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Babusar Pass, holding the title of the highest peak in the Naran Valley is elevated at a height of 13,691 feet
At the north of 150 km long Naran Valley, there lays a beautiful peak known as Babusar Pass or Babusar Top. It was previously known as Babur Top because the famous Mughal Emperor Babur used the same route at the beginning of the 16th century, which is one of the reasons for its success as a tourist attraction.
Babusar Pass, holding the title of the highest peak in the Naran Valley is elevated at a height of 13,691 ft. It is a connecting mountain that links up Kaghan with Gilgit-Baltistan via Chillas. Babusar Top is known to provide easy access to its visitors via regular four-wheeled cars. On the contrary, Babusar Top is considered to be one of the most dangerous mountain slopes. It is therefore required to ensure every safety measure for this adventurous ride.
The movement towards Babusar Top is limited for the monsoon and winter periods. However, it is completely accessible and convenient to visit between May and September. Temperature, during May, ranges from 11°C to 3°C. There are no hotels at the top of Babusar. Therefore, it will not be wrong to say that Babusar Top is a best place to visit but not to stay.
Malika e Parbat is the highest peak of the Babusar region that can only be witnessed from the Babusar Top. Other exquisitely spread plateaus, lush green meadows, fast-flowing streams, and snow-covered peaks of Kashmir across this region work as a bounty to the visitors’ eye from the top view of Babusar. Moreover, sharp and steep turns of curvy roads with marvelous landscapes on both sides turn every trip into a lifetime experience.
Babusar Top is a place for nature lovers for it offers a wide variety of plant and animal species. One can find snow pigeons, owls, snow cocks, and hawks across the beautiful pine and oak forests nearby. Sheep and wild goats are excessively found in this area but cultivation is a challenge here because of harsh weather conditions and high altitude.
Babusar Top is not appropriate for living because of its height but there are traces of habitat at the adjacent village of Jhalkad. Over the lower sides of Naran Valley, Gujjars and other migrants are found in summers to graze their cattle.
Babusar Top does not offer extensive diversity in food and has no big fancy restaurants. However, it never returns anyone with empty stomachs. Tourists can always have chana chat, corns on the cob, tea, and other local snacks at the top.Share this tour