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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Muzaffarabad

 

In the Morning we will start our journey to Muzaffarabad.

Muzaffarabad city is one of the major cities in Pakistan. It is a hilly area and consists of wonderful cliffs. It is located in the Muzaffarabad district and ranks among the major tourist destinations in Pakistan. Thousands of tourists and travelers visit Muzaffarabad from all over the world. The scenic beauty and diverse culture of the place makes it a popular holiday spot.  Rice and maize are widely grown. Varoius plants like resin, Deodar, Kail, Chir, Fir, Maple and Ash Timbers etc are exist.

Muzaffarabad is also well known for its beautiful gardens, forests, valleys, rivers and mountains. It is a popular holiday spot in the country. The idyllic landscape of the city makes it popular to both local people and foreign tourists. Muzaffarabad is a scenic tourist destination. Administrative capital of Kashmir, Muzaffarabad offers tourists stunning views and exciting trekking trails.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Keran

Today we will drive to Keran.

Keran is situated on the bank of the river Neelum 1524 meters above sea level. It has some very picturesque scenery. The main attraction for this place is that India is visible on the other side of the river. There is also a small military bridge that connects the two divides, and one can see both Pakistani and Indian soldiers patrolling. Valley Trackers has a rest house built here as well. It is a very healthy place from environmental point of view.

Overnight at Rest House

Day 3: Excursion to Sharda

Today after breakfast we start excursion to Sharda.

Shardi and Nardi are two mountain peaks overlooking the valley, reputedly named after legendary princess Sharda, it has a captivating landscape with numerous springs and hillsides covered with trees. On the right bank, opposite to Sharda, the Neelum is joined by the Surgan Nallah along which a track leads to Nurinar Pass and through it to the Kaghan Valley .

In Sharda, one also finds ruins of an old Buddhist University . Facilities of a small bazaar, post office, health centre, public call office and rest house are available in Sharda. The AJK Tourism Department has launched a huge programme under the name of “ Tourist Village at Sharda” . The entire project is nearing towards culmination. Tourist rest houses, youth hostel, cafeteria, game room, bridal path etc. near the jungle have been completed.

Overnight at Rest House

Day 4: Drive back to Muzaffarabad

After breakfast we start drive back to Muzaffarabad.

Muzaffarabad city is one of the major cities in Pakistan. It is a hilly area and consists of wonderful cliffs. It is located in the Muzaffarabad district and ranks among the major tourist destinations in Pakistan. Thousands of tourists and travelers visit Muzaffarabad from all over the world. The scenic beauty and diverse culture of the place makes it a popular holiday spot.  Rice and maize are widely grown. Varoius plants like resin, Deodar, Kail, Chir, Fir, Maple and Ash Timbers etc are exist.

Muzaffarabad is also well known for its beautiful gardens, forests, valleys, rivers and mountains. It is a popular holiday spot in the country. The idyllic landscape of the city makes it popular to both local people and foreign tourists. Muzaffarabad is a scenic tourist destination. Administrative capital of Kashmir, Muzaffarabad offers tourists stunning views and exciting trekking trails.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 5: Drive to Naran Via Ghari Habibullah

After breakfast we start drive towards Naran.

Naran is a medium sized town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of the Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers from Mansehra city at the altitude of 8,202 feet (2,500 m).

Naran is one of the most scenic town in Pakistan, attracting thousands of tourists, trekkers, photographers and nature-enthusiast, every year. The Kunhar River, swollen by glacier melt, passes through this town as it meanders its way through the valley.

Naran can be considered as base station to scenic destinations like Lake Saif-ul-Malook, Lalazar Babusar, Noori Valley and Purbi Valley.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 6: Jeep Drive to Lake Saiful Maluk

Today we will take jeep drive to Lake Saiful Maluk.

A trip to Kaghan Valley is incomplete without a visit to legendary Lake Saiful Maluk. The lake is named after prince Saif-ul-Maluk who fell in love here with a fairy from the mountains.

It is 9 km away from Naran. Situated at a height of 10,500 feet from sea level. Take a Jeep from Naran. It takes almost an hour from Naran to Saif-ul-Maluk. Do bargain with the Jeep driver. Also you can share Jeeps with other fellow travelers to cut the cost.

Lake is surrounded by impressive snow clad mountains and crowned by the summit / peak of the Malika Parbat (Queen of the Mountains). On a clear day its pointed peak is mirrored in the deep blue waters of the lake. Words can not describe the beauty of the scenery. The crystalline water of Saiful Maluk reflecting the surrounding snow covered mountains is an image that must be seen in person.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 7: Drive to Lalazar

After breakfast we will visit Lalazar.

Lalazar is extremely picturesque landscape at an elevation of 3200m (10400 feet). It is scenic spot with thick forest of pine & fir.

It is also a full day trip like Saiful Maluk. One day you can go to explore Saiful Maluk. Next day you can plan a trip to Lalazar. It is 21 km away from Naran. A jeep will take around 1:30 hour to Lalazar via Batakundi.

Adventurers may prefer to camp at Lalazar as base for the trek to Lake Saiful Maluk via Hans Gali.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 8: Visit Babusar Pass and Drive Back to Shogran

After breakfast start drive towards Babusar Pass.

Babusar Pass or Babusar Top is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km. long Kaghan Valley connecting it via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway. It is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley that can be easily accessed by cars.

The Kaghan Valley is at its best during summer (months ranging from May to September). In May the maximum temperature is 11 C (52 F) and the minimum temperature is 3 C (37 F). From the middle of July up to the end of September the road beyond Naran is open right up to Babusar Pass. However, movement is restricted during the Monsoon and winter seasons. The Kaghan area can be reached by road via the towns of Balakot, Abbatabad and Mansehra.

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-e-Parbat) of over 17,000 feet , 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) , 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.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 9: Jeep Drive to Siri Paye

Today we will take jeep drive to Sri Paye.

A wonderful excursion from Shogran is a visit to Sri Paya. From Shogran a road climbs through thick pine forest to the top of Paya ridge, a lush green meadow with spectacular view of Malika Parbat. View of Makra Top is also picturesque. Trekkers can also hike to Makra Top, which is around 2500 feet high from there.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Drive Back to Islamabad

Islamabad is famous for its beauty, atmosphere and geographical position. Combining a rich history, the confluence of many a civilization and temperate climate, Islamabad - the capital city of Pakistan, is one of the most beautiful cities in the South Asian region. Wide, tree-lined streets adorn the various sectors and zones of the city, making it accessible and spectacular.As it is properly planned and well constructed city of the country so it is also grooming in real estate,education, infrastructure, telecom sector, road safety, fashion industry, services industry, IT industry and human resource department. Therefore, life here is very enjoyable. Islamabad is the fastest growing city in terms of population, economy and business and information technology development.

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