The Haro River Valley
Abbottabad (NWFP) Pakistan
|Haro River Valley (Aabbottabad Pakistan)|
This valley is located at the back of Islamabad, in the feet of Muree Hills on Abbottabad-Lora-Ghoragalli Road. Some Mountains of the valley are nearly of the same height as the Muree hills. For example: Siribang, Dubran, Danna Nooral, and Langrial. It has beautiful pine, scrub and shrub forests, Streams, Water Falls, Peaks and Gorges to watch. The forests of the valley are full of wildlife including Leopards, Monkeys and pheasants etc. All the wild animals seen in Margalla and Ayubia basically belong to this valley. The valley is netted with jeep roads. There are three main roads connecting the valley with Islamabad, Muree, Abbottabad, Haripur and Khanpur. The Khanpur dam is also a part of this valley. The weather of the valley remains pleasant.
This is the waste area administrated by three police stations (Nara, Lora & New Khanpur). The Valley area starts from New Khanpur and ends at Ayubia in West to East and from Havelian to Margalla Hills from North to South. The eastern half of this area is in district Abbottabad the other half is in district Haripur.
|Langrial Mountain (Abbottabad Pakistan)|
This whole area is administratively divided in to two forest ranges (Stoura & Makhnial). Both ranges are under the administrative control of Haripur Forest Division and Abbottabad Wildlife Division. The five major reserved forests (Sarla Reserved Forest, Margalla Reserved Forest, Kohala Lassan Reserved Forest, Rahi Reserved Forest & Stoura Reserved Forest) along with other small reserves, guzaras and mehdoodas are located in this area. The largest reserved forest is Kohala Lassan Forest, which starts from Khanpur Dam and ends at the boundaries of Stoura. The Dubran Forest is the part of this reserve.
The valley is further connected to the forests of Kashmir and Mansehra forests through Ayubia and Gallies forests.