Exploria offers all Pakistan Tour Packages and Swat tour Packages are one of them. The region has a diverse cultural heritage, influenced by various civilizations that have inhabited the area throughout history, including Gandhara, Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic cultures.

The area is renowned for its Buddhist heritage, with sites such as Butkara Stupa, Takht-i-Bahi, and Saidu Sharif. The people of Swat Valley are known for their warmth and hospitality towards visitors.

Swat Valley is not merely a destination for leisure and exploration; it is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Swat Valley is not merely a destination; it is a sanctuary for the soul.

Looking for a Private Swat Valley Tour?

Most fixed departure Swat Valley Tour Packages offered by tour companies in Pakistan are budget tours.  We can arrange transportation, accommodation, guided tours of archaeological sites, and outdoor activities such as hiking and sightseeing.

If you prefer a more personalized experience, you can hire a local guide in Swat Valley upon arrival. This option allows you to tailor your tour according to your interests and schedule.

A well-planned private tour can enhance your experience and allow you to explore its wonders at your own pace.

To book a customized tour, please click the customized tour button below.

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Swat Tour Packages from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi

Here are some of our best and most selling SwatTour Packages. If you don’t know which one to choose? Then our personal recommendation is to book a 3 Swat valley tour because this one is the best selling. 

Note: The below list of Swat trips is not the end of our SwatTour packages because you can also Customize Your SwatTour as per your requirement to get the best experience.



Why Book Swat Trip with Exploria?

 About Exploria:

Exploria, operated by locals from the stunning Gilgit Baltistan region, has offices in Hunza and Islamabad. Since 2015, we’ve been providing tours to travelers from over 60 countries. Our founders, graduates of the esteemed IBA Karachi Business School, are deeply passionate about their work. Thanks to our dedication, we proudly hold the top-rated status on TourRadar and are a preferred travel choice on TripAdvisor.

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                 Most Popular Swat Valley Trips

A minimum of 3 days by road is recommended for exploring Swat Valley. Most major landmarks in Swat can be visited within 4 days road trip, but considering the valley’s vast offerings, extending the tour up to 8 days is possible based on personal interests.

Here are popular Swat Tour options and the best thing is you can book these tours from Islamabad.

List of Swat Valley Tour Packages

Popular Swat Valley TripsNo.Of Days / NightsBooking
7 Days Swat and Kalam Tour7 Days 6 NightsBook Now
3 Days Swat Tour from Islamabad3 Days 2 NightsBook Now
4 Days Trip to Swat and kalam4 Days 3 NightsBook Now
2 Days trip to Swat kalam2 days 1 nightBook Now
5 Days swat and kalam Tour4 Days 3 NightsBook Now
3 Days Sawat Malam Jabba Winter Trip4 Days 3 NightsBook Now
3 Days Trip to Swat from Lahore4 Days 3 NightsBook Now

Best Places To Visit In Swat Valley

AttractionLocationDistance from
Mohodand lakeUpper Usho Valley 35 kilometers from Kalam
KalamUpper section of Swat Valley 99km from the Main Swat Area.(Mingora) 
Kumrat ValleyUpper Dir District1 hour away from Mingora
Shingrai Waterfall foothill of Dwasarary peaks1 hour drive from Mingora.
Swat Shahi BaghGabral Valley14 km from Utror and 30 km from Kalam valley
Janshai meadowsKalam3 hours via trekking
Ushu forestUsho Valley, 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) from Kalam
MarghazarMingora37 min far away from Mingora
Malam Jabbaalongside the Hindu Kush Mountain Range42.1 km from mingora 

