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We offer a range of accommodation options to suit every traveler’s needs, including cozy Forest Hideout (Safari Tents), Riverfront Retreat (Geodesic Domes) right next to the Panjkura River, Riverview Retreat (Geodesic Dome) located in jungle with clear view of River from the windows and spacious Jungle Suits (2 Safari tents co located). Each accommodation option is designed to provide a comfortable and memorable stay amidst the stunning surroundings of Kumrat Valley.

Yes, we offer breakfast inclusive packages as part of our accommodation options. Guests can enjoy delicious meals at our riverside dining area from hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners, we ensure that every meal is a delightful culinary experience for our guests.

Our resort offers a variety of recreational activities to keep guests entertained throughout their stay. Activities include Archery, ATVs, bicycle tours, shooting gallery and trout fishing. These activities are charged separately. Very soon we are adding rope course for kids and adults to our activities.

Yes we do. We coordinate pick up from Thal and Shringal. A day prior to your journey you will get contact details of the driver and pin location of the parking. To keep your hassle free we already have rates fixed with the drivers. So you just need to transfer your luggage and make it to the resort. We also provide transportation from Islamabad as well. It is charged 8k per day plus the cost of fuel.

Kumrat Valley is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and attractions waiting to be explored. Guests can embark on sightseeing tours to nearby landmarks such as Jahaz Banda Meadows, Katora Lake, Dojanga Pass, Badgoi top and Dasht e Laila. Our resort can also arrange customized excursion packages tailored to guests’ preferences, ensuring an unforgettable experience in Kumrat Valley. For details about these destinations you can read blog in the blog section on the homepage of the website.

Yes, we understand the importance of staying connected, even amidst the tranquility of nature. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at our resort reception only, allowing guests to stay in touch with loved ones, share their memorable moments on social media, or catch up on work if necessary. However, there is no internet in the rooms as we want to establish your connection with the nature and give you a detoxing experience.

We get Mobilink 4G at some spots in the resort. However, calls can be made from any place at resort.

The safety and well-being of our guests are our top priorities. We adhere to stringent hygiene and sanitation protocols to maintain a clean and safe environment throughout the resort. Our staff members are trained in health and safety procedures and are equipped to assist guests with any concerns or emergencies that may arise during their stay. Entire resort is fenced and gated with 24 hours security.

We understand that pets are part of the family but unfortunately the pets are not allowed in the resort.

Kumrat Valley is a year-round destination, each season offering its own unique charm and attractions. However, the best time to visit depends on individual preferences and interests. Spring (Apr to May) and autumn (September to November) are ideal for pleasant weather, blooming flowers, and clear skies, making it perfect for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Summer (June to August) is ideal for adventure sports and camping enthusiasts, while winter (December to February) offers a snowy wonderland for those seeking a cozy retreat amidst the mountains.

Reservations can be made directly through our website or by contacting our reservations team via phone or email. Our friendly staff members are available to assist guests with inquiries, booking accommodations, arranging transportation, and answering any questions they may have about their upcoming stay at our resort in Kumrat Valley.

To reach Kumrat Valley, there are several routes you can take depending on your starting point. Here are some common routes:

  1. From Islamabad or Peshawar: If you’re starting from Islamabad or Peshawar, the most common route is M-2 till Karnal Sherkhan interchange, from there take Swat Motorway (M-16) to Chakdara. From Chakdara the most common route to Kumrat is via Dir via and then continue towards Kumrat Valley. From Dir, you’ll travel through picturesque mountain roads, passing through towns like Shirngal, Patrak, and Thal. The journey takes approximately 10-12 hours by road, depending on traffic and road conditions. Alternatively you can also go via Kallam. It needs jeep from Kallam onwards crossing Badgoi top you will reach Thal. It’s a haven for adventure lovers and takes about 14 hours. Night stay is recommended at Kallam.
  2. From Lahore: If you’re coming from Lahore, you can take the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway (M-2) to Islamabad and then follow the route mentioned above from Islamabad to Kumrat Valley. The total travel time from Lahore to Kumrat Valley is approximately 14-16 hours by road.

