RUSH LAKE

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Rush Lake is a high-altitude lake in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan located near Rush Pari Peak (5,098 metres/16,726 feet). Its height is 4,694 meters (15,400 feet) and it is 25th highest lakes in the world. It is situated about 15 kilometres (9 miles) in the North of Miar Peak and Spantik (Golden Peak), in the Nagar Valley.

Rush Lake and Rush Peak can be reached through Hopper Glacier (Bualtar Glacier) in Nagar Valley, Miar Glacier and Phuparash Peak. The track to the Rush Lake is tough and not everyone can reach the lake with ease. Tourists can over-look the Spantik, Malubiting, Miar Peak, Phuparash Peak and Ultarsar Peak from the lake.

 

Mair Glacier

The lake remains frozen and covered with white-sheet of snow in the winters because all the surrounding Mountain Peaks are snow-capped even in the summer. In the winters the Rush Lake becomes nearly unreachable due to heavy snowfall and only a few tourists can manage to reached the heaven on earth, harsh weather and snowy-roads make it inaccessible.

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TREKKING AT LAKE SAIF-UL-MALOOK

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Saif-ul-Malook Lake is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is situated at an altitude of 3,224 metres (10,578 feet) above sea level. Saif-ul-Malook is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. This is an oval shaped lake, spreads over a mile. Its water is clear, slightly in green tone with snow-capped peaks in the background. The lake is rich in eco-diversity and holds a number of marine species and is a home of the famous fish, Trout. Lake Saif-ul-Malook is a famous tourist destination.

How to get there:

The lake is open for visitors from June to September, 10 kilometers from Naran Village. Saif-ul-Malook Lake is accessible through 4×4 vehicles via Naran Valley. Jeeps are easily available in Naran Bazar. The journey takes about an hour, on a shingled road, starting from Naran. The whole path fills with captivating beauty.

No trip to Kaghan Valley is complete without a visit to the legendary Lake Saif-ul-Malook. The lake is named after Prince Saiful Muluk, who fell in love with a fairy from the mountains.

Trekking:

The lake is accessible by a 14 kilometres road from Naran through Mansehra/Balakot/Kaghan. The trek from Naran to the lake takes about 4 to 6 hours, only for those who are fit and having stamina, enough for climbing up to 3,000 feet, of eight kilometers lengthy trekking trail. A jeep can be rented from the bazar and can be reached to the top in an hour. The water is clear and this clarity of the water is due to the multiple glaciers, all around the high basin, which feeds the lake.

Weather:

A very pleasant weather awaits visitors to Saif-ul-Malook Lake during summers. The weather here is moderate during day time while the temperature drops to minus during nights. Lake remained frozen in winter due to heavy snowfall. It makes the trek, tough to reach, only trekkers can access to the lake because of snow-falling.

Fishing:

Lake Saif-ul-Malook is a home of famous and delicious Trout fish. Angling is a popular activity in the Naran and Kaghan Valleys. Fishing in crystal clear water of Saif-ul-Malook is favorite pastime for many tourists, as the lake is full of brown and rainbow trout. A permit can be obtained from Fisheries Department at Shinu or from Naran. Bringing your own angling gear is an option, because it can be hired from the Naran Bazar. Fishing nets and all kinds of explosives, for fishing in rivers and lakes, are prohibited. They are harmful not only for the healthy and sustainable growth of trout fish but also for other marine-life.

Camping:

Camping at Saif-ul-Malook Lake, on full moon-lit night, gives a feeling of sitting in the fairyland. A few camping sites are available and it is strongly recommended to enjoy camping there, because scenic beauty of the Lake Saif-ul-Malook deserves to be appreciated at night. There are small huts and shops near the lake, where eatables are available for the tourists yet trekkers are advised to carry meals and water etc. along with them.

 

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Best Tour Packages for Naran in 2016

Welcome to 2016 We hope this year will bring peace and prosperity in Pakistan and tourism in Pakistan will flourish to northern areas of Pakistan. In 2016 PakistanTravelGuide bring new tour packages for Naran and Kaghan.

Sightseeing to new lakes, old tourist spots, new cultural dimensions, new tourist attractions for Naran. Every year thousands of tourists rush to explore Naran ( Lake Saiful malook, Babusar top, Shogran, Siri Paye).

We are offering following tour packages for Naran/Kaghan in 2016.

Standard 3 Days 2 Nights tour package

Deluxe 3 Days 2 Nights tour package

Leisure 3 Days 2 Nights tour package

We also offer Long Weekend Naran Kaghan Tour Packages in 2016

Standard 4 Days 3 Nights tour package

Deluxe 4 Days 3 Nights tour package

Leisure 4 Days 3 Nights tour package

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