Lake Saiful Muluk

Saiful Muluk is a lake located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran in Pakistan. It is in the north east of Mansehra district of North West Frontier Province. It is situated at an altitude of ten thousand and five hundred feet above the sea level. It is one of the highest and most beautiful lakes in Pakistan. The lake is accessible by a fourteen km jeep road from Naran during the summer months. The trek from Naran to the lake takes about four to five hours on foot. The water is crystal clear with a slight green tone. The clarity of the water comes from the multiple glaciers all around the high basin feeding the lake which provides a majestic and stunning scenery. Malka Parbat that is shining in the lake is the biggest source. It is speculated that an underground river empties into the lake that is why its depth is unknown. A fairy tale called Saiful Muluk written by the famous sufi poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh is also associated with this lake, which discuss a prince who fell in love with a fairy princess. The impact of the lake beauty is of such extent that people believe that fairies come down to lake in full moon. People from all over Pakistan come to visit this lake in every summer and go back home with extreame pleasure.