No trip to Kaghan Valley
is complete without a visit to the legendary Lake Saiful
Muluk. The lake is named after prince Sauful Muluk,
who fell in love with a fairy from the mountains.
Lake Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern
end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran. It is in the north
east of Mansehra District in the North-West Frontier
Province, Pakistan. At an altitude of 3,224 m (10,578
feet) above sea level it is amongst one of the highest
lakes in Pakistan.
The lake is accessible by a 14 km road from Naran (which
is accessible by a road from Mansehra via Balakot and
Kaghan) during the summer months. On foot, the trek
from Naran to the lake takes about 4-6 hours.This option
is only for those who are fit enough to climb about
3000 feet in eight kilometers. A jeep can be rented
in the bazaar and driven up in one hour.The water is
clear with a slight green tone. The clarity of the water
comes from the multiple glaciers all around the high
basin which feed the lake.The weather here is moderate
during day time while the temperature drops to minus
degrees at night.