Amongst the valleys of Northern Pakistan, the one that has remained the most unspoiled and intriguing even today is the picturesque Kaghan, much of which still remains mysterious and inaccessible. The Kaghan valley is 160kms long is connected with Islamabad and Peshawar by a metalled road the drive over which is an exhilaration experience in itself. Surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, mighty glaciers, beautiful lakes and cascading waterfalls, Kaghan is something of a paradise on earth.
Day 01: Islamabad – Balakot – Naran (250kms/10-11hrs)
We will depart from Islamabad for Naran. Passing through Hassan Abdal, Haripur and Abbottabad we will reach Mansehra. After a brief stop for lunch in Mansehra, we will resume our drive and reach Balakot, the gateway to Kaghan Valley. Continuing our drive, we will reach Naran and check in to hotel for night stay.
Day 02: Naran – Excursion Lake Saif-ul-Muluk (20kms/4hrs), Naran – River Rafting (10kms/3hrs)
Today, we will make a visit to the legendary lake, Saif-ul-Muluk at 3200m where Malika Parbat (5271m), the highest peak of the valley, towers over the lake and offers great venues for superb photography. Lake can be approached by jeeps, on foot or riding a pony. After a packed picnic lunch at lake, we will return to Naran. In afternoon, we will do the thrilling activity of Rafting in River Kunhar.
Day 03: Naran – Excursion Babusar Pass (130kms/5hrs)
After breakfast we will move upwards along River Kunhar passing through Batakundi, Jalkhad and Burwai, we will reach Lulusar Lake, famous for its sparkling waters. After a brief stop for photography we will resume our drive upwards and passing through the summer settlement of Gitidas, we will reach Babusar Top. At 4173 meters, Babusar Top is the gateway to Gilgit Baltistan. After spending some time at the top, we will return to Naran.
Day 04: Naran – Kawai – Shogran – Excursion Sari & Paya (80kms/5hrs)
We will leave early morning and enjoy the drive along River Kunhar and crossing the village of Kaghan, we will drive to Kawai and further on to Shogran, a high plateau with superb panorama around. On arrival we will transfer to hotel and in afternoon, we will make an excursion to Paya, a vast plateau at the foot of Makra Peak, bordering Kaghan with Azad Kashmir. After enjoying a superb panorama around, we will return to Shogran.
Day 05: Shogran – Khanpur – Islamabad (200kms/7-8hrs)
After early breakfast, we will drive down the road and passing through Balakot, Mansehra and Abbottabad, we will reach Haripur and take the road to Khanpur Lake, a picturesque lake offering panoramic views and various water sports. After a lunch break at Khanpur, we will depart for Islamabad and drop participants at the designated spot.
-End of the Tour-
- Comfortable 3-star accommodation with breakfast
- AC Transportation (car) with fuels and toll taxes
- English speaking Guide services
- Sightseeing tickets
- Jeep for Saif-ul-Muluk and Paya
- Basic First Aid kit
- Pick and drop
- All kind of taxes