Kumrat Valley

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Kumrat Valley

Kumrat Valley is one of the best kept secret stunning destinations in the Upper Dir KPK. Main River of the valley is River Panjkora which flows throughout the valley & then meets River Swat near Malkand.

Kumrat valley is located in the foothills of Hindu Kush mountains range, surrounded by Chitral to the north, Kalam Swat valley to the east, and Lower Dir to the south. The landscape of the valley is featured by hilly terrain, green meadows, snow clad mountains, foggy forests and streams cut through the region and home to a diverse species of flora and fauna. The weather of Kumrat valley is alpine climatic in nature and mild cool summers are common throughout the area.

The valley provides options for mountaineering, trekking and rock climbing. Similarly, it provides a base camp for a hike to an alpine glacial Katora Lake which is located at an elevation of 11,500 ft on a trek of 3-4 hrs from the main valley. Jahaz Banda, Patrak, Kalkot, Lamutai, Seri and Thal, Panjkora River are popular attractions.

Itinerary


Day 01:
Early morning departure from Islamabad to Upper Dir via Mardan, Takhtbai, Malakand Pass. Jeep drive to Jandrai Village, visit to local museum. Dinner and overnight stay in camp. 

Day 02:
With an early breakfast starts 5 hoursí trek to Jahaz Banda. Overnight stay in camp, bonfire and BBQ.

Day 03:
3 to 4-hour trek to Katora Lake and Jahaz Dand Lake & return to Thal. Overnight in Kumrat Forest Rest house or camping.

Day 04:
Morning trek to Kala Chashma & return to Islamabad