Place: Naran Valley
Category: Valley ,
Suitable for Family Suitable for Adults
Kaghan is a jewel among the many beautiful valleys in the Mansehra District of Hazara in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. This 160-kilometer long valley is the most popular summer holiday spot for both Pakistanis as well as foreigners. The valley features pine forests, alpine meadows, crystal clear lakes and cool mountain streams. Kunhar River, the main feature of the valley, is famous for its trout fish. Nestled along the banks of the river are the towns of Balakot, Paras, Mahandari, Kaghan and Naran. The local people are friendly and simple. Gujar nomads are one of the most interesting features of the Kaghan Valley. They take their herds of cattle to the high pastures of the upper Kaghan Valley in spring and bring them down again in autumn. While going to Kaghan you will find them camped along the road in their traditional tents or moving up and down the valley with their herd of pack animals, sheep and goats.