About Saif Ul Malook

High up in the mountains of the Himalayas, lies the marvelous Saif Ul Malook in the Naran Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. The beauty of Saif Ul Malook Lake has been described in different ways by travelers. But the truth is when you visit it you will have no words to explain the beauty in this art of nature. Saif Ul Malook Lake Pakistan is one of the most famous tourist sights in the country. Millions of tourists visit Jheel Saif Ul Malook. Situated under the shadows of mighty Malika Parbat (5,290 m) throughout the year.

There are many facts and stories about the Saif Ul Malook Lake normally known as Jheel Saif Ul Malook. For such stories about the fairies regarding the lake, this piece of nature has a title of Fairy Lake situated at the sky-high elevation of 10,577 ft (3,224 m).

However, it depends what time you are choosing to visit the lake as Saif Ul Malook lake in the Winter season remains closed from October till the end of April for the travelers because of the heavy snowfall. Saif Ul Malook’s weather remains quite pleasant during the summer season making it the best summer destination for a peaceful time away from urban life.

Saif Ul Malook Lake depth and water condition

According to the storytellers of the Jheel Saif Ul Malook, the depth of the lake has never been known. But the research shows that the Saif ul Malook depth has a maximum of around 34 m (113 ft). Saif- Ul-Malook lake covers a surface area of 2.75 km2. The water temperature of the lake remains down the 10 degrees as it receives glacial waters mostly.

Saif Ul Malook Lake at Night

This masterpiece of nature looks mesmerizing in the shiny daylight, moreover, it put a delightful impact on travelers under the shiny stars as well. During the nighttime, tourist prefers to have camped on the bank of the lake with the billions of stars Milkyway sky. One can have the best night by capturing the shiny Milkyway over the lake.

Myths Of Fairies Saif Ul Malook

This fairytale lake has a lot of stories about the lakes. One of the most famous Saif Ul Malook stories is about the love story of Prince Saif-ul-Malook and a Fairy Badi-Ul-Jamal. Lake got the name from this famous tale of Saif ul Malook. The prince was from Egypt who came to this point and found the Fairy Queen.

According to the tale he fell in love with the Fairy queen and fought with the Giant for the fairy who captured her for 10 long years. Saif ul Malook Lake is also known around the world for its famous love story.

How to Reach Saif Ul Malook Lake

To reach this marvelous lake one has to reach the beautiful capital city Islamabad of Pakistan. From Islamabad, the traveler can go on the journey by the local transport on a very low budget. Starting the journey on Hazara Motorway, one will reach Abbottabad and then Mansehra city.

From Mansehra city on Karakoram Highway one has to take the Naran Babusar top road that will lead straight towards the valley of Naran Kaghan Via Balakot. After Naran valley, tourists can visit the Saif ul Malook by hike and by Jeeps.

There is a curvy adventurous jeep track for 30 minutes drive from the Naran valley to the lake. After the jeep ride, there is a walk for a couple of minutes to reach near the Saif ul Malook. Wanderers can have a marvelous journey in the Himalayan mountain range of Pakistan.

How to spend the best time at Saif Ul Malook

There are a lot of things to do to have the best time at the Saif Ul Malook. Some of the most interesting ones are waters sports, camping adventure, walking around the lake, horse or pony riding, Snow sliding on the glacier, food adventure, and much more.

Travelers can enjoy boating on the crystal clear water of the lake. Camping adventure over the lake is the most recommended one to have different views of the lake. From sunny to shinny Milkyway over the mighty lake with Malika Parbat at the backdrop.

For food travelers, the lake has a lot of restaurants with a beautiful view of Saif ul Malook lake. One can enjoy the local cuisine over there. After the food adventure, we have a horse or pony riding on our list. Travelers can enjoy horse or pony riding around this mighty lake. Also, capture some beautiful views of the lake the mountains around.

Moreover one can have a peaceful walk around the lake or to the mountains to have a smooth time with nature. One can also enjoy the snow sliding from the glaciers around the lake to have some adventure and unforgettable memories for a lifetime.

There is a lot more that one can do at this amazing touristic sight Saif Ul Malook.

For sightseeing around the lake, there are caves that one can find after a few walks. Moreover one can also trek to the sky touching Ansoo Lake (Tear Shaped Lake) which needs around one hour trek after the two hours of horse riding. The trek for this Ansoo Lake starts from Saif Ul Malook.

Now you have everything to plan and start an unforgettable journey around the Himalayan Mountains. So grab your backpack and set your journey to make some best memories with your loved ones.