Lake Saif-ul-Muluk (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)
Saif-ul-Muluk is located in Naran, Kaghan Valley at a distance of 8km from Naran at an altitude of 10,578 feet. It is one of the main sources of the Kunhar River and also one of the highest lakes in Pakistan.
Malika Parbat is the highest mountain in this region, and that can be easily seen from lake Saif-ul-Muluk. Lake can be easily accessed from Naran by hiring a jeep in just 30 minutes or in 2 hours by trekking. Trekking is the most favorite to access this lake as there is a number of beautiful spots on the way. You also have to cross two glaciers before the month of September.
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.
Lake Saif-ul-Muluk Map
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Lake Saif-ul-Muluk Photo Gallery
Cloudy view at Saif-ul-Maluk
Side View of Saif ul Muluk
Source of Saif ul Muluk
The main sources of Saif-ul-Maluk Lake is the surrounding glaciers and streams coming from area behind the lake toward Malika Parbat.
Reflection through Saif ul Muluk
Saif ul Muluk Trek throuhg Trees
Passing herds near Saif ul Muluk
Malika Parbat behind Clouds
Jeeps near Saif ul Muluk
Crystal Water of Saif ul Muluk
Beautiful View of Saif ul Muluk
Boating in Saif ul Muluk
Streams in Saif-ul-Maluk Trek
There are number of beautiful streams in the passage of Saif-ul-Maluk, which are the main attractions while trekking toward Lake Saif-ul-Maluk in Naran.
Jeep stand before Saif-ul-Maluk lake
Jeep takes 45 minutes from Naran to Saif-ul-Maluk, trek includes number of glacier in beginning of summer season.
Saif-ul-Maluk Lake beginning of Summer Season
Saif-ul-Maluk lake is just like the white shining mirror in the beginning of summer season.
Passage to Saif-ul-Maluk Lake near Naran
Saif-ul-Maluk initial trek is straight easy trek, after 30-45 minutes walk, trek becomes more rough and sloped.
Saif-ul-Maluk Lake Source
A beautiful view of Saif-ul-Maluk lake, a real wonder on the earth. It can be accessible from Naran by Jeep or trekking.
Malika Parbat View near Saif-ul-Maluk Lake
Malika Parbat is the highest peak in the Kaghan Valley, Pakistan at the evelation of 17,356 feet near Ansoo Lake and six km in the south of Lake Saif-ul-Maluk. It gives beautiful view from Lake Saif-ul-Maluk in clear weather. Malika Parbat hill forms three summits, Malika Parbat North Peak, Malika Parbat South Peak, and Malika Parbat Cresta.
Passage leading to Saif ul Maluk Lake
Saif-ul-Maluk trek starts from Naran from the bridge over Saif-ul-Maluk Nalah near PDTC Hotel. It takes 45 minutes by jeep or 2 hours by trekking. Trekking on this trek is real adventure of life. It has full of scenic views of green pines with signing streams. At beginning, it is rather easy but after have of the trek, it becomes more steep and difficult. There is a huge glacier on the way to Saif-ul-Maluk, but after the month of August, there are only chucks of glacier on the foot of mountains.