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NEELUM VALLEY ITINERARY

Neelum Valley Itinerary:

Neelum valley is truly a heaven on the earth. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in Azad Kashmir. This is a 144 kilometers long bow-like valley in the North and North-Eastern side of Muzaffarabad, the Capital of Azad Kashmir. District Neelum is 43 kilometers away from Muzaffarabad. It lies parallel to the LOC between the Indian and Pakistani administered parts of Kashmir. From the other side, Kaghan valley connects to it through Babusar Pass. It is a high-altitude valley with an elevation of about 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) above sea level. It consists of 370 villages in total. The valley comprises of breathtaking scenery, thick forests, magnificent lakes, clear water streams, mighty waterfalls, roaring rivers, treasures of gemstones, minerals, fertile land as well as aromatic fruits, such as; Apples, Apricots, Cherry, Walnuts and Plums.

Since Neelum valley is a high-altitude valley, the Sarwali Peak (elevation: 6,326 meters/20,755 feet) is considered the highest mountain peak in Azad Kashmir. Some other famous tourist places of the valley include; Shounter Pass, Chitta Katha lake, Ratti Galli lake, Baboon, Nuri-Top, Sharda, Kutton/Jagran, Kundal Shahi, Athmuqam, Kel, Arrang Kel, Surgan, Taobat etc.

Tour to Neelum Valley:

Tourists can visit the Neelum valley during different time and durations as they can choose any trip according to their leisure time, budget and capacity. They can avail the following amenities and facilities upon their journey:

Pick n Drop:

Vehicle: Coaster/Toyota XLi/Land Cruiser

Hotel Stay:

Hotel: Best Available One

Rooms: As Per Requirement

(In case of room sharing, extra Mattress will be provided on demand)

Local Guide

Tour Duration:

5-Night —- 6-Day

Sightseeing Places:

Kohala Picnic Point, Kashmir Waterfall, Muzaffarabad, Kundal Shahi, Athmuqam, KeranKutton/JagranArrang Kel , Sharda and Taobat.

Starting Point and Ending Point: Islamabad, Pakistan

Day One:

Timing: 8 AM Onward

Starting Point: Islamabad

Ending Point: Muzaffarabad

Sightseeing: Kohala Picnic Point, Kashmir Waterfall Doulai, Red Fort Muzaffarabad, Pearl Continental Hotel Muzaffarabad and Sathra View Point Muzaffarabad.

Driving Time: 3 Hours (Islamabad to Muzaffarabad)

Overnight Stay: Muzaffarabad

Day Two:

Timing: 8 AM Onward

Starting Point: Muzaffarabad

Ending Point: Keran, Neelum Valley

Sightseeing: Patika Picnic Point, Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project, Chilhana/Titwal Crossing Point and Keran

Driving Time: 2:30 Hours

Overnight Stay: Keran

Day Three:

Timing: 8 AM Onward

Starting Point: Keran, Neelum Valley

Ending Point: Kutton/Jagran, Neelum Valley

Sightseeing: Upper Neelum Valley, Kutton/Jagran, Kutton Waterfall

Driving Time: 2 Hours

Overnight Stay: Kutton

Day Four:

Timing: 8 AM Onward

Starting Point: Kutton

Ending Point: Sharda

Sightseeing: Lawat, Dowarian , Mandakro, ShardaSharada Peeth

Driving Time: 3:30 Hours

Overnight Stay: Sharda

Day Five:

Timing: 8 AM Onward

Starting Point: Sharda

Ending Point: Arrang Kel, Neelum Valley

Sightseeing: Kel, Arrang Kel

Driving Time: 2 Hours

Overnight Stay: Arrang Kel

Day Six:

Timing: 8 AM Onward

Starting Point: Arrang Kel

Ending Point: Muzaffarabad

(Pack-up and driving back to Muzaffarabad)

Overnight Stay: Muzaffarabad

Driving Time: 5 to 6 Hours

Quick Notes:

i. Interval Point may be Keran, Athmuqam or Patika on the way back to Muzaffarabad.

ii. Timing, Days and Places are subjected to change.

iii. Add-On are Taobat and Ratti Galli.

iv. 18+ Persons must Bring their CNIC alongwith them for the Safety Measures.

v. Refrain from Littering.

vi. Visit Travel With Me for more Information and Queries.

Author: Fehmeeda Farid Khan

About Fehmeeda Farid Khan

I am Fehmeeda Farid Khan;. I'm a Freelance Content Writer, Reporting Analyst, Translator, Tour Consultant, Proofreader, Environmentalist and Social Mobilizer. I write Poetry and Novels. I have translated a book entitled "The Art of the Interview Skills". As a Physically Challenged Person, I extend Advocacy by speaking on Disability issues. I would like to excel as a Motivational Speaker. I have worked in different NGOs as Peer Counselor and Reporting Analyst. I am working for Environmental Awareness and intended to impart it through my writings. I am Masters in Economics and English. I have an additional degree of Bachelors in Education (B.Ed).

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