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 interesting for travellers to visit such destinations. There is no doubt that the Naran Kaghan valley has many beautiful and attractive places for visitors to visit.

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

We offer many excellent Naran Kaghan Tour Packages so you can enjoy the beautiful journey at affordable pricing. Road to Naran Kaghan Valley gives a charming impact on its visitor’s heart with some beautiful views of the Himalayan Mountains. It leads the journey by passing through beautiful water streams all the way to the Naran Valley of Kaghan.

Moreover, for the ease of travellers, the government built a new motorway to minimize the distance for Naran valley. However, the highway is till the Abbottabad right and still under construction for further distance to escape the traffic hurdle of the Abbottabad market. Following are some of the most attractive and places to visit in Naran Kaghan, so let’s have a 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 is flooded with a 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 do boating in the daytime and camping at night under the beautiful blue sky, covered with millions of stars and bright moon making it a shiny Milkyway.

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

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

Lulusar Lake



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


The middle of the summer season is the perfect time to visit this place as there are less snow and more greenery. As the lake is situated in the national park of Lulusar Dudipatsar, animals like foxes, black bears, hawks, Himalayan snowcock, lynx, and marmots can be seen. Moreover, enthusiasts can experience hiking and can stay there for a night or so if they want to. 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 some camps for you and your mates. The road to reach this amazing destination is metaled and in quite a good condition. Furthermore, the way to this mighty lake gives some breathtaking views all the way to the destination, passing by some beautiful waterfalls and crossing some water streams coming from the glaciers.


The lake located 3,410 m (11,190 ft) above sea level with around 50 km away from Naran valley that can be covered in around 1 and a half-hour of the drive. Moreover, this dynamic Lulusar Lake is the main water source for the river of Naran Valley, Kunhar river.


Babusar Top


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


Just like the above-mentioned places, you can visit this place during the summer. The place offers mesmerizing and beautiful view during the summer season. But make sure to stay safe as the place is at a high altitude and it gets colder above. As the Babusar Pass is situated at a sky altitude of 4,173 m (13,700 ft) above sea level. Moreover, this is the last point of Naran Kaghan Valley.




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 go to see this astonishing destination by having a thrilling muddy jeep ride through a small one jeep track. This road can be dangerous during the raining time as it will become slippery because of mud. We offer the best Naran Tour Packages so you can enjoy them without any hassle.

Ansoo Lake


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 traveller 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 that the lake has. 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 till 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 Himalaya.

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 that are covered under the white shawl of snow all over the year.

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 till Jalkhad in Naran valley. After drive travel has 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. Afterwards, the destination receives heavy snowfall that can make a problem for the visitor and can be stuck over there. This lake has an elevation of 3800 m with lush green pastures all around. To convince you, travel mates, to visit this majestic destination in the Naran Kaghan valley of Pakistan.

Siri Paye Meadows


In the Naran Kaghan tour packages 2021 we have some more to offer to the wanderers. Last but not least, we have Siri Paye meadows in the Shogran valley of the Naran Kaghan region. Travellers can reach this beautiful destination by having a jeep ride of 1 hour from the famous Kewai waterfalls.


The thrilling jeep passes all the way through the dense alpine woods with breathtaking and marvellous views that can leave a strong impact on nature. After this adventurous jeep ride, one has to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the plains with the lush green pasture as 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 best camping views.


Except for then the meadows, one can also enjoy the beauty of Shogran valley. Explore the village with beautiful views around and get foggy at night that one cannot even see anything.

So grab your backpack, 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 have a variety of Naran Kaghan tour packages 2021 on our list, so grab one and set the journey towards the mountains of the Himalayas to explore and feel nature.


Additionally Information About Lake Saif Ul Malook and Ansoo Lake: 


There are many things to can 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 located 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, as well as 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 kilometres 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. Starting from Naran and following the brick path, the whole journey takes about an hour.

The whole road is full of fascinating beauty.

Without visiting the supernatural Saif ul Malook Lake, the trip to Kagan Valley would not have been completed. The lake is named after the sword of kings 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 over there and say: “I’m here, that’s what brought you here, away from the crowds and humans 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

Treks to all major spots of Naran Kaghan

Trekking From Naran to Lake Saif ul Malook


From Naran Mansehra / Balakot / Kaghan 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 those who are physically fit. 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 visit Jheel Saif ul Malook


In summer, very good 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 due to the snowfall, only hikers can enter the lake.

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 favourite pastime for many tourists because the lake is full of brown salmon and rainbow salmon. Licenses can be obtained from Shinu or Naran Fisheries Department.

Bringing your own fishing gear is an option, as it can be rented at Naran Bazar. It is forbidden to use various fishing nets and explosives for fishing in rivers and lakes. They are not only harmful to the health and sustainable growth of trout, but also other marine species.

Camping site at Lake Saif ul Malook:


Camping at Saif ul Malook Lake feels like an imaginary place on a full 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 their own food, water, etc.

camping at saif ul malook

camping at saif ul Malook

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