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Neelum valley is one of the beautiful places of Azad Kashmir and it’s named after the river which has curves like snake and has blue color. It is also called as the “PARASIDE OF KASHMIR”. There is a contradiction that this valley was named after a precious stone called Neelum. Neelum Valley is located in the Kashmir Region and to the North & the North East of Muzaffarabad and running parallel to the Kaghan Valley. The valley has thick forest, streams and rivers. This valley is dipped in most amazing beauty and attracts lots of tourists from within the country and other foreign countries as well. The valley can be approached from two different points. One from Kaghan Valley and the other is Noori Top. Besides these two it has many minor passes as well.
Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine glacial lake that is fed by the gigantic glacial melt of Himalayan Mountain Range. Additionally, it is elevated at an altitude of 12,130 ft. above the sea level. Further, it provides the most pleasant environment even in summers. Taking a position in the Top 10 Lakes of Pakistan, Ratti Gali Lake is truly a gem in the blue gem of Azad Kashmir. Tourism in Neelum Valley is accelerating with every single day. Moreover, Ratti Gali Lake is one of the main Tourist Spot in Neelum Valley.
Tour dates given in tour details are from Karachi, the tour starts from Islamabad on the second day of the mentioned date and ends two days prior to the given ending date. Child package applicable on 2 to 10 years old children only.
Karachi Cantonment Railway Station
Faisal Movers Karachi Station
G-7 Markaz Islamabad
According to train and bus timings as per package from Karachi.
8:00 am from Islamabad, reporting time 1 hour prior of departure time.
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Reporting Time at Cantt Station 9:15 pm, departure from Karachi via Green Line Train 10:00 pm
Faisal Movers package members will board their bus according to bus timings
8:00 pm Reach Islamabad (ETA), pick up from Margala Railway Station and transfer to hotel in Islamabad
Faisal Movers bus members will take shuttle or uber service to reach hotel in Islamabad
Dinner and night stay at Islamabad hotel for Karachi members
Joining of Karachi members coming by air from Karachi
7:00 am breakfast call, check-out and gathering of Islamabad members
8:00 am Departure from Islamabad for Keran
01:00 pm Lunch stop in Muzaffarabad, Capital of Azad Kashmir
Drive through Neelum Valley road, observe the beautiful views
Reach Keran in evening, visit Neelum River Bank which is Line of Control between Pakistan and Indian Controlled Kashmir
Quality dinner will be served, enjoy bonfire session after dinner, night stay in Keran, Neelum Valley Kashmir
Breakfast call 7:30 am, check-out, after breakfast departure for Sharda Village
Photography stops in between, reach Sharda and start of walking towards Ancient Sharda University
It takes around 20 minutes of walk to reach the university
After visiting Sharda Village and University, back to Sharda Hotel for lunch
Continue drive towards Kel Village, reach Kel by evening
Dinner and night stay at Kel Rest House
Breakfast call 7:30 am, departure for Taobat on pre hired jeeps, it takes around 4 hours to reach Taobat from Kel
Short photography stops in between, witness the raw beauty of Kashmir, by passing Sardari and Helmet Village of Kashmir
Reach beautiful last village of Neelum Valley, lunch break
Explore the beautiful Taobat Village, River Neelum & Fish Farm, enjoy your time
Drive back to Kel after exploring Taobat, reach back Kel by evening
Dinner & night stay at Kel Rest House
Breakfast call 7:00 am, start of trek towards Arang Kel Meadows for half day visit
Enjoy the amazing cable lift to cross Neelum River, start of hiking towards Arang Kel Village, it takes around 30 minutes of hike to reach Arang Kel from Cable Lift point
Reach Arang Kel, observe the beauty, explore the village and meadows surrounding
01:30 pm Lunch at Arang Kel, start of return trek, reach back to hotel 3:30 pm
Check-out and departure for Keran, reach Keran by evening, dinner and night stay in Keran
(Members who don’t have interest in hiking can stay back in Kel rest house or visit Kel bazar)
Breakfast call 7:30 am. after breakfast departure for Dowarian
Board 4×4 Jeeps for Ratti Gali Lake from Dowarian Village, start of adventurous Jeep Ride towards Ratti Gali Lake base camp
Reach Ratti Gali Base camp in 2 hours, start of the trek towards Ratti Gali Lake, it takes around 45 minutes of trek to reach Ratti Gali Lake from base camp
Enjoy the stunning views of Ratti Gali Lake, also known as crown of Neelum Valley Kashmir
Lunch at Ratti Gali Lake / or Base Camp, start of return journey after lunch
Reach back Dowarian around in evening, continue drive towards Keran
Dinner and night stay at Keran
(You can pay on spot and take pony ride if don’t wish to trek from base camp)
Breakfast call 7:30 am, check-out and departure for Islamabad
Short visit of Kutton Waterfall if road is clear
Photography stop at Dhani Waterfall
Lunch break at Muzaffarabad, Capital of Azad Kashmir
Reach Islamabad by evening via Murree Expressway
End of services for Islamabad members
Dinner and night stay in Islamabad for Karachi members
Free time till 1 pm, you can plan your outing in Islamabad, visit famous Faisal Mosque, Lake View Park or Damn-e-Koh
Breakfast time till 11 pm, eat according to your plan
Check-out and drop at Margala Railway Staiton, board Train (Green Line) 3:00 pm from Margala Station for Karachi
Faisal Movers bus members will board according to their timings
2:00 pm ETA Reach Back Karachi, end of your memorable tour.