Have a great opportunity to see culture and breath taking beauty of Skardu Valley. Most fascinating spots covered in this tour are Shigar, Khaplu, Deosai and Shangrila Lake. AJKTOURS offer different tour packages (Standard, Deluxe, Executive) according to your pocket. See the detailed tour itinerary below.
8 Days Family Package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad) 2-Pax
Islamabad to Skardu (By Air)
Skardu, Upper Kachura Lake, Lower Kachura Lake (Shangrila Lake).
Day tour to Deosai (2.5 Hours)
Deosai Plains, Sheosir Lake
Day tour to Manthoka Waterfall
Skardu to Shigar
Shigar to Khaplu
Visit Sadpara Lake
Sadpara Lake, Budha Rock Carvings
Visit Kharpocho Fort
Kharpocho Fort, Nansoq Organic Village
Drop at Skardu Airport
Total Cost : PKR.120,000 including transport(Pajero) and Accommodation(1 Room)
There’s so much that you can explore while you’re in Swat for 72 hours. From adventure to nightlife of Behrain, the Mingora city lets you explore its varied side to the fullest. Here are the things that should be on the top of your itinerary to maximize you trip to Swat.
3 Days Package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad)
Islamabad to Mingora
Saidu Shareef, Fizaghat, Mingora
Day tour to Malimjabba
Malimjabba, Miandam, Bahrain
Mingora to Islamabad (6.5 Hours)
Total Cost : PKR. 36,000 including transport(Corolla) and accommodation(1 Room)
In 3 days tour package, you will be enjoying scenic views of Mingora, Fizaghat and Malamjabba and Bahrain valley in Swat.
Miandam Swat Valley
Culturally enriched and historically known for Buddha civilization deep lies in beautiful valley of Pakistan,Let’s an overview of Top 10 best places to visit in Swat Valley.Tourists all around the world set their journey to explore Kalam, Mahodand Lake, Malam Jabba, Takht-i-Bahi, Saidu Sharif, Ushu Forest, Mingora and Buddha Stupas. Pashtuns dominated area where living style is simple and elegant, enchanting vocals of water streams and Swat river along road side is one of the best experience while on visit to Swat valley.
10 – Takht i Bahi
Takht-i-Bahi is located in Mardan district about 165 kilometers from Capital city Islamabad, Pakistan. Structure depicts the Buddhist monastery which attracts local and foreign tourists from all around the world, to reach it you need to hike 2 kilometers from Takht-i-Bahi market.
09 – Mingora
Mingora is 255 Kilometers from Islamabad City and remains as commercial hub of Swat district, mainly tourist attractions are Mingora Bazaar, Fiza Ghat River side, Fiza Ghat Park, hotels and shopping centers. You may also find Buddha stupas, lush green agricultural land where is grown, water channels and simple way of life in Mingora Town.
08- Saidu Sharif and Marghzar
On 7 kilometers drive from Mingora bazaar, saidu sharif is located along with PTDC , Serena Hotel.About 13 kilometers from Saidu Sharif, Marghzar is located which is famous for White Palace. Things to do in Marghzar are shopping like shawls, carpets, traditional caps and sightseeing of white palace architecture, lush green garden. White Palace constructed in mid 1900’s with white marble, local tourists from all around the world visit Marghzar to sight this beautiful attraction of Swat valley.
07 – Malam Jabba
45 kilometers from Mingora up along hillside chairlift, skiing resort and pine trees are famous attraction in Malam Jabba. Road from Mingora to Malam Jabba is not in very good condition it take 3 hours to reach from Mingora to Malam Jabba. In winters KPK tourism offers annual Skiing competition.
06 – Madyan & Behrain
On drive of 52 Kilometers from Mingora City two tourist destinations are located namely Madyan and Behrain both are along Swat river and small water streams. These are famous for nightlife like trout fishes, spicy foods and amazing weather in summers.
Kalam the valley of dense forest, moderate temperature, tourists paradise, white streams and snow glaciers is about 95 kilometers from Mingora City at bumpy road. Kalakot, Qandeel, Damlai, Madyan, Trout fish point are key attraction while on visit to Kalam Valley.
04- Ushu forest
Deep shadows of scrapping trees and shrubs weaving with slight breeze makes the filmy scenic forest into famous tourist attraction.
03 – Kumrat Valley
52 Kilometers jeep track from Kalam an unexplored valley lies into lush green plateau on Utrar-dir road along Panjkora river. This valley don’t have hotels, inns and restaurants, it’s best to have day trip from Kalam to Kumrat valley.
