Upper Dir Kohistan Trip

6 Days Trip to Upper Dir Kohistan

Upper Dir Kohistan is a beautiful valley with many attractions including Kumrat valley, Jahaz Banda Meadows, Katora lake, Badgoi pass, Shindur lake etc.

Kumrat valley is a valley in the Upper Dir District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 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.

Jahaz Banda is a lush green and idyllic hill station in Upper Dir Kohistan region, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at an altitude of 3,100 m above sea level. The region is surrounded by snow-clad mountains, towering trees, and covered by green pastures.

Katora Lake which mean in Pashto bowl like in shape and is being named due to its appearance. It is an alpine glacial lake located in the upper reaches of Jahaz banda.

6 Days Trip to Kumrat valley, Jahaz Banda meadows and Katora lake
Dates: 17-22 July 2018

Fast Facts:
Trip Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights
Weather Conditions: Moderate to Cold
Trekking Grade: Easy to Moderate
Accomodation: 5 nights in Camps

— Trip Charges: —
Cost from Islamabad to Islamabad: Rs. 16,000/person (on 3-4 person sharing basis)
Cost from Lahore to Lahore: Rs. 18,000/person (on 3-4 person sharing basis)
Last Date of Registration: 10 July, 2018

For room/camps on twin sharing basis: Rs. 3,000 additional (per person) will apply.

Note: Minimum Number of Participants Required 10 – 12 members.

Note: If number of participants from Lahore are less than 12 then Faisal Movers will be used.

— Registration: —
50% advance is compulsory for registration.
Limited Seats (on first come first serve basis)
Registration form link (Mandatory): https://goo.gl/forms/GV2VsAtjYYEeDg0h1

Discounts Policy:
5% Discount on a group of 5
10% Discount on a group of 10
15% Discount on a group of 15+
*Only one discount category would apply at a time

Payment Procedure(s):

Payment can be made either through bank transfer or cash by hand (50% in advance is must to book your seat).

1) Bank Wire:
Acount Title: Sher Ali
Allied Bank Account #: 02460120013972
IBAN: PK55ABPA0010040435700015

2) Cash by hand
Call at 0348 55 61 440 or 0336-5066866

Services included:
– Transport ( pick and drop will be disclosed to registered participants)
– Food
– First aid kit
– Services of a guide
– Photography
– Shared Accommodation
– Road toll & Tax.
– Camping gear
– Jeep charges

Services not included:

– Room services, laundry charges, Beverage, phone call and other any item of personal nature.
– Personal insurance.
– Rescue, Helicopter coverage.
– Tips for Guide, porter & cook
– Anything not mentioned in the “Services Included” list


Day 01 – Leave Lahore for Islamabad at 10pm. Leave Islamabad for Upper Dir at 1am in midnight after picking members from Islamabad (Faizabad Interchange). Breakfast and lunch on the way. Dinner and night in camps at Jandrai.

Day 02 – Breakfast at Jandrai, Hike to Jahaz banda meadows (4-5 hours of moderate trek through beautiful pine forest). No lunch will be served today instead daypacks will be given before startking hike. Reach Jahaz Banda Meadows. After a short break hike down to Jahaz banda waterfall (hardly 20 minutes) and then hike back to the camping site. Dinner and Night stay in camps at Jahaz Banda Meadows.

Day 03 – Breakfast at Jahaz Banda Meadows, depart for Katora lake, 3-3.5 hours of moderate trek. Lunch will not be served this day instead daypacks will be given. Spend 2 hours at lake and then back to Jahaz Banda Meadows. Dinner and night stay in camps at Jahaz Banda Meadows.

Day 04 – Breakfast at Jahaz Banda Meadows. Trek down to Jandrai. Lunch at Jandrai. Depart for Kumrat valley. Sight seeing around the camping area. Dinner and Night stay in camps at Kumrat valley.

Day 05 – Breakfast at Kumrat valley. Departure for Kala Chashma. Back to camping area for lunch. Depart for Thal. Dinner and night stay in camps/hotel (subject to availability of rooms because there are not many hotels) at Thal.

Day 06 – Early morning wake up call. Travel back to Islamabad. Breakfast and Lunch on the way. Reach Islamabad around 8pm. Reach Lahore around 12am.

End of services.

List of Personal Equipment:

– Ruck Sack (at least 65 litre)
– Sleeping bag
– Sleeping Mattress
– Trekking Shoes
– Warm Jacket
– Rain Coat or Parka Jacket
– Woolen socks
– Woolen cap
– Sunglasses
– Water bottle
– Trekking sticks
– Torch
– Tissue roll
– Personal Medicines

Terms and Conditions:
– Members shall not indulge in any act reflecting moral or character failing during the activities
– Members must respect the authority of an organizer
– Each participant should treat other trip members with respect
– Special respect towards female members would be exercised
– All members would give due care for the local environmental
– All members should respect the local cultural values

Call at 0348 55 61 440 for queries and booking.

– Dues must be paid before last date of registration.
– Participants must hold a valid Computerized CNIC/Passport Card.
– Participants are advised to use Non-slippery Shoes/Boot/Joggers/DMS. Participants must NOT wear Heel/Dress Shoes.
– Roam The World will not be responsible for any injury/damage/loss.

Refund Policy:

– 24 hrs or less, 100% cancellation of charges does apply.
– 48 hrs or less, 100% cancellation of charges does apply.
– 3 days or more– 50% cancellation of charges does apply.
– 7 days or more – 30% cancellation of charges does apply.

*** In case of refund, Roam The World will make refunds within 5 working days.

Note: Roam The World reserves the right to make changes to the plan without prior notice.

Roam The World is a non registered voluntary body open to public participation but does not assume any liability for any injury, loss or damages incurred during the event.

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