Battagram (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)
Battagram is located in the Karakorum Range having an elevation of 3406 feet, at the distance of 291 km from Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, and is accessible via Mansehra on the Karakoram Highway N-35. It is located at the lusg green deep forest area in the Karakorum Range.
Battagram has boundaries with Mansehra, Kohistan, Torghar, and Shangla districts. It is the main town on the Karakorum Highway while driving toward the Gilgit-Baltistan.
Battagram is within the lush green mountains and thick forests and enchanting streams. There are number of streams flowing in the town, which merges each other and then finally ends in the Indus River. While traveling to Gilgit-Baltistan on the Karakoram Highway, it is a good place to have a short break.
Agriculture and fishing is the main profession of the local people. Fishing is one of the most important professions to earn money due to abundant quantity of fish in the streams and rivers flowing in the area.
Thankot is a tribal area on the Indus River in Battagram district at a distance of 30 km from Battagram city. It is the location, where the Karakorum Highway runs along the Indus River toward the Gilgit-Baltistan.
The Allai Valley is situated in the Allai Tehsil of Battagram in the high mountains bounded by the mountain range rising over 15,000 feet on the Kohistan side and another mountain range from the Afghanistan border to the Indus River near Thakot. Valley is covered by deep forest mountain slopes. Galai Medan Gantar is a lush green meadows with full of fruit orchards and streams in the Allai Valley. It is a beautiful and attractive place to visit with full of scenic views.
Sukai Sar is the highest peak in the Allai Valley in Battagram district. It is a peaceful and attractive peak within the lush green deep forests, streams, and meadows. The trek to Sukai Sar is beautiful and full of adventures in the lush green forest, along the natural streams of cold water, difficult slope passages, etc. One of the best of this trek is that it gives you the most natural beauty of the valley as only few people try to explore this area. You need to hire jeep from Allai town to Shamsher village. It takes one day to complete the trek from Shamsher village to the base camp of Sukai Sar. If you want to climb the peak, then it needs two to three days to complete the adventure. For all of this adventures, you must have necessary equipment for climbing and camps. Khapero Lake, a glacier lake, is situated at the foot of Sukai Sar. It gives a bluish grey color due to the colors of the Sukai Sar in the background near the Sukai Sar base camp. It is not recommended to camp there due to close boundary with the Kohistan district, that has some conflict with the Allai people. It will be good to start your trek early in the morning, so you can complete your adventure before the sunset.
The climate of Battagram is mild warm with extreme humidity. Temperature is not much high even in summer, but humidity remains there. However, in winter season, the weather becomes pleasant.