There are many beautiful valleys in Pakistan like Neelum Valley, Naran Kaghan, Swat Valley etc. and Kumrat Valley is one of them. Kumrat Valley is a valley located in the Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Province of Pakistan. A town named Thal is located 45 minutes away from the valley. The valley is famous for its nature, weather, and a picturesque spot for the tourists or travelers.
The valley is covered with snow clad mountains, a lot of greenery, rivers, lakes and forests which serves a variety of flora and fauna. Famous for its cool weather and greenery everywhere, thousands of tourists and travelers from all around the country visit this beautiful place every summer.
The Kumrat Valley is also famous for its unique selling of Deodar forest trees, these trees can be found on level ground adjacent to the Panjkora river. The valley is slightly less green as compared to Neelum valley, while the Deodar forests have continued to attract tourists for several years.
It is a must-visit place as tourists or travelers, is also famous for its camping sites. There are plentiful tent camps in Kumrat Valley to stay at night.
7 Best Places To Visit In Kumrat Valley –
- Panjkora River
- Jahaz Banda
- Crooked Woods Of Kumrat Valley
- Katora Lake
- Dojanga – Last Point Of Kumrat Valley
- Bara Dand Lake
- Jandri Village
1. Panjkora River –
The Panjkora River is a river that flows through Valley. The river is in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northwestern Pakistan. The source of the river is Hindu Kush Mountains which the elevation is about 3,600 meter high. Famous for its banks, the river is 220 km long.
2. Jahaz Banda –
Jahaz Banda is a large meadow located in the upper reaches of the Valley, Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is also known as Jaz Banda. The meadow is located at an altitude of 3,100 meters above the sea level. A lot of snow-clad mountains, green pastures, and a lot of high towering trees can be seen in the Jahaz Banda.
To reach Darwaza village, a main road continues to the Upper Dir from the Jahaz Banda. Famous for its high towering trees, Jahaz Banda is one of the best places to visit in Kumrat Valley. A lot of tourists and travelers come and visit Jahaz Banda Meadows every year.
3. Crooked Woods Of Kumrat Valley –
Crooked Woods of Kumrat Valley, as the name suggests itself, is one of the best places to visit in the Valley due to its high towering wooden trees. These are trees you can see anywhere in the valley. Trees are long in height and also very greenish.
This place of the valley is covered with a lot of trees that’s why this place is known as Crooked Woods of Kumrat Valley.
4. Katora Lake –
Katora lake is a lake located in the upper reaches of Jahaz Banda, Kumrat Valley in Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Province of Pakistan. It is an alpine glacial lake. The surface elevation of the lake is about 11,500 ft. The lake is fed by the surrounding melting glacier waters. The name of the lake, Katora Lake is derived as the word Katora means “bowl” in Pashto. Katora Lake is named after the shape of the lake. It is a kind of a bowl shaped lake.
5. Dojanga – Last Point Of Kumrat Valley –
Dojanga is located in the valley in Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Province of Pakistan. Dojanga is the last point of the Kumrat Valley. It is famous for being the last point of the valley, while it is also famous for its cool weather, sceneries, and a lot of amazing views.
6. Bara Dand Lake –
Bara Dand Lake is a lake located in the valley in Upper Dir District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Province of Pakistan. The lake is very famous for its flora and fauna. The amazing view, very cold but pleasant weather and icy-cold water makes the lake more special for the tourists and travelers.
A lot of tourists and travelers of the Valley come and visit Bara Dand Lake every year and take the best experience of it.
7. Jandri Village –
Jandri Village is a village located in Karak District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is also a Union Council in Karak. The village is located at an altitude of 74 meters. It is one of the best places to visit if you are coming to Kumrat Valley.
Famous for its amazing sweet homes, tourists and travelers come and visit this village because of amazing views, cold but pleasant weather and to meet the people who live in the village.