The magnificent Saif Ul Malook lake is located in the Naran Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan, high in the Himalayan mountains. Travelers have defined the beauty of Saif Ul Malook Lake in a variety of ways. But the fact is that there are no words to describe the majesty of this work of nature as you visit it.

One of Pakistan’s most well-known tourist attractions is Saif Ul Malook Lake. Jheel Saif Ul Malook attracts millions of visitors each year. Throughout the year, it is shaded by the mighty Malika Parbat (5,290 m).

The Saif Ul Malook Lake, also known as Jheel Saif Ul Malook, is full of interesting facts and legends. Saif ul Malook Fairy Lake, which is located at a sky-high elevation of 10,577 feet, is named after those tales of fairies surrounding the lake (3,224 m).

However, it is dependent on when you want to visit the lake, as the lake is inaccessible to visitors from October to the end of April during the winter season due to heavy snowfall. During the summer, the Saif Ul Malook lake is cool, making it the ideal summer destination for a relaxing break from the city.

Saif ul Malook depth and water quality

The depth of the Saif ul Malook lake has never been identified, according to the Jheel Saif Ul Malook storytellers. However, according to analysis, the Saif ul Malook height reaches about 34 meters (113 ft). The Saif-ul-Malook lake has a surface area of 2.75 km2. Since it collects mainly glacial streams, the lake’s water temperature lies below 10 degrees.

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Jheel Saif Ul Malook at Night

This natural wonder is mesmerizing in the bright sunlight, and it also has a pleasant effect on travelers under the bright stars. Tourists like to camp on the lake’s bank at night, surrounded by the Milkyway’s billions of stars. Capturing the gleaming Milkyway is a great way to spend a night.

There are also legends of lakes in this fairytale lake. The love story of Prince Saif-ul-Malook and a Fairy Badi-Ul-Jamal is one of the most popular Saif Ul Malook lake stories. The word Lake comes from a popular story by Saif ul Malook. The Egyptian prince arrived at this location and discovered the Fairy Queen.

According to legend, he fell in love with the Fairy Queen and fought with the Giant for ten years for the fairy who abducted her. The iconic love story of Saif ul Malook Lake has made it famous all over the country.

How to Get to Lake Saif Ul Malook?

To get to this magnificent lake, one must first travel to Pakistan’s beautiful capital city, Islamabad. The traveler will embark on the journey from Islamabad using local transportation at a very low rate. Starting on the Hazara Motorway, one can arrive in Abbottabad, then Mansehra.

Take the Naran Babusar top road from Mansehra city on the Karakoram Highway, which will take you straight to the Naran Kaghan valley via Balakot. After visiting Naran Valley, visitors can hike or take Jeeps to Saif ul Malook lake.

From the Naran valley to the lake, there is a 30-minute curvy adventurous jeep track. After the jeep trip, you’ll need to walk for a few minutes to get to Lake Saif ul Malook. Wanderers will enjoy a fantastic trip through Pakistan’s Himalayan mountain range.

Naran Kaghan Tours are incomplete with a visit to Lake Saif ul Malook

How to make the most of your time in Saif Ul Malook lake?

There are many things to do at the lake Saif Ul Malook to get the best experience possible. Water sports, hiking adventures, lake walks, horseback riding, ice skating on the glacier, food adventures, and much more are among the most common.

Lake Saif ul Malook Boating

Travelers will go boating on the lake’s sparkling blue water. The most suggested camping adventure over the lake is to get a variety of views of the lake. The Milkyway shines brightly over the mighty pool, with Malika Parbat in the background.

The lake has many restaurants with a stunning view of Saif ul Malook lake for foodies. There is local food to be enjoyed there. Following the food adventure, we plan to go horseback riding or pony back riding. Around this massive lake, visitors can go horseback riding or pony back riding. Also, have some great shots of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Also, for some relaxing time with nature, one can take a quiet stroll around the lake or to the mountains. Snow sliding from the glaciers across the lake is also a fun way to have some excitement and create lifelong memories.

