Kaghan Valley

The Kaghan Valley is located in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwah and is one of the valleys that are relatively easy to reach from Islamabad.

The mountainous scenery, the dales, lakes, waterfalls, streams and glaciers are the main attractions here. The Valley extends for 155 km, rising from an elevation of 2,134 meters to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 4,145 meters. It is home to expansive pine forests, alpine meadows, numerous crystal clear lakes and cool mountain streams. Kunhar River, the main attraction of the valley, is famous for its scrumptious trout. Nestled along the banks of the river are the towns of Balakot, Paras, Mahandari, Kaghan and Naran. The local people are friendly and the Gujar nomads are the most interesting inhabitants of the Kaghan Valley. They take their herds of cattle to the high pastures of the upper Kaghan Valley in spring and bring them down again in autumn. Upon your arrival in Kaghan you will be able to see them camped along the road in their traditional tents or moving up and down the valley with their herds of pack animals, sheep and goats.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

  • Drive from Islamabad to Shogran
  • Enroute visit of Balakot and Kawai
  • Overnight stay in Shogran

Day 2

  • Drive to Sri Paya
  • Overnight stay in Naran

Day 3

  • Time for leisure activities or trekking
  • Overnight stay in Shogran

Day 4

  • Drive to Naran
  • Overnight stay in Naran

Day 5
Lulusar Lake and Babusar Pass

  • Day excursion of the Lulusar Lake and Babusar Pass
  • Overnight stay in Naran

Day 6
Lalazar and Lake Saif ul Muluk

  • Visit of Lalazar valley and Lake Saif ul Muluk
  • Overnight stay in Naran

Day 7

  • Leisure day with activities such as white water rafting, cycling and trekking
  • Overnight stay in Naran

Day 8

  • Departure for Khanian
  • Leisure time
  • Overnight stay in Khanian

Day 9

  • Departure for Islamabad