A new tourist destination in Galiyat region recently launched by KP government to promote tourism in region. This lake is created artificially by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government. Newly built tourist spot, Samundar Katha Lake located in Barra Gali, Nathiagali, offers following activities. Samundar Katha lake is 95 KM away from Islamabad. Travel distance to Samundar Katha lake are as follow.
From Islamabad via Srinagar Highway – approximately 101 km and almost 3 to 3.5 hours drive.
From Islamabad via Murree Expressway – approximately 113 km almost 3.5 to 4 hours drive.
From Abbottabad via Abbottabad-Nathia gali road – approximately 35 km and 1.5 hours drive.
Road Conditions and Advise:
Traveling from Islamabad or Abbottabad, you will find an excellent condition carpeted road with security grills on side. From the Bara Gali point, you need to descend towards Samundar Khata Lake approx. 5.1 Km. In the start, approximately 1Km road is well-built and the rest is totally rough track. If you are on a car with low ground clearance, you will face a lot of trouble to reach the lake. You can also find local transport from Bara Gali to the lake and you can park your vehicle near the road.
Things You can do:
- Zip Line