of the common belief in fairies (peri) inhabiting the high mountains.The entire region that now forms the Chitral District was an independent monarchical state until 1895, when the British negotiated a treaty with its hereditary ruler, the Mehtar, under which Chitral became a semi-autonomous princely state within the Indian Empire. Chitral retained this status even after its accession to Pakistan in 1947, finally being made an administrative district of Pakistan in 1969, disestablishing the Princely state.

Welcome to Chitral: Where Pakistan’s elite goes to play.

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 Chitral valley.

Best places to visit in Chitral Valley When Touring The Charming Chitral Valley.

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

Must visit these places when you plan to visit Chitral Valley.

Top Attractions in Chitral:
  • Chitral Valley
  • Bumburet Valley
  • Shandur Pass
  • Chitral Gol National Park
  • Tirich Mir
  • Rumbur valley
  • Garam Chashma
  • Karambar Lake
  • Chitral Fort
  • Kalasha Valleys

Things to do in Chitral:

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 Chitral ValleyBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Chitral Valley’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.Apart from these gorgeous destinations, you can be sure to have a lot of fun while in Chitral 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, Chitral Valley is truly an underrated destination that has more natural beauty than in many other areas of Pakistan.

See also:

  • Chitral National Park
  • Broghil Valley National Park
  • Kunar Province
  • Badakhshan Province
  • Nuristan Province

Skardu: An embodiment of nature’s perfection:

Skardu (سکردو‎) is a city in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, and serves as the capital of Skardu District. Skardu is located in the 10 kilometres (6 miles) wide by 40 kilometres (25 miles) long Skardu Valley, at the confluence of the Indus and Shigar Rivers at an elevation of nearly 2,500 metres (8,202 feet). The city is an important gateway to the eight-thousanders of the nearby Karakoram Mountain range. The town is located on the Indus river, which separates the Karakoram Range from the Himalayas.

History:

The Skardu region was part of the cultural sphere of Buddhist Tibet since the founding of the Tibetan Empire under Songsten Gampo in the mid 7th-century CE.Tibetan tantric scriptures were found all over Baltistan until about the 9th century.Given the region’s close proximity to Central Asia, Skardu remained in contact with tribes near Kashgar, in what is now China’s westernmost province of Xinjiang.

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

Must visit these places when you plan to visit Skardu.

See Also:

  • Skardu city center
  • K2 Museum located near K2 Motel
  • Satpara Dam
  • Haji Gham
  • Kharpocho Fort
  • Satpara Lake 
  • Shangrila Lake
  • Deosai Plateau 
  • Shigar Valley
  • Shigar Fort.
  • Khaplu Valley:
  • Narsok village,
  • Buddha Rock Carvings

Lakes:

Some of the lakes in the district are:

  • Snow Lake,
  • Satpara Lake,
  • Sheosar Lake,
  • Kachura Lake
  • and Shangrila Lake.

Things to do in Skardu:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking , bonefire, 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 River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Mukeshpuri ’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Also Do:

  • Karakoram Air Safari
  • Mountaineering, Trekking and Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Flora & Fauna
  • Wildlife
  • Biking
  • Walking excursions

Buy:

Baltistan is known for its “Pattu” – hand woven woollen cloth for jackets and coats. Also, colourful intricately embroidered “Chugas” (Baltistani gown) and wooden spoons at Skardu bazaar.

Shopping Centres:

Naya Bazar, Old Bazar, Botto Bazar, Hussain Chowk, Alamdar Chowk, Kazmi Bazar, Gamba Bazar, Benazir Chowk, Yadgar Chowk etc.

Baltistan Gems, Jewellery and Antique(regd), cell 0092-344-620-10-60, email: baltistan.gems@yahoo.com. Baltistan Gems is a big gem and jewellery exporters. Address: New Bazaar, Near Qatal Gah Chock

Eat:

  • Hotel & Restaurant Dewan-E-Khas
  • Pagoda Restaurant, part of Shangrilla resort,
  • The Lake View Restaurant, part of Shangrilla resort
  • Tandoori Village
  • Cafe DC-3, part of Shangrilla resort
  • Karakoram Café

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 Skardu that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Skardu ,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 Skardu.

in Budget:

