Kaghan Valley (Khyber Pakhtoonkawa)
Kaghan Valley, a scenic wonderland, is at height of beauty among many beautiful valleys Hazara in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhuah, Pakistan. One hundred and sixty km long valley, rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet to 13,690 feet at Babusar Pass.
The road to Kaghan is little bit dangereous due to the deep slopes to the river on side and the lofty mountains on the other side. The valley is fully covered by pine and fir trees densely overgrown with a variety of other plants, except at the Babusar Top area.
The road from Balakot ascends along the Kunhar River, flowing in deep ridges and through lovely forests. The spectacular view and scenery is near Shogran, surrounded by peaks and pine forest, covering with a layer of silver shined clouds on the top. From Shogran, you can visit the famous peaks of Siri and Payee, with breathtaking views at its top.
Naran is one of the most attractive hill station in Kaghan valley, with its pleasant and cool atmosphere. Saif-ul-Maluk lake can be accessed from Naran by a jeep within 30-45 minutes. There are number of glaciers in the passage of Kaghan to Narran and from Narran to Saif-ul-Maluk, and those are real enjoyment in Naran. From Saif-ul-Maluk lake, a splendid view of Malka Parbat, the highest mountain in this valley, can be seen in a clear weather.
Babusar Pass, a jeep track leads to Chilas on Karakoram Highway. Travelling from Lulusar lake to Babusar pass is just like flowing on the top of mountains with a broader view of mountain ranges
The river Kunhar, originating from Lulusar lake, runs through the valley and merges with the Jhelum River just outside Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir. The shining green water of the Kunhar River with the flowing ranges of mountains, is the real beauty of this valley.
Fishing is the one of the best sport activity in Kaghan. In the upper parts of valley, Brown Trout and Mahasher are stocked in pure silvery waters. The Kunhar river trout is considered to be the best throughout the South Asia.
Main Locations in Kaghan Valley
Ansoo Lake, the most beautiful lake, is situated in Kaghan Valley near Malika Parbat in Manoor Valley at the altitude of 13,940 feet. It is just like the tear drop shape, so named as - Ansoo -, means teardrop in English. It also looks like humna...
Babusar Pass, a highest mountain pass in Kaghan Valley, is located at the distance of 66 km from Naran. It is very cold even in the summer. It connects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Chilas, Gilgit Baltistan on Korakuram Hightway
Saif-ul-Muluk is located in Naran, Kaghan Valley at the distance of 8 km from Naran at an atitude of 10,578 feet. It is one of the main source of the Kunhar River and also one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.
Lalazar is a beautiful lush green meadow with colorful wild flowers within pine forest, it is situated at the distance of 21 km from Naran at the elevation of 10,499 feet. It is accessile through jeep and trek has wounderful scenes as the River...
Lulusar Lake is the main source of the Kunhar River at an elevation of 11,190 feet. Its name is due to the name of surrounding group of peaks. It is famous for its natural beauty and secenic views, the refection of Lulusar moutains in the lake...
Naran is a very attractive and pleasant hill station, located in Kaghan at the distance of 119 km from Mansehra at the altitude of 8,202 feet. It is most beautiful and scenic location in Pakistan and loving place for trekkers, hikkers, and...
Shogran is a lush green hill station situated in the Kaghan Valley at an altitude of 7,749 feet. It is green plateau in the Kaghan Valley, so its beauty is never avoided to praise. It is at the distance of 212 km from Islamabad. It is base station...
More Pictures of Kaghan Valley
Break near Balakot
Balakot is the break point before or after visiting the Kaghan Valley near the relaxing atmosphere of the Kunhar River flowing toward the Jhelum...
View of Kaghan Valley
There are lot of beautiful views while traveling in Kaghan Valley.
Streams in Kaghan
There are number of streams in Kaghan Valley, and finally those become part of the Kunhar River.
The Kunhar River
The Kunhar River flows in the deep ridges in Kaghan Valley, while travelling on side of you are the lush green high mountains and on other side the...
Hanging Bridge over Kunhar
There are lot of hanging and wired bridges in Kaghan valley to cross the Kunhar River to access other side areas.