02- Mighty 22 falls
Turning and flowing up from 100 ft which will fall directly amazed your heart with white waters, in summer Mighty 22 falls are best to visit.
01- Mahodand Lake
Horse riding, boating, fishing, kayaking into one of the wanderlust of Swat valley, tourists from all around the world set their journey to explore Mahodand lake. 35 Kilometers from Kalam on jeeps will take at least 3 hours but it’s worth seeing place in Swat Valley.
Neelum valley is situated 200km away from Islamabad. It takes 7 hours of drive from Islamabad via Murree-Kohala-Muzaffarabad_Kutton. Kutton is the first spot to be visited in this itinerary when it comes to Neelum Valley, other wise you also visit Hill Station named Peer Chanasi in Muzaffarabad that is just 30km away from Muzaffarabad. In this 7 days tour package you visit Kutton, Keran, Upper Neelum, Sharda, Kel, Arrang Kel, Halmat and Taobat in sight seeing while your 7 days tour. Kindly find detailed tour itinerary below with hotel pictures and rates.
7 Days Family Tour (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad)
Islamabad to Muzaffarabad (4 Hours)
Murree Sightseeing, Dolai Waterfall, Muzaffarabad Local sight seeing
Neelum Valley is most fascinating and popular among newly married couples. Honeymooners can clubbed domestic packages by including destinations Magestic Keran, Hawks View of Upper Neelum, heavy Kutton Waterfall and amazing Sharda Neelum Valley. AJKTOURS facilities your honeymoon tour so professionally to make it memorable for remaining life.
4 Days Family Package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad)
Mostly fairy meadows hotels are closed in winters. We recommend GreenLand Hotel in fairy meadows and on your request they can open Hotel anytime. Shangrilla Raikot is absolutely not recommend. For Besham (Hilton and Besham Continental Hotel) both Hotel price will be same around 2500pkr for a room. Shangrilla Chilas may be around 3500-4000pkr.
Waterproof trekking shoes and gaiters are recommended. Get yourself a good down jacket because it gets cold after sun sets. Till fairy meadows its not a big problem we did it without gaiters. But if you plan to go to beyal camp and beyond you are going to need gaiters and long shoes.
AJKTOURS offers many tour packages keeping in mind budget of the valued clients with maximum visiting points. In 13 days Tour Package we offer visit to Naran, Shogran, Hunza til Khunjerab and Skardu including Deosai & Sheosir Lake. In this two weeks tour package, we make you to visit every popular and must visit spot in Hunza, Naran & Skardu. AJKTOURS always try to offer comfortable & luxurious tour but in low price. Hunza is almost 570km away from Islamabad and it takes almost 17 hours of direct drive, so to reduce traveling time and make your tour memorable we added mid way spots like shogran, Naran, Babusir Top, Gilgit to make it a perfect & hassle free tour to a destination like Hunza and Skardu. Best time to visit Hunza is in between April and October. During your visit we offer better hotels with excellent reviews , local and expert driver cum guide and best sight seeing options.
This tour packages is very popular among Thai travelers. Mostly tourists from Thailand book this tour package to visit Pakistan.
Please find detailed tour itinerary below. Hotels will be shared with you after your TOUR CATEGORY selection.
13 Days package (Pick and drop from Islamabad to Islamabad) 2 pax
Islamabad to Naran
Basham to Hunza
Hunza (Camping at DuIkar)
Local Sight seeing
Hunza (Camping at DuIkar)
Altit Fort, Baltit Fort, Eagle’s Nest,
Local Sight seeing
Attabad Lake, Sost, Khunjerab
Sost to Gilgit
Local Sight seeing
Gilgit to Skardu
Visit Local Sight seeing
Deosai to Skardu
Skardu to Naran
Naran, Lulusir Lake
Naran to Lalazar
Naran to Shogran
Drop to Islamabad Airport
Total Cost : —– including transport and accommodation
Trip Duration: 13 Days
Total night: 12 nights
No. of persons allowed: Maximum upto 3
Hunza is located in Gilgit Baltistan, almost 560Km away from Islamabad via Naran-Babusir Top and 620km away via Besham-Dasu-Chilas. Its takes 13 hours and 15 hours from islamabad from both routes consecutively. While you travel to Hunza, there are numerous breathtaking spots including 3M, Riakot, Babusir Top, Gilgit. Once you reached at Hunza, must visit following spots.