Top Attractions in Swat

13 reasons to visit to swat valley

S.NoWhy Swat is the “Switzerland of Pakistan”
1.Scenic Beauty: Swat Valley is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, including lush green valleys, towering mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and serene lakes.
2.Cultural Richness: The valley is home to diverse cultures, including Pashtun, Yusufzai, and Kohistani communities, each with its own traditions, festivals, and handicrafts.
3.Historical Landmarks: Butkara Stupa, Takht-i-Bahi, Saidu Sharif, Swat Museum, Shingardar, Buddhist Rock Carvings, Udegram Buddhist Complex, Barikot.
4.Adventure and Trekking: Swat offers various trekking and Adventurous opportunities, such as the Mahodand Lake, Mankial Peak, Daral Lake, Jarogo Waterfall, Shahi Bagh Trek.
5.Unique Lakes: Mahodand Lake, Kundol Lake Katora Lake, Saidgai Lake, Daral Lake, Spin Khwar Lake, Pari Lake, Izmis Lake
6.Mingora: Mingora, offers a vibrant atmosphere with bustling markets, historical sites and a chance to experience the local culture and cuisine.
7.Buddhist Heritage: Swat Valley has a rich Buddhist heritage, with ancient archaeological sites such as the Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and rock carvings.
8.Miandam Valley: Known as the “Queen of Valleys,” Miandam Valley is a picturesque destination with terraced fields, fruit orchards, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. 
9.Ushu Forest: offers peaceful walks amidst towering trees, providing a refreshing escape from city life.
10.Festivals and Events: Kalam Festival, Kalam Mela, or Swat summer Festival is a cultural and recreational event, held every year in the month of July or August.
11.Seasonal Attractions: The valley’s beauty changes with the seasons, offering different experiences throughout the year.Specially winter season offers opportunities for snow sports and enjoying the serene beauty of the snow-covered landscape
12.World-Class Hospitality: its warm hospitality, with locals welcoming visitors with open arms and treating them to delicious traditional meals and tea.
13.Affordable Tour Packages: Swat offers a range of tour packages, catering to various preferences and budgets, making it an accessible destination for a wide range of travelers.

Why Swat is so Famous?

Geographical features: 

Swat Valley – Switzerland of Pakistan:  The valley offers every luxury to nature lovers and adventure seekers, Alongside its prominent location, the Swat Valley is full of majestic natural landscapes, icy and lofty mountains, adorned with lush green forests, several picturesque lakes such as Mahodand Lake and Kundol Lake.

Mountains: Swat Valley is surrounded by towering mountains, including the Hindu Kush range to the north and northeast, and the Sulaiman Mountains to the west.

River: The Swat River flows through the valley, providing scenic beauty to the region. The river is fed by melting snow from the surrounding mountains.

Valleys: Apart from the main Swat Valley itself, there are several smaller valleys branching off from it, each with its own unique charm including the Ushu Valley, Gabral Valley, and Kalam Valley.

Forests: these forests not only enhance the beauty of the landscape but also provide habitat for various wildlife species mainly consisting of pine, cedar, fir, and juniper trees.

Lakes: These lakes are often surrounded by snow-capped peaks and are popular tourist destinations. The several picturesque lakes, such as Mahodand Lake and Kundol Lake. 

Waterfalls: Some well-known waterfalls include Malam Jabba Waterfall and Spin Khwar Waterfall cascading down from the mountains providing panoramic views.

Glaciers: glaciers that serve as the source of water for the Swat River and its tributaries are isolated lakes in the Kalam Valley are Godar lake, Bashigram Lake

Local Cultural And LifeStyle

Swat Valley, referred to as the “Switzerland of the East” due to its stunning natural beauty, has citizens deeply influenced by their rich history, traditional values, and cultural practices.

  • Cultural Heritage:

1. Hospitality: Hospitality is a central aspect of Pashtun culture visitors to Swat are often warmly welcomed with tea and traditional sweets.

2. Attan Dance: Attan, a traditional Pashtun dance often performed at weddings and other festive occasions.

3. Clothing: Traditional Pashtun clothing, such as shalwar kameez for men and colorful dresses for women, is commonly worn. Western-style clothing is also prevalent, especially among the younger generation.

