Khawazakhela

The main road continues up the Swat Valley from Minglor, eventually reaching Chargabh; the next village with a small bazaar. The countryside is rich and fertile here, with paddy fields and small scattered settlements along the road. At a distance of about 32 km from Mingora, Khawazakhela is the second largest commercial center. The main bazaar is worth exploring for old silver jewellery, embroidered fabrics, semi-precious stones, ancient coins, antique chairs, and beds chests of carved wood. This is where a road turns off right to Besham on Karakoram Highway via Shangla Pass (7,000 feet).