There’s a lot more to explore at Saif Ul Malook lake, a fantastic tourist attraction.

After a few walks across the lake, some caves can be used for sightseeing. After two hours of horseback riding, one can even trek to the sky-touching Ansoo Lake (Tear Shaped Lake), which takes about an hour. Lake Saif Ul Malook is the starting point for the trek to Ansoo Lake.

Now that you have everything you need to schedule an exciting journey through the Himalayan Mountains, it’s time to get started. So, take your backpack and go on an adventure to build lasting memories with your loved ones.

What does beauty mean to you? Beauty is more than a word; it is a sensation, a spiritual emotion. There are some criteria for judging elegance. “Lake Saif ul Malook” is how I describe elegance.

Lake Saif ul Malook is one of those magnificent natural wonders that require no introduction. A spot where fairies dance in the lake and where heavenly love reigns supreme. It’s the kind of spot that, once seen, would drive you crazy with its alluring elegance.

It is connected to a fascinating story that draws visitors and bird lovers here again and again. What is it that makes you feel anxious? In today’s post, I’ll tell you about the story. So, stick with me until the end to learn about this love story.

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About Saif ul Malook Lake

Saif ul Malook is a lake nestled between massive mountains in the Saif ul Malook National Park, which is located to the north of Kaghan valley. It is the source of water for the Kunhar River. It sits at a height of 3224 meters above sea level. It is known as one of the greatest lakes in the world.

The best thing about this location is that the lake has been named by Guardian as Pakistan’s fifth-best tourism destination. The water is greenish-blue and frozen in the middle of glaciers like Malika Parbat, which explains its elegance in a single line.

The location is:

Saif ul Malook lake is a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa‘s Mansehra district. It’s located 9 kilometers north of Naran. The highest peak in the region, Malaka Parbat, is located near this lovely lake.

In the summer, it is accessible from Naran, but in the winter, it is more difficult to enter.

How did the spring come to be?

The glaciers obstruct the flow of water in the stream. The region was completely encased in ice. When the earth’s temperature began to increase, the glaciers melted and a large void was formed, resulting in the formation of an ice lake.

Multiple Varieties:

The lake resembles a large bowl of water, with a lower score and a higher bottom. Trout, algae, planktons, and other animals benefit from its biodiversity. Trout fishing is a popular pastime in this region.

Lake of the Magical:

This Saif ul Malook Lake is also known as a mystical lake because the water freezes inside due to high cold temperatures in the winter and thaws out in the summer.

The perfect time to explore this lake is during the summer. The weather is good and blooming throughout the day but drops to minus at night.

Lake Saif ul Malook – Popular Tourist Attractions:

Even seeing a glimpse of this lake is more than enough. Its elegance defies description.

There are two outdoor opportunities to remember. The first is to go boating, and the second is to go hiking.

Imagine you’re on a boat in a Saif ul Malook fairy lake surrounded by massive glaciers and mountains blanketed in dense snow. Isn’t it as if you’re in a fairytale? The charm of the fairy lake can be seen here.

However, boating should be done with caution because the depth of this lake is uncertain, and it can be risky without lifeguards. Adventurers, on the other hand, are unconcerned! Who would look at this and not be enthralled?

We want to camp in a forest, surrounded by mountains, stars, and a deep blue sky.

It’s the ideal holiday setting for you and your family to celebrate.

The following is a fairy tale:

Apart from its natural beauty, it is also known for its popular fairy tale, which draws visitors from all over the world.

It is said that in Naran, a prince named “Saif ul Malook lake” fell in love with a girl who turned out to be a fairy princess named Badi Ul Jamal. This occurrence was turned into poems and folk tales by the poets.

Many fairies now dance around the lake at night to commemorate the event. I’m not sure whether it’s real or not, but it’s lovely.  

If you want to see the land of the fairies, Lake Saif ul Malook is the way to go!

The location

The divine lake Saif ul Malook is located near Naran, at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley, and in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At an elevation of 3,224 meters and 10,578 feet above sea level, it is Pakistan’s largest alpine lake.

