Understand

Kel is one the beautiful valleys of Azad Kashmir in Pakistan. It is a very picturesque place that joins the flow of Neelum river, huge mountains, and sheer hills that can be seen from the valley. It is an outlandish and amazing site in the winter that one can never forget the unforgettable moments spent here. One of the beautiful things of the valley is valley itself and the sound of the Neelum river that flows all the way.

This heaven’s personified heart is known by a name of village near Line of control in Neelum Valley, Kashmir, Pakistan. It is located at about 6800 ft or 2100 meters altitude, 160 km from the Muzaffarabad city  and 310 Km from capital city Islamabad, Pakistan

Climate

The weather conditions are very affirmative in summer and temperature reaches to about 30 °C but at the night it is very cold out here. In winters, this valley is totally covered with snow and looks like clouds being visiting the earth.

Trip Tip

The amazing place with lovely charm and beauty, people love to come here with families and friends to camp, to enjoy late night steaks with friends in clear sky and for hiking towards the Arrang kel.

How To Reach

One must go to Muzaffarabad from the capital city and its about 3 hours enjoyable drive providing the views of the natural beauty of mountains, hills with the cool and stunning breeze.

Precautions

This place is completely non-visitable is winter, snow fulfills every corner of the area and non-metallic roads. So visiting Kel is winters is full of danger. However, it should be visited in summer because of very pleasant out there.

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Arrang Kel, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan May, 2015 © Usman Sharif