Assalam O Alaikum
Due to Lulusar incident our Naran valley trip cancelled at last moment, & decided to visit Swat valley on EID vacations.
We have just returned from Swat valley having 4 days trip, valley was lush green & safe to visit with family. Peoples of valley were very nice & supportive.
This was my 1[SUP]st[/SUP] visit to Swat valley so before visiting don?t have any info about valley but thanks to Asif Bhai, Mobeen Bhai, & Sohaib Kyani for guiding our trip to Swat. And many thanks to Shahbaz Bhai (shahbazzain) for his company, hosting & RWP ? Mingora travel arrangements.
Due to security rumours about swat valley our group reduced to on two persons.
On 21/Aug evening Me & my friend Rahil started our journey from Sialkot & reached RWP midnight to connect next coach for Mingora Swat & Shabaz Bhai also joined us from Rwp.
Left Sialkot @ 06:30 pm
Reached Rawalpindi @ 10:30 pm
RWP-Mingora @ 12:00 am
Reached Mingora @ 04:15 am
Mingora-Kalam @ 04:30 am
Reached Kalam @ 08:15 am
After reaching kalam we were stunned to see that all Kalam bazaar was full of PathansJ, all Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was ther to enjoy EID vacations so it took us 2 hrs to find hotel L finally we got a room in Hotel Snow White.
After getting refresh & having breakfast we were again ready for our next destination Mahodand Lake,
Kalam - Mahodand Lake @ 12:00 pm
Reached Mahodand @ 02:45 pm
Lunch at Mohdand Lake
Return to kalam @ 06:00 pm
Reached Kalam @ 09:00 pm
Dinner at Kalam & night stay in Hotel Snow White,
We woke up early morning & gather info about Byun Village & after breakfast take a tour to Kalam Bazar.
After getting crossed River Atror & River Ushu we were at Byun Villege track.
We started to track @ 10:00 am & reached at top @ 11:30 am.
Returned back to Kalam @ 04:00 pm
We were willing to visit Kundol Lake but due to shortage of time & tough track threatens from locals we decide to came back to Mingora for Malm Jabba on next day.
Kalam to Mingora @ 06:00 pm
Reached Mingora @ 09:00 pm
Dinner @ Mingora & night stay @ Shahab Hotel Mingora.
Took breakfast & headed our way to Malam Jabba
Mingora to Malam Jabba @ 09:00 am
Reached Malam Jabba @ 10:30 am
Malm Jabba ? Mingora @ 01:30 pm
Reached Mingora @ 03:00 pm
Lunch & shopping at Mingora Bazar then started our return journey.
Mingora-RWP @ 07:00 pm
Reached RWP @ 11:00 pm
RWP-Sialkot @ 12:30 am
Home Sweet Home 05:00 am
Pictures will tell rest of story??.
SAM_6864 by BILAL3538, on Flickr
SAM_7066 by BILAL3538, on Flickr
SAM_7203 by BILAL3538, on Flickr
SAM_6916 by BILAL3538, on Flickr