Naran Sports & Outdoors

  • A rafting boat in River Kunhar Naran
    A rafting boat in River Kunhar Naran
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  • River Kunhar Kaghan Valley
    River Kunhar Kaghan Valley
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    Biking
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    Rafting in River Kunhar

    by Bokhari76 Updated Mar 24, 2012

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    A rafting boat in River Kunhar Naran
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    Tourists coming to Naran consider it a must do activity. Adventure Foundation Pakistan has been organizing this activity for last few years. River Rafting can be done by paying nominal charges of Rs. 300, 500, 1000 only for a distance of 3, 5 & 9 km.

    According to a report published in June 2011, around 4000 tourists have enjoyed Rafting in Kunhar River till then.

    River Rafting and kayaking are new sports currently under development along the Kunhar River. Kunhar River is excellent for rafting. Some sections between Naran are quite technical and suitable only for experienced white water paddlers. Other sections of the river, above Naran and below Balakot, are fun for beginners and are of relatively easy grade.

    Equipment: Adventure Foundation Pakistan provides life jackets & other necessary stuff to the participants.

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    Hiking Routes for Naran - Saiful Muluk

    by Bokhari76 Updated Mar 12, 2012

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    Naran Valley is full of adventures. One can do Rafting in Kunhar River or go Hiking to Saiful Muluk through different routes. Here are few Trekking routes which start from Naran.

    Note: Altitude (Height from sea Level in Meters) is mentioned with each Location

    1. Naran to Saiful Maluk via Chura Gali

    Duration : 2 days
    Standard : Easy
    Best Season : June to October
    Starting Point : Naran Forest Rest House
    Finishing Point : Saiful Maluk/Naran
    Route : Trek to Chora Gali (3962m) via Dana,
    Trek down to Saiful Maluk (3200m),
    Trek to Naran (Optional) or return to Naran (2405m) by jeep

    2. Saiful Maluk to Lalazar via Hans Gali

    Duration : 2 days
    Standard : Moderate
    Best Season : June to October
    Starting Point : Saiful Maluk
    Finishing Point : Batakundi/Naran
    Route : Naran to Saiful Maluk by jeep (3200m),
    Trek to Lalazar (3200m) via Hans Gali (3994m),
    Trek to Batakundi (2713m), return to Naran (2405m)

    3. Saiful Maluk to Batakundi via Sira Gali

    Duration : 3 days
    Standard : Moderate
    Best Season : June to October
    Starting Point : Naran/Saiful Maluk
    Finishing Point : Batakundi/Naran
    Route : Naran to Saiful Maluk by jeep (3200m),
    Trek to Upper Kuch (3962m) via Malika Parbat Base Camp,
    Trek to Batakundi (2713m) via Siran Gali (4594m),
    return to Naran (2405m) by jeep

    4. Mahandari to Naran via Kuch Gali and Saiful Maluk

    Duration : 4 days
    Standard : Moderate
    Best Season : June to October
    Starting Point : Mahandari
    Finishing Point : Naran
    Route : Mahandari to Bela (1925m) by jeep,
    Trek to Manoor rest house (2600m),
    Trek to Saiful Maluk (3200m) via Kuch Gali (4100m),
    Trek to Naran (2405)

    Equipment: Check List for Trekking & Camping Trip to Kaghan

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    Hiking / Trekking Routes Starting Shogran

    by Bokhari76 Updated Mar 12, 2012

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    Kaghan Valley is suitable & famous for Hiking, Trekking & Camping. Group of people interested in hiking can visit this valley. I am enlisting a couple of routes which start from Shogran. This is a very beautiful valley.

    Note: Altitude (Height from sea Level in Meters) is mentioned with each Location

    1. Shogran to Kohori via Makra

    Duration : 3 days
    Standard : Moderate
    Best Season : June to October
    Starting Point : Shogran / Paya
    Finishing Point : Kohori
    Route : Shogran to Paya by jeep (3079m),
    Trek to Ziarat (2896m) via Makra Top (3885m),
    Trek to Patika (854m) and return to Muzaffarabad by jeep (671m)

    2. Shogran to Makra Top & back to Shogran

    Duration : 3 days
    Standard : Moderate
    Best Season : June to October
    Starting Point : Shogran
    Finishing Point : Shogran
    Route : Trek to Paya (3079m) via Sari,
    Trek to Makra Top (3885m) and return to Paya,
    Trek back to Shogran (2362m) and return to Balakot by Jeep/van (884m)

    Equipment: Check List for Trekking & Camping Trip to Kaghan

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    Variety

    by besal Written Oct 17, 2006

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    Hiking
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    From hiking, mountain biking, fishing, river rafting, mountain climbing, swiming, outdoor adventure, paragliding, etc, Kaghan valley offers a haven for all such activities. Although majority of the activities are in their infancy, with proper investments, all this could be devloped.

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    Hiking and Trekking in Kaghan valley

    by fashionapple Written Mar 14, 2006

    Kaghan valley offers great hiking, trekking n camping opportunities. One can hike n trekk at various places such as to Lake Saiful Maluk, Lake Lulupatsar, Lake Dudipatsar, Sri Paya, Ansu Lake, Sharan, Makra, Musa Da Musala etc.

