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The swat valley is one of the most fertile and easily accessible mountainous areas in northern Pakistan. The main attraction is its scenic beauty – lush green valleys with thick pine forest, srrounded by snowy peaks – an pleasant climate in summer. In addition the area is rich in historical sites dating back to the Gandhara Buddhist period and earlier. Swat is one of the most popular hill destinations for foreign tourists, after Murree and the Galis. Rising in the Shandur Range, the three principle sources of the Swat River the Gabral, Bahandra and Ushu – unite at Kalam 2013m into a single hill torrent which then drops 18 meters per kilometer in a narrow gorge for 39 kilometers before reaching Madyan (1312m). The people of Swat Valley are mostly Yusafzai Pathans, displaced from the PeshawarValley by the related  Mandnar Yusufzais late in the 16th century. The Swat Valley favorable environment for settlement has been compared with that of Zagros Mountains in present day Iran, the traditions ‘Cradle of Civilization’. The earlier evidence of settlement goes back at least 10,000 years to the early ‘Grave Culture’, so called because of primary evidence of settlement comes from the graves. The first written reference to the valley comes from the Vedic literature of the Aryans who called it ‘Suvastu’. Later in 327 BC Alexander the great passed through the great when he came through Afghanistan, by way of Bajour and Dir, he capture the ancient fort fort of Bazira in present day Barikot, and Ora (Udegram before he went on to the plain of Peshawar. At the height of the Buddhist Gandharan civilization in the first century AD there were at least 1400 monasteries in lower Swat alone. The Tantric and Mahyana schools of Buddhism were developed here, spreading throughout the subcontinent. The valley is still rich in Buddhist Monasteries ruins, stupas, sculptures and rock carving. From about the 17th century AD the Swat Valley became the refuge for a much reduced Buddhist culture. Hinduism grew and Hindu Shahi rulers extended their control into the valley during 18th, 19th century AD until they were supplanted by the Muslim, Mahmud of Ghazni. Later, under the Mughuls, both Babur and Akbar fought to control the Yusufzai Pathans of Swat, the former marrying into the tribe in 1519. During British period, Swat was the scene for the famous Malakand Campaign of 1897 against the Sayyid Hajji Shoain Baba who preached jihad against the British. Swat Valley was consolidated into an independent state in 1926 by the Wali or ruler, Miangal Gulshezada Abdul Wadood, the grandson of the Akhund of Swat, a famous Sufi ascetic and religious leader. His son Miangak Jahanzib took over in 1940 until 1969 when Swat was integrated into NWFP. They were competent leader who achieved internal political intergration and promoted he building of roads, hospitals and a free school system. The peak season generally from Mid April to end of September when the climate higher up the valley is at its best. 

   
     
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Day 01:              Arrival at Islamabad international airport, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02:              A pleasant drive to Swat over the beautiful Malakand Pass.

Day 03:              Day excursion to Malam Jaba Skii resort and surround.

Day 04:              Morning local visit of the capital Saidu Sharif, includes Museum, Budkaras I & II and Murghizar, afternoon drive to Madian or Bahrain for over night stay.

Day 05:              Local walks/hikes in the morning and evening drive to Kalam.

Day 06:              Full day excursion to Mataltan Lake or drive to Ushu or Otrot.

Day 07:              Drive back to Swat and continue drive to Besham.

Day 08:              Drive to Ayubia and hikes/walk on hill stations.

Day 09:              Drive to Nathia Gali, Patriata and visit of Mall Road of Murree.

Day 10:              Drive to Islamabad, local visit and shopping.

Day 13:              Transfer to airport to embark home flight. End of services. 

 

   
           
         
     
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