Malika Parbat

Lake Saif ul Malook

Lake Saif ul Malook is a mountainous lake situated at the distance of 8 km (5 miles) in the north from Naran, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is famous because of the highest lake above tree line in Pakistan, being habitat for the Brown Trout fish which weigh up to about seven kilograms, provides a marvelous view of Malika Parbat, and the associated story of a Persian prince Saif ul Malook.

Lake Saif ul Malook is like an oval in shape, with greenish blue crystal clear water remains under snow during winters. The lake has the height of 3,224 meters (10, 578 feet) above sea level. It is situated above the tree line where trees are not capable of growing because of high elevations and in frigid environments.

Lake Saif ul Malook is located 8 km (5 miles) north from the Naran, in the province ofKhyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan which can be accessed by using 4*4 jeeps.The best time to visit is from May to July during summers because, in winters, snows falling in the area block the roadway. However, one can access on foot while snow falling by taking 4-6 hours of trekking.

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