  •  Rich history: 

1. Ancient Civilizations: The region has been home to various ancient civilizations, including the Gandhara civilization, which flourished around the 6th century BCE. Gandhara was a center of Buddhist art and culture, serving as an important Buddhist pilgrimage site.

2. Buddhist Heritage: The valley is home to numerous Buddhist archaeological sites, including ancient stupas, monasteries, and rock carvings. most famous of these is the Butkara Stupa, which dates back to the 2nd century BCE.

3. Natural Beauty Preserved: Swat Valley has retained its breathtaking natural beauty, attracting visitors with its lush green valleys, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear rivers.

Famous cuisine and dishes of Swat valley

 Swat’s traditional dishes includes hearty dishes 

  • Mutton Pulao: mutton pulao is a beloved specialty, featuring tender mutton pieces cooked with rice and aromatic spices like cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon in swat valley.
  • Kabuli pulao: Kabuli Pulao is a popular dish that originated in Afghanistan but is widely enjoyed in Swat Valley. It is a variation of pulao where rice is cooked with mutton or chicken, raisins, carrots, and nuts.
  • Lamb Karahi: In Swat Valley, lamb karahi is particularly famous, featuring tender lamb pieces cooked with tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, and a blend of aromatic spices.
  • Chapli kabab: usually made from ground beef or mutton mixed with various spices and herbs.These kababs are known for their robust flavors and hearty texture.Chapli Kabab has unique blend of ingredients, including coriander, cumin, chili powder, chopped onions, tomatoes, and sometimes pomegranate seeds.

Adventure and activities can be done in swat valley

The main reason to book Swat Valley Tour Package is, in Swat activities all the activities below could be done. 

Activity/Experience Location 
Hiking and TrekkingMankial Valley, Mahodand Lake Trek, Utror Valley Trek.
SkiingMalam Jabba Ski Resort
White Water RaftingMadyan and Bahrain
CampingMahodand Lake, Ushu Forest:
ParaglidingMam Jabba, Mingora:
Rock Climbing and BoulderingMalam Jabba:
Mountain Bikinglush forests, Miandam Valley
Visiting Cultural SitesAncient Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and forts.
BoatingMohadand lake

Events and festivals in Swat Valley

Throughout the year several events and festivals are celebrated in swat valley, showcasing its vibrant culture, traditions, and heritage.

Here are some of the famous events and festivals of Swat Valley:

  1. Jashn-e-Baharan (Spring Festival): The festival features colorful cultural events, including traditional dances, music performances, flower exhibitions, and handicraft displays. It is a time for locals and tourists to come together and rejoice in the beauty of nature’s renewal. Jashn-e-Baharan marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Swat Valley.
  1. Swat Summer Festival: The Swat Summer Festival is a multi-day event , highlights the valley’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Festival includes a variety of activities such as sports competitions, musical concerts, food stalls offering local delicacies, craft bazaars, and cultural performances.It aims to showcase Swat Valley as a premier summer destination.
  1. Eid Festivities: Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha are two major religious festivals celebrated with great fervor in Swat Valley. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, while Eid-ul-Adha commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. families come together to pray, exchange gifts, and enjoy festive meals during these special days.
  1. Winter Sports Festival: The festival features skiing competitions, snowboarding events, ice skating, and snow sculpture contests. Winter Sports Festival is held during the winter months, showcasing the region’s potential for winter sports and recreational activities.

How to get there?

Swat is easily accessible from Islamabad via Swat motorway. The raod trip duration is around 3 hours. The 4 hours road trip to Swat takes you on a heavenly expedition to some of the most beautiful destinations in Swat region. 

Opting for the road trip treats you to the picturesque landscapes, icy and lofty mountains, adorned with lush green forests, and several picturesque lakes such as Mahodand Lake and Kundol Lake. Aerial travel provides breathtaking views of towering mountains, including the Hindu Kush range to the north and northeast, and the Sulaiman Mountains to the west.

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