Saiful Muluk National Park

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Saiful Maluk National Park
Protected Area
Lake Saiful Maluk and mountain peaks at Saiful Muluk National Park.
Lake Saiful Maluk and mountain peaks, at Saiful Muluk National Park
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Regions Hazara, Pakistan, Hazara, Pakistan
District Mansehra
Area 880 km2 (340 sq mi)
Established 2003
Saif ul Maluk Lake and alpine valley, at Saiful Muluk National Park.

Saiful Muluk National Park is located in the Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, in northern Pakistan. The park was created in 2003.[1] The scenic Saif ul Maluk Lake is in the park.

Flora and fauna[edit]

The flora includes the trees, shrubs, perennials, and herbs of the Himalayan Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests and higher elevation Western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows ecoregions.[1]

Some of the park's