Sharan Forest Tour

Unveil the hidden gem of Sharan Forest, a pristine natural paradise, is nestled in the heart of Kaghan Valley, Pakistan, at a height of 2425 meters. Precisely located 16 kilometers from Paras and 30 kilometers from Balakot, the thrilling jeep ride through a verdant mountain path to Sharan Forest takes you on a thrilling 4×4 jeep ride adventure. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Sharan Forest, where nature thrives in its purest form, this destination is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of daily city life.
Steeped in local folklore of love and loss, Sharan Forest’s Darshi wilderness makes Sharan Forest famous for its Darshi wilderness among the residents and tourists visiting this pristine wonder. Also enchant you with the warm hospitality, Sharan Forest combines an unforgettable journey of discovery through breathtaking landscapes with savor delicious local cuisines, the welcoming nature of locals, and create lasting memories of serenity. It uncover hidden wonders, such as the the majestic peak of Manshi Top, the cascading beauty of Sharan Waterfall, and the idyllic Manoor Valley, telling their own different tales whispering through lush, thick green deodar cedar, biyar and partal-covered surroundings.
Embark on a customizable adventure or join us for an unforgettable exploration and amaze yourself with the natural beauty of Sharan Forest, Words can’t capture the true magic of Sharan Forest. Experience it for yourself!
Top Places to Visit
  • Kaghan
  • Paras Bazar
  • Haro
  • Balakot
  • Sharan Forest
  • Sharan Waterfall
  • Manshi Top
  • Kiwai Waterfall
  • Kunhar River
  • Mansehra

Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Return Time: 06:00 PM

Begin on a captivating journey into the heart of nature, Sharan Forest, with Guide to Pakistan’s professionally planned tour.

The first day commences with loading up luggage in Islamabad towards an unforgettable adventure. Departing for Kaghan via the Hazara Motorway to Paras Bazaar, including a short stay at Haro Rest Area. After a lunch break in Balakot, we shift to jeeps for the thrilling ride to Sharan Forest Resort. Upon arrival, you can unwind until dusk, anticipating the night’s festivities. As the evening falls, we will gather around the bonfire for an aesthetic night accompanied by delicious dinner. The next day begins with breakfast at the resort and preparations for an exhilarating trek to Manshi Top. Revel in the natural wonders en route, capturing the scenic beauty and immersing ourselves in the picturesque views. Returning to the resort for lunch, the adventure continues with a trek to Sharan Waterfall, where crystal-clear waters and breathtaking landscapes await. The day ends with a live BBQ dinner by the bonfire, serenaded by soothing melodies under the starlit sky. Day three is when we bid farewell to Sharan Forest, journeying back to Paras Bazaar, making multiple stops for sightseeing at Kiwai Waterfall, Kunhar River Side, and Mansehra Rest Area, and returning to Islamabad.

Layered Clothing:

Since you’ll be traveling to areas with snow, it’s essential to dress in layers. Start with thermal inner wear, add a fleece or insulated jacket, and top it off with a waterproof and windproof outer layer. Don’t forget to wear warm socks, gloves, and a hat or beanie to retain body heat.

Sturdy Footwear:

Pack waterproof and insulated boots with good quality and durability to help you walk through snow without getting your feet wet or frozen and keep you comfortable throughout trekking and safe from frost bites or any other injuries while climbing rocky tracks.


Don’t forget to bring insulated bottles with a capacity of more than 1 liter to keep you hydrated through the tip and especially during the hike. For winters, fill them with warm water to keep your body temperature normal, and for summers, carry normal water.


Tours, especially those that involve trekking, can consume additional energy. Pack energy-boosting snacks like nuts, granola bars, and fruits to keep your energy levels up during long journeys and trekking expeditions.

Sun Protection:

Despite the cold weather, the sun’s UV rays can still be intense, especially at higher altitudes. Wear sunscreen with a high SPF rating, and don’t forget to bring sunglasses and a lip balm with SPF protection.

Day 1

  • Depart from Islamabad to Kaghan (Paras Bazaar) via Hazara Motorway
  • Short Stop at Haro Rest Area (Burhan Interchange)
  • Continue Travel to Paras Bazaar
  • Reach and Stop at Balakot for Lunch
  • Shifting to Jeeps in Paras Bazaar for Continuing on Our Journey to Sharan Forest
  • Check-in at Sharan Forest Resort and Rest Until Dawn
  • Enjoy a Funfilled and Mesmerizing Night with a Bonfire and Dinner around the Fire, Lightening Up Your Surroundings

Day 2

  • Meet for Breakfast and Prepare for Trekking
  • Continue to Our Trekking Towards Manshi Top
  • Reach Manshi Top for Natural Exploration
  • Leisure Time for Discovering the Untold Scenery of Manshi Top and Capturing the Scene through Photography
  • Trek Back to Sharan Forest and Gather for Lunch
  • Continue Trekking to Sharan Waterfall
  • Explore the Picturesque Landscapes, Spend Time Around the Crystal Clear Water, and Photography
  • Trek Back to Sharan Forest Resort
  • Enjoy the Live B.B.Q. Around Bonfire with Music for an Aesthetic Evening
  • Overnight Stay at the Resort

