Things To Do In Naran Kaghan – Must Visit Places of Naran Kaghan

We have compiled a list of places to visit in Naran Kaghan. Have a look: Naran & Kaghan are two beautiful towns located in Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

This valley lies in the mighty lush green mountains of the Himalayas, surrounded by the dark, dense Alpine forest, which makes it more attractive for travelers to visit such destinations. Undoubtedly, the  Naran Kaghan Valley has many beautiful places for visitors.

Naran is one of the most famous towns in the country because of its scenic views. Thousands of people, including photographers, tourists, trekkers, and nature lovers, visit this place in Pakistan annually. Whether planning to visit this iconic place with friends, family, or someone special, you can make many unforgettable memories here.

We offer many excellent Naran Kaghan Tour Packages so you can enjoy the beautiful journey at affordable pricing. The road to Naran Kaghan Valley has a charming impact on its visitors’ hearts with stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains. It leads the journey through beautiful water streams to the Naran Valley of Kaghan.

Moreover, for the ease of travelers, the government built a new motorway to minimize the distance from Naran Valley. However, the highway is to the Abbottabad right and is still under construction for further spread to escape the traffic hurdle of the Abbottabad market. Following are some of the most attractive places to visit in Naran Kaghan, so let’s look at them!

Lake Saif-ul-Malook

According to a report, Lake Saif-ul-Malook is considered the fifth-best tourist place in the country. The lake has mesmerizing beauty, a pleasant atmosphere, and lovely views. It attracts numerous tourists from all around the world every year. The best time to visit this place is from May to September.

In the Winter season, the lake is covered with snow, and roads are blocked due to heavy snowfall. The lake also has brown trout fish the iconic view of Malika Parbat – the highest peak of Kaghan Valley. Moreover, you can also go boating in the daytime and camping at night under the beautiful blue sky, covered with millions of stars and a bright moon, making it a shiny Milky Way.

However, the lake is hidden in the mountains of the mighty Himalayas, with a sky-high elevation of 10,499 ft (3,224 m) above sea level. It can be reached by jeep ride from Naran Valley to Saif Ul Malook Lake in 30 minutes, with some pleasuring views of the valley and the avalanches.

Furthermore, one can also trek to the lake for around 3 hours. After reaching and exploring the lake, the lake’s beauty and the views can take one’s heart to another world, making it one of the most famous tourist destinations in the country.

Naran Kaghan Tour Saif Ul Malook

Naran Kaghan Tour Saif Ul Malook

Lulusar Lake

Another beautiful destination in Pakistan is Lulusar Lake in the Kaghan Valley. The place is a popular tourist attraction because of its mountain peaks. The high mountains are covered with snow, giving a breathtaking view for visitors.

The middle of summer is the perfect time to visit this place as there is less snow and more greenery. As the lake is situated in the national park of Lulusar Dudipatsar, animals like foxes, black bears, hawks, Himalayan snowcocks, lynx, and marmots can be seen. Moreover, enthusiasts can experience hiking and stay there for a night. The strolls through these open spaces will remind you of the parks in Woburn if you have ever been there.

You can hire people to set up camps for you and your mates. The road to reach this fantastic destination is metaled and in quite a good condition. Furthermore, the way to this mighty lake gives breathtaking views of the goal, passing by beautiful waterfalls and crossing water streams from the glaciers.

The lake is located 3,410 m (11,190 ft) above sea level and 50 km from Naran Valley and can be covered in around a half-hour drive. Moreover, this dynamic Lulusar Lake is the primary water source for the Naran Valley Kunhar River.

Winter beauty of Lulusar Lake

Lulusar Lake in Winters 2024

Babusar Top

The Babusar top is known as Babusar Pass, north of Kaghan Valley. The Pass connects the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan with the Gilgit Baltistan region in Northern Pakistan. This is the highest place in the area, which can be easily visited by cars and jeeps.