  • Karakoram Inn
  • Concordia – II
  • Hunza Inn
  • Baltistan Tourist Cottage
  • Baltoro Rest House
  • Northern Areas PWD Rest House
  • Yak N Yurt Sarai

Mid-range

  • Skardu Inn, in the main Bazaar
  • Indus Hotel
  • Karakuram Hotel

Khunjerab Pass:

Khunjerav Pass (Chinese: 红其拉甫口岸; Urdu: درہ خنجراب‎) (elevation 4,693 metres or 15,397 feet) is a high mountain pass in the Karakoram Mountains in a strategic position on the northern border of Pakistan (Region of Gilgit–Baltistan’s Hunza and Nagar Districts) and on the southwest border of China (the Xinjiangregion)

The Highest Border of the World: (The Khunjerab Pass)

Pakistan and China, the two friendly neighboring countries separated by the highest mountainous range of the world The Karakorum ranges. The only place connecting two countries together over this mountainous range is The Khunjerab Pass, at the height of 16,200 ft. Khunjerab Pass is the point were the Highest Paved international road The Karakorum Highway enters China connecting Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China and Gilgit–Baltistan of Pakistan. For those who love the high mountainous region, snow and cold weather this is a place must go. The nearest Pakistani town from Khunjerab is Sust that also act as the immigration and custom post. If you want to enter china Visa/Passport is required from their embassy in Islamabad, a bus service runs between Sust, Pakistan till Kashgar, China through Khunjerab Pass. But if you are not willing to visit china you can just go to the Khunjerab Pass and come back to Pakistan by just paying a nominal fee at the post. The Khunjerab Pass is worth visiting with its scenic beauty, awesome mountain views, the yaks grazing and the orange marmot. Since this place is at such high altitude, after November the crossing might be closed because of heavy snow. 

Etymology:

Its name is derived from two words of the local Wakhi language : ‘Khun’ means Blood and ‘Jerav’ means a creek coming from spring water/water falling.

Highest ATM in the world

It has the highest ATM in the world on Pakistani side from the National Bank of Pakistan.

Railway

In 2007, consultants were engaged to investigate the construction of a railway through this pass to connect China with transport in Pakistani-administered Gilgit-Baltistan. A feasibility study started in November 2009 for a line connecting Havelian 750 km (466 mi) away in Pakistan and Kashgar 350 km (217 mi) in Xinjiang.However no progress has been made thereafter and this project is also not part of the current CPEC plan.

Things to do in Khunjerab Pass:

You can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking , bonefire, 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.

See also

  • China–Pakistan border
  • Sost
  • Khunjerab National Park
  • Karakoram Highway
  • Gilgit–Baltistan
  • Nathu La
  • Abra del Acay

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 Khunjerab Pass that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Khunjerab Pass ,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 Khunjerab Pass.

  • Minglig Guest House
  • Khunjarab Hotel
  • diamond palace guesthouse
  • Khunjerab Hotel Sost
  • Passu Tourist Lodge
  • Borith Inn Hotel & Restaurant
  • Borith Lake Hotel & Resort

Babusar Top:

Babusar Pass or Babusar Top (درہ بابوسر) (elevation 4,173 metres or 13,691 feet) is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km. (93 miles) long Kaghan Valley connecting it via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH). It is the highest point in the babusar valley that can be easily accessed by cars. Babusar Pass connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Gilgit Baltistan province of Pakistan.

The mountain ranges which enter Mansehra district from Kashmir are the offshoots of the great Himalayan system. In Kaghan valley the mountain system is the highest of the area including the Babusar top. This range flanks the right bank of the Kunhar, contains a peak Malika Parbat of over 17,000 feet (19), the highest in the district. On the mountains the grasslands are also found where Gujars and other nomads migrate during summer for grazing their sheep, goats and other animals. On the northern side there are mountains which are the extension of the same mountain system as that of Kaghan mountains. This range diverges from the eastern side at Musa-ka-Musalla a peak (13,378 feet) (20), which skirt the northern end of the Bhogarmang and Konsh valleys, and sends down a spur to divide the two. Here also, like Kaghan, thick forests are found especially on the higher slopes. Due to extensive exploitation only in unapproachable areas the thick forests are found.