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the Sharan Forest Resort
  • Travel Back to Paras Bazaar on Jeeps for Shifting to Coaster
  • Proceed with the Journey to Kiwai Waterfall
  • Short Day for Sightseeing at Kiwai Waterfall
  • Continue to Kunhar River Side for a Short Visit and Photography
  • Stop at Mansehra Rest Area for Refreshment and Rest
  • Return to Islamabad Drop-off Point (or you can pick your desired spot for drop-off)


  • Transportation
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast + Dinner
  • Jeep Ride
  • Basic First Aid
  • Tour Guide
  • Toll/Chalan/Parking

Not Included

  • Major Health Expenditure
  • Lunch
  • Attractions Entry and Ride Fees
  • Extra Meals


Experience the vibrant cultural celebrations and traditional festivals that bring the communities of Sharan Forest to life. Throughout the year, various festivals and events take place, highlighting the rich cultural heritage of this region, featuring colorful parades, lively music, and dance performances. One of the most celebrated festivals in the area is the Sharan Festival, which honors the natural beauty of the forest and its importance to the local communities.

Famous Food

Sharan’s delicious flavors of traditional Pakistani cuisine showcase the diverse culinary heritage of the region. Sample mouthwatering dishes include biryani, kebabs, and chapli kababs, made with locally sourced ingredients and spices. Specialty dishes unique to the Kaghan Valley are trout fish freshly caught from the crystal-clear streams of Sharan Forest. Aromatic flavors of tandoori naan, served hot and fresh from the oven, alongside savory curries and flavorful chutneys. For dessert, treat yourself to sweet delicacies like gulab jamun and jalebi, satisfying your sweet tooth with every bite.

Cultural Sensitivity

Respect local customs, traditions, and etiquette when interacting with the residents of nearby communities. Dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites or participating in cultural events, and seek permission before photographing individuals or sensitive locations. Engage with locals in a respectful and considerate manner, fostering mutual understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures.


Sharan Forest experiences a temperate climate throughout the year, characterized by mild summers and cold winters. The temperature in summer ranges from 20°C to 25°C, making the weather ideal for tourists to indulge in outdoor activities and exploration. Winter temperatures can drop below freezing to around -5 or -6 degrees Celsius, especially at higher altitudes, so be sure to pack warm clothing and gear if visiting during this time.


The altitude of Sharan Forest varies, with elevations ranging from approximately 2,000 to 3,000 meters above sea level. As such, visitors should be mindful of the potential effects of altitude sickness, breathing problems, energy drainage, and dehydration. It is recommended to acclimatize gradually and stay hydrated to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

Historical Background of Sharan Forest

Sharan Forest holds a rich historical significance dating back centuries, intertwined with the cultural heritage of the Kaghan Valley in Pakistan. Throughout the ages, this pristine wilderness area has been revered as a sanctuary for wildlife and a retreat for travelers seeking solace amidst nature’s embrace.
Ancient civilizations are believed to have roamed the lands of Sharan Forest and Kaghan Valley, leaving traces of their existence behind that in the form of cave paintings, petroglyphs, and archaeological artifacts.
Over the years, Sharan Forest has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, including the passing of many generations, in addition to the ebb and flow of trade routes. During the British colonial era, Sharan Forest gained prominence as a popular destination for British officers and colonial administrators seeking respite from the sweltering heat of the plains. Its cool, temperate climate and lush greenery provided a welcome escape from the rigors of colonial life, attracting visitors from far and wide.
In the following decades, Sharan Forest continued captivating travelers and adventurers, drawing explorers, botanists, and naturalists eager to uncover its secrets. Its diverse flora and fauna became the subject of scientific study, leading to the discovery of rare plant species and unique ecosystems thriving within its boundaries. Today, Sharan Forest remains a cherished destination for nature enthusiasts and conservationists alike, serving as a living testament to the enduring power of nature.

  • You should bring a copy of your National Identity Card (CNIC) (mandatory). If a participant does not have a CNIC, the Company maintains the right to deny them access to the trip without issuing a refund.
  • The Company reserves the right to substantially change, alter, or modify the trip schedule without prior notice to participants or costs due to unforeseen factors such as traffic jams, landslides, riots, terrorist activity, political chaos, stormy weather, or as legally permitted by the Company to be in the group’s best interests.
  • Please be mindful of the respect and privacy of the other participants. In the event of non-compliance with this condition, the Company and/or its member(s) reserve the right to exclude any person from the trip immediately and without prior notice.
  • You warrant and affirm that you do not own any explosives, firearms, or illegal substances throughout the journey.
  • The Company and its representative(s) shall not be held liable for any situation that emerges as a result of your mollification or negligence, and you shall keep the Company and its representative(s) harmless and indemnified against any legal or civil repercussions resulting from your acts in this regard. Participants possessing forbidden items will be expelled from the trip without a refund.
  • While the Company will take all reasonably practicable precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of the trip’s participants if an undesirable situation arises that is beyond the Company’s or its representative(s) reasonable control, or in the case of the occurrence of any unforeseen, inevitable circumstance, the Company and/or its representative(s) shall, for any reason whatsoever, not be held liable and responsible for any consequences.


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