Shounter Valley is a sub valley of Neelum Valley in Azad Kashmir. It is a beautiful valley with breathtaking views that captivates its visitors and gives them a chance to see nature clearly. Reaching Shounter Valley is not much easy as it includes a tough jeep ride and a long trek too.
It is accessible from Kel. From Kel, you have to clear your journey towards Domail on a 4*4 Jeep. The journey to Domel takes about 3 to 4 hours and it is the base camp of Chitta Katha Lake. After the Jeep Safari, you have to trek for 7 to 8 hours to reach the Chitta Katha Lake in Shounter Valley.
Other tourist attractions in Shounter Valley are the Shounter Lake, Shounter Waterfall, and Shounter Pass (It connects Shounter Valley to Astore Valley). People visiting Shounter Valley should meet the local people and enjoy their company. If you get a chance to visit a marriage ceremony in Shounter Valley, then don’t miss it. It will let you know the rituals and culture of that area’s people.
Shounter lake is the best place for adventure lovers. It is best for camping and have a view of clear sky at night under the billions of stars.