Visit of the most beautiful and best place in the world: “Babusar Top”

the most beautiful place in the world and my most favorite “Babusar Top” – Famous for its thriving natural life, marvelous landscape and mountain vistas. The snow covered mountain enhances the beauty of the place. The magnificent view from that top is breathtaking. The place is at so much height that you almost hit the clouds there, the refreshing cool air keeps on passing through your soul and you feel like you are literally standing in Heaven. People do hiking in the snow and play with the snow and all the worldly matters and stresses just wipe away from your eyes and you just go deep into the beauty.

See also:

  • Khunjerab Pass
  • Burzil Pass
  • Khyber Pass

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 Babusar Top that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Babusar Top,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 Babusar Top .

  • Roomy Mountain Top Resort
  • Millennium Inn Hotel
  • Rose Valley Hotel
  • Hotel Zahgeer Continental – Gulmarg
  • Number Eleven
  • Hotel Centre Point
  • Hotel Zahgeer Continental – Srinagar
  • Mandalay Houseboats
  • Hotel Sadaf

Malam Jabba: Hub of tourism in Pakistan:

Malam Jabba has two Buddhist stupas and six monasteries that are spread across the resort. The presence of the monuments at such a height clearly indicates that the area was settled over 2000 years ago. Malam Jabba also offers two exciting trekking trails that offer excellent scenery. The Shangla Top is a trek that is about 18 kilometers from the resort.It’s pertinent to mention here that militants had burnt down the PTDC motel – built with Australian collaboration, had destroyed the chairlift cable and an office of the meteorological department in Malam Jabba back in 2008.malam_jaba

History:

The Wali of Swat, who at the time was the historic ruler of Swat, would move his court to Malam Jabba annually during the summer months. In the summer of 1962, the visiting Austrian ambassador to Pakistan and good friend of the Wali, suggested that a ski resort be built in Malam Jabba. The Austrian governmentfunded the chairlift and provided skis and boots, while the Pakistani government built a hotel with 50 rooms. Construction of the entire resort finished in 1988, but the resort sat idle for another 10 years because of disputes over whether it should be run by the government or the private sector. In 1999, the government won rights to run the resort. By 2006, over 20,000 people in Swat were employed indirectly by tourism to the region, including the resort.In 2007, tourism and skiing infrastructure and businesses in Swat took a severe financial burden under Taliban occupation. The resort was converted into a stronghold for militants. In April 2009, Operation Black Thunderstorm (Rah-e-Rast) was initiated, in a bid to retake control of the valley. As the army closed in on positions on the militants, the ski lift was destroyed and the hotel at the resort was set ablaze. The army retook Swat, but years of uncertainty and mayhem had negatively impacted international skiing in Pakistan.

Malam Jabba ski resort:

Malam Jabba ski resort : (مالم جبہ سکی سیرگاہ‎) is a ski resort situated in the Hindu Kush range of the Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan at a top elevation of 2,804 metres (9,199 ft).The resort is located in Malam Jabba village, 40 kilometers east of Saidu Sharif and 314 kilometers northwest of Islamabad. It is the largest and oldest ski resort in Pakistan.

Facilities:

Malam Jabba ski resort is currently partially functional. The main hotel resort complex will open in 2019.

  • Two 800 meter ski runs (reopened)
  • 4 chairlifts (rebuilt)
  • 60 room five-star hotel (under construction)
  • 25 room three-star hotel (under construction)
  • Ice skating rink (under construction)
  • Ghorband Valley trekking trail (open)
  • Sabonev Valley trekking trail (open)

malam_jaba

See also:

  • Naltar ski resort
  • Ski Federation of Pakistan

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 Malam Jabba that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Malam Jabba,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 Malam Jabba.

Top rated Malam Jabba Hotels:

  • Rock City Resort
  • swat view hotel
  • RockCity Resort

Recently added Malam Jabba Hotels:

  • Hotel River side and Restaurant
  • RockCity Resort
  • swat view hotel
  • Rock City Resort
  • Shelton’s Rezidor Swat

Other Malam Jabba Hotels:

  • swat view hotel
  • RockCity Resort
  • Rock City Resort

Cities near to Malam Jabba:

  • Sangota Hotels
  • Mingora Hotels
  • Saidu Sharif Hotels
  • Besham City Hotels

INTRODUCTION OF SWAT:

Swat (Pashto: سوات) is a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, located close to the Afghan-Pakistan border. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in the Swat valley is Mingora. It was a princely state until it was dissolved in 1969. The valley is almost entirely populated by ethnic Afghans/Pashtuns. The main language spoken in the valley is Pashto/Pakhto. With high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, it is a place of great natural beauty and is popular with tourists.