It’s a 370 Kms journey from Islamabad. Till Shringal (which is 42 kms from Thal) the road is very good. After Patrak (12 kms from Shringal) there is no road, it’s a track which is not rocky and doable on cars. Almost all customers bring their cars till Thal less those who are over protective about their cars. After Thal, the Latitude 35.5 is 9 Kms and takes about 45 mins. It needs a jeep for this journey as it gets rocky. It is advisable to start your journey very early in the morning so that you reach resort around lunch time or little after that.

During your stay at Kumrat Valley, you’ll have a plethora of activities to enjoy amidst its stunning natural beauty. Here are some activities you can indulge in:

  1. Trekking and Hiking: Kumrat Valley is a paradise for trekkers and hiking enthusiasts. Explore the valley’s scenic trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging treks, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding mountains, forests, and rivers. Popular trekking routes include Jahaz Banda, Kala Chashma, and Du Janga.
  2. Camping: Spend a night under the stars and experience the tranquility of Kumrat Valley firsthand. Set up your tent at designated camping sites or opt for a more luxurious camping experience at Latitude 35.5 Resort. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of nature and wake up to breathtaking views of the sunrise over the mountains.
  3. Birds Watching: Kumrat Valley is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of rare birds, including the Himalayan Monal, Blue Robins and the Kashmir Flycatcher. Join guided nature walks or birdwatching tours to learn more about the valley’s rich biodiversity.
  4. Photography: Capture the natural beauty of Kumrat Valley through your lens and create lasting memories of your visit. From sweeping mountain panoramas to cascading waterfalls and colorful meadows, the valley offers endless opportunities for photography enthusiasts to hone their skills and capture stunning landscapes.
  5. Picnicking: Enjoy a leisurely picnic amidst the picturesque surroundings of Kumrat Valley. Pack a delicious lunch and head to one of the valley’s scenic spots, where you can relax, unwind, and soak in the beauty of nature with your loved ones.
  6. Stargazing: Experience the magic of the night sky in Kumrat Valley, far away from the glare of city lights. On clear nights, marvel at the millions of stars that illuminate the sky above, creating a mesmerizing celestial spectacle. Set up a telescope or simply lay back and gaze up at the Milky Way stretching across the heavens.

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, Kumrat Valley offers something for every traveler to enjoy. So pack your bags, lace up your boots, and get ready for an unforgettable experience amidst the breathtaking beauty of this hidden gem in Pakistan.

During your stay in Kumrat Valley, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some truly magnificent destinations nearby. Here’s a closer look at the must-visit places, including Katora Lake, Jahaz Banda, Du Changa, Badgoi Top, and Dasht-e-Laila:

  1. Katora Lake: Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Katora Lake, also known as the “Bowl Lake” due to its unique shape resembling a bowl. Situated at an elevation of approximately 12,000 feet above sea level, Katora Lake is surrounded by towering peaks, lush green meadows, and vibrant wildflowers. Spend a day hiking to the lake and marvel at its crystal-clear waters reflecting the stunning landscape. It’s a perfect spot for photography enthusiasts looking to capture the serene beauty of nature.
  2. Jahaz Banda: Translating to “Ship Meadow” in the local language, Jahaz Banda is a picturesque meadow located at a higher altitude in Kumrat Valley. The meadow gets its name from its shape, which resembles the hull of a ship. Jahaz Banda is known for its panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Hindu Kush and Karakoram ranges. It’s an ideal spot for camping, picnicking, and enjoying the tranquility of nature.
  3. Du Janga: Du Janga is another stunning meadow nestled in the upper reaches of Kumrat Valley. Surrounded by towering cedar trees and snow-capped peaks, Du Janga offers a serene and secluded escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a leisurely stroll through the meadow, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and listen to the gentle rustling of leaves. Du Janga is also a popular camping spot, where you can spend a night under the starry sky and experience the magic of the wilderness.
  4. Badgoi Top: For those seeking adventure and panoramic views, a visit to Badgoi Top is a must. Situated at an elevation of over 11,000 feet above sea level, Badgoi Top offers sweeping vistas of the surrounding valleys, meadows, and mountains. It’s a favorite spot for trekkers and hikers looking to conquer the summit and soak in the awe-inspiring scenery.
  5. Dasht-e-Laila: Located 30 minutes ahead of Badgoi Top. Vast lush green meadows where guests can explore the unique landscape, and witness stunning sunsets casting golden hues across the horizon. Dasht-e-Laila offers a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Each of these destinations offers its own unique charm and beauty, providing visitors with unforgettable experiences and memories to treasure for a lifetime.

