Malam Jabba is a Hill Station in the Karakoram mountain range nearly 40 kilometers from Saidu Sharif in Swat Valley, known as a major and the most beautiful skiing destination in Pakistan.It is 314 kilometers from Islamabad and 51 km from Saidu Sharif
Malam Jabba is the only ski resort in Pakistan owned by the Pakistani Tourism Development Corporation having a ski slope of about 800m with the highest peak of the slope 2804 m (9200 foot) above sea level. This Ski Resort was the joint effort of the Pakistan government with its Austrian counterpart, equipping with modern facilities including roller/ice-skating rinks, chair lifts, skiing platforms, telephones and snow clearing equipment.
Location of Malam Jabba is as high in the Hindu Kush, surrounded by the Karakorum’s, north east of Saidu Sharif, and is striking. High altitude and 2-3m of winter snow make it fairly snow-sure and besides the skiing there are many hiking options too.
Accommodation in Malam Jabba
There are numerous hotels in Malam Jabba to get instant and immediate accommodation. Hotel Zahgeer Continental, Number Eleven, Peacock Houseboats, Hotel Sadaf, The Residency, The Mandalay Houseboats, and Dawer Heaven are considered best as a residence here.
Time for Skiing
Ski season in Malam Jabba usually runs from January to March, with approximately 16 feet of snow falling during this time. The resort is accessible by road transportation from Islamabad, with a journey time of about 6 hours.
How can be reached?
Here can be reached by road transportation via the Saidu Sharif-Kalam road, situated just off the Karakoram highway, one of the country’s major thoroughfares. The journey to the ski resort takes roughly 6 hours by road from Islamabad and under 1 hour from Saidu Sharif. The road leading to the resort is of a high standard, a pleasant rarity in Pakistan.
Islamabad is the principal port of entry for visitors getting in by air from foreign addresses and connecting flights to Saidu Sharif are available from the capital as well as from Peshawar. From the airport at Saidu Sharif, the 30 miles away ski resort of Malam Jabba is quickly and easily accessible via road transportation.
Day 01 Arrival Islamabad transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Besham Overnight at PTDC Motel.
Day 03 Drive to malam jabba Skii resort Day 04 malam jabba Skii area Prepare for Skiing overnight at camps.
Day 05 Skiing Day overnight at camp Day 06 Skiing Day overnight at camp Day 07 Skiing Day overnight at camp
Day 08 Drive to Besham Overnight at PTDC Motel.
Day 09 Drive to Islamabad overnight at hotel
Day 10 Transfer to airport for flight to next destination