Leepa Valley


Leepa Valley

Leepa Valley is the most fascinating and most charming valley in Azad Jammu & Kashmir. It is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Muzaffarabad. A fair-weather road branches off for Leepa from Nail 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad which climbs over Reshian Gali 3200 meters (10500 ft) high and then it descends to 1677 meters (5500 ft) on the other side into Leepa Valley. The valley has many wonderful touristic scenes. The one who visit this valley cannot easily come out from the magical stance of the beauty of this valley. The valley has green mountains covered with pines trees. In the whole winter season the Leepa Valley is covered with snow. This valley remains open for the domestic tourists only from May to November. In summer season people from all over the Pakistan come to visit. The picturesque Leepa valley comprises of several villages, the most famous among them are Leepa, Reshian, Dao Khan, and Chananian. All these villages equally contribute to a wonderful mosaic of patterns Mother Nature has so ornately and intricately woven here in this part of Azad Kashmir.


Reshian is a hamlet with unparallel picturesque beauty and situated 67 kilometers Westward of Muzaffarabad. It is also the gateway to the valley of Leepa. It is 1674 meters (5492 ft) above sea level. The River Jhelum accompanies the tourist with its vibrant waves, upto Hattian Bala.


Chananian situated opposite to village Leepa near the Line of Control (LOC) of an altitude of 2226 meters. It is about 60 kilometers from Naily. It is surrounded by wide pine forest and Nullah Qazi Naag flowing nearby. It is a place to behold. Acommodation for tourists in is available in forest and tourism rest houses. You can also manage to arrange accomodation for yourselves by contacting local people there. From Reshian onward, you have to rent jeeps to travel to Leepa Valley and all other places around.

Dao Khan:

75 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, Dao khan is well known for it amazing natural beauty. The road from Rushian to Dao Khan is unpaved yet well maintained to travel is well known for its high altitude (2490 meters). Dao Khan is recognized for its peaceful and calm atmosphere, calm and cool environment, outstanding scenic beauty and panoramic views. Like Chananian accommodation facilities through tourist rest house and forest rest house are available. Due to the flow of tourists in the summer season, the AJK Tourism Department also provides tent service for accommodation.


Deep in the heart of the valley lies Leepa Village at 1921 meters (6302 ft) above sea level. This is one of the most fascinating & loveliest valleys. It is nearly 38 kilometers from Reshian and almost 60 kilometers from Nail. It’s grooming fields of rice in summer and its classic wooden Kashmiri houses and trees of apple, walnut and cherry trees present a marvelous view to the tourists. Apple is grown in the valley in its different varieties, most popular being Golden, Delicious and Kala Kullo King. Leepa is also very famous for its fruits and honey.

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