Mahudand Lake is found at intervals the upper Ushu depression, at a distance of concerning forty kilometers (25 miles) from Kalam, Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of North-Western Asian nation. It is a known Resort for holiday-makers and tourists from everywhere the planet.
Mahudand Lake (Lake of Fish) is situated in the Hindu-Kush Mountain Range, at an elevation of 9,603 feet (2,927 meters) and expands over two kilometers long piece of land. It takes around a 3-hour journey to hide a distance of 35 to 45 kilometers from Kalam towards the lake.
On starting the journey, by the road on an off-road 4wd Jeep, once you enter in Forest with full of green trees of Kalam and after crossing it, the first stop you can enjoy is Ushu Valley.
Some patches of the Ushu Valley are really fantastic and eye-catching. Gushing water of streams not only gives a spectacular view, but it is also a source of water supply and power generation for the locals.
The way towards the Lake, You can see many nomads with their herds of sheep/goats, traveling deep into the Valley. You have to stop and often wait for the clearing-up of the road when herds are crossing the roads. It is a routine scenario for the locals; however, it could be a surprise for visitors/tourists, especially for foreign tourists.
Note: “As a trip advisor you should visit ushu resort in starting of winter season or at the ending of the winter season with giving you more pleasant sceneries”
Mahi Banal is that the next milestone when Matiltan, a picturesque place towards the Mahudand Lake.
22 Mighty Falls
There is another popular tourist resort of the 22 Mighty falls, after half an hour further journey. its cover with snow during the winter and fall starts at the start of summer. most of the peoples want to hicking on this fall because its a selfie place but be careful during hicking when the mountain full of ice if you have fewer tools. There is a small market on the way to Mahudand Lake.
Chashma E Shifa
after the 22 mighty falls, the next stop is the Chashma E Shifa (fountain heal) where residents believe that there is healing in their water. Many people stay here to drink this spring water and fill their bottles to carry with them as medication.
The view of this fountain is also beautiful, with clear water flowing through the stones and grass fields on the sides. flowing water produces the heart touching Sound.
The Mahudand Lake, the Majestic gift of Nature, lies at the foothills of Hindu-Kush Mountain Range, at an elevation of 9,603 feet (2,927 meters), surrounded by the lush green meadows, snow-capped mountains, and thick forests. The tall and lofty Pine trees enhance the beauty of the Mahudand Lake manifold.
Mahudand Lake gets frozen during heavy snowfall in the winters, on the contrary, in the Summers the surface of the lake is full of wildflowers like Geum, Blue Poppy, Potentilla, and Gentian, etc. The Pine trees provide shelter to the hundreds of the birds. The lake is an ideal location for the tourist.
The water of Mahudand Lake is divided into many streams, which contained brown and rainbow trout fish abundantly, but due to excessive and illegal fishing by using destructive fishing methods like electrocution, dynamiting, and large netting, the species reduced to the alarming level.
Mahudand Lake must be at the top of one’s priority list while planning a trip to Swat and Kalam Valley. It will be a pleasant and unforgettable experience of one’s life. Its charms, landscape, and imperial elegance make it highly dignified in the pool of distinguished lakes of Pakistan all the world.
There is no Motel or Restaurant proper building Around the lakeside, but the local residents of the valley have installed cabana to serve Visitors.
Before Planing a tour to mohandand lake you just need to pack your Luggage with some Following useable stuff.
- Sun Block Due to sunny Weather Conditions.
- Winter and Summer Clothes due to day and night temperature difference.
- If You Want to Trek Than tracking gadgets.
- If you want to fishing dnt worry about the fishing equipment you can get on rent fishing equipment from there.
- You Can Enjoy Boating at mohandand lake.
You Can Also Enjoy Horse riding With the pleasant view of mohandand lake.
- if you want to stay the night on Mohandand lake there are no Hotels available you can carry a camp to stay.
- Make Plan as you complete your visit before sunset if you don’t want to stay there.
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