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


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.


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)


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


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