Chitta Katha Lake Trek – Shounter Valley

  • 5 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4100 m
  • Jun - Sep


Chitta Katha Lake is a stunning high-altitude lake located in the Shounter Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. The lake is surrounded by lush green meadows, alpine forests, and snow-capped peaks, creating a picturesque setting. The lake is located at an elevation of approximately 13,500 feet (4,114 meters) above sea level, making it one of the high-altitude lakes in the region. Access to Chitta Katha Lake is not straightforward, and reaching the lake involves a trek of several hours. The trail includes steep ascents, rocky terrain, and breathtaking landscapes.

The best time to visit Chitta Katha Lake is during the summer months, from May to September. During this period, the weather is relatively milder, and the snow has melted, allowing for a more comfortable trek. Camping is a popular activity at Chitta Katha Lake. The pristine surroundings and the tranquil environment make it an ideal spot for camping enthusiasts. Chitta Katha Lake is a hidden gem in the mountainous landscape of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, offering a serene and untouched natural beauty for those who seek adventure and tranquility.

Services Included

  • Transportation: APV or Grand Cabin or Coaster
  • Accommodation: Hotels and Camps (3-4 Sharing)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, and Refreshment
  • Jeep: Where Required
  • Entry Tickets: Where Applied
  • Professional Guide
  • Porters
  • Photography and Videography
  • Basic First Aid

Services Not Included

  • Twin Sharing - Extra Charges Applied
  • Extra Meals and Drinks
  • Personal Medication and Insurance
  • Extra Expense: Due to Unforeseen Circumstances
  • Anything Not Mentioned

What to Carry

  • CNIC / Passport
  • Raincoat
  • Sun Block
  • Cap / Hat
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hiking Stick
  • Backpack
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Warm Clothes: Upper, Jacket, Muffler etc.
  • Extras: Jeans, Shirts, Socks, Handkerchief etc.


Day 1 - Islamabad to Surgan

Day 2 - Surgan to Shaounter Valley to Dak-I

Day 3 - Dak-I to Chitta Katha Lake to Dak-I

Day 4 - Dak-I to Shounter to Surgan

Day 5 - Surgan to Islamabad



Package Price Per Head

 – Group of 4 Persons: PKR 52500 Per Head

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 38000 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 34000 Per Head

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Cancellation Policy

 – 90% amount will be refunded if cancelled 7 days prior to tour.
 – 75% amount will be refunded if Cancelled 4-6 days Prior to tour.
 – 50% amount will be refunded if Cancelled 2-3 days Prior to tour.
 – No amount will be refunded if Cancelled in last 24 hours.


Can I get the refund?

Yes, we offer the refund if a person follows the provided cancellation timeline. Please see details in Payment Section under Cancellation Policy.

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Change of date is available for customized tours and for some road group tours.

Can I get the porter during trekking?

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