Soon Valley (Punjab)

The Soon Valley is one of the beautiful valleys in the Punjab Province and can be accessed through Khushab-Mianwali road via the Khushab district at a distance of 288 km from Lahore. It can also be accessed via Kaller Kahar on Islamabad-Lahore Motorway M2. It extends from Padhrar village to Sakesar having a length of 56 km and an average width of 14 km. Naushehra is the main town in the Soon Valley, which has all of the facilities for tourists such as hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.

Soon Valley offers a very attractive scenic beauty, with lakes, forests, and waterfalls. Mount Sakesar is the highest peak in this area at 5,010 feet above sea level. In the winter season, the temperature falls below the freezing point, and sometimes it receives snowfall around the area near Sakesar.

There are a number of attractive saltwater lakes such as Uchhali, Khabikki, and Jahlar, which attract thousands of migratory birds each year including rare white-headed ducks from Central Asia.

Soon Valley Map

Tour places in Soon Valley

Gambhir River Soon Valley

Gambhir River is one of the river in the Soon Valley, which is used to fulfill water needs in the area. It is the main source of water in Kanhatti Garden to water its plants and crops. It merges with the Sawan River, which finally merges with Indus River near Kala Bagh.

Tourism in Gambhir River Soon Valley

Jahlar Lake

Jahlar Lake is small but gives a very attractive, calm, and magical atmosphere. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Salt Range. Tourists can never ignore to admire its beauty, It is at a distance of 18km from Naushehra via Suraki village. Its water contains strong acidic elements due to there is no life in the lake, but even it is a living place for the number of migrating birds in the winter season.

Tourism in Jahlar Lake

Kenhatti Garden

Khabbaki Lake is another very attractive lake near Khabbaki village on Naushehra-Jaba Road at the distance of 11 km from Naushehra, the main town in the Soon Valley. There is small passage descended down toward lake from the main road, which leads toward the other side of the same road.

Tourism in Kenhatti Garden

Kenhatti Waterfall

kenhatti-waterfall is a very charming place in Kenhatti Garden, which is easily accessed via 2 km trek in the garden. While leading toward waterfall on the trek, tourist can enjoy the lush green views of the different sites of the garden and observe number of fruit trees. Another major attraction is the Kenhatti village on the trek, which is a traditional style Punjab village with mud houses, grazing cattle, traditional living style of natives and natural environment.

Tourism in Kenhatti Waterfall

Khabbaki Lake

Khabbaki Lake is another very attractive lake near Khabbaki village on Naushehra-Jaba Road at the distance of 11km from Naushehra, the main town in the Soon Valley. There is a small passage descended down toward the lake from the main road, which leads toward the other side of the same road.

Tourism in Khabbaki Lake

Mount Sakesar

Sakesar Mountain is the highest point at the elevation of 1,522 meters in the Salt Range in the Soon Valley. In winter season, it also receives littlebit snowfall. It is restricted area now due to PAF airbase and radar system on top of the Sakesar, but tourist can visit its top if some of the armed force link available.

Tourism in Mount Sakesar

Uchalli Lake

Uchalli Lake is the largest saltwater lake with lifeless water in Soon Valley in the Salt Range on the foot of Mount Sakesar, located at the distance of 17km from Naushehra on Khushab-Sakesar road, the main town in the Soon Valley. The main sources of its water are the surrounding streams in the area and rainwater due to the lack of a drainage system there.

Tourism in Uchalli Lake

Soon Valley Photo Gallery

Landscape of Salt Range

The landscape of the Soon Valley is a mixture of different attractive colors of trees and Salt Range mountains. During the drive toward the Jahlar Lake and Kanhatti Garden, one can observe such a beautiful landscape of the Soon Valley.

Spell-bound view Soon Valley

The soon valley is heaven on the earth for tourist. It is full of colorful and spell-bound landscape views, which must have an impact on the life of tourist forever.

Piece of Heaven Soon Valley

The Soon Valley is a gift of God and a piece of Heaven on the earth. Tourists love this valley to visit again and again. It has number of beautiful and attractive lakes, wonderful landscapes, natural springs and streams, and vast valleys.

Naushehra Soon Valley

Naushera is center point in the Soon Valley, tourist can stay there and move toward other beautiful locations in the Soon Valley. So Naushera is the rest point in the Soon Valley and it also has all of the facilities such as hotels, restaurants, shops, etc.

Night driving in Soon Valley

From Khushab main city, the Khushab-Sakesar road is beautifully curved on the mountains of the Soon Valley toward Naushehra the main town in the Soon Valley to access all of the tourist attraction in the Soon Valley. Driving in the night is another wonderful adventure, you can observe wild animals such fox, jackal, rabbit, etc.

Water Storage in Soon Valley

As the main source of water in the Soon Valley is rain and small sized rivers, whereas lakes in the valley are salty and acidic, so they are not suitable for drinking purpose. So locals in the valley, create number of small ponds near the towns for water storage which can be used for drinking as well as for other purposes.

Beautiful View of Soon Valley

Soon Valley is one of beautiful and attractive place in Punjab district. There are number of picturesque views, colorful landscapes, and fantastic valleys, which attracts number of tourist from all around the Pakistan and even from foreign countries. They never ignore to admire the wonderfulness of God to visit this valley.

Hotels in Naushehra

Naushera is the main town and base camp in the Soon Valley, all of the major tourist attractions are located around it. It is has all of the main facilities such as hotels, restaurants, shops, communication centers, etc. Public transports is also available here to access different areas of the Soon Valley.