The beautiful valley of Swat, popularly known as the Switzerland of the East is holiday-makers delight and a hallmark of magnificent scenic beauty and rich historical past. With its roaring rivers, waterfalls, meandering streams, glacier fed lakes, pine forests, alpine meadows, snow covered peaks of Mankial and Flaksair, fruit laden orchards, lush green fields, flower filled mountain slopes and above all the friendly Swati people who are famous for their traditional hospitality, Swat is without doubt one of the most beautiful tourist destination in the northern valleys of Pakistan

HISTORY OF SWAT:

Swat was described as (the garden) in ancient Hindu epics. Alexander the Great crossed Swat River with part of his army in 327BC. He fought and won some of his major battles at Barikot and Udegram and stormed their battlements, before crossing over the plains of the five rivers. In Greek accounts these towns have been identified as Ora and Bazira. After the death of Alexander the Great the Greeks quickly lost effective control of their far flung colonies and soon the northern part of the sub-continent situated west of the Indus which includes Swat was annexed by Chandra Gupta.

MAIN ROUTES:

People travelling from down country on their own vehicles can take Motorway (M-1) and reach Mardan interchange from Islamabad in about one and half hours after covering a distance of 131 km. From Mardan onward they can travel via Takh-e-Bai, Dargai, Malakand Pass, Batkhella,Chakdara and finally reach Mingora/Saidu Sharif after covering a distance of 112 km in two and half more hours. The total distance from Islamabad to Mingora/Saidu Sharif is 247Km and it takes around 5 hours with one stop for lunch and refreshments. This route is open for all kinds of traffic throughout the year.

Best Places for visit in swat valley:

Here we provide a list of  beautiful placs in Swat Must visit these places when you plan a tour to Swat Valley.

  • Mingora and Saidu Sharif
  • Malam Jabba
  • Swat Museum
  • Miandam
  • Madyan
  • Behrain, Swat valley
  • Kalam, Swat valley
  • Utror, Swat valley
  • Gabral, Swat Valley
  • Mahodand Lake
  • Spin Khwar Lake
  • Pari (Khapiro) Lake 
  • Kundol Lake
  • Bashigram Lake 
  • Spin Khwar (White Stream) Lake 
  • Daral Lake

What we can do in swat valley:

There are many things to do in Swat Valley but visiting antique archaeological sites is one of the best thing to do. There are many historical places where you will feel an aura of antique civilizations. Swat brings you an huge chance of nature photography.you can do a lot of things in this picturesque valley such as hiking, climbing and canoeing. 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 Swat Valley.

Food of swat:

Swat is known for its fishes generally known as “swati mayan”.  trout dishes are also available.

  • Chicken Karahi
  • Mutton Karahi
  • Kabab
  • Paiye
  • Rice dishes
  • Chicken handi

Fresh and dry fruits are also available in local market. Fresh fruits include plum, apricot, peaches oranges.

For Drink:

  • Kehwa
  • Kashmiri chai (noon chai)
  • Swati Lassi
  • Buttermilk
  • Molasses drink

you can easily buy fruits and make juices and shakes of it

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 Swat valley that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in naran Swat 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 in Swat valley:

  • Swat Serena Hotel
  • Rock City Resort
  • Hotel Swat Regency
  • Pamir Hotel
  • White Palace Hotel
  • Chinar Hotel
  • Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) motel

PAKISTAN’S HUNZA VALLEY:

Hunza is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan. Several high peaks rise above 6,000 m in the surroundings of Hunza valley. The valley provides spectacular views of some of the most beautiful and magnificent mountains of the world which include Rakaposhi 7,788 m (25,551 ft), Ultar Sar 7,388 m (24,239 ft), Bojahagur Duanasir II 7,329 m (24,045 ft), Ghenta Peak 7,090 m (15,631 ft), Hunza Peak 6,270 m (20,571 ft), Darmyani Peak 6,090 m (19,980 ft), and Bublimating (Ladyfinger Peak) 6,000 m (19,685 ft).

