Utrot and Gabral

Utrot is located at about 16 km from Kalam. At a height of 2,200 metres (7,200 feet) above sea level, Utrot is a charming village and a totally un-spoilt location with excellent walking and fishing opportunities. There are a number of picnic spots along the river. A jeepable road 4 km towards southwest takes one to Liddu, from where it is a 3 hour walk up to the beautiful Kundol Lake.

From Liddu, another trail towards southeast leads to Spinkhor Lake. This beautiful lake is situated at an elevation of 10,530 feet above sea level. From Liddu one can also climb up directly to the high pastures of Dessan. This area is the most beautiful part of upper Swat with lush green pastures dotted with colorful wild flowers. From Upper Dessan one can reach Godur Lake which is located at an elevation of 12,600 feet above sea level.  A jeep road runs 8 km northwest from Utrot to Gabral village which is a lush green picnic spot along the river. From Gabral the jeep road continues another 20 km towards north to Kharkhari Lake, located at an elevation of 9,500 feet above sea level. A 13 km walking trail also goes towards Izmis Lake from Utrot, which is located at an elevation of 11,230 feet above sea level. The word ‘Izmis’ means caves in Kohistani and the lake gets its name from the several natural caves surrounding it.

Elevation

  • 2,200 meters (7,200 feet)

Places to See

  • Natural unspoiled forest
  • Lake Kundol

Where to Stay


 

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