Hub of scenic beauty with its towering hills, crystal clear streams, vast panoramic views, alluring lakes at high altitudes, green forests.
Lets Explore this Valley
The hub of scenic beauty with its towering hills, crystal clear streams, vast panoramic views, alluring lakes at high altitudes, and lush green forests, Neelum valley is located in the Azad Kashmir region of Pakistan. About 20km from Muzaffarabad, this famous tourist destination unveiled itself for tourists looking for an escapade from the northern areas of Pakistan. Its green-lush forests and snow-peaked mountains are the hubs for this place is well known to tourists. There might be a question in your mind; How can we choose the places to visit among these scenic landscapes? Don’t worry; we will get you covered with this ultimate guide to “the valley of dreams”! So, if you are planning a neelum valley tour, this guide will help you to explore the most beautiful and alluring places in this valley.
Location & Geography:
Running parallel to the Kaghan valley, the 240km long alluring Neelum valley is located in the north and northeast of Azad Kashmir’s capital Muzaffarabad. Separated by kaghan valley by its snow-peaking mountains about 4000m above sea level.
Places to visit at neelum valley
The enchanting beauty of kutton, at the height of 1500m above sea level, penetrating in a radius of 10km, makes the jargan valley. This valley is accessible by neelum road from Muzaffarabad via kundal sahi. Jargan Valley is a charming spot in the north for families with its waterfalls and streams along with the accommodations and guest house facilities.
The famous and well-known queen of the lakes in Pakistan, Rati Gali lake, is located about 18km from Dawarian. This ice lake is known for its peaceful vibes and no reflection of its surroundings. This lake can be visited from May to October and is easily accessible through the jeep track on the left side of Neelum valley road.
About 19 km from the Sharda valley, Kel is the small village and base camp for mountaineering activities to the highest mountain in Azad Kashmir “Sarwaali peak, and the biggest glacier, Sarwaali glacier. It is easily accessible through the jeep and vans and can provide you with the amazing view of Nanga Parbat.
About 40 km from Muzaffarabad, this place is depicting the most beautiful aspect of nature. Also known as Dhani Noseri waterfall, this is the highest waterfall in this valley, with a height of 15m. It is a stunning location with the attraction of thousands of tourists you must visit on your neelum valley tour.
Upper neelum also known as neelum village, is located at an altitude of about 1850m above sea level and roughly two and a half km from Karen. This profound green village is the gateway to look into Indian-occupied Kashmir, that’s why it is a remarkable attraction for tourists from all over the world. The reason for its popularity among tourists from every nook and corner of the world lies in the profoundness of this village in wildlife and its best-tasting fruits.
It is a charming landscape with numerous springs and hill stations with thick forests. About 30 km from the Dawarian, historical Sharda valley is located at an altitude of 1980m above sea level. You can find ruins of a Buddhist monastery and fort that shows the historical background of this place.
An unexplored and yet fascinating about 38 km ahead of Kel, Gurez Valley is located deep in the high Himalayan mountains. With an altitude of 8000 ft above sea level, this place is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. This valley has diverse wildlife and fauna, including snow leopards and Himalayan brown bears. This place is also situated very close to the Bruzil pass that eventually leads to the Astore district of Gilgit Baltistan.
If you are a person that wants to enjoy snowy meadows, stillness, and greenery, then baboon valley should be your priority in the neelum valley to visit. This breathtaking place offers you magical scenery and a route to many other alluring places like Rati Gali lake, Jabri top, Doarayan Jungle, and Jabri Forest.
Islamabad to Neelum Valley:
The distance from Islamabad to neelum valley is about 235km and takes about 6 to 8 hours to reach via E-75. This is the shortest way that can take you to this magnificent valley. Another route is through Hazara Motorway (M-15), which can take about 8-9 hours to cover this distance of about 305km to neelum valley from islamabad.
Lahore to Neelum Valley:
The easy route from Lahore to neelum valley is of 640km through M-2 Motorway from Lahore to Islamabad and then via M-15 Motorway to the neelum valley
Neelum Valley Camping:
Camping is an outdoor activity that involves living in camps or protective shelters or overnight stays away from houses out in nature. Camping also is the most adventurous activity a tourist always wants to enjoy during vacations. Living close to nature and exploring its every aspect is the main adventure ‘camping can offer you. Neelum valley, with all its beauty and alluring landscapes, offers absolute freedom for these outdoor activities. Sharda, a small town in the Neelum valley, offers you the most charming and fascinating spot for camping. You can book resorts and other accommodations for your camping activities. This place is well-reputed as one of the most beautiful spots in Neelum valley. Other than that, you can check latitude resorts for amazing packages for your tour, including transportation, and, accommodation with full luxury and natural feels.
Neelum valley tour packages:
While planning a Neelum valley tour, you must look for the things that must facilitate your luxury and be on your budget. So, we recommend choosing the resorts that can provide you with the total package including transport, accommodation, and travel guidance to make your vacations memorable. Many travel companies can offer you packages that will seem complete to you until you reach your destination. So, to avoid these travel difficulties you have to check all the services whether they are on point or not. At Latitude resorts, you will get all the options to make your vacations remarkable and close to nature. Explore the website and check all the available packages and book your tour now. You will get the best accommodations that will connect you to nature.
At the End:
Neelum valley, will its lush green meadows, towering hills, natural waterfalls, and many other charming spots is a paradise that every person should visit once in life. Not to forget the mountains dominating the whole scenery with their peaks covered with snow. While traveling through the mountains of this magnificent valley to the northern areas of Pakistan, you will create memories for your whole life. Share your experience if you ever visit this beautiful valley, or follow this guide if you are planning a Neelum valley tour.