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Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba is home to Swat’s famous ski resort is located at an elevation of 2,804 meters (9,199ft) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The Malam Jabba ski resort area is at a distance of 45km (28miles) from Mingora and 279km (173miles) from Islamabad. It initially served as a famous tourist destination but in 1988 the construction of the ski resort and the recent uplift boosted its tourism sector.

Malam Jabba

Malam Jabba

Islamabad to Malam Jabba Ski Resort by Road

From Islamabad to Malam Jabba Ski Resort the total distance is around 279km (173miles) which is approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes drive in total.

Islamabad to Malam Jabba Road Map and Distance

Islamabad to Malam Jabba Road Map and Distance

Get on AH1/M-1 in Islamabad from Srinagar Hwy 22 min (20.7 km)
Follow AH1/M-1 and M-16 to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 1 hr 56 min (171 km)
Follow Bahrain Rd/N-95 to Malam Jabba Rd in Malam Jabba 2 hr 23 min (84.3 km)

Islamabad to Malam Jabba Ski Resort by Air

The nearest airport that can be used for air travel to Malam Jabba is Saidu Sharif Airport. At the moment Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operates twice a week (Monday & Friday) flights between Islamabad and Saidu Sharif Airport. The distance between the airport and the Malam Jabba Ski Resort is around 50km (31 miles) which is roughly around 1 hour and 30 minutes drive within the Swat Valley.

From Kanju village Follow Airport Rd – 7 min (2.9 km)
Then Mingora Fizagat Bypass to Bahrain Rd/N-95 in Mingora – 18 min (7.6 km)
Continue to Malam Jabba Rd – 1 hr 15 min (41.1 km)
Continue straight to stay on Malam Jabba Rd – 6 min (1.6 km)
The destination will be on the right

Malam Jabba Tourist Attractions & Places to Visit in Malam Jabba

There are many attractions and places to visit in the Malam Jabba, covering a wide area which is just waiting for you to explore! When we talk about high-altitude winter sports activities or the best holiday hill stations for both summer and winter, Malam Jabba secures its position as No.1 on the list in Pakistan.

There are breathtaking mountains, picturesque valleys, green lush forests, and other natural attractions in Malam Jaba. Apart from its natural beauty, Malam Jabba is home to the longest ski resort in Pakistan. This place is also the core of winter sports festivals in Pakistan. The unique holiday hill station is also very famous for trekking, hiking, backpacking, and camping, as well as family holidays.

These wonders of nature make Malam Jabba perhaps the most visited place in swat valley. Let’s explore each of these places and activities in more detail.

Malam Jabba Ski Resort

The Malam Jabba Ski Resort is in the Hindu Kush mountain range and has all that a sportsperson would like to climb or travel at the elevation of 2,804 meters (9,199 ft) for perfect winter sports. The beautiful Malam Jabba Ski Resort is nearly 48 Km (29 miles) to the east of Saidu Sharif Swat and about 275 km (170 miles) to the northwest of Islamabad. The Ski Resort has two 800-meter ski runs, an Ice skating rink, and adequate accommodation facilities for visitors.

Right in the backyard of the Malam Jabba Ski Resort, tourists also enjoy ice skating, sledging, ice hockey, bandy, snowboarding, speed skating, and curling, which you might consider when you visit swat. All health and safety gears and the equipment that is necessary for playing skiing and other winter sports are available there at a minimum price.

Tourists can bring their own skis, ski boots, ski bindings, ski poles, ski wear, ski helmets, and snowboard and ski goggles, or they can just rent them there and focus on their game and tour.

Malam Jabba Winter Sports Festival

Malam Jabba Ski Resort Winter

Malam Jabba Ski Resort Winter

Malam Jabba Ski Resort in Summer

Malam Jabba Ski Resort Summer

Malam Jabba Ski Resort Summer

Malam Jabba Winter Sport Festivals

Malam Jabba Winter Sport Festivals

Malam Jabba To Kalam by Road

The easiest way to travel from Malam Jabba to Kalam is through the N95 route. The total distance from Malam Jabba to Kalam is 76 miles (122km) which can be travelled in just over an hour on a good day.

On Malam Jabba road, carry on travelling downhills (westbound) towards Manglor in the mainland for approximately 22 miles (35km). At the Manglor junction, take a right turn to the N95 road (northbound). Travel through Charbagh, Khwazakhela, Madyan and then Bahrain for approximately 54 miles (87km) to reach Kalam.

39 thoughts on “Malam Jabba

  1. Your site is amazing, and Malam Jabba is actually a wonderful land in Pakistan. Everyone should visit this beautiful place.

  2. Its beauty, height, and location Heavenly looking. In my opinion, This place is the most beautiful as compare to other Places ok Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. I visited this place in Sep so there was no Snowfall. But enjoyed a great view of surrounding mountains.

  3. The best place to come and skiing. It’s the best to place to visit here. You will feel the V real beauty of Malam Jabba here. The best time to come here is ager march and April in winter mostly it is covered Allah with snow and you can enjoy the unlimited snow here in December January and February.

  4. Pakistan is a country with diversity in its landscapes, culture, and social factors. There are many places for tourist attraction and Malam Jabba ski resort is one of them. Chair lift, skiing, and zip rope are the attractions. The best time to visit is in the winter season. When you can enjoy skiing and other snow sports activities.

  5. This excellent place is rated much more beautiful than Murree. Easily accessible by road. Gen public is cooperative. Commodities are reasonable.

  6. An amazing place with overloaded natural beauty. The cable car, walking track, and skiing track (in winters) are the key features. If you can get to stay in the military messes which are situated at the most prominent locations, you will enjoy it a lot. The destination is not much far from the main city Mingora. However, due to improper road, it takes around 2 hours to reach there.

  7. Much close to Mangora and in addition to few footsteps away from the recently built PC hotel. Chairlift, Skiing, and Zipline are adventure sports being offered with the serene natural beauty of the area.

  8. A lifetime experience I had. A lot of fun, ice tubing, skiing, and many more. You can visit Malam Jabba from March to Dec but perfect if you come in Dec after the first snowfall of the season.

    I stayed in Pearl Continental which is a newly constructed building in Jan 2020. It’s slightly operational but not yet completed.

    Both adults and kids can do ice sports as I mentioned above. I do not remember the cost of the ticket for all the games but I did ice skiing and I paid around two thousand rupees for one piece of equipment for 1 hour, which is very good. If you are more than one adult or if you have more than one kid, you can buy one piece of equipment for adults,s and the rest of the adults can use the same. Just the time limit you have to follow. The same goes for the kid’s equipment.

    Other than ice sports there is a chair lift and zipline that adds to the taste. The ticket price is 2500 inclusive of both. However, you can buy a separate ticket for the chair lift or zipline. I think the ticket price for the chair lift was 600 rupees.

  9. Worth every moment spent in that place.
    People are more than helpful. In the offseason, there is Rs.100/each Entry only, Rs.600/each for Entry+Chairlift ride only, Rs.1400/each for Entry+Zip line ride only, Rs.2000/each for the full package.

    In the season they charge Rs.2500/each for the full package.

    Note: You can buy any 7 tickets for the price of 6. The chairlift starts at 2 PM every day. Tickets are nonrefundable.

  10. We went there on January 9th, 2021. It was -6° to -8° or more I am not sure but was hell cold. It’s a really good place offering a chairlift, skiing, tube, and zip line. Beautiful scenic views were breathtaking. They have clean washrooms there and that too was good in numbers. To my surprise, there was hot water available in the sink taps as well. PC was giving a mesmerizing view at night. They charged 800 rupees for the chairlift and 300 for entry and adding skiing and the tube it was around 1250 per head after bargaining. Initially, he was telling 1700 per head. Unfortunately, the zip line was closed due to weather conditions.

  11. The resort, chairlift, zipline, and view are wonderful. Travel time to a fun spot is too much although a colorful scenic view on the way in fall is amusing.

  12. Best hill station for skiing and chairlift. You can also have a snow tube during snow season and of course how can I forget about zipline. Small cafes are there to offer you tea and snacks. Policemen are always present there to assist the tourists.

    There is just one hotel over there offering rooms but that’s quite expensive. You won’t have options for the eateries. So plan accordingly and since the place is at the peak of the mountain so I would suggest to ger back to your hotel before sunset. The roads get very slippery during snowfall.

  13. Heaven on earth. A mesmerizing place and a must-visit place when you go to swat. Chair lifts are operational and present the best view when the place is covered with snow. It is a long drive from the city up to the hilly area of Malam Jabba. If you have a 4×4 car or a car with a good engine you can go easily. Plz, take some extra shoes with you because of the dirt and mud caused by the snow beside the road. Bring cloth for cleaning and extra pair of socks and shoes.

    Overall it is a family-friendly place, a secure place where the Pak army is present every time. You can enjoy boiled eggs and tea once you go to the top of the chair lifts. A great place overall and a must-visit.

  14. One of the best places to visit. Lush green mountains and resorts. The road condition is rough but it is under construction.

  15. One of the Mind-blowing Place in Pakistan excellent view cant describe in words. Visited twice there but still wants to revisit there, heaven on earth.

  16. Malam Jabba is a beautiful tourist spot and the finest skiing resort in Pakistan. I visit it many ty with friends and family. Lot’s of enjoyment snowfall weather. A very romantic place ever. Natural beauty, clean water, and fine air.

  17. Malam Juba is One of the Best places in Pakistani Switzerland (Sawat).

    This tourist place is magical and having fantasy Beauty. I love to Visit again and again.

  18. Beautiful place with some awesome views and sceneries. Ski resort where international and national skiing events held every year. Hotels and staff services are very good. Nice family place. It has a chair lift, children’s parks, ski resort.

  19. This ski resort is a real wow place. The view is great. You can enjoy a chair lift and zip lining. also available. Expensive place to have meal or snacks. So better to be there only for activities (chair lift, and zip line). One caution is about young kids. Temp is too i.e below freezing point in the month of March. So toddlers can’t bear this. Better not to be there with toddlers or must have enough warm clothes to cater that cold weather.

  20. Epic experience. The drive up to the resort itself is one of a kind let alone the view among the hills. Pretty Pakistan!

  21. Malam Jabba is the first and only private ski resort in Pakistan and is recognized as one of the most scenic tourist destinations in the country. Just 30 km from Mingora Swat, the newly opened Hotel sits atop the Malam Jabba Hill Station, 2,650 meters above sea level, with eye-catching views of the scenic Swat Valley.

    From skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing in the winter to hiking, horse-back riding, and zip-line in the summer, Pearl-Continental Hotel Malam Jabba offers guests a host of activities to enjoy their stay with their friends or families at the most exciting destination of Pakistan.

  22. Malam Jabba is one of the most beautiful places in Pakistan, nobody can deny its beauty, people of this area are very humble and full of hospitality I could strongly recommend this place to visit again and again.
    We were 30 people who went there and stayed there in Fort hotel Malam Jabba it is a very economical hotel.
    Nice hospitality
    Food was good
    The washroom and beds were neat and clean.
    Affordable rates and value of money
    Happy Travelling

  23. Beautiful natural scenes of snow with lots of exciting activities.
    Thrilling zip line, smooth chair lift, exciting skiing track, jumping castle and sledging.
    Must visit a place with family.
    If u want to have real fun of the Swat tour plz reach there at 10 AM bcoz of a huge crowd and long queues to get tickets. U can get long shoes on rent if u don’t have them.

  24. An Excellent Hotel and place in the Malam Jabba where you can enjoy the chairlift of price 600 per person and many other adventures like Zip-Line, the place is cooler and a very charming and beautiful scenery there.

  25. Amazing awesome beautiful views with snow-packed mountains and greenery like Swiss Alps with chair lifts, Zip, a neat clean safe environment along with high kind humble Security Forces and safe roads with traffic markings all over right from capital Islamabad. I highly recommend all to visit Pakistan and explore nature’s beauty.

  26. Great experience with the chairlift and zip line. Would highly recommend it. The only feedback is that the stairs leading to the zip line need some work as they’re strangely built with loose stones and quite a walk from the top.

  27. Good management.
    Trained staff.
    Good ambiance.
    Security was good.
    Chairlifts and zip liner are state of the art.
    Totally professional staff, who knows how to control the crowd.

  28. Amazing getaway destination in both summers and winters. Right next to PC Malam Jabba.

  29. This is one of the basic reasons to visit Malam Jabba in any season. In summer or autumn, you may use chair lift charges Rs 600 for round trip and if you use Zipline in return from peak to PC roof it is Rs 2000 (Nov. 2020 rates). You may also enjoy tracking by feet.

  30. It was an awesome place to visit. Especially exciting for the kids. Full of adventure and really peaceful place. It has an exciting zip line which is the longest zip line in the whole of Asia. Chair lifts are also really exciting showing the birds-eye view of the whole place. The tracks which lead to the jungle gives you a feel of gloomy dark forests. The ski track is the major highlight of this place. Best for winter sports lovers. Must visit the place. Highly recommend.

  31. Beautiful place to visit in swat valley every season. Newly inaugurated Perl Continental hotel with newly installed chair lift and zip line are amazing recreational and adventurous activities for this area on top of skiing during the winter season. Road to Malam Jabba is well constructed now and every kind of car can easily reach the top. Many hotels have been built on top, some are under construction. This is a highly recommended place for families in swat valley which is full of fun and serenity.

  32. It’s a good place to visit in winter, the attraction is a chair lift. Cleanliness is a major issue there which is common in all across areas of SWAT as well. The usual Temp in DEC is around -10.

  33. Enjoyed it there although the prices were seriously high. You need to have a budget of 3-5k per person to get 3-4 rides (jet ski, chair lift, etc) there. Although the view was breathtaking and maybe that’s why I’m inclined to give it a full five stars.

  34. Little Switzerland in Pakistan. Most beautiful place so I have seen around the world.

  35. An excellent option for skiing and winter recreation. Easily accessible from Islamabad on M1 and Swat Motorway. The road to Malam Jabba is in great condition and people are helpful!

  36. It’s a must-go place for people who want to experience their adrenaline rush by enjoying snow sport activities. I have tried zipline, chairlift, skiing, and tube activities. And undoubtedly, I had the most amazing and amusing time of my life.

  37. One of the best attractions in Swat. Packed with fun air-lifts & also boasts a zip line. The weather is always nice and plenty of options for food. Recommended to be visited sometime in April or May so that there’s enough ice. Air-lift costs Rs.600/seat and zipline is Rs. 2500/person and entrance also costs Rs. 100/person.

  38. A beautiful tourist spot in Pakistan. Where you can Ski, enjoy the chairlift and the unique zip line with a tremendous view. A must visit place if you are visiting SWAT.

  39. One of the rare places in Pakistan where you can ski, enjoy the unique zipline, travel through the chairlift to the upper mountain peak to view the surrounding scenery. Beautiful place to be. A must-visit spot if you are visiting Swat.

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