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Tourist places in Azad Kashmir – Leepa valley

Leepa Valley is located 45 kilometres (28 miles) from Muzaffarabad. A fair-weather road leads towards Leepa from Nail [about 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Muzaffarabad] which inclines over Reshian Gali 10500 feet (3200 meters) high and then it descends to 5500 feet (1677 meters) into the Leepa Valley. The valley has many wonderful touristic scenes. Leepa is the most fascinating and charming place for tourists in Azad Kashmir. The one who visit this valley cannot easily come out from the magical stance of the beauty of this valley. The green mountains of the valley are full of pine trees and present a charming and picturesque view to visitors. In the whole season of winter the Leepa Valley stays covered within blanket of snow. This valley remains open for the domestic tourists only between May and November. People from all over the country; come to this valley during summer to enjoy the marvelous weather. The charming Leepa Valley consists of many 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.


Leepa is a diminutive village about 60 kilometers, from Naili about 1921 meters above sea level. Its lush green river fields in summer and typical wooden kashmiri houses present a wondrous view to the tourists. Walnet, Apples, Cherries and honey of Leepa are very popular and in great demand.
Leepa Valley
Photo by: Mobeen Mazhar

Leepa Valley

Leepa Valley


A hamlet with unparallel picturesque comeliness is situated 67 kilometers Westward of Muzaffarabad. It is 1674 meters above sea level. The river Jhelum accompanies the tourist with its vibrant waves upto Hattian Bala.
Reshian Leepa Valley

Dao Khan

The tourist spot is well apperceived for its immaculate natural resplendency. It is renowned for its calm and tranquil atmosphere. The place is approached by an unpaved road which is available from AJK Tourism department. Owing to the flow of tourists in the summer season, the Tourism Department withal provides tent accommodation for accommodation.
Dao Khan Leepa Valley


Chananian, circumvented by thick pine forest, situated apposite to village Leepa near the control line, of an altitude of 2226 meters is 58 kilometers from Naili. Three buses ply between Muzaffarabad and Reshian circadianly. From Reshian onwards, journey is possible by jeeps only. Accommodation is available in Forest and Tourism rest houses of Chanian while of other places accommodation can be arranged by contacting the local population.

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