Situated at an elevation of 2,438 meters, Hunza Valley’s tourist season is from May to October. The temperature in May is maximum 27°C and minimum 14°C. The October temperatures are: maximum 10°C and minimum 0°C.

History:

Hunza was formerly a princely state bordering Xinjiang (autonomous region of China) to the northeast and Pamir to the northwest, which survived until 1974, when it was finally dissolved by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The state bordered the Gilgit Agency to the south and the former princely state of Nagar to the east. The state capital was the town of Baltit (also known as Karimabad); another old settlement is Ganish Village which means “ancient gold” village. Hunza was an independent principality for more than 900 years, until the British gained control of it and the neighbouring valley of Nagar between 1889 and 1891 through a military conquest. The then Mir/Tham (ruler) Safdar Khan of Hunza fled to Kashghar in China and sought what would now be called political asylum.

Best Places for visit in Hunza valley:

  • The fairy-tale like castle of Baltit, above Karimabad, is a Hanza landmark built about 600 years ago. Stilted on massive legs, its wooden bay windows look out over the valley. It was used the resistance of the Mirs (the title of the former rulers) of Hunza.
  • Hunza Valley is also host to the ancient watch towers in Ganish , Baltit Fort and Altit Fort. Watch towers are located in heart of Ganish Village, Baltit Fort stands on top of Karimabad whereas Altit Fort lies at the bottom of the valley. Dating back to 8th century CE, a huge Buddha figure surrounded by small Buddhisatvas is carved on a rock. Pre-historic men and animal figures are carved on rocks along the valley. Borith Lake is located in upper Hunza and Rush Lake is located near Nagar.
  • The valley is popularly believed to be the inspiration for the mythical valley of Shangri-la in James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon. As one travels up on the Karakoram Highway, the beautiful sceneries keep on revealing themselves.
  • On the way one can witness the 65 km long Batura glacier, the second longest in Pakistan, surround by Shishper, Batura and Kumpirdior peaks. On reaching Sost one can continue the journey up to Khunzhrav or turn west to witness the mystic beauty of Chipursan (also Chapursan) valley. Chipursan valley has some of most exotic tourist spots in the area. In Yarzerech (also Yarzirich) you can have a look at the majestic Kundahill peak (6000 m), or trek along the Rishepzhurav to the Kundahill to experience the soothing sceneries. Beyond Yarzerech you can travel further to Lupghar, Raminj, Reshit, Yishkuk up to Bobo Ghundi (Oston), the shrine of Baba-e-Ghund, a saint from Afghanistan near the border between Pakistan and Wakhan region of Afghanistan.
  • Hunza Valley is also host to the ancient watch towers in Ganish , Baltit Fort and Altit Fort. Watch towers are located in heart of Ganish Village, Baltit Fort stands on top of Karimabad whereas Altit Fort lies at the bottom of the valley. Dating back to 8th century AD, a huge Buddha figure surrounded by small Buddhisatvas is carved on a rock. Pre-historic men and animal figures are carved on rocks along the valley. Borith Lake is located in upper Hunza and Rush Lake is located near Nagar.

Things to do in Hunza valley :

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 Hunza valleyBrown trout and Mahseer are abundance in waters of River which flows in the valley. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department at Hunza valley’ or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’.

Interesting activities at Hunza valley:

  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Hunting
  • Hiking and Trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse riding
  • Eco tours
  • Skiing
  • Safari tours
  • Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Gliding

Food of Hunza valley:

  • Hidden Paradise ResturantKarimabaditems of traditional hunza food with a grand view of altit for and altit valley
  • Cafe De HunzaKarimabad Bazaar, Hunza,Cafe De Hunza is the most popular coffee place in Hunza in the midst of mountains. It is famous for its Walnut Cake. Here you can also have a wide range of books and maps while enjoying coffee.
  • Cafe Culture HunzaAltit,Hunza,  Café Culture Hunza, based in Altit Village Hunza, is a pioneering effort by a trained professional and their family to serve authentic central Hunza cuisine to travelers to and locals of the central Hunza Valley.

Where to stay in Hunza valley:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in Hunza valley that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in Hunza 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 Hunza valley .

