Nestled in the heart of the Northern Areas of Pakistan lies Kuch Gali, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by adventurers and nature lovers alike. Kuch Gali, which translates to “a few streets” in Urdu, is a small village that is home to breathtaking natural beauty and a vibrant local culture.
Kuch gali trek is a green forested pass in the manoor valley in the kaghan region of Pakistan. The road to Manoor Valley Kaghan is from mahandri, which is an important town on the mansehra Naran road.
Mahandri is 105 km away from Abbottabad city, 243 km from Islamabad city and comes 40 km before Naran. The altitude of Mahandri village is 5144 feet above sea level. From Mahandri, a bumpy and dilapidated 4*4 road leads to the Manoor valley, which is about 8,500 feet above sea level.
Best time to Trek Kuch Gali pass
Although Manoor valley Kaghan can be visited most of the time of the year. However, Kuch gali trek needs a specific time frame for this trek. The traditional tourist season in Pakistan is june to october.
It mainly depends on what you want to see on the trek. Most people do this trek in july/august when they still find a decent level of snow on the summit. On the other hand, they also enjoy the fresh green trek to its peak. In september/october you can find dry weather with a hint of autumn. A few friends have done this trek in the winter months as well.
Main Attractions at Kuch Gali Kaghan
One of the main attractions of Kuch Gali is its stunning scenery. The village is surrounded by towering mountains, lush green valleys, and crystal-clear streams. Visitors can take a hike through the nearby trails and witness the majestic beauty of the area firsthand. The area is also home to a variety of wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard.
Kuch Gali is also a great destination for those interested in learning about the local culture. The village is home to a small community of people who live a simple, traditional way of life. Visitors can explore the village and learn about the customs, traditions, and daily life of the locals. They can also sample some of the delicious local cuisine, which is known for its rich flavors and hearty ingredients.
How to reach manoor valley kaghan
Generally, three steps are required to reach manoor valley kaghan
- first to reach mahandri from islamabad/mansehar/balakot
- mahandri to bihari village by jeep
- from bihari village to bihari bangla rest house by foot or jeep
Mahandri is an important town on the way to naran and is about 40 km before naran.
Jeep trek to bihari bangla is 4*4 offroad. Riding a jeep is no ordinary travel experience. Along the way, you will cross many springs that fall and crash into the road. In some steep turns, passengers have to get out of the jeep to make it easier to negotiate the obstacle.
Bihari bangla Rest House Manoor Valley Kaghan
There is only one rest house of the valley called bihari bangla rest house. It is a beautiful building with a large green park next to the hill. You can reach bihari bangla a day before your trek and you can rest before your trek. Even if you are not into tourism, you can treat yourself to a few days of rest in this area. It is quite a peaceful and quiet place in the kaghan valley which still offers a natural way of life in the hands of wild nature.
Remember, if you want to spend your holiday in bihari bangla, you must take food from mahandri. However, you can get the support of a cook from the rest house to cook your lunch and dinner. Bihari bangla rest house is a nice place with two family rooms. It was built in 1989-90. It belongs to the forest department of pakistan and can be booked in advance from mansehra.
Kuch gali trek in Manoor Valley Kaghan
- bihari bangla to dhair top
- dhair top to kuch gali pass
- lake ansoo after crossing the pass
- saif ul malook lake
- saif ul malook to naran by jeep
Bihari bangla to dhair top
- day: 01
- trek distance: 6 km
- travel time: 7/8 hours
- elevation: 3510 feet
- altitude of bihari bangla: 8500 feet
- dhair upper altitude: 12010 feet
The best thing about the manoor valley kaghan trek was its evergreen landscape that never bores you.
Dhair top to kuch gali pass
- day: 02
- trek distance: 4 km
- travel time: 3/4 hours
- elevation: 1850 feet
- dhair upper altitude: 12010 feet
- altitude of kuch gali:13860 feet
Manoor valley kaghan, trek to kuch gali
Kuch gali is a green forested pass in the manoor valley in the kaghan region of pakistan. Manoor valley kaghan is a scenic valley in balakot tehsil and kuch pass is a two to three day pass with moderate level of difficulty. A couple of our friends did this trek many years ago and we came to know about this trek from their blog post.
The road to manoor valley kaghan is from mahandri, which is an important town on the mansehra naran road. Mahandri is 105 km away from abbottabad city, 243 km from islamabad city and comes 40 km before naran. The altitude of mahandri village is 5144 feet above sea level. From mahandri, a bumpy and dilapidated 4*4 road leads to the manoor valley, which is about 8,500 feet above sea level.
For those looking for a bit of adventure, Kuch Gali offers a range of outdoor activities. Visitors can go rock climbing, rappelling, or mountain biking in the surrounding mountains. The nearby streams are also a great place for fishing, swimming, or simply relaxing in the sun.
In addition to its natural beauty and outdoor activities, Kuch Gali is also home to a number of historic sites and landmarks. The village is home to several ancient Buddhist sites, including the Altit Fort and the Baltit Fort. These ancient sites offer a glimpse into the rich history of the area and are a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of the people who have lived here for centuries.
In conclusion, Kuch Gali is a hidden gem that offers visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty, rich culture, and adventurous spirit of Pakistan. Whether you are an avid hiker, a culture enthusiast, or simply looking for a relaxing getaway, Kuch Gali has something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab your hiking boots, and get ready to explore the hidden treasures of this beautiful village.