Travel guide to katora lake: Hike to heaven 2020


Katora lake is an alpine glacial lake located in the upper reaches of Jahaz Banda, kumrat valley in district of  KP Province of Pakistan. The lake is fed by the surrounding melting glacier waters. It is an alpine glacial lake located in the upper reaches of Jahaz banda.

katora lake kumrat valley

The word Katora means “bowl” in Pashto. It was named after the lakes resemblance to a bowl shape with 11,500 ft height

 Jahaz Banda is a lush green and idyllic hill station in Upper Dir Kohistan region at an altitude of 3,100 m above sea level. The region is surrounded by snow-clad mountains, towering trees, and covered by green pastures

As the summer season in begins, adventure-seekers from across the country swarm the spectacular valleys in Swat . Upper Dir to fascinate their eyes with glamorous view of katora lake 

For this beautiful catchy view of Katora Lake you should pass some hurdles that are climbing huge stones walking on stony meadows because the majority of the path was along the side of the mountain and was badly affected by floods and stones broke down over it. During the trek, you can see a couple of green & blue ponds of water and can enjoy the greenery and cool weather.

 Kumrat is covered with green pastures, snow clad mountains, the river Panjkora, foggy mounds, and forests are attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for a variety of flora and fauna.

There is myth about lake that every Friday a gold katora appears at the centre of the lake and mysteriously disappears. Many people believe this and many not.

Some experiences states that Katora Lake’s view is something more than mesmerizing, soothing sound of water and mind of peace. What else you need when you have this peaceful view of Katora Lake to calm your soul and mind.  


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