Lake Saif ul Malook is a famous tourist resort, well known for the associated story of a Persian prince Saif ul Malook. It is located about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north from the town of Naran in northern end of Kaghan Valley, in District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunukhwa
The lake with its majestic and mesmerizing natural beauty, pleasant atmosphere and associated tale and history, attracts thousands of tourists each year from all around the country during the summer.
The lake is also famous for being habitat of large size Brown Trout fish, which weigh up to 7 kilograms. Lake Saif ul Malook also provides a marvelous view of Malika Parbat, which is the highest peak of Kaghan Valley.
Recently I had a chance to visit Lake Saifulmalook with a group of 27 people. Still, despite its popularity (I normally prefer less popular spots), Saifulmalook is one of my favourite places in naran kaghan region. This is because it’s still possible to explore areas just a few hours from the “hot spot,” where tourists are sparse. Though Treks around the lake are not safe any more due to security concerns but one can visit Batakundi, Babusar Top, Lalazar, Lullusarlake etc at day time.