  • Mulberry HotelMain road Karimabad
  • Baltit InnZero point Karimabad
  • Hotel HilltopMain bazzar Karimabad
  • Wold-roof HotelMain bazzar Karimabad
  • Shisper View Hotel, Upper Hunza
  • Hunza Vintage Huts (individual huts)

THE BEST TOURS TO NARAN AND KAGHAN:

Naran (ناران ‎) is a medium-sized town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Mansehra city at the altitude of 2,409 meters (7,904 ft).It is located 70 kilometers (43 mi) from Babusar Top.Naran has a humid continental climate (Koppen Climate Classification). There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. However the trend is changing due to climate change within the region, and for the past few years, Naran is receiving lesser snowfall. Naran is a famous summer destination for people who come here from within Pakistan and abroad to enjoy the weather. The temperature, though, is rising. A few years back, Naran was only accessible in June, but for a few years, accessibility is improving, and the roads are driveable even in early spring. Naran remains busy in summer, starting earlier, and tourism is extending upto late in the fall. The average annual temperature in Naran is 10.1 °C. The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape below peaks that reach over 17,000 feet.

Kaghan Valley, Pakistan Beauty Between Glaciers;

(Kaghan Valley is an alpine-climate valley in Mansehra District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The valley extends 155 kilometers (96 mi), rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m). Lush green mountains, streams of water flowing beside the roads, and peaceful environment make Kaghan Valley an ideal place for tourists.The tourists from across the country come to visit this place.Kaghan Valley is Alpine in geography and climate, with mountains, dales, lakes, waterfalls, streams and glaciers  that are dominating the landscape below peaks which reach over 5000 meters.

15 Best places to visit in Naran, Kaghan Valley When Touring The Charming Naran, Kaghan Valley.

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

Must visit these places when you plan to visit Kaghan Valley 

1. Lake Saif-ul-Malook

Saiful Muluk, named in a folktale as the meeting site of the lovers, is the main attraction in the valley and with its 3,224 m above the sea level, is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. The water is spectacularly clear because of the surrounding glaciers that are reflected in the lake. It is accessible by road during the summer months or can be reached by tracking from the nearest village Naran, which is 10 kilometers away.

Other beautiful lakes are Dudipat Lake, enclosed with high peaks and Lulusar Lake which is approximately 48 kilometers away from Naran and has an altitude of 3,330 m. It is surrounded by wildflowers in almost all colors imaginable.

2. The Ansoo Jheel 

3. The lush landscape along with a lake

4. The Malika Parbat (Queen Of The Mountains)

5. The City of Balakot (Gate of Kaghan Valley)

6. Noori Top, 

7. Dudipatsar Lake (Queen Of The Lakes)

8. The Black And Blue Saral Lake

9. Fairy Land

10. Batakundi, Naran

11. The Sat-Sar Mala Lakes (6 lakes in one place)

12. The Gitidas Lake

13. The Kunhar River in Naran

14. The snowy peaks of Babusar Top

15. The Jeep trek in Kaghan Valley

Routes:

Karakoram Highway, in 1947, the northern areas were accessible via two routes: the Sirinagar Astore-Gilgit mule track and the Kaghan Valley Track over the Babusar Pass and Chilas. After 1948 Kashmir War, the Sirinagar Route was denied to Pakistan and the entire northern areas became dependent on the Kaghan Valley Route.

The best time to visit Kaghan Valley is during the Summer season (May to September). Because In Winter, the glaciers blocks the roads leading to Kaghan Valley and these glaciers melts during February to April. From May to the end of September, the roads and Babusar Pass remain open. In May, the temperature is maximum 11 °C (52 °F) and minimum 3 °C (37 °F).

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 naran that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in naran kaghan ,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 Naran,Kaghan.

  • Pine Top 
  • Millennium Inn
  • Rose Valley Hotel
  • Fairyland Hotel
  • Arcadian Peridot Naran
  • Hotel Al Hamrah
  • AAKAS Hotel
  • Al Atiq Hotel
  • Neelum Continental Hotel
  • Keran Resort
  • Pearl Continental Hotel 
  • Tulip Guest Rooms
  • Alaf Laila Guest House
  • Hotel City Center
  • Exclusive House
  • Hotel Aashiana
  • Karakuram Hotel
  • Mir Continental