Posted by : shabbirbhutta Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A security post at the top of the Babusar Pass is manned by personnel of GB Scouts and Diamer Police.

Babusar Pass or Babusar Top (4173 m. /13,691 ft.) is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km. (93 miles) long Kaghan Valley (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) connecting it via the Thak Nala with Diamer (Gilgit Baltistan).

The mountain ranges which enter Mansehra district from Kashmir are the offshoots of the great Himalayan system. In Kaghan valley the mountain system is the highest of the area including the Babusar top. This range flanks the right bank of the Kunhar, contains a peak (Malika-e-Parbat) of over 17,000 feet, the highest in the district.

Babusar Pass is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley that can be easily accessed by cars. From the middle of June up to the end of September the road beyond Naran is open for traffic right up to Babusar Pass. However, movement is restricted during the monsoon and winter seasons. The road remains closed from October to June every year due to heavy snowfall. As a result of its opening, the pass attracts a large number of local and foreign tourists enjoying the cool weather.

It has a great potential of tourism that can only be exploited by heavy investment in this sector. It can generate jobs for the local population and revenue for the state.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to Posts | Subscribe to Comments

- Copyright © socio economic pakistan -Shinpuru v2- Powered by Blogger - Designed by Johanes Djogan -