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Swat Valley is a beautiful valley located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage. Swat was once the center of Gandhara civilization, which was a Buddhist cultural center that flourished between the 1st and 5th centuries AD. There are many heritage sites in Swat that are worth visiting and offer a glimpse into its rich cultural heritage.

Here are some of the most notable heritage sites in Swat:

    1. Butkara Stupa: This is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the region and is believed to have been built around the 2nd century BC. It is a significant archaeological site and offers great insight into the Buddhist heritage of the region.
    2. Barikot: This ancient city was once the capital of the Gandhara civilization and is located near Mingora. The city was once home to a large number of Buddhist monasteries and is now a popular tourist destination.
    3. Saidu Sharif: This city was once the capital of the Swat Kingdom and is now a popular tourist destination. It is home to the Swat Museum, which contains artifacts and manuscripts that offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.
    4. Jahanabad: This ancient city was once a center of Buddhist learning and is now a popular tourist destination. The city is home to many ruins of Buddhist monasteries and stupas that offer a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural heritage.
    5. Malam Jabba: This is a popular ski resort in the Swat Valley and is also home to several ancient Buddhist monasteries and stupas. The scenic beauty of the resort makes it a popular tourist destination.


These are just a few of the many heritage sites in Swat that are worth visiting. Whether you are interested in history, archaeology, or simply want to experience the scenic beauty of the region, Swat is definitely a place that should be on your list of places to visit.

Hunza Explorers is widely recognized as the best tour company in Pakistan, known for the high-quality services and deep expertise in the region. With our experienced team and customizable packages, we can make your tour to Swat Valley perfect, catering to your interests and preferences. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or outdoor adventure, they can help you create an unforgettable experience in this breathtaking region.


Day 1: Islamabad
Arrival at the airport in Islamabad, meet our guide and driver upon your arrival, after meeting with our staff drive to the hotel in Islamabad.

Day 2: Islamabad – Saidu Sharif (Swat Valley)
Drive to Saidu Sharif/Mingora. En-route visit Shingerdar Stupa and remains of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi’s mosque. Arrival and transfer to hotel. In the evening visit Fizagat Park along Swat River or visit historical site of Butkara.

Day 3: Saidu Sharif – Maindam
Drive to Miandam. Arrival and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon enjoy hill walking in upper Miandam Valley or just relax in the lawn of your hotel and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.

Day 4: Maindam – Kalam
Drive to Kalam. Enjoy beautiful scenery all the way. Visit trout fish farm at Madyan. Visit Baharin en-route. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Evening at leisure.

Day 5: Ushu Valley
Day trip to Ushu Valley, Matiltan and Lake Mahudand to explore one of the most beautiful part s of Swat Valley. Overnight stay in Kalam.

Day 6: Kalam – Malam Jabba – Saidu Sharif
Drive to Malam Jabba. Visit Jahanabad Buddha en-route. Enjoy picnic at Malam Jabba. Drive to Saidu Sharif/Mingora for overnight stay.

Day 7: Saidu Sharif – Islamabad
Drive back to Islamabad, arrive and explore the city. In the evening drive to the airport and fly to your destination.

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