Kumrat valley is situated at 7800 ft altitude above sea level in the Hindukush mountain range of Pakistan. There are two routes from Islamabad to Kumrat valley: 1. From Islamabad to Kalam to Kumrat via Badgio pass. 2. From Islamabad to #Upper_dir to …
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Kumrat valley is situated at 7800 ft altitude above sea level in the Hindukush mountain range of Pakistan. There are two routes from Islamabad to Kumrat valley:
1. From Islamabad to Kalam to Kumrat via Badgio pass.
2. From Islamabad to #Upper_dir to Kumrat.
Both the routes are beautiful and scenic. Kalam side is more beautiful however it was not possible for my car to go via Badgoi pass that’s why we adopted the other route from upper dir side.
Total distance from Islamabad is 395 km and it took 12 hrs to reach Kumrat valley from Islamabad while having short stays on the way five times. We got the petrol tank re-filled from Kaatlang service area and there was no need to refuel it again. That means, in a 50L tank, we managed to travel from Kaatlang to Thal and Thal to Kaatlang on 1800 cc car.
The beautiful scenes start where the Upper dir starts from. Clean water of Panjkura river and the clean road can be observed after passing through the Wari check post. Well before upper dir, we turned right towards Thal and Kumrat.
There is a metal road throughout the journey up to Paatraak (25 km before Thal). Paatraak to Thal road is under construction but any type of vehicle can reach up to Thal quite easily.
Kumrat is located in the Upper Dir District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, of Pakistan. It is one of the scenic valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and a picturesque spot for travelers. Every summer season thousands of tourists from different areas of the country visit to Kumrat valley and enjoy the greenery and cool weather.
Kumrat Valley Distance:
Kumrat Valley Distance From Lahore
13 h 45 min (733 km) – via Lahore-Islamabad Motorway/M-2
Kumrat Valley Distance From Islamabad
9 h 46 min (399 km) – via AH1/M-1, N-45 and Dir Road
Kumrat Valley Distance From Swat
6 h 8 min (153 km) – via Bahrain Rd/N-95
Kumrat Upper Dir Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Valley is covered with green pastures, snow clad mountains, the river Panjkora, foggy mounds and forests are attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for variety of flora and fauna. It is located in the Upper Dir Kohistan region at the back side of which Swat Kohistan area of Gabral is located.
Apart from the scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage, Kumrat offers another feast to the tourists, the Trout fish of the Kumrat River. Trout species were the hottest cake served for tourists and locals in Kumrat. This amazingly beautiful valley is well endowed with spectacular scenery and provides an experience of a lifetime to the tourists. If you want to visit a place that is amazingly beautiful and does not have many tourists, then Kumrat Valley is the place you should go.