Malam Jabba-Pakistan’s first Ski resort

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Malam Jabba is a Hill Station located 8700 feet above sea level, on the Karokaram mountain range. It was originally a skiing resort created by Pakistan Tourism and Development Corporation, but was demolished a few years ago. However, Malam Jabba is still a skiing hub, and there are many other hotels in the area where one can stay. It also has Buddhist stupas and monasteries around the area.

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Skiing
Malam Jabba has a ski slope of about 800 m with the highest point of the slope 2804 m (9200 ft) above sea level. The resort was made possible, and thankfully built due to the joint efforts of Austria and Pakistan, but was demolished a few years ago. In 2014, The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) signed a MoU with Samson Group of Companies to establish the Malam Jabba resort once again.

 

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Roller / Ice skating rinks
There are roller and ice skating rinks on the Malam Jabba  ski hills. So in case one does not want to ski, they can always remain occupied by indulging in other activities.

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Trekking
There are two trekking trails located in Malam Jabba . The first passes through the Ghorband Valley and Shangla Top and starts about 18 km from where the resort was located. The other trail passes through the Sabonev Valley and is about 17 km from where the resort was.

TIPS

Restaurant
There are many hotels in the Malam Jabba area. There are many local Pakistani dishes available, Chicken Chargha being one of the most favorite.

Hotels
From low to high budget, Malam Jabba has them all. You can find the best hotels in Malam Jabba on www.jovago.net.

Safety
Malam Jabba  is safe, but mainly full of tourists, but women must dress modestly and as other cities of Pakistan, couples should avoid public displays of affection.

Money: Pakistan Rupees, All International Credit Card (Visa; MasterCard) are accepted in the ATM

Main Airport: Bacha Khan International Airport, 212 km from Malam Jabba

Exchange Rate: http://www.xe.com/currency/pkr-pakistani-rupee

Country Code: +9246

Visa Requirements: http://www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Visa%20Form.pdf

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