6.            Shahzore Lake: Tucked away in the serene surroundings of Kumrat Valley lies the hidden gem known as Shahzore Lake. This picturesque lake, with its pristine waters reflecting the surrounding mountains, offers a tranquil retreat for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Shahzore Lake is named after its shimmering beauty, with “Shahzore” translating to “magnificent” in the local language. It is 6-8 hours hike from Du Janga

When preparing for your visit to Kumrat Valley, it’s essential to pack appropriate clothing and gear to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience amidst the rugged terrain and varying weather conditions. Here’s a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare for your adventure:

  1. Clothing:
  • Long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against sun exposure and insects
  • Fleece or insulated jacket for cooler evenings and higher elevations
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket or shell for unexpected rain showers or wind
  • Warm layers such as sweaters or thermal underwear for chilly mornings and nights
  • Comfortable hiking pants or trousers with ample pockets for storing essentials
  • Sturdy and supportive hiking boots or shoes with good traction for uneven terrain
  • Lightweight and breathable socks for moisture-wicking and blister prevention
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap to shield your face and eyes from the sun
  • Sunglasses with UV protection to reduce glare and protect your eyes
  1. Outdoor Gear and Accessories:
  • Daypack or backpack for carrying water, snacks, camera, and other essentials
  • Reusable water bottle or hydration bladder to stay hydrated on the go
  • Trekking poles for added stability and support during hikes and treks
  • Portable power bank or solar charger to keep your devices charged
  • Lightweight and compact sleeping bag if camping or staying in remote areas
  • Waterproof dry bags or stuff sacks to keep your gear dry and organized
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for nighttime activities or emergencies
  • First-aid kit with essential medications, bandages, and supplies for minor injuries
  1. Personal Essentials:
  • Valid identification documents and permits (for foreigners only)
  • Sunscreen with high SPF and lip balm with SPF to protect against sunburn
  • Insect repellent or bug spray to ward off mosquitoes and other pests
  • Personal medications and prescriptions, along with a basic medical kit
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memorable moments and stunning landscapes
  • Binoculars for birdwatching and wildlife spotting

Remember to pack light and prioritize essential items, as you may need to carry your belongings for extended periods during hikes or treks. Additionally, check the weather forecast and specific requirements for your planned activities to ensure you’re adequately prepared for the conditions you may encounter in Kumrat Valley.

  1. Glamping, short for “glamorous camping,” is a form of outdoor accommodation that combines the experience of camping with luxurious amenities and comforts. Unlike traditional camping, which often involves roughing it in basic tents and minimal facilities, glamping offers a more upscale and indulgent camping experience. Here’s why glamping is different from camping:
  2. Accommodation: In camping, you typically stay in basic tents or RVs, which may require setting up and packing down, and may not offer much in terms of comfort or space. In contrast, glamping accommodations range from spacious canvas tents and yurts to luxurious cabins and safari-style lodges. These accommodations are often equipped with comfortable beds, plush bedding, furniture, and sometimes even amenities like electricity, heating/cooling systems, and private bathrooms.
  3. Amenities and Facilities: While camping often involves using communal restroom facilities, cooking over a campfire, and relying on portable stoves or grills for meals, glamping sites provide a range of amenities and facilities to enhance your comfort and convenience. This may include on-site restaurants or cafes, hot showers, flushing toilets, electricity, Wi-Fi, and even recreational facilities such as swimming pools, hot tubs, and spa services.
  4. Food and Dining: Camping typically involves preparing your own meals using portable cooking equipment or dining on simple fare like sandwiches and snacks. In contrast, glamping often includes dining options ranging from gourmet meals served at on-site restaurants to private chef services or pre-prepared meal packages delivered to your accommodation. Some glamping sites even offer culinary experiences such as outdoor barbecues, wine tastings, and farm-to-table dining experiences.
  5. Comfort and Luxury: The primary distinction between camping and glamping lies in the level of comfort and luxury provided. While camping is all about getting back to basics and embracing a rustic outdoor experience, glamping offers a more refined and indulgent approach to camping. Glamping allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature without sacrificing comfort, providing a luxurious retreat where you can relax and unwind in style.
  6. Accessibility and Convenience: Glamping sites are often designed to cater to a wide range of travelers, including those who may not have prior camping experience or who prefer not to rough it in the wilderness. Glamping accommodations are typically set up and ready for guests upon arrival, eliminating the need to pitch tents or set up camp. This makes glamping accessible to individuals and families who desire a hassle-free outdoor getaway without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

Overall, glamping offers a unique blend of adventure and luxury, allowing travelers to experience the beauty of nature in style and comfort. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat, a family-friendly vacation, or a solo adventure, glamping provides an unforgettable outdoor experience that combines the best of both worlds.

