Swat Valley Kp

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Swat Valley Kp

Swat is a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range.
Swat is one of the Pakistan’s most popular tourist destinations. With lush forests, verdant alpine meadows, and snow-capped mountains it offers too much to enjoy. Located at an

average elevation of 3,220 ft, Swat considerably has a cooler and wetter climate compared to most of Pakistan.

Swat Valley also called “Mini Switzerland of Pakistan”. The valley has many attraction for visiting such as Mahodand Valley & Lake, Natural Ushu Valley & Ushu Forest, Malam Jabba (Famous ski resort in Swat Valley), Madyan, Swat & Kalam Vallies, Bonir, Der and many other naturally beautiful sites.

Spin Khwar Lake – Swat
A wonderful lake hidden in the lap of mountains towards the east of Utror Valley and the north of Kundal Lake.

Khapero Lake – Swat

A spectacular blue water lake located at an elevation of 13,400 feet.

White Palace – Swat

Originally built in 1940, White Palace is a beautiful hotel located in the small town of Marghazar situated about 13 kilometers from Saidu Sharif

Shingrai Waterfall – Swat

A little-known waterfall located at the foothills of Dwasaray peaks about 20 kilometers north of Mingora.

Shingardar Stupa – Ghalegay

An ancient Budha Statue located at a distance of 14 kilometers from Mingora. It is the largest stupa in the Indian subcontinent.

Shangla Top

One of the most scenic locations with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Shahi Bagh – Swat

Lush Green Meadow of Swat with stunning natural beauty.

Sair Village – Swat

A small village with some of the most beautiful views you will ever get to see.

Saifullah Lake, Kalam – Swat

A beautiful lake famous for its fresh water trout fish.

Saidgai Lake

One of the largest and one of the most scenic lakes in Swat Valley.

Miandam – Swat

A wonderful hill station located 56 kilometers from Mingora. The elevation of this spectacular place is 1,800 meters above sea level.

Matiltan, Kalam – Swat

Famous for its thick forests, lofty mountain peaks, and huge glaciers, Matltan is a picturesque spot that is located about 11 kilometers from Kalam.

Mankial Village – Swat

One of the most beautiful villages in Pakistan.

Malam Jabba – Swat

A popular tourist destination with spectacular sights, and an internationally known ski resort.

Mahodand Lake – Swat

A beautiful lake located in the Upper Usho Valley at a distance of about 40 kilometers from Kalam.

Madyan – Swat

A popular hill station with a decent population and plenty of greenery surrounding it.

Kandol Lake, Kalam – Swat

A breathtakingly beautiful lake located in the north of Utror Valley at a distance of 19 kilometers from Kalam.

In between the gigantic mountain of the Hindu Kush Mountains, there lies a beautiful lake of Kundol that attracts thousands of tourist. The lake is encircled with snow clad mountains with lush green forest, located in the north of Utror Valley. Tourist finds a great for camping beside the lake because of the trees and enjoy the amazing weather and capture the night view in their lenses. Additionally, the lake is at the elevation of 9,950 ft. the best time to visit the lake is of summer when you can enjoy fishing and boating. Whereas, in winters the roads to the lake are blocked due to heavy snowfall.

Kalam Valley

First and foremost is the Kalam Valley which is located at the distance of 99 km away from the Swat Valley. The fluvial river of Swat encircled the whole valley along with the richly green hills. The Kalam Valley capture millions of tourist to its lap. Some of the notable place to visit within Kalam is of Matiltan, Usho, Utror, and Gabral, each has its own significance. The cool and pleasant weather with panoramic locations, Kalam makes a perfect combination for the tourist. The best time to visit Kalam valley is from April to September and winters can be really harsh here. Furthermore, valley the perfect to visit while exploring the beauties of Swat and tourist love to do fishing, hiking in its enchanting sceneries.

Kalam Forest – Usho

Enjoy the spell bounding beauty of the thick forest in Kalam. The forest is sure to satisfy your desire to explore nature and have some adventure.

Kalakot Village – Swat

Another breathtakingly beautiful village located in Swat.

Jarogo Waterfall – Swat

The tallest waterfall in Pakistan.

Hindukush Mountains – Swat

Hike and explore one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.

Gabral River – Swat

A wonderful river with fresh mountain water flowing across the valley.

Fizagat Park – Swat

A beautiful recreational park located in the vicinity of Mingora.

Cheel, Madyan – Swat

A spectacular tourist spot with plenty of natural beauty and some ancient relics.

Bahrain – Swat

One of the best hill stations in Pakistan located at an elevation of 1,435 meters above sea level.

Alpuri – Swat

The capital of Shangla located at an elevation of 1,587 meters above sea level.

Kumrat Valley

Kumrat Valley falls in the Upper Dir District, just opposite to the Gabral and offers some of the most amazing locations. Above all, there is the abundance of streams and waterfalls here. The ideal location for base camping but if you are not comfortable with camping then there are some resorts and hotel after 3 hours trekking down the town. Every night falls with more relaxing and serenity in the lap of earth. One might experience with eyes closed, just reaching into the sense of tranquility from the sound of water gushing down the hill. Do Kala Chashma Lake, Jahaz Banda, Jandrai, trek to Katora Lake, Kalkot Banda, Badagoi Pass are some of the most visited places of Kumrat.


One of the most popular hill stations of Swat is Madyan. The hill station is preferable for the tourist because of the Swat River and its surrounding. The whole area offers the panoramic views of the valley along with the pleasant atmosphere. Tourist love to visit Madyan because of its delicious mouthwatering trout fish and amazing weather even in hot summer. The fluvial Swat River capture more of the tourist to this hill station. Several hotels serve their lavish services in Madyan.


Moving in Swat valley, we will encounter the famous Marghuzar, a small village of Swat. Marghuzar own a strong historical significance because of White Marble Palace, a residence of Royal family of Swat. In the early 1940’s, Wali-e-Swat Jahanzeb built this palace. For some time, the residence was the summer resort of Wali-e-Swat later the palace serves as a hotel till today. A night view at White Palace is another amazing experience.

Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba is exclusively one ski resort in Pakistan. Located at the distance of 314 km away from Islamabad and 51 km from Saidu Sharif Airport. The most famous hill station of Swat Valley alongside Hindu Kush Mountain Range. Moreover, the road to Malam Jabba is entirely curved but the adventure lovers visit the place for skiing with full zest. Above all, this wonderful ski slope enclosed by dense forest. Additionally, Malam Jabba Resort has its own class in Pakistan with mega facilities for winter sporting and adventure tourism. The magnificent outlook of mighty mountain range attracts many tourists for its amazing treks. Skiers who came to Pakistan for International Alpine Ski Cup, declare Malam Jabba as a Skier’s paradise.

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