Lalazar is an extremely picturesque pasture at an elevation of 3200m. It is linked to Naran by a 21 kilometers jeep track via Batakundi. Lalazar is the scenic spot with thick forests of pine and fir. The grassy mountain slopes are full of wild flowers.
A rest house and twovery basic hotels provide food and drinks to visitors from Naran. Limited accommodation facilities are also available here. Adventures may prefer to camp at Lalazar as a base to ready themselves for the treak to Lake Saiful Muluk via Hans Gali
Lalazar is the second visit that most tourist do when visiting Naran (Saiful Muluk is the first). Situated on the other end of Lake Saiful Muluk, over the mountain, at a distance of 21 km from Naran via Battakundi, located at 3,200m, it is a 1/2-day jeep excursion with several twists and turn.
Lalazar is accessible by a muddy narrow jeep track. A jeep track from battakundi climbs up the plateau. The road to Lalazar is a typical Pakistani Mountain road, with hills on one side and a deep “Khud” (valley) on the other side.The only difference was that the “Khud” is the Kunhar River.
This beautiful meadow is awash with colourful alpine flowers in spring and summer, and set amongst the cool pine forests. It is the most beautiful hill station in Kaghan Valley with its meadows and pine thickets. A large green plateau gives a nice view of the valley below. The views are breathtakingly beautiful at sunrise. You can find a couple of small resturants there for breakfast & refreshments. The native people & their lives are very simple.
On a clear sunny day, its possible to view snow covered peak of “Falak Sonia” from Lalazar. This peak has also got a fairy tale story in its background like most of the other places in Kaghan Valley. You may also see River Kunhar flowing roughly thousands of mile below the altitude you would be standing.
For adventure lovers there is a lovely footpath leads from Lalazar Plateau down to lake Saiful Malik, taking 5-6 hrs involving camping for a night. Its not an easy track. One can get a chance to see the rare wild life variety of “Markhoor” on this track during the months of October and November.
Lalazar is a place where one would enjoy camping. It has large grassy grounds and there is no fear of falling rocks or being in way of a broken glacier. And then something strange happened!
Its an excellent place to visit and stay for a couple of days when you get sick of the routine life.
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