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Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram
Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram

The Kaghan Valley is in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.

This is a popular tourist area. 

The Kaghan Valley is named after the town of Kaghan rather than the Kunhar River flowing through the valley.

The valley extends some 155km ( 96 miles ) from a height of 2,134ft ( 650m ) to the Babusar Pass at 13,690ft ( 4170m ).

 Naran is the main town and and the base for Lake Saif-ul-Malook and Lalazar.

The region is alpine in nature with forests and meadows beneath peaks over 17,000ft ( 5200m ) in height.



Kawai in the Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram
Kawai in the Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram




Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram
Malika Parbat ( 5290m, 17,356ft ) in the Kaghan Valley






Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram
Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram




Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram
Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram


Lake Lulusar in the Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram
Lake Lulusar in the Kaghan Valley in the Pakistan Karakoram

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