1. Rakaposhi View
While traveling towards Hunza from Gilgit, after an hour of driving, on the left side of the road, one can see breath taking view of Rakaposhi. There is hotel and restaurant available for tourists.
2. Aliabad Village
Aliabad village is located just 20mins of drive before Kareemabad Village. Gardens of dry fruit are major attraction of the town.
3. Karimabad Village Kareemabad village is the main town in Hunza, where you can see traditional culture of locals, their wearing, home structure and their lifestyle will attract you.
4. Altit Fort:
Altit fort is one of the must visit places in Hunza Kareemabad Village, its royal garden, local traditional restaurant, awesome view from the fort will be worth visiting.
5. Baltit Fort Baltit Fort is also historic and architectural beauty situated in Karimabad Village. Ancient Fort was built in 8th CE and now enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list.
6. Eagle’s Nest If you visited Hunza and did not visit Duikar Village, then you missed the tour’s major attraction. One can witness the beauty and Panoramic View of Hunza from Duikar Village, that is why it is called Eagle’s Nest.
7. Attabad lake Attabad Lake is must visit place in Hunza, plenty of tourists visit Hunza and enjoy boating at Hunza Attabad Lake. Attabad Lake is situated on just 45 mins of drive from Kareemabad (Altit Fort).
8. Sost Sost is also read is Sust is located in Gojal Valley (Upper Hunza). Sost is used a base camp for visiting Khunjerab China border. There are many standard hotels available for night stay. Distance between Khunjerab and Sost is almost 87km and from Hunza to Sost the distance is 90km.
9. Passu Cones
Passu is just 50km away from Hunza, located in Upper Hunza Gojal Valley, 15km away from Gulmit. Cones shaped mountains in Passu making it worth staying and worth visiting. There are limited but better hotels options are available in Passu.
10. Khunjerab Top (China Border).
Khunjerab Top a.k.a China Border is the last destination of Karakorum highway in GB. It is 180km away from Hunza and 87km away from Sost. Many people from across the Pakistan visit GB just to visit Khunjerab Top.
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Naltar Lake (Rainbow Lake) Satrangi Lake
Rainbow Lake Aerial Shots through DJI MaviC 2 Pro Drone depicting the numerous vibrant colours this magnificent Lake holds .Satrangi lake~Rainbow Lake is one of most beautiful lakes which are located in magnificent Naltar valley. The road towards lake is a 4×4 track and in pretty bad shape. On the way towards lake there are many breath taking views. Snow covered high peaks, lush green meadows, Pine trees and crystal clear water stream. As you reach the lake scene becomes more beautiful. The lake has many different colors. One will remember the place life time after visit. Picture credits: Usman Javed Ch
Neelum Valley (وادیِ نیلم) is also knows as blue gem of Pakistan. Neelum Valley is one of the most visited areas among northern areas of Pakistan.Neelum is the district of Azad Kashmir situated almost 90km away from its Capital. Neelum is almost 180km away from Islamabad and it takes 7 hours of drive to reach there by road. There is no airport facility for tourists. Book your tour packages to Neelum Valley on discounted rates through AJKTOURS.
Route to Neelum Valley:
From Islamabad one will have to travel Muzaffarabad via Murree-Expressway and Kohala. Then Via Neelum Road, can reach to Kutton the first village of Neelum Valley.
Places to Visit in Neelum Valley
Neelum Valley is very rich when it comes to sight seeing. Waterfalls, River side accommodations, Lush Green areas, Snow covered peaks, Thick Jungles and Lakes are main attractions for tourists in Neelum Valley. Some of them are mentioned in detail below.
Patikka is almost 17km away from Muzaffarabad to Neelum Valley. It takes only 20 mins of drive from Muzaffarabad. Main attractions are Mini Zoo, Trout Fish Form and Morcopollo Hotel and Restaurant on river side. No proper hotel to stay is available there.
Dhani Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfall in Neelum Valley. Almost 33km away (45 mins of drive) from Muzaffarabad. Tuck shop is also available for tourists over there. No accommodation to stay is available there.
Neelum Jhelum Project:
Neelum Jhelum Dam is situated in Nousery , almost 40km (50 mins of drive) from Muzaffarabad. One can see the mega infrastructure of the DAM from road side. Hotel stay is not available there.
Chillina cross point is almost 50km (1 hour of drive) from Muzaffarabad. One can see Indian Occupied Kashmir, Indian Army, Indian Flags, Check posts and local life of IOK villagers across the river from road side. This is the main and unique attraction of the area. Not hotels is available there.
