Dear PW Friends, we did try to explore some areas of Neelum Valley in the last week of june,2012. Absence of one week from job hardly allows a hectic procedure of uploading a thread. It becomes more difficult in the case of 1st attempt to post a thread and when already a number of good threads of same place were in progress too. But we are just posting this thread to show our compliments to our visited places with the aim to do better in next time.
Our itenary was
23rd & 24th of June:Started our journey from Faisalabad at 220 on 23rd of June and reached Sharda(with some short stays in between) at 170 of next day. Night stay at Valley Trekers Rest House Sharda.
25th of June: Visit Sharda University, Trek to Maidaan Village/Kishan Ghatti and then went to Kel by Rocket Bus. Reached at 13:30 there and after getting our lunch there went to Taobat by PT Jeep. Reached Taobat at 180. Visit Tuc Shop at Neelum and surroundings there. Night Stay at Al-Waheed Hotel.
26Th of June: Early morning Trek to Upper Taobat Village(2.5 Hours) along with Gagai Nala and back side upper part of Taobat( a beautiful trek of 2 Hour goes upward and provides very wide/clear images of Taobat ). At 140, Went back to Kel and reached at 180. Stayed at Neelum Guest house.
27th of June: Went for Shounter and visited Upper Domail, Shounter, Shounter Lake. Come back to Kel till 170.
28th of June: Visited the Trek of Arang Kel (Ascending 2.5 hours + Descending1.5 Hours). Stayed there about one hour and then returned to follow the back way route.
Our ride was Cultus and we were three members on this tour
Mr Azam Khan
Objective of the tour: Main objective of the tour was to see and compliment our beloved Pakistan. Beside this we want to try some simple treks(about 2—4 hours round) to check our stamina before putting ourselves into some longer/a bit difficult treks. We felt that we aren’t so bad/old to do this.
Lets look into our journey and be generous to point out /correct the mistakes which we did/will do in our actual/virtual tour.
First Glimpse of Sharda
Hari Parbat in Shounter Lake
One and the only one The Areng Kel