Kundi Meadows Kaghan (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)
Kundi meadows as known as Seh Kundi meadows, are located behind Rajwal village nearly 10 km after Kaghan in Kaghan valley. It is a lush green plain on the mountain peak in Rajwal village after 5 to 6 hours of difficult trek. This trek is started from the main Kaghan-Naran road by crossing the bridge over the Kunhaar River. Along the passage, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the Kunhaar River, deep jungle, and the Kaghan valley. Most of the trek is steep, so it becomes difficult for most of the trekkers, but after the long difficult struggle, you will enjoy the vastness of greenery with grazing sheeps on the top. You can park your vehicles in hotels available in Rajwal and also hire camping equipments from there. Camping will be the wounderful experience there and you can feel the cold breeze of the Kaghan valley with twinkling stars in the dark night. At the beginning of the summer season, you are in the middle of circular white snow the surrounding mountains and peaks.
Kaghan Valley, a scenic wonderland, is at height of beauty among many beautiful valleys in Hazara in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. It is one hundred and sixty kilometers long valley in the Lower Himalayan mountain range, having an elevation of 2,134 feet to 13,690 feet at Babusar Pass.
The road to Kaghan is a little bit dangerous due to the deep slopes to the river on one 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 Babusar Top is highest point in the Kaghan Valley, and it is a gateway to access Gilgit-Baltistan. One can also get a view of the Nanga Parbat and mountain ranges in the Kashmir region.
The road from Balakot ascends along the Kunhar River that is flowing in deep ridges and through lovely forests. The spectacular views and sceneries are 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 their top.
Naran is one of the most attractive hill stations 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. One can also enjoy two hours trek from Naran to Saif-ul-Maluk lake. There is a number of glaciers in the passage of Kaghan to Narran and from Narran to Saif-ul-Maluk, and those are real enjoyment in exploring Naran. From Saif-ul-Maluk lake, a splendid view of Malka Parbat, the highest mountain in this valley, can be seen in clear weather.
Babusar Pass, a jeep track leads to Chilas on Karakoram Highway. Lulusar lake, on the side of road, gives charming view of the Khunhar River. Traveling 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.
The Kaghan valley has number of lushgreen meadows on the top of mountain ranges, where one observe grazing herd of sheep, goats, etc. The Kundi Meadows, located behind Rajwal villageone, is a lushgreen plain on the mountain top. It can be accessed after 5-6 hours trekking.
Fishing is one of the best sports activities in Kaghan. In the upper parts of the valley, Brown Trout and Mahasher are stocked in pure silvery waters of the Kunhar River. The Kunhar river trout is considered to be the best throughout South Asia.
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Ending part of Kundi meadows trek
The ending part of trek toward the Kundi meadows is much difficult and steep, but after this harsh difficulty, defenitely you will enjoy the lush green broader views of the Kundi meadows.
Jungle on the trek of the kundi meadows
One of the most memorable part of the Kundi meadows trek is the deep jungle. At atmosphere along the passage is wonderful rather difficult to move ahead.
Kundi meadows with rocks
You can see large size rocks scattered in the meadows, which show splendid and charming view of the Kundi meadows.
Kundi meadows with surrounding mountains
You can enjoy the beautiful and lush green view of the Kundi meadows surrounded by mountains and peaks with streams from the melting glaciers. At the beginning of summer season, these are normally covered with shining snow.
Kundi meadows top view
You can enjoy the beautiful and lush green view of the Kundi meadows surrounded by mountains and peaks with streams from the melting glaciers.
Broader view of kaghan valley from Kundi meadows
On the top of the Kundi meadows, you can enjoy the broader view of the Kaghan valley and the surrounding mountains and peaks.
Bridge over Kunhaar River near Rajwal
A view of bridge over that Kunhaar River that must be crossed to start the trek toward the Kundi meadows.
Beautiful Kaghan Valley from Kundi meadows trek
Beautiful view of the Kaghan valley from the Kundi meadows trek.