Ratti Gali Lake is an alpine glacial lake which is located in Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan at the altitude of 12,130 feet (3,700 m). The lake is fed by the surrounding glacier waters of the mountains. The lake is accessible from Dowarian by an unmetalled 19 kilometers (12 mi) road cum hiking trek through breath-taking sites. Dorian is the base camp to this lake.
Neelum Valley (وادیِ نیلم) is also known as the blue gem of Pakistan. Neelum Valley is one of the most visited areas among the northern areas of Pakistan. Neelum is the district of Azad Kashmir situated almost 90km away from its Capital. Neelum is almost 180km away from Islamabad and it takes 7 hours of drive to reach there by road.
Dhani Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in Neelum Valley. Almost 33km away (45 mins of drive) from Muzaffarabad. Tuck shop is also available for tourists over there. No accommodation to stay is available there.
Kutton Waterfall also known as Kundan Shahi Waterfall is almost 85km (2.5 hours of drive) from Muzaffarabad. It is the heaviest waterfall of the valley and local people call it Niagara Falls of Pakistan. To see it in its best blossom, one should visit in peak summer.
Sharda is 40km away from Karan (3 hours of drive). The nightlife of Sharda is famous as compared to all other destinations. One can enjoy boating and jet ski there. Surgeon, Maidaan, Kishan Ghatti, Sharda Temple (Sharda University- Sharda Peth) are places to visit in Sharda. There are so many hotels in Sharda, that everyone can find a hotel according to their budget.
Kel is 20km away from Sharda and it takes 1.5 hours through jeep there. It is considered as a base camp to visit Taobao, Arrang Kel, and Chitta Katha Lake. There are also many hotels for night stay but the accommodation standard is very low, so one has to compromise when it comes to basic amenities.
Aurang Kel It takes 1 hour of hiking from Kel to Arrang Kel as there is no road towards the village. The most fascinating spot of Neelum Valley. Tourists name is “Heaven on Earth”. There is a local Cable Car service that is also available, and it reduces the travel (hiking) time to just 30 mins.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Lahore, Islamabad|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Lahore at 10:30 pm and Islamabad 3:30 am|
Thru, 29,Oct 2020
Fri, 30,Oct 2020
Breakfast in Muzaffarabad 8:00 am
Visit Dhani Waterfall
Visit Kutton Waterfall
Arrival in Keran 3:00 pm and continue for Sharda
Arrival in Sharda 5:00 pm and transfer to hotel
Dinner 8:00 pm
Overnight stay in hotel
(Hotel neelam river star / Park River/ Wadi Resort or Similar)
Departure for Sharda 9:00 am
Arrival at Kel. Explore Kel or hike to Aurang Kel 11:00 am
Spend time in exploring Snowy Aurang Kel
Drive back to Sharda / Keran before sunset 6:00 pm
Dinner 8:00 pm , BBQ and Bonfire
Overnight stay in hotel (Sharda or Keran)
(Hotel neelam river star / Park River/ Wadi Resort / Keran Residency/Posh Mehal or Similar)
Sun, 01 Nov 2020
Departure for Lahore 8:00 am
Arrival at Muzafarabad 3:00 pm
Lunch cum dinner at Muzafarabad
Departure for Lahore 4:00 pm
Arrival in Islamabad 8:00 pm and Lahore till 1:00 am
Lahore: Rs. 13500
Islamabad: Rs. 13500
Karachi: People from Karachi can join us from Lahore or Islamabad. Accommodation and travel arrangement can be arranged on request.
Registration Deadline: 16 July 2019
Kids age 5-10: 50% charges and given jumper seat.
Kids age < 5: Free and given jumper seat.
Separate Room for Couples: 1500 per head additional