UPCOMING VENTURES



KAGHAN VALLEY EXPERIENCE

05 Days Soft Adventure

Highlights : Balakot, Shogran, Paya, Naran, Lake Siful Maluk

June Departure I :  June 17 to June 21, 2011

Jun Departure II :  June 24 to June 28, 2011

Jul Departure I :  Jul 08 to Jul 12, 2011

Jul Departure II :  Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2011

Summer Kaghan tour

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Details
  • Images

KAGHAN VALLEY EXPERIENCE

Terraced from river to hilltop and covered in forests of huge Himalayan pine, the narrow, green Kaghan Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan and reminiscent of the alpine scenery of Europe.

Kaghan Valley is a jewel among the many beautiful valleys in the Mansehra District of Hazara in the North West Frontier Province (Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwah) of Pakistan. This 155km valley, rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m) is most popular summer holiday spots for both Pakistanis as well as foreigners.

The valley features pine forests, alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes and cool mountain streams. Kunhar River. The local people are friendly and simple. Gujar nomads are one of the most interesting features of the Kaghan Valley. They take their herds of cattle to the high pastures of the upper Kaghan Valley in spring and bring them down again in autumn. While going to Kaghan you will find them camped along the road in their traditional tents or moving up and down the valley with their herds of pack animals, sheep and goats.

NO
JUN
JUN
JUL
JUL
ITINERARY
MODE
OVERNIGHT
1
17
24
08
15
Drive to Balakot and Balakot (Kaghan Valley) & sightseeing
AC Van
Hotel
2
18
25
09
16
Shogran & Paya Excursion & Further drive to Naran
Jeep/Van
Hotel
3
19
26
10
17
Lake Saiful Maluk Excursion
Jeep
Hotel
4
20
27
11
18
Day to mesmerize surrounding beauty or optional excursion
Walk
Hotel
5
21
28
12
19
Drive back
AC Van

Cost & Condition Sheet for 2011 & Detailed Itinerary

PRICE

US$ 200 per person on twin sharig

Group size 7 - 8 Participants

RICE INCLUDES:

Accommodation : Accommodation in standard hotels on triple sharing basis

Meals Plan : Meal Plan: Breakfast only

Transport : Air-conditioned Van on Mattelled Roads only Soft top non air-conditioned Willy jeep for: Lake saiful Maluk & Paya excursion (5/7 in each jeep)

Staff : Professional staff - supervising/performing the operational handling Experiences guide/coordinator

Miscellaneous : Driverís wages, accommodation and food

Fuel
All road taxes
All portages at hotels

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Bellow mentioned services are not included in our price, but can be arranged on your request.

  • Any international or domestic airfares & taxes.
  • Lunches and Dinners in hotels.
  • Personal equipment and expenses such as medicines, telephone, beverages, laundry & other items of a purely personal nature
  • Any expense due to forced majeurs, cancellation of flights, landslides, evacuation or accident or delay beyond the control of land operator
  • Optional excursions or deviations from the scheduled tour.
  • Any thing not above mention in Cost/services includes

DETAILED ITINERARY

Terraced from river to hilltop and covered in forests of huge Himalayan pine, the narrow, green Kaghan Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan and reminiscent of the alpine scenery of Europe. Kaghan Valley is a jewel among the many beautiful valleys in the Mansehra District of Hazara in the North West Frontier Province (Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwah) of Pakistan. This 155km valley, rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m) is most popular summer holiday spots for both Pakistanis as well as foreigners.

The valley features pine forests, alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes and cool mountain streams. Kunhar River. The local people are friendly and simple. Gujar nomads are one of the most interesting features of the Kaghan Valley. They take their herds of cattle to the high pastures of the upper Kaghan Valley in spring and bring them down again in autumn. While going to Kaghan you will find them camped along the road in their traditional tents or moving up and down the valley with their herds of pack animals, sheep and goats.

Day 01 : Rabwah - Balakot

We will start our journey on motor way via Hassanabdal, Abbotabad, Mansehra to Balakot, the gateway of Kaghan Valley. After a short break near Hassanabdal, we will resume our drive to Balakot. After passing over the Jaba Pass we will have a first look of Kunhar River and then slowly reach to Balakot. Balakot is the first town of Kaghan Valley and settled on the banks of River Kunhar. The inhabitants of Balakot were affected by the earthquake disaster in October 2005. So, after having some rest at hotel we can have some walk there to have a look of devastation. We can also experience the river crossing on Doli (cable cabin). Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Shogran, Paya Excursion & Naran

After early breakfast we will start our drive on Kaghan Road and just after 25km at Kewai, we will turn towards Shogran. Shogran is a big alpine meadow at 2,362 meters above sea level and in summers itís worth visiting to experience the nature in its purest form. From here we will have bumpy jeep excursion to Paya, situated at the height of almost 3,000 m (10,000 feet).

Day 03: Lake Saiful Maluk Excursion

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 candid shots and superb photography. Lake can be approached by jeeps, on foot or riding a hired pony. After a packed picnic lunch at lake, we will return to Naran to enjoy a cool evening in the village.

Day 04: Free Day at Naran or Lalazar Excursion (Optional)

Free day to get mesmerize of surrounding the beautiy of surrounding areas and walk along Kunhar River. OR Optional excursion to (not include in price):

Lalazar , is situated at a distance of 21 km from Naran via Battakundi. It is at an altitude of 3200 m (10,200 ft). It is on of the most beautiful hill station in Kaghan Valley with its meadows and pine thickets.

Lulusar Lake , The lake is much bigger than other lakes around the valley, and is surrounded by snowcapped hills, making it a natural tourist attraction. From Gittidas, the Naran-Babusar road goes through the Babusar Pass to Gilgit. In the summer, when the water reflects its surroundings like a mirror, a large number of both domestic and international visitors make the lake a destination stop.

Babusar Pass or Babusar Top at elevation of 4173m (13,691ft) is a mountain pass at the north of the 155 km. Long Kaghan Valley connecting it via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH). It is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley. 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

Day 05: Drive Back

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