Kaghan is a jewel among the many beautiful valleys in the Mansehra District of Hazara in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. This 160 kilometer long valley is most popular summer holiday spots for both Pakistanis as well as foreigners.
The valley features pine forests, alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes and cool mountain streams. Kunhar River, the main feature of the valley, is famous for its trout. Nestled along the banks of the river are the towns of Balakot, Paras, Mahandari, Kaghan and Naran. The local people are friendly and simple. Gujar nomads are one of the most interesting features 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. While going to Kaghan you will find 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.
A vacation in Kaghan Valley is an unforgettable experience!
Saiful Muluk is the top attraction of Kaghan Valley, most visitors to Naran pay a visit to this legendary lake. Along the side valley to the east of Naran, a 10 km jeep track leads through a picturesque valley. You can also walk up the eight km trek in about three hours. But this option is only for those who are fit enough to climb about 3000 feet in eight kilometers.