Tourist sites and events

The lake Saif ul Malook is shaped like a cup, with several glacial glasses of water collecting within it. It does, though, have a lot of eco-diversity, including a rare brown trout carp, a lot of blue-green algae, and a lot of different aquatic plants and phytoplankton. Fishing for trout is very common in Kaghan and Naran.

In the winter, thanks to heavy snowfall, the enchanted lake is frozen. The months of June to September are perfect for tourism. The weather in this holy location is exceedingly good during the day (around 15-20 degrees Celsius) but decreases to three degrees Celsius at night.

Adventure seekers may also use the boating pool. The adventure can be thrilling, but be cautious because the depth of the lake is uncertain, and there is no rescue equipment. As a result, go boating at your peril! If you don’t want to cycle, horses and ponies are also available.

Camping during the full moon feels like you’re in a fairytale. It’s a must-see for anyone who wants to see the moonshine best among the five billion stars in the sky.

Lake Saif ul Malook History

The history of this beautiful lake is well-known, drawing visitors from all over the world. The plot follows lake Saif-ul-Malook, a prince who falls in love with Badi-ul-Jamal, a fairy princess.

Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, a Sufi saint and Punjabi Hindko poet, turned the story into a poem. Ahmed Hussain Mujahid, a Balakot native, was the one who translated the poem into Urdu. According to the locals, it is a place of fairies and demons who express their rage by extreme weather.

“I have not seen the fairy, but I have seen the grace of God,” a storyteller said. The lake is like a prism every month on the 14th night of the lunar month, cradling the mountains, the clouds, the myriad twinkling stars, the glowing sphere of the moon – so calm, so clear, you can hardly tell the difference between truth and reflection. It’s a beautiful sight to see! I’ve even seen stars, a thousand floating lights, here on the hill, and watched them vanish under the rocks on several occasions. Badi-ul-Jamal, I haven’t seen the fairy, but I have seen God’s glory.”

Lake Saif ul Malook story

Saif-ul-Malook was an Egyptian prince. He had a sizable fortune that he had inherited from his forefathers. Two seals were inscribed on the treasure, one bearing the image of Said and the other bearing the image of Badi-ul-Jamal.

When Saif first saw the fairy’s portrait, he fell head over heels in love with her. He then left his home to look for her, a six-year trip that he completed.

One day, a saint encountered Saif in an Egyptian street and handed him a Sulemani cap, promising that it would transport the prince to his desired location. Since she was a fairy queen and the prince was human, the saint told the prince that he would meet the fairy in a lake, but he would have to pass some difficult tests and pray to find her. Since demons and fairies are “fire borne,” a human eye will never see them.

When Saif arrived, he immediately began a Chilla (pray for 40 consecutive days). His health worsened day by day, but he persevered and prayed.

He became tired and frail after praying for 40 days without food or rest. “Perhaps tonight I’ll see her,” he reasoned on the 14th night of the month. Then he saw the fairy queen and her maids walking into the lake to take a bath. Her dark black hair and radiant eyes made her incredibly attractive. She was simply beautiful.

After speaking with Badi-ul-Jamal, Saif learned that she had been imprisoned in a castle at Koh Qaf for the past ten years by Safaid Deyo (the white giant). The white giant was smitten with the fairy as well.

After hearing the fairy queen’s tale, Saif took her and attempted to flee the valley. When the white giant learned of this, he became enraged and produced turbulences in the water, causing a flood in Kaghan Valley. They (the fairy and the prince) took refuge in a graveyard a few miles outside of Naran, but Saif and Badi-ul-Jamal took refuge in a cave near the lake due to the flood.

According to legend, the Ansoo Lake in Kaghan Valley, a few miles from lake Saif-ul-Malook, was formed by the white giant’s tears when he realized the fairy had vanished. The prince and the fairy queen, according to legend, still dwell in the cave and dance above the water surface on the 14th night of every lunar month.

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