Kaghan, the valley of lakes, is a Himalayan wonderland. Even today when few places have escaped man’s meddlesome fingers, Kaghan’s collection of Himalayan peaks, lakes, dales, streams, waterfalls and glaciers are still an unbelievable pristine state of an unspoilt paradise.
Start your journey from Islamabad to Shogran. Enjoy scenic drive en route. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Shogran is one of the most beautiful plateau in the whole area, is situated at a distance of 33 km from Balakot via Kawai. Shogran can only be described as a little bit of nowhere, for it consists of grassy slopes and wooden patches. Shogran’s real asset is its view. The air is impregnated with the scent of flowers and the fine forests around. It is at an altitude of 2362 meters above sea level.
Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Shogran.
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and proceed for half day excursion to Sripaya by jeep (Approx. 3 hrs.). Sripaya is at an altitude of 11,200 feet (3,414 m) above sea level and it is most beautiful spot of Kaghan Valley. Its speciality is its lush green meadows and beautiful lakes. In afternoon, drive to Naran (Approx. 75 kms./2 hrs.). Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Naran.
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and proceed for half day excursion to Lake Saif ul Maluk situated at a distance of 10 km from Naran at an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level, the lake and its surroundings have a touch of unreal about them and are breathtakingly lovely. The lake offers an inspiring view of Malka Parbat (Queen of Mountains), which is 17,360 feet high. You can either take packed lunch or have it at one of the Khokas serving fresh trout fish. In the evening return back to Naran, the rest of the day at leisure to explore Naran at your own. Overnight in Naran
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel and proceed for full day excursion to Lalazar and Lulusar Lake.
LULUSAR LAKE: At an altitude of 3410 m, the lake is much larger than other lakes in the Kaghan Valley, and has mirror-like water reflecting the surrounding snow capped Lulusar mountains, creating a natural tourist attraction. In the summer many domestic and international visitors make the lake and Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park a destination. From Gittidas east of the lake the Naran-Babusar road goes through the Babusar Pass, which is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley (el.4,173 metres (13,691 ft)), to the Karakoram Highway and mountaineering hub of Gilgit.
Lalazar is situated at a distance of 21 km from Naran via Battakundi. It is at an altitude of 3200 m (10,200 ft). It is the most beautiful hill station in Kaghan Valley with its meadows and pine thickets. It is the second most wanted tourist destination when visiting Naran (After Saiful Muluk). Lalazar is situated on the other end of Lake Saiful Muluk, over the mountain; a small resort worth visiting. A large green plateau gives a lovely view of the valley below. The place can be reached through the deadliest track on jeep with several twists and turn. For hiker lovers, there is another track – 5 hour hike – over a mountain pass from Lake Saiful Muluk.
Transfer back to the hotel in Naran for Overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel drive back to Islamabad (Approx. 300 kms./6 hrs.). You can make a stop on the way on any of the roadside restaurants and take lunch at Mansehra or Abbottabad.