Dir lies northwest in KPK. The region is sandwiched between Chitral and Peshawar.It was a princely state that ceased to exist in 1969 when it was incorporated into Pakistan.It is split into two regions Upper Dir and Lower Dir. Upper Dir lying in the foothills of the Himalayas has beautiful valleys and scenic mountains. Kumrat is a valley in the Upper Dir district.It is one of the scenic valleys of KPK and a picturesque spot for travelers. Every summers thousands of tourists from different areas of the country visit to Kumrat valley and enjoy the greenery and cool weather.
Kumrat is covered with green pastures, snow-cladded mountains, the river Panjkora, foggy mounds and forests are attractions of the region, which serve as habitats for variety of flora and fauna. It is located in the Upper Dir Kohistan region. Below are the major tourist attraction in Kamrat valley you need to visit.
Do Kala Chasma is a beautiful place in Kumrat valley. The gushing river flows through it. The magnificent and alluring scenery attracts a number of people here.
Punjkora river is one of the charming river flowing in northern KPK.The Panjkora Valley contains important sites of the Gandhara grave culture. The River is the natural habitat of trout and other freshwater fishes.
Water Fall in Jahaz Banda
Waterfall in Jahaz Banda in Kumrat valley attracts tourists from far away places. The way the water flows down the hill is a treat to eyes. The roaring of water further adds to its charm.
Wooden Canal, Thal
Wooden canals also in Kumrat valley in Upper Dir is another tourist attraction. People visit this place in summers to escape from scorching heat and enjoy the pleasant weather.
Katora Lake, the word means “bowl” in Pashto. It was named after the lakes resemblance to a bowl shape. It is an alpine glacial lake located in the upper reaches of Jahaz banda,Kumrat valley Upper Dir. The lake is fed by the surrounding melting glacier waters.
Bara Dand Lake
Bara Dand Lake is another amazing lake in Kumrat valley.The beauty of this lake is matchless.It attract tourists from all around the world.You will be really mesmerized by the spell-bound beauty.
Other than these famous lakes, there are other smaller lakes and waterfall catching attention of tourists.So plan a trip this summers to this beautiful and magnetic spots in Dir district in KPK.