Lake Saif ul Malook
Pakistan is a country that is full of wonders and the beauties of nature. Saif Ul Malook is a lake that is found in Kaghan valley on the northern side closer to Naran. It’s among one of the beautiful lakes that are found in Pakistan, at the altitude of 10,578 feet. There is a story which is associated with this lake, that there was a prince whose name was Saif ul Malook and he felt in love with a beautiful fairy.
There are many facts and stories about the Saif ul Malook Lake normally known as Lake Saif ul Malook. For such stories about the fairies regarding the lake, this piece of nature has a title of Fairy Lake situated at the sky-high elevation of 10,577 ft (3,224 m).
However, it depends what time you are choosing to visit the lake as Saif ul Malook Lake in Winter season remains closed from October till the end of April for the travelers because of the heavy snowfall. Lake Saif Ul Malook weather remains quite pleasant during the summer season making it the best summer destination for a peaceful time away from urban life.
Saif ul Malook Lake depth and water condition
According to the storytellers of the Lake Saif ul Malook, the depth of the lake has never been known. But the research shows that the Lake Saif ul Malook depth has a maximum of around 34 m (113 ft). Saif- Ul-Malook lake covers the surface area of 2.75 km2. The water temperature of the lake remains down the 10 degrees as it receives glacial waters mostly.
Saif ul Malook Lake at Night
This masterpiece of nature looks mesmerizing in the shiny daylight, moreover, it put a delightful impact on travelers under the shiny stars as well. During the night time, tourist prefers to have camped on the bank of the lake with the billions stars Milky way sky. One can have the best night by capturing the shiny Milky way over the lake.
Myths Of Fairies Lake Saif ul Malook
This fairy tale lake has a lot of stories about the lakes. One of the most famous Lake Saif Ul Malook stories is about the love story of Prince Saif-ul-Malook and a Fairy Badi-Ul-Jamal. Lake got the name from this famous tale of Saif ul Malook. The prince was from Egypt who came to this point and found the Fairy Queen.
According to the tale he fell in love with the Fairy queen and fought with the Giant for the fairy who captured her for 10 long years. Saif ul Malook Lake is also known around the world for its famous love story.
How to Reach Saif ul Malook Lake
To reach this marvelous lake one has to reach the beautiful Islamabad capital city of Pakistan. From Islamabad, the traveler can go on the journey by the local transport in a very low budget. Starting the journey on Hazara Motorway, one will reach Abbottabad and then Mansehra city.
Form Mansehra city on Karakoram Highway one has to take the Naran Babusar top road that will lead straight towards the valley of Naran Kaghan Via Balakot. After Naran valley, tourists can visit the lake Saif ul Malook by hike and by Jeeps.
There is a curvy adventurous jeep track for 30 minutes of drive from the Naran valley to the lake. After jeep ride, there is a walk for a couple of minutes to reach near the lake Saif ul Malook. Wanderers can have a marvelous journey in the Himalayan mountain range of Pakistan.
How to spend the best time at Lake Saif ul Malook
There are a lot of things to do to have the best time at the Lake Saif ul Malook. Some of the most interesting ones are waters sports, camping adventure, walk around the lake, horse or pony riding, Snow sliding on the glacier, food adventure and much more.
Travelers can enjoy boating on the crystal clear water of the lake. Camping adventure over the lake is the most recommended one to have different views of the lake from sunny to shinny Milkyway over the mighty lake with Malika Parbat at the backdrop.
For food travelers, the lake has a lot of restaurants with a beautiful view of Saif ul Malook lake. One can enjoy the local cuisine over there. After the food adventure, we have a horse or pony riding on our list. Travelers can enjoy horse or pony riding around this mighty lake and capture some beautiful views of the lake the mountains around.
Moreover one can have a peaceful walk around the lake or to the mountains to have some smooth time with nature. One can also enjoy the snow sliding from the glaciers around the lake to have some adventure and unforgettable memories for a lifetime.
There are a lot more that one can do at this amazing touristic sight Lake Saif ul Malook.
For sightseeing around the lake, there are caves that one can find after a few walks. Moreover one can also trek to the sky touching Ansoo Lake (Tear Shaped Lake) that needs around one hour trek after the two hours of horse riding. The trek for this Ansoo Lake starts from Lake Saif ul Malook.
A vast number of tourists including both the local as well as the foreigner visit this stunning lake every year. The water of the lake is very unambiguous and lucid with a greenish tint. The transparency of the lake is due to its water which is coming from the numerous glaciers which are present around that lake. Mild to moderate climate is usually seen here in the day time but as the night is approached, the temperature goes to some minus Celsius.