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Duration

5 Days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

9 people

Languages

English, Urdu

About this tour

Swat Valley is a picturesque and mountainous region located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is known for its natural beauty, rich history, and cultural significance. A tour to Swat Valley promises an unforgettable experience filled with breathtaking scenery, historical landmarks, and adventure activities.

The journey to Swat Valley begins from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. After a four-hour drive through winding roads and scenic landscapes, you’ll arrive at Mingora, the largest city in Swat. From there, you can explore the local bazaars, visit the famous White Palace, and learn about the history of the region at the Swat Museum.

Next on the itinerary is a visit to the stunning Malam Jabba ski resort, which offers skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports activities during the winter season. During the summer months, the resort is transformed into a hiking and trekking destination, with trails leading to majestic peaks and scenic vistas.

For those interested in history and culture, a visit to the ancient Buddhist ruins of Butkara and the 7th-century Buddhist monastery of Jahanabad is a must. These landmarks offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and religious significance.

Another popular attraction in Swat Valley is the Mahodand Lake, a serene and tranquil lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and lush green forests. The lake is accessible through a jeep ride from Kalam, a town known for its natural beauty and hospitality.

Other adventure activities in Swat Valley include river rafting, rock climbing, and paragliding. These activities offer a thrilling experience and a chance to witness the natural beauty of the valley from a unique perspective. A tour to Swat Valley is a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. With its stunning landscapes, historical landmarks, and adventure activities, Swat Valley is an ideal destination for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

Highlights

  • Islamabad – Mingora – Swat – Behrain –Kalam – Ushu Forest – Malamjabba – Green Valley – Bahrain – Kalam – Marghzar – white palace – Mahodand lake

Included/Excluded

  • Exclusive Private Transport
  • Professional Driver
  • Fuel Expenses & Road tolls
  • Daily Driver and Guide expenses
  • 4x4 Jeep where required
  • Professional tour Guide
  • Hotel Accommodation (3 star)
  • Daily Breakfast included
  • 24/7 Expert assistance
  • Any sort of tickets forts / Museums / Activities
  • Beverages, Laundry
  • Lunch Dinner
  • Extras at Hotel
  • medical emergency
  • Gratuities / Tips

Itinerary

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Head towards swat Mingora
  • Stopover at swat motorway
  • Head towards Malamjabba while sightseeing
  • Reach Malamjabba & explore around
  • Visit Malamjabba Ski resort & enjoy multiple adventure activities all day long
  • Head Back towards Hotel
  • Overnight stat at hotel

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Head towards Kalam
  • Enjoy the drive towards Kalam
  • Stopover at Behrain & explore its Local Bazaar
  • Try out some local cuisines
  • Visit swat river & enjoy quality time
  • Reach Kalam & shift to hotel
  • Rest for a while & Visit Kalam Bazaar
  • Overnight stay at hotel

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Shift to 4x4 Prado
  • Visit Ushu forest & explore around
  • Visit Paloga River
  • Reach Mahodand lake & enjoy quality time Enjoy boating / Horse riding at Mahodand
  • Enjoy & explore all day
  • Back to Kalam
  • Overnight stay at hotel

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Head back towards Mingora
  • Visit swat museum get to know about the Pashtun history
  • Visit Marghzar White Palace & enjoy quality time
  • Shopping time at Marghzar (famous for local souvenirs)
  • Back to hotel
  • Overnight stay at hotel

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Head back towards Islamabad
  • Stopover at Swat Motorway
  • Reach Islamabad

Durations

5 Days 4 Nights

Language

English
Urdu

Frequently asked questions

The best time to visit Swat Valley is during the summer months, from April to October, when the weather is pleasant and the valley is in full bloom. However, it is advisable to avoid the monsoon season, which usually occurs from July to August, as heavy rainfall can disrupt travel plans.

Yes, Swat Valley offers various adventure activities for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy hiking, trekking, camping, fishing, and river rafting in the beautiful valleys and rivers of the region. Additionally, skiing is possible during the winter months in the Malam Jabba ski resort.

Swat Valley has seen significant improvements in security in recent years, and it is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it is always advisable to stay updated on the current situation and follow any travel advisories issued by your government. It is also recommended to hire a local guide or join a reputable tour operator for a smooth and safe experience.

The local cuisine in Swat Valley offers a mix of traditional Pakistani dishes with regional specialties. You can savor delicious kebabs, biryanis, karahi (spicy stir-fry), and traditional Pashtun dishes like chapli kebab and lamb curry. Don't forget to try the famous Swati sajji, a roasted lamb delicacy.

Swat Valley offers a range of accommodation options to suit various budgets and preferences. You can find luxury resorts, hotels, guesthouses, and budget-friendly lodges in different parts of the valley. It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during the peak tourist season.

While it is possible to visit Swat Valley as a day trip from Islamabad, it is highly recommended to spend at least a couple of days in the valley to fully explore its beauty and attractions. The journey from Islamabad to Swat takes several hours, and there is much to see and experience in the valley, making an overnight stay more enjoyable.

Swat Valley has a conservative culture, and it is respectful to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious or historical sites. It is advisable to cover your shoulders and knees and avoid wearing revealing clothing. Additionally, it is important to respect local customs and traditions during your visit.

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