About Kaghan Valley

The Kaghan Valley (Urdu: وادی کاغان ‎) is an alpine-climate valley in Mansehra District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The valley is a popular tourist destination for Pakistanis, and smaller numbers of foreigners. The valley has largely rebuilt after the devastating 2005 Kashmir Earthquake.

Named after the nearby town of Kaghan, rather than the river which cuts through it (Kunhar River, the valley extends 155 kilometers (96 mi), rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m). Despite being named after the nearby town of Kaghan, the valley’s new tourist base is in the town of Naran), which is a base station that allows further travel to sites such as Lake Saif-ul-Malook and Lalazar.