Swat Vally

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This tour is a blend of history and nature in Swat, the cradle of civilizations is also known as Switzerland of the East. One who visit this region is not only enjoys the stunning nature but also peeping into the ancient history. When you travel in Swat you'll go home not only well rested, but with a greater knowledge and appreciation of the landscape and its incredible culture and history. 

Swat is famous for her flora and fauna, lush green valleys, luminous lakes,pristine rivers, dense forests, snow-clad mountains and eternal glaciers, it is rightly called ‘the Switzerland of the East. fruit laden orchards and flower-decked slopes is ideal for holiday maker’s intent on relaxation.

Swat is the home of Gandharan art and cradle of Buddhism with wonderful archeological sites. Owing to these multi-dimensional charms, Swat has been alluring people time immemorial. It was one of the most easterly place that the armies of Alexander the Great reached on their great journey in the 14th Century BC, and in the following centuries attained a greatness of its own as the centre of one of the earliest and most influential of the Buddhist civilisations. Swat has a rich cultural heritage. This is the Udyana (the garden) of the ancient Hindu epics “the land of enthralling beauty” where Alexander the great  fought and won some of his major battles before crossing over to the plains of Pakistan. This is the valley of hanging chains described by the famous Chinese pilgrim-chroniclers, Huian Tsang and Fa-Hian in the 5th and 6th centuries. Swat was once the cradle of Buddhism of all its sects where once 1,400 monasteries flourished. It was the home of the famous Gandhara school of Sculpture which was an expression of Indo-Greco form in the local Buddhist tradition. 

Swat has something for everyone. Swat is a year around tourist destination and one can enjoy its all seasons. March to May is the spring season, when the fresh green grass carpet covers the mountain slopes. The cool summer gives refuge to the downtown tourists who escapes from the heat of summer. Swat is the top tourist destination is full of hiking and trekking trails through the pine forests, to lakes, and glaciers ideal for short and weekend trekking expeditions. in the autumn when yellow and the golden color is the most dominating color in the backdrop  blue sky. the winter season is a time to enjoy snow fall and do skiing at Malam Jabba.

So whether you are a honeymooner or a corporate executive looking for a retreat or planning a conference event or you just want to take your family on a memorable trip,We have designed following exclusive tour packages to suite your mode, interest and time availability. For individuals and families Swat Valley tour is highly recommended. One may find variety of precious stones, handicraft, and fruits in the region and is also a golden opportunity to enjoy Trout fish.

 

Itinerary

Grand Swat Tour

Day-1 Islamabad-Saidusharief
Early morning start the 5 hours journey to Saidu Sharif from Islamabad/Rawalpindi, en route visit to Takhtbai remains. Afternoon sightseeing of Saidu Sharif, Mingora and Marghazar White Palace. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day-2  Day 02  Saidu Shariff-Malam Jabba-Miandam
Visit Swat museum and Butkara archaeological sight and directly proceed to Miandam via MalamJabba through the thickly wooded mountains with cider trees and lush green meadows and meandering Swat river, enroute visit Jehanabad Buddha. arrival at MalamJabba is at 14.00. Afternoon enjoy the ride of chair lift or other option is to walk through the meadows. Overnight in hotel at Miandam.

Day 03  Miandam-Kalam
Drive to Kalam via Madyan and Bahrain, enroute stop for lunch at Bahrain and also walk through the Bazaar. Upon arrival in Kalam transfer to hotel Walking tour of Kalam Bazar and visit the old Mosque with floral wood carvings. Visit the typical Water-mills and hike around. Return to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 Ushu Valley and Mohdand Lake
after breakfast, leave for the trip to Ushu Valley and Mohdand Lake in Jeeps. Full day Fishing and hiking around Lake. Afternoon drive back to Kalam, Overnight stay at Kalam.


DAY 05  Kalam-Islamabad
Leave for Rawalpindi/Islamabad en route shopping stop in Mingora.  


Miandam Tour


2 Nights/ 3 Days

Day-1
Drive to Saidu Sharif/Mingora. En-route visit Shingerdar Stupa and remains of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi’s mosque. Arrival and transfer to hotel. In the evening visit Fizagat Park along Swat River or visit historical site of Butkara.

Day-2
Drive to Miandam. Arrival and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon enjoy hill walking in upper Miandam Valley or just relax in the lawn of your hotel and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.

Day-3
Drive back to Saidu Sharif/Mingora. Free time for shopping at Mingora or visit Maraghzar White Palace. Drive back to Islamabad. End of tour

 

Malam Jaba Tours

Day1
Drive to Malam Jabba via Takht Bhai, and Saidu Sharif. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2

Full day activities including ski and hiking. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 3
Drive back to Islamabad.

 


Kalam tour

Day-1
Morning drive to Saidu Shari. En-route visit Takht Bhai, the largest Bhudhist monastery in Pakistan. Pm sightseeing of historical sites of Butkara and White Palace in Margazar. Overnight stay at Saidu Sharif.

Day-2
Drive to Kalam  along the breathtaking Swat River and places: Madyan, Bahrain. Overnight stay in Kalam

Day-3
Day excursion to Ushu Valley, Matiltan and Mahudand lake, the jewels of Swat Valley. Overnight stay in Kalam.

Day-4
Drive back to Islamabad via Mingora. 
End of tour.