    Trekking in Anso and Dudipatsar lake are is recommended only for expert hikers. You would also need to camp for one night if you want to enjoy in these far off lakes. One may also opt for a track from lalazar to Saiful-Maluk lake which involves camping for one night but its views are amaizing. Markhor, a rare animal could also be seen on the way. Ask locals at Lalazar for more detail about this track.

    Equipment: (1) Back packs
    (2) Hiking Sticks
    (3) Sleeping bags
    (4) Water proof tents
    (5) Hiking shoes
    (6) Water bottles
    (7) First aid box
    (8) All other necessary equipment

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    Horse Riding

    by fashionapple Written Mar 14, 2006
    Horse Riding in Naran

    You can enjoy horse riding in and around Naran. Many locals with their horses could be found in Lalazar, Shogran and main Naran bazar for ride.

    Equipment: No special eqipment is required as such but if you have high ankle boots then they would be helpful.

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    Fishing at River Kunhar

    by fashionapple Written Mar 14, 2006
    Rainbow trout fish

    Most popular sports of 155 km long Kaghan Valley is fishing. This area is most popular for its rainbow and brown trout fish considered to be the best in South Asia. The ideal area for trout fishing is between Kaghan and Basel. You can also enjoy fishing at lake Saiful Maluk, Lake Lulusar and Lake Dudipatsar. PTDC Motel Naran on the bank of river Khunhar also offers fishing oppurtunity.

    Equipment: For fishing first you need to get fishing license by paying reasonable amount to Fisheries department at Naran. You can also get fishing permit from PTDC motel Naran and hire fishing rods on rent from main bazar.

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    Steep hiking

    by l_joo Written Oct 4, 2005

    By walking slowly up the glacier is a sport activity, I guarantee you a tough challenge, very tough especially the cold coming from the ice and the high altittude and yet very steep. I did not wear a good shoes but only a pair of sandals and it was very slippery and slow. Walking together with me were two Pakistani tourists, they could walk twice faster than me and twwice the distance as well.

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  • Fishing in Nothern Valley....

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Apr 23, 2004
    Golden Trout fish

    If your idea of a dream vacation includes trout fishing in some of the most a picturesque surroundings in the world, PAKISTAN is the place for you. Northern land of Pakistan offers excellent trout fishing from May to September, against awesome backdrop of towering mountains, vast undulating valleys are dotted with scores of serenely placid lakes and criss-cross by turbulent rivers, fast flowing streams and whispering brooks. Most of them virtually crawling with brown and rainbow trout, relaxing on lush green banks under the shadows of trees. Fishing in heavenly environment perhaps at the highest altitude in the world. You will visit places whose virgin beauty will hold you spellbound. Nature magnificence in its raw, unspoiled form and that includes the people inhabiting these regions, friendly and gentle but shy.
    Kaghan Valley has some of Pakistan?s best trout fishing and six authorized reaches in the Naran locality.The Kunhar river trout is considered best in the sub-continent.

    Equipment: Fishing licences are issued by either the Fisheries Department at Naran or the Trout Hatchery at Shinu (Rs. 10 per day). You can rent the fishing rods & other equipment on rent from the local shops in the main bazaar of Naran.

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  • Mountaineering...Nothern Pakistan

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Apr 20, 2004
    Mountaineering...Nothern Pakistan

    Northern Pakistan has the greatest concentration of the highest peaks of the world. It has 05 peaks over 8,000 metres including the world’s second highest, K-2 (Chogori, 8611 m), 29 peaks of over 7,500 metres and 121 of over 7,000 metres. Hundreds of peaks are still lying un-climbed. This, is a great challenge for the mountaineers and mountain climbers the world over. All peaks/routes for mountaineering have been designated as open zone or restricted zone. Permits for climbing peaks in open zone, are issued by the Ministry of Tourism, within 24 hours of the receipt of application. However, for peaks/routes in restricted zone, permit is issued within 14 days form the date of receipt of the application in Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan

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  • Trekking in Nothern Pakistan...

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Apr 20, 2004
    Trekking area in Kaghan valley

    Pakistan is a paradise for trekkers. Most of the trekking routes lies in the northern mountains of the Hindukush, the Karakorams and the Himalayas. For most of the treks, trekking season is between May to October. The Ministry of Tourism, Government of Pakistan, has defined trekking as walking below 6000 m. It has designated three zones for trekking; open, restricted and closed. Foreigners may trek anywhere in open zone without a permit or services of a licensed mountain guide. For trekking in restricted zone, foreigners must pay a fee of US$ 20 per person per trek to obtain a trekking permit from the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Pakistan Islamabad. It also requires to hire a licensed mountain guide; buy a personal accident insurance policy for the guide and the porters and to attend mandatory briefing and de-briefing at the Ministry of Tourism, on the beginning and end of the trekking trip. No trekking is allowed in closed zones which are the areas near Pak-Afghan border and near the Line of Control with India.

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