Like the places mentioned above, you can visit this place during the summer. The site offers mesmerizing and beautiful views during the summer season. But stay safe as the area is at a high altitude, and it gets colder above. The Babusar Pass is 4,173 m (13,700 ft) high above sea level. Moreover, this is the last point of Naran Kaghan Valley.

height of babusar top in evening

Babusar-Pass 13700 feet

Lalazar Meadows & its pristine Beauty 

The beautiful tourist destination is located near Naran in the Batakundi village of Kaghan Valley. The place is flooded with wildflowers, fir forest, and pine, making it a lush green meadow. On one side of the area is a deep valley near the Kunhar River. On the other side, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the hills with the dark alpine woods. People come here from across the globe to appreciate its beauty.

Also, you can see “Falak-Sar” (snow-covered peak) from this place. One can see this astonishing destination with a thrilling muddy jeep ride through a small track. This road can be dangerous during the rainy Time as it will become slippery because of mud. We offer the best Naran Tour Packages so you can enjoy them without hassle.

Lalazar meadows & jeep

Lalazar meadows

Ansoo Lake – Hidden Paradise of Naran

In the list for the next destination, we have Ansoo Lake to list the best places to visit in Naran Kaghan Valley. This piece of nature, Ansoo Lake, is located sky-high in the Himalayas with an elevation of 4,250 m. One can reach this hidden gem of nature by having a trekking adventure.

The first traveler has to reach Saif Ul Malook Lake by bumpy jeep ride and then 2 hours of horse riding in the upper Himalayan region, after that 1 hour trekking to Lake Ansoo. Moreover, this name was given based on the shape of the lake. Ansoo means Tear as the lake is in Tear Shaped.

One can have some breathtaking views from the lake and capture that in their heart for a lifetime. Furthermore, the best time to visit this lake is from June to August, as in other months, the destination receives heavy snowfall that could be dangerous for trekkers. So get your trek-lover friends to get on the journey in this part of the Himalayas.

trekking to ansoo lake

Ansoo Lake trekking tours

Dudipatsar Lake

Next on the list, we got Dudipatsar Lake for the adventure lover in the far north of Naran Kaghan Valley. Dudipatsar means White Mountains Lake because of the peaks around the lake covered under the white shawl of snow yearly.

Moreover, this lake is famous as The Queen of Lakes in Pakistan because of its majestic beauty. One can travel to this destination by going through a drive to Jalkhad in Naran Valley. After the campaign, travelers have to enjoy the trekking of 4-5 hours through breathtaking views.

It is recommended to visit this piece of nature from June till August as the best Time. Afterward, the destination receives heavy snowfall, which can be a problem for the visitor and be stuck there. This lake has an elevation of 3800 m with lush green pastures. To convince you, travel mates, to visit this majestic destination in the Naran Kaghan valley of Pakistan.


pearls of Dudipatsar Lake


Siri Paye Meadows – Mysty tale of Jeep Ventures 

We have more to offer the wanderers in the Naran Kaghan tour packages, 2024. Last but not least, we have Siri Paye meadows in the Shogran valley of the Naran Kaghan region. Travelers can reach this beautiful destination by having a jeep ride for 1 hour from the famous Kewai waterfalls.

The thrilling jeep passes through the dense alpine woods with breathtaking, marvelous views that can substantially impact nature. After this adventurous jeep ride, one has to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the plains with the lush green pasture at the feet of Makra Peak. The lush green plateau has a height of 3,060 m from sea level. Nature lovers can have a camping night at the top to capture the shiny Milky Way with some of the best camping views.

Except for the meadows, one can also enjoy the beauty of Shogran Valley. Explore the village with beautiful views; it gets so foggy at night that one cannot see anything.

So grab your backpack and convince your friends, workmates, or family to visit this variety of destinations in Naran Kaghan Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan.

We See Pakistan Tours has a variety of Naran Kaghan tour packages 2024 on our list, so grab one and set the journey towards the Himalayas mountains to explore and feel nature.

gazing horses at Siripaye meadows

Siripaye meadows

Additionally, Information About Lake Saif Ul Malook and Ansoo Lake:

There are many things to do on the tour to places to visit in Naran kaghan. For instance, Lake Saif ul Malook (Jheel Saif ul Malook) is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, close to Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. It is situated at an altitude of 3,224 meters (10,578 feet) above sea level.

