Kaghan

Kaghan Valley is nestled in the heart of mountainous Himalayas, located in the Northwestern Frontier Province. Here you find unforgettable natural wonders like glaciers, waterfalls, and enchanting Saiful Maluk Lake.
Lake Saiful Muluk has a physical contact of the illusory about it, nestling 3,206 metres high in the shadow of the Malika Parbat (Queen of the mountains – 5,291 m). You can go fishing or boating in the lake and auricularly discern the local legend about Prince Saiful Maluk who fell in love with a fairy. Further up are quaint woodland villages, Battakundi, Burawai, Basal, Gittidas and Lalazar. At a distance of 19 km from Naran, Lalazar is unique place for a day excursion.
Lake Saiful Maluk
Lake Saiful Maluk the lake is accessible by jeep or by trekking because there is a mere trek to reach the lake. It is virtually infeasible to describe the resplendency of this lake, which is like mirror at the altitude of 3200 meters. The Queen of the Mountains is standing in the east and looking her image in the mirror of Lake Saiful Maluk. You can spend few days here to monitor the sentinels of lake, which are towering peaks and spread all around the lake.
Saif-Ul-Malook-Frozen-SnowLake Saiful Maluk in Winter1
Lake Saiful Muluk is situated at 3000+m, about 40 minutes jeep ride from Naran. Best time to visit is early in the morning when the air is cool, resulting in a picture perfect reflection on the lake. Camping facilities are withal avaialbe, but you will have to check with the hotel that you will stay at. Nice view of Malaka Parbat
The Land of Fairies ” Five mile away another 3000 feet above the Naran is Fairy Tale Lake.Local legend relates that Prince Saif-ul-Muluk fell in love with a fairy from the mountains. One day, he visually perceived her bathing in the stream and crept up and glommed her attire. To preserve her modesty the not-so-reluctant fairy promised to be his wife. The fairy’s demon doter appeared in time to optically discern the jubilant pair together, and in a fit of jealous rage flooded the entire valley. Saiful Maluk the lake is accessible by jeep or by tracking because there is a mere trek to reach the lake. It is virtually infeasible to describe the resplendency of this lake, which is like mirror at the altitude of 3200 meters. The Queen of the Mountains is standing in the east and looking her image in the mirror of Lake Saiful Maluk. You can spend few days here to monitor the sentinels of lake, which are towering peaks and spread all around the lake.
How To Get There?
Kaghan Valley is accessible by road from Rawalpindi/Islamabad and Peshawar. PTDC runs its seasonal coach accommodation between Rawalpindi and Naran from 1st June till 31st August. For bookings, please contact any of PTDC Tourist Information Centres. The Kaghan Valley is blocked at the cessation by high mountains but a pass lets the jeepable road snakes over into Chilas Valley. This is 4,173 m high Babusar Pass, which commands the whole Kaghan panorama as well as gives you, on a clear day, glimpses of Nanga Parbat (the Unclad Mountain) glistening at 8,126 m.
Where To Stay?
There are many moderately priced hotels, motels in Kaghan Valley at Balakot, Shogran, Kaghan, and Naran. More over, the comfortably furnished PTDC Motel Intricate at Naran and Balakot, welcome the visitors to Kaghan Valley.
What To Buy?
Kaghan is noted for its artistically carved walnut handicrafts, embroidered shawls, shirts, woollen blankets and “Namdas” (woollen felt rugs).

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