Swat, Kalaam, Jahaz Banda, Timergarah Exploration
Summary of Trip
Have you been tired of the crowd, and hustle, and bustle of mechanic life, and want to get escape in the natural wilderness? Cross Roads is determined to present you with a beautiful solution, the planned trip is designed to take refuge in the natural world to get the peacefulness in a soothing milieu, to invigorate the exhausted mind, and sleepy body. Let’s spend some precious, and everlasting moments in the Serenity of the green Swat valley, and the surrounding enthralling valleys of Kalaam, Shogran, Jahaz band, and Temergarah. The adventure initiates from the beautiful capital Islamabad, Travelling towards the magniloquent Swat Valley enjoy the perpetual views, visit Kalaam to further experience the multi-colored natural world, then delve into the maleficent Jahaz Banda, and finally an archeological tour to the historical Temergarah. The guests not only get mesmerized by the natural beauty, but also experience the unmatched local culture in the form of folk music, and delicious food, the interaction with the locals further reveal their distinctive lifestyle. Hence, at the end of the memorable adventure, you will experience a positive change in your life.
How would you be Entertained on this Trip?
Have you ever witness a place termed as heaven on earth? Be there physically, the beauty of enchanted Swat Valley will engage aesthetic sense. Experience the divine beauty in a pure natural wilderness. Spend some worthy moments beside the melodious Panjkora River.
Are you in a disposition of a prolonged trekking experience in nature? Get this offer and enjoy the extreme beauty of nature through challenging hours-long trekking in tranquil regions of Jahaz Banda, Kunda Banda, and Taki Banda.
Spend life-changing moments besides the Katora Lake (3500m), a glacial alpine lake in mesmerizing Jahaz Banda valley, surrounded by mighty peaks. Get encapsulated by the magnificent view of skyrocketing mountains like Falak Sar Peak (5957m), which is the highest peak of the Hindukush Mountain range in district Swat.
Do you have an archeological taste? Join us to fulfill your longing in this majestic odyssey. We will take you to the historic Temergarah to explore Balambat excavated site, the graves are dated back to the 5th century BC and linked with Indo-Aryans.
Is it the Desired Trip for You?
We will be trekking at a relatively high altitude, thus be cautious about the relevant complexities.
The areas under exploration are secure to travel, but self-care is required.
The extended trekking might be challenging, test your stamina before proceeding to the booking.
A Brief Upshot:
Services included in the package
Invitation letter and other supporting documents
Service of experienced English-speaking guide ((accommodation, food, wages)
Expenses of driver (accommodation, food, wages)
All toll taxes
All parking charges
Services not included in the package
Extra at hotels like drinks, laundry, phone calls, and room services,
Tips, items not mentioned above
Any other not mentioned above
Experience the unscathed natural beauty of Swat Valley.
Explore the unrivaled beauty of Kalam Valley, through the melodious lake, and plain Forests adventures.
Opportunity to get mingle with nature in the serenity, and unparalleled calmness of Kumrat Valley.
The trekking experience at the unequaled Taki Banda Valley is marvelously organic.
Witnessing the unmatched sanguine atmosphere of Jahaz Banda Valley.
The Village walks would provide a chance to get awareness about the simple, but attractive culture of the region.
Tasting local delicious food would satisfy the hunger cravings.
Visiting the archaic sites of Temergarah would provide an opportunity to conduct an archeological study
DESCRIPTION OF SIGNIFICANT AREAS:
The marvelous lush green Swat Valley is a charming place in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, which is a popular tourist destination. During the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in the 1960s, she named this natural masterpiece, “Switzerland of the East”. With high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, it is a place of great natural beauty and is popular in tourists.
The Valley of Swat is delineated by natural geographic boundaries and is centered on the Swat River, whose headwaters rise in the 18,000-19,000 foot tall Hindu Kush. The valley is enclosed on all sides by mountains and is intersected by glens and ravines. Above mountains ridges to the west is the valley of the Panjkora River, to the north the Gilgit Valley, and Indus River gorges to the east. To the south, across a series of low mountains, lies the wide Peshawar valley.The northernmost area of Swat district is the high valleys and alpine meadows of Swat Kohistan, a region where numerous glaciers feed the Ushu, and Gabral rivers (also known as the Utrar River), which form a confluence at Kalam, and thereafter forms the Swat river – which forms the spine of the Swat Valley and district. Swat then is characterized by thick forests along the narrow gorges of the Kalam Valley until the city of Madyan. From there, the river courses gently for 160 km through the wider Yousufzai Plains of the lower Swat Valley until Chakdara.
The enchanted, and calmed Kalam valley is located along the bank of Swat River at a distance of 99 km from Mingora in the northern upper reaches of Swat valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The area has become a popular tourist attraction, due to its natural abundant valuable gifts, it hosts lofty mountains, serene forests, and blue water tranquil lakes. It is the birthplace of the Swat River, which forms with the confluence of two major tributaries of Gabriel River and Ushu River. It is a sub-valley of Swat, at an elevation of about 2000 m. It provides room for a small but fertile plateau above the river for farming. From Kalam, the metaled road ends and a single road leads to the Ushio and Error valleys. From Milton, the view of magnificent snow-capped mountains is breathtaking, including Mount Falaksar 5918 m.
The unruffled organic natural beauty with archeological significant places serves as district headquarters of Lower Dir District in Pakistan. It is located on the east bank of the Panjkora River at an altitude of 823 m. The town is the site of excavated graves of Indo-Aryans, dating from 1500 to 600 BC. On the west side of the Panjkora River is the excavated site of Balambat. The site has been occupied continuously since the time of the Indo-Aryans in 1500 BC. Discoveries included houses dating from 500 BC and fire altars, showing that the people followed early Vedic Hinduism which revolved around fire worshipping. The area’s early political history is defined by the control of the Hindu Shahis, artifacts and ruins from the period are found throughout the region. Most of the main city lies on the bank of the river Panjkora, which separates Balambat from the main city. Thus, this distinctive region serves as a heaven for archaeologists.
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