Additionally, it is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. This is an oval lake that stretches for a mile. Its water is clear and slightly green, with snow-capped mountains in the background. The lake is rich in biodiversity and is home to many marine species and the famous fish trout. Saif ul Malook is a popular tourist attraction.

Things you can do in Naran Kaghan

The lake is open to tourists from June to September and is 10 kilometers away from the village of Naran. Lake Saif ul Malook can be accessed by a 4×4 vehicle through the Naran Valley. Jeeps can be bought at Naran Bazaar. The journey takes about an hour to start from Naran and follow the brick path. The whole road is full of fascinating beauty.

The trip to Kagan Valley was completed before visiting the supernatural Saif ul Malook Lake. The lake is named after the sword of the king, who fell in love with the fairy in the mountains.

Hiking towards Magnificent Lakes

It is said that you should be lucky enough to see the beautiful Ansoo Lake. Because sometimes, when you arrive at the lake after hours of arduous hiking, you can’t see the lake due to fog or rain. The path to the lake itself provides visitors with many wonderful and picturesque attractions. After 5 hours of walking, a hill came.

When you look in another direction from the top of the hill, you will find Lake Ansu and say: “I’m here; that’s what brought you here, away from the crowds and human society.” Going further will be closer to the shore of the lake. Except from July to August, the lake is covered with snow all year round.

It is said that the best time for this hike is between July 10 and August 15, during which time you can see the water reflected on the lake.

Hiking towards Magnificent Lakes in Naran Region

Hiking towards Magnificent Lakes in Naran Region

Trekking From Naran to Lake Saif ul Malook

From Naran Mansehra / Balakot / Kaghan, you can reach the lake 14 kilometers. The journey from Naran to the lake takes about 4 to 6 hours, enough to climb 3,000 feet only for physically fit people. 

This is an 8 km long trekking route. You can rent a jeep at the market and reach the top of the mountain within an hour. The water is clear. This clear water is due to the multiple glaciers surrounding the upper basin supplying water to the lake.

Trekking From Naran to Lake Saif ul Malook

Trekking From Naran to Lake Saif ul Malook

Trekking from Lake Saif ul Malook to Ansoo Lake

Within walking distance to Ansu Lake. The round trip from Saif Malook Lake to Ansoo Lake takes 7 to 9 hours. It is recommended to leave early in the morning. It is best to spend the night at Saif ul Malook Lake and start the trip as early as possible. 

This height can be divided into two halves. The first part crosses the ravine on the river bank to the base camp of Malika Parbat. The second steepest part is from Malika Parbat base camp to Lake Ansoo.

Trekking from Lake Saif ul Malook to Ansoo Lake

Trekking from Lake Saif ul Malook to Ansoo Lake

Best Time to visit Jheel Saif ul Malook

In summer, perfect weather awaits visitors to Saif ul Malook Lake. The weather is fine during the day, and the temperature drops at night. Due to heavy snow, the lake completely freezes in winter. It makes hiking out of reach, and only hikers can enter the lake due to the snowfall.

Fishing at the bank of Kunhar and Saif ul Malook

Saif ul Malook is the home of the famous and delicious trout. Fishing is a popular activity in the Naran Valley and Kagan Valley. Fishing in the clear waters of Saif ul Malook is a favorite pastime for many tourists because the lake is full of brown and rainbow salmon. Licenses can be obtained from the Shinu or Naran Fisheries Department.

Bringing your fishing gear is an option, as it can be rented at Naran Bazar. Using various fishing nets and explosives for fishing in rivers and lakes is forbidden. They harm the health and sustainable growth of trout and other marine species.

Camping site at Lake Saif ul Malook:

Camping at Saif ul Malook Lake feels like an imaginary place on a whole moon night. There are some campsites here, and it is strongly recommended that you camp there because the scenic beauty of Lake Saif ul Malook is worth admiring at night. However, there are cabins and tents near the lake. There is a grocery store for tourists, but hikers are advised to bring food, water, etc.


camping at saif ul malook Lake

Camping at saif ul malook Lake