Saral Lake Trek – Surgan Valley

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  • 4 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4300 m
  • Jun - Oct

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Saral Lake: Alpine Serenity in the Shounter Valley

Saral Lake is a captivating alpine lake that adds to the allure of Neelum Valley. Surrounded by towering peaks and lush meadows, Saral Lake is accessible through a trek that takes adventurers through pristine landscapes and dense pine forests. The journey itself is an integral part of the experience, offering breathtaking views at every turn.

At an elevation of around 13,600 feet above sea level, Saral Lake presents a serene and peaceful atmosphere. The still waters of the lake mirror the surrounding peaks, creating a postcard-perfect reflection. Camping by the lake under the starry night sky is a surreal experience, providing a sense of tranquility and closeness to nature.

Surgan Valley in Neelum Valley: Nature’s Haven

Surgan Valley, nestled within the picturesque Neelum Valley in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, is a nature lover’s paradise. This hidden gem is known for its enchanting landscapes, lush greenery, and serene ambiance. The valley is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and meandering rivers, creating a tranquil haven for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

One of Surgan Valley’s notable attractions is the mesmerizing Shounter Lake, a pristine alpine lake surrounded by snow-clad mountains. The azure waters of the lake reflect the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding landscape, making it a perfect spot for photography and quiet contemplation. The journey to Surgan Valley itself is an adventure, with winding roads offering glimpses of cascading waterfalls and terraced fields, adding to the scenic charm.

The valley is dotted with traditional villages where warm hospitality awaits visitors. Exploring these villages provides a cultural immersion experience, allowing travelers to interact with the friendly locals and witness their traditional way of life. The region is also known for its rich biodiversity, with various species of flora and fauna adding to the natural splendor.

Both Surgan Valley in Neelum Valley and Saral Lake offer a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and adventure. These destinations are not only visual delights but also provide a soul-soothing escape for those seeking a connection with the pristine wonders of the Himalayan region.

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.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Islamabad to Surgan Valley

Night Stay:

Surgan Lodge – Surgan Valley

Day 2 - Surgan Valley to Saral Lake

Attractions/Activities:

  • Noori Top
  • Unnamed Lake
  • Jumma Pass

 

Night Stay:

  • Camping

Day 3 - Saral Lake to Surgan Valley

Night Stay:

  • Surgan Lodge – Surgan Valley

Day 4 - Surgan Valley to Islamabad

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Payment

Package Price Per Head

With Food

 – Group of 2 Persons: PKR 68500 Per Head

 – Group of 4 Persons: PKR 43500 Per Head

 – Group of 10 Persons: PKR 30500 Per Head

 – Group of 18 Persons: PKR 26500 Per Head

 

(NOTE: Mentioned prices are estimated and are subject to change according to the requirements.)

Payment Methods

 – Cash in Office:
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 – Bank Transfer:
   Account Title: Traveloguers Private Limited
   Account No: 0106806925
   Branch Code: 0814
   Online Transactions: 08140106806925
   IBAN: PK58MEZN0008140106806925

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.

FAQs

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.

Can I change the travel date?

Change of date is not available for trekking, seasonal, and fixed departure tours. However, it can be availed after discussion with our team.
Change of date is available for customized tours and for some road group tours.

Can I get the porter during trekking?

Most of our tours include the porters for trekkers during trekking. However, one can confirm this for a specific tour before booking.

Do I need to pay in advance?

According to our Payment Policy, 50% payment is required for booking, and the remaining 50% needs to be paid before departure.

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