Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Babusar Pass

Babusar Pass

Babusar Pass or Babusar Top (4173 m./13,691 ft.) is a mountain pass at the north of the 150 km. (93 miles) long Kaghan Valley connecting it via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH).

The mountain ranges which enter Mansehra district from Kashmir are the offshoots of the great Himalayan system. In Kaghan valley the mountain system is the highest of the area including the Babusar top. This range flanks the right bank of the Kunhar, contains a peak (Malika-e-Parbat) of over 17,000 feet (19), the highest in the district.

On the mountains the grasslands are also found where Gujars and other nomads migrate during summer for grazing their sheep, goats and other animals. On the northern side there are mountains which are the extension of the same mountain system as that of Kaghan mountains. This range diverges from the eastern side at Musa-ka-Musalla a peak (13,378 feet) (20), which skirt the northern end of the Bhogarmang and Konsh valleys, and sends down a spur to divide the two. Here thick forests are found especially on the higher slopes. 

It is the highest point in the Kaghan Valley.The Kaghan area can be access by road via the towns of Balakot, Abbottabad and Mansehra . The Kaghan Valley is at its best during summer. Best time to visit is from May to September. From the middle of July up to the end of September the road beyond Naran is open right up to Babusar Pass. but it  is restricted during the monsoon and winter seasons.

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