Published On: Sat, Jun 25th, 2016

Kaghan Valley, the place of fairies




Kaghan Valley is a picturesque beautiful land. Kaghan is a gemstone amid the numerous stunning valleys in the Mansehra District of Hazara in the North West Frontier Province (Khyber Pakhtoon Khuah) of Pakistan. The valley enlarges 160 km, mounting from a height of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its uppermost peak, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m).


Kaghan valley is given the title later than the town of Kaghan instead of for the Kunhar River which runs via the span of the valley. This valley has much famous summer holiday places for both Pakistanis and also outsiders. If you adore hiking, trekking or fishing, then Kaghan Valley is similar to bliss.


Superior climax peak the mountains ranges on both side similar to turrets, varying in elevation from 12,000 to 17,000 ft and additional, with the eastern range elevated than the western. The bed of valley inclined up from 3,000 ft at Balakot, which, like it were, the entrance of the valley, to 12,000 ft at Gittidas afar which the valley traverses at Babusar Pass 14,000 ft.


The highway to Kaghan is alarming for the reason that on your left are the profound slopes to the river and on your right are the high mountains. The initial ten miles or some are mostly sterile, however when the valley lifts to almost 5,000 ft forests of pine and fir emerge, thickly dense with a array of plants, which has won for Kaghan the descriptions of ‘the botanists paradise’. The forests carry on till almost Naran 8,000 ft.

The neighboring populace is gracious and simple. Famous languages are Hindko and Gojri, whereas Urdu, Pakistan’s national language is as well known amid the locals.

Saiful Maluk Lake

The road from Balakot rises beside the Kunhar River via beautiful forests and the villages of Paras, Shinu, Jared and Mahandri. The valley is rather thin beside this widen and the sights are restricted but as you climb, the nearby peaks come into vision.

One place that is rather well-known for its impressive sight and panorama is ‘Shogran’. This village, bounded by peaks and forests, is east of the major Kunhar River. It hosts the well-known Siri Payee Lake Mountain with wonderful sights at its apex.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.