Leepa Valley

Leepa Valley

This is the most fascinating & loveliest valley in Azad Kashmir. A metal road branches off for Leepa from Naily, 45 kilometers from Muzaffarabad, climbs over the Reshian Gali 3200 meters high and then descends to 1677 meters on the other side into the Leepa Valley. The valley remains open for domestic tourists only from May to November. A few places of tourist interest in this valley are:


Leepa is a small village about 60 kilometers from Naily and 38 kilometers from Reshian at an altitude of 1921 meters. Its lush green rice fields in summer and typical wooden Kashmiri houses present a wonderful view to the visitors. Walnut, Apple, Cherry and honey of Leepa valley are very popular and in great demand. Some private hotels are available   according to the local standard.


Dao-khan is situated some 75 kilometers from Muzaffarabad. An unpaved but well maintained road branches off from Reshian to Dao-Khan (4 kilometers form Reshian), which is now well recognized due  to its high altitude (2490 meters), calm & peaceful atmosphere, excellent scenic beauty and panoramics. AJK Tourism Department has constructed a tourist Motel having 10 rooms while a two rooms Forest Hut is also offered accommodation services.


Chananian, 62 kilometers from Naily & 36 kilometers from Reshian, is situated opposite to Leepa, near the line of control (LOC), at an altitude of 2226 meters. Surrounded by thick Pine forest and Nullah Qazi Naag flowing near by it. Chananian is also a worth seeing place in the area.From Reshian onwards, one has to hire jeeps for journey to Leepa and other places. The area has not good guest houses for tourist however some private hotels are available with local standard.