Neelum valley offers some of remarkable landscapes and its beauty increases in snowfall season specially in mid December and January month. this is the best time to travel and make beautiful memories. What most people do during winters is crawl into their warm blanket and fall asleep without knowing that they are missing out on so many beautiful things. Neelum is a valley of fountains, springs, waterfalls, flowering trees and plants. Geographically too, it is a hospitable valley. Take a few days off from work and studies and explore one of the most beautiful countries in the world i.e. Pakistan. he Neelum Valley, 90 miles long bow-shaped with majestic pine, fir and deodar trees, lies north-south of Muzaffarabad (capital). This ninety-mile long kingdom of vegetation is ripped apart by the indigo blue Neelum river which flows serpentinely down hills to merge itself into the river Jhelum at Domail.
The most picturesque place in Neelum Valley is “ Sharda” it is located at a distance of 136 Km from Muzaffarabad and 30 Km from Dowarian. It is a breath taking spot. This place from the point of view of tourists is so attractive and captivating that they get their money’s worth when they spend a few days here in their sojourn amidst nature. The marvelous place is visited by numerous tourists and honeymoon couples every year. It is enriched with green mountains and offers a stunning view of Neelum river. This is a great place flooded with natural beauty and provides breathtaking views.
19 kilometers journey from Sharda, upstream takes one to Kel. It is a small valley at the height of 2097 meters. This is another picturesque place in the Neelum Valley . This is also a must-visit place during winter which is located 155 kilometers away from Muzaffarabad. In order to reach there, you need a jeep. Although, it is not a flat road but all the str
uggle to arrive at this place is worth it. The Shounter Nullah joins river Neelum at this place and leads to Gilgit Agency over the Shounter Pass (4,420 meter). Kel is also a base camp of mountaineering activities up to “ Sarawaal peak” 6326 meters above sea level and “Sarawaali Glacier” which are said to be the highest peak and biggest glacier of AZAD Kashmir. It offers stunning and breathtaking views to travel lovers In Winters.
ARANG KEL :
Arang kel village is accessible by a 2 kilometers Trek from KEL. The location can also be accessed by a kilometer long chair left. To reach Kel people usually enter into the Neelum valley from Muzaffarabad. Road are good private cars can approach easily till kel. The place is a lush green village and famous tourist spot. It has been hub of activities for last 7 years and newly mounted cable car is engaging and attracts more customers as it cuts the travel time to 20 minutes instead of 3 hours. Arrang Kel is plateau of Neelum Valley with close proximity to few lakes and towns with lush meadows.
Neelum Valley Map
Located at – Neelum Valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.