Kutton waterfall also known as Kundan Shahi Waterfall is almost 85km (2.5 hours of drive) from Muzaffarabad. It is heaviest waterfall of the valley and local people call it Niagara Falls of Pakistan. To see it in its best blossom, one should visit in peak summer. Jagran Resort is the best accommodation/Hotel in Neelum Valley. However State Continental hotels is also good enough to stay.
Keran is on a distance of 90km (3 hours of drive) from Muzaffarabad. One of the most rushy area of Neelum Valley. You can see IOK across the river. Mostly hotels offers river view rooms there, so tourists prefers to have first night stay at Keran during their trip to Neelum Valley. Best hotel in Keran is Pine Park Lodges and PTDC Resorts. There are more than 50 hotels available there.
Upper Neelum is situated just 2km away (uphill) from Keran. People do hiking towards Upper Neelum from Keran just for their fun and excursion purpose. However you can take your car to Upper Neelum in just 10 mins of time. One can have bird’s eye view of Keran Valley from Upper Neelum. Green Village Resort and PTDC/Tourism Department Huts are best available places to stay in Upper Neelum.
Dawarian is almost 10km away from Keran, and from where you can get your jeep on rent towards Ratti Galli Lake. Some of the hotels are also available for the facilitation of tourists but are not in that much good condition.
Ratti Galli Lake:
Ratti Galli is 23km away from Dawarian and it takes 3 hours of Safari jeeps ride to reach there from Dawarian. Camps are available for night stay, but only in summer. Ratti Galli remains open from May to September.
Sharda is 40km away from Keran (3 hours of drive). Night life of Sharda is famous as compared to all other destinations. One can enjoy boating and jet ski there. Surgan, Maidaan, Kishan Ghatti, Sharda Temple (Sharda University- Sharda Peth) are places to visit in Sharda.
There are so many hotels in Sharda, that every one can find hotel according to their budget. Best hotel to stay in Sharda is Neelum Star Hotel and Benazir Palace Hotel.
Kel is 20km away from Sharda and it takes 1.5 hours through jeep there. It is considered as base camp to visit Taobat, Arrang Kel and Chitta Katha Lake. There are also many hotels for night stay but accommodation standard is very low, so one has to compromise when it comes to basic amenities. Oreintal View, Green Valley View and PTDC/Tourism Guest house are better options for night stay there.
It takes 1.5 hours of hiking from Kel to Arrang Kel as there is no road towards the village.
The most fascinating spot of Neelum Valley. Tourists name is “Heaven on Earth”. There is local Cable Car service is also avialable, but not reliable.
Though it reduces the travel (hiking) time to just 30 mins. Musk Deer Resort is better option to stay there.
Taobat is the last village of Neelum Valley. It is 40km away from Kel and takes 3.5 hours on Jeep. Though you reach there after a very hectic and bumpy track, but it is worth taking all the tiredness and adventure.
Its lush green meadows, thick woods and crystal clear water streams do a magical spell on visitors. There are couple of guest houses in Taobat, but one is recommended to stay back in Sharda or Kel.
Rent a Car in Neelum Valley:
You can park your own car in Keran or Sharda and hire a Jeep onwards. Jeeps Fleet: Sharda to Kel: Jeep Rent: 5000PKR Sharda to Taobat: Jeep Rent: 9000PKR Kel to Taobat: 8000PKR Cable Car Rent: 100PKR
Places to visit in Neelum Valley:
All the places mentioned above are worth visiting specially Taobat, Arrang Kel, Sharda and Keran.
Places to Stay (Hotels) in Neelum Valley.
There are more than 200 hotels across Neelum Valley. You can book them through us on discounted rates and neutral reviews. Neelum Valley hotels are not that much good as compared to Naran and Kaghan.Neelum Valley hotels are enlisted here. In off seasons hotels are being booked on low prices almost in 3500 per night and in peak season average room rent is 5000.
Best time to visit Neelum Valley:
Neelum Valley remains open through out the year but most suitable time to visit Neelum Valley is in between April and October.
How to plan your tour to Neelum Valley:
You can book our Neelum Valley Tour Packages. We offer special discounts on tour packages to Neelum Valley from Karachi. One can plan a 3 Days tour, 4 Days, 5 Days, 6 Days or even 7 days tour to Neelum Valley.
Distance to Neelum Valley from Islamabad
Distance from Islamabad to Neelum Valley (Keran) is almost 210km (7 hours of drive).