Plan your 3 Days Trip to Neelum Valley

The best kind of trip is the one where you can actually relax – no messages, no phone calls, no WhatsApp, no Instagram – let go of technology and embrace your surroundings. Although it is very hard to find WiFi and signal-free zones, Neelum Valley fulfils these requirements!

Let’s Go to Neelum Valley!!

Here is how you can plan your 3 days trip to Neelum Valley.

Know about Keran Neelum Vally, Kashmir, Pakistan.

Day 1:

To start the Neelum Valley excursion, you will have to drive from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad.  Muzaffarabad is the cultural and financial capital of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. It lies on the banks of the Jhelum and Neelum rivers.

Aim to leave Muzaffarabad by 11 am, and drive towards Keran. You will reach Keran by 3 pm.

Keran Neelum Valley, visit to Keran Neelum Valley Kashmir, Pakistan

Keran is a village in Neelam Valley. It is situated 59 miles from Muzaffarabad and lies on the banks of the Neelam River at an altitude of 5,000 ft. The view from the tourist rest houses in Keran is phenomenal. Snow-capped mountains surround the resorts as well as snow-kissed trees.

Day 2:

In the morning drive from Keran to Kutton. Kutton is also known as Jagran Valley. It is a village in Neelam Valley that is located amongst vast strips of greenery and snow. There is a beautiful waterfall in Kutton, which is worth a visit. After seeing the waterfall, proceed deeper into Neelum Valley and visit Sharda.

Sharda is one of the two administrative centres (tehsil) in the Neelam district. When in Sharda, visit the ruins of Sharada Peeth a famous temple and Hindu pilgrimage site. It was dedicated to the goddess Sarasvatī (Sharda) who represents learning. Kashmir was once a place where Hindu was taught and learnt.

Sharda Neelum Valley, Kashmir Pakistan

Other historical monuments that must be visited include the Sharda fort and Kishan Ghati.

Spend the night in Sharda, and your comfortable stay is only one click away!

Day 3:

Go from Sharda to Kel, hiking to Arang Kel and then coming back to Sharda at night.

Arang Kel, Neelum Valley, Kashmir, Pakistan

Kel is a village in Neelam Valley, situated at an altitude of 6,879 feet. Upon reaching Kel, trek to Arang Kel which is only a 2-kilometre hike away. It is situated at an altitude of 8,379 feet and is a popular tourist spot. Arang Kel is a hill station surrounded by lush green trees and fields of greenery. The view from the hilltop features the serene mountains surrounding Neelum Valley, as well as the beautiful stream itself.

After this visit, you will notice how travelling without technology is a charm on its own.  Enjoy Neelum Valley!