Here are some of the initiatives we have implemented to promote sustainability and eco-friendliness at our resort:

  1. Energy Conservation: We have implemented energy-efficient practices throughout our resort, including the use of LED lighting, energy-saving appliances, and smart heating and cooling systems. We also encourage guests to conserve energy by turning off lights and electronics when not in use.
  2. Renewable Energy: We are exploring opportunities to transition to renewable energy sources such as hydroelectric power to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and lower our carbon footprint.
  3. Water Conservation: We have implemented water-saving measures such as low-flow faucets and showerheads, as well as rainwater harvesting systems to reduce water waste and preserve local water resources.
  4. Waste Management: We have implemented a comprehensive waste management program that includes recycling, composting, and waste reduction initiatives. We also strive to minimize single-use plastics and encourage guests to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly.
  5. Sustainable Sourcing: We prioritize locally sourced and sustainably produced materials, products, and ingredients whenever possible. This includes sourcing organic produce from local farmers, supporting fair-trade practices, and using eco-friendly cleaning and toiletry products.
  6. Environmental Education: We provide educational resources and information to guests about the importance of sustainability and environmental conservation. We offer guided nature walks, wildlife spotting tours, and educational programs to raise awareness about the unique ecosystem of Kumrat Valley and the importance of protecting it.
  7. Community Engagement: We actively engage with the local community and support initiatives that promote environmental conservation, sustainable development, and community empowerment. This includes partnering with local organizations, supporting eco-tourism initiatives, and investing in community projects that benefit the environment and the people of Kumrat Valley.
  8. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuously evaluating and improving our sustainability practices based on feedback from guests, staff, and stakeholders. We welcome suggestions and ideas for how we can further reduce our environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future for Kumrat Valley and beyond.

At Latitude Resorts, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword – it’s a way of life. We invite you to join us in our commitment to preserving the natural beauty of Kumrat Valley and ensuring a brighter, greener future for generations to come.”

We offer an unparalleled glamping experience amidst the stunning natural beauty of Kumrat Valley. When you book a stay with us, you can expect the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and adventure, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of the valley’s lush forests, majestic mountains, and pristine rivers. Here’s what you can expect when you book at our resort:

  1. Luxurious Accommodations: Our glamping tents are elegantly furnished and meticulously designed to provide the utmost comfort and relaxation. Each tent features plush bedding, cozy furnishings, and modern amenities to ensure a truly indulgent stay.
  2. Spectacular Scenery: Wake up to the sights and sounds of nature right outside your doorstep. Our resort is nestled in the heart of Kumrat Forest, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and easy access to outdoor adventures.
  3. Gourmet Dining: Indulge your taste buds with gourmet cuisine prepared by our talented chefs using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From hearty breakfasts to delectable dinners, every meal is a culinary delight to be savored.
  4. Personalized Service: Our attentive staff is dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your stay is nothing short of perfect. Whether you need assistance with planning activities, arranging transportation, or simply want to relax and unwind, we’re here to cater to your every need.
  5. Adventure and Exploration: Embark on thrilling outdoor adventures and explore the natural wonders of Kumrat Valley. We have ATVs, bicycles, shooting gallery, Archery and trout fishing; there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
  6. Memorable Experiences: Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, reconnecting with loved ones, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, your stay at Latitude Resort is sure to be filled with unforgettable moments and cherished memories.

At Latitude 35.5 Resort, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional glamping experience that exceeds your expectations in every way. We look forward to welcoming you to Kumrat Valley and creating memories that will last a lifetime.”

we provide electricity on generators from sunset till 4 AM in the morning. During day time we are on UPS which usually lasts for day time unless someone uses heavy electric load and drains the batteries prematurely. We guide all our guests not to use such loads but some still.manage to do it.