Apart from the scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage, Kumrat Valley offers another feast to the tourists, the Trout fish of the Kumrat River. Trout species were the hottest cake served for tourists and locals in Kumrat. Apart from one hatchery, the rest went empty of fishes and eggs. This led to the biggest gap between supply and demand and also affected the price. A country with over 1000 KM coastline, beautiful lakes, and flowing rivers, Pakistan could have earned much better than what it is making today. According to Pakistan Fisheries Export Association, we are exporting roughly $350 million worth seafood that mostly consists of raw material. Due to illegal (net fishing) and overfishing, we are losing our competitiveness and have to import $40million worth of fish annually.
Kumrat is a valley in the Upper Dir District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, of Pakistan. It is one of the scenic valleys of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and a picturesque spot for travelers. Every summer season thousands of tourists from different areas of the country visit to Kumrat valley and enjoy the greenery and cool weather.
Kumrat is covered with green pastures, snow clad mountains, the river Panjkora, foggy mounds and forests are attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for variety of flora and fauna.
It is located in the Upper Dir Kohistan region at the back side of which Swat Kohistan area of Gabral is located.