"Beautiful Kagan Valley" Kagan by chahlawah

Kagan Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 12 photos

Kaghan valley is the most beautiful & picturesque valley. That's why it is called virtual paradise, unbelievably pristine state and still unspoiled by the human. You'll find the Himalayan peaks hidden with clouds or snow, somewhere you'll find the beautiful fairy tale lakes, which will attract you toward them, and you might decide not to leave this place at any cost. Where Kaghan is full of scenic beauty there it is full of thrill and excitement for the mountaineers and treks.

Kaghan valley starts from Balakot, which is famous for the Mausoleum of two Muslim warriors Syed Ahmed Shaheed Brelvi and Shah Ismail who laid their lives fighting against Sikhs in the 18th century. Balakot is situated at the foot of the mountains that goes thousands of feet above. The toy huts, which are amazingly perched on their slopes. On other side is the Kunhar River, which accompany you all along your journey. The river is muddy in the plains but as you go towards the mountains it becomes clearer. The road to Kaghan is frightening because on your left are the deep slopes to the river and on your right are the lofty mountains.

Location About 300 Kilometers from Islamabad via Abbotabad, Mansehra & Balakot.
Elevation From 910 meters to 4060 meters.
Weather It is cold all year around.
Tourist Season May to September.
Activities/Interest Trekking, Photography, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Hunting.

Accessibility You can reach Kaghan by road from Islamabad, Peshawar to Abbotabad,Balakot to Kaghan.

Other Facts 154.5 kilometers in area. This valley has peaks and lakes in abundance.

  • Last visit to Kagan: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2004
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  • Bokhari76's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2014 at 2:28 AM

    Abbas bhai it is Very Helpful page & your tips are very informative. I will advise to transfer info to Naran page. As most of the people directly search for naran insetad of kaghan.

    • chahlawah's Profile Photo
      Jul 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      Administratively, Kagan Valley starting from Balakot and ending at Babu Sar top, Balakot is also called the gateway of Kagan Valley, Naran is the major town of Kagan Valley

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2006 at 12:05 AM

    Hello Abbas! Happy Birthday from Finland! Kagan looks incredibly beautiful! Great page with good tips and excellent photos. Cheers, Sini

  • pabertra's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 2:03 AM

    Really great look at Pakistan's natural beauty! Thanks for sharing! ~Paige

  • Shofja's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2004 at 12:02 AM

    Great! These lakes looks very beautiful! And Kagan valley, too :-))) Nice job! Ingrida

  • pigletsmom's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 10:07 PM

    Great page with lovely photos.The Lake Saiful Maluk photo is really gorgeous. Nice job. elissa


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