Kalam is a valley located at distance of 99 kilometers (62 mi) from Mingora in the northern upper reaches of Swat valley along the bank of Swat River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Kalam is surrounded by lush green hills, thick forests and bestowed with mesmeric lakes, meadows and waterfalls which are worth seen features of the landscape. It is the birthplace of Swat river which forms with confluence of two major tributaries of Gabral river and Ushu river. Kalam have waterfalls, Wild flowers, Alpine tress and many lush mountain green fields. It have four scenic hill stations to view the valley from four different visions. Majority of tourists mesmerizing the sensational imagination of the valley. kalam is a place for leisure lovers, hikers, and archaeologists. IF you want to trance with nature, we will take you to Kalam and giving you opportunity to experience the engrossing beauty of Valley.
IN every Mountain community each settlements have their own historicity and unique nature of people.
Swat is known as the Switzerland of Pakistan. The river Swat is a clear water river, starting from the Ushu range of mountains to the spread of the valley of Swat. It is one of the greenest valleys of Northern Pakistan and is well connected to the rest of Pakistan. There are regular flights from Islamabad to Swat and back. One can also get here either from Peshawar (160 KMs) or Islamabad.(250 KMs). The valley of Swat is located in the middle of foothills of Hindukush mountain range. The main town of the valley is Mingora and Saidu Sharif. A swat is a place for leisure Lovers, Hikers, and archaeologists. There are many comfortable hotels where one can stay a while to relax. In Kalam upper Swat there are some very pleasant walks since the weather is pretty pleasant one can easily walk over the hills for hours and enjoy the unspoiled nature. The Swat is garden of Ashoka and was a prosperous land in the Buddhist times (2nd BC to 5 AD) There are at least over 100 archaeological sites in the valley less than 10% of the area excavated. One can explore some of those sites in a half day tour of Swat.
Accommodation (3-4 persons sharing)
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09:30 pm Departure from Lahore towards from Destida’s Head office. 10:30 pm Pickup participants from Thokar. Continue to drive towards Islamabad through GT Road/Motorway.
03:00 am Pickup participants from Islamabad Continue Journey towards Swat. Arrival at Mingora (morning). Breakfast in Bahrain. Short stay in Bahrain at Wooden Bridge on river Swat. Arrival at Kalam (evening). Check-in at the hotel. Free time for relaxation and exploration. Visit Kalam Bazar. Dinner/Bonfire Night stay in Kalam
05:00 am Wake-up. 06:00 am Breakfast. Departure for Matiltan on Jeeps. Short stay en-route at Ushu Forest and Paloga for sightseeing/photography. Arrival at Matiltan. Trek towards Mahudand Lake if accessible. Arrival at Kalam (evening). Dinner/Bonfire Night stay in Kalam.
Wake up early in the morning. Departure for Mingora after breakfast. Short stays en-route for Sightseeing/photography. Continue journey towards Islamabad/Lahore. Lunch at Takht Bhai. Drop Islamabad participants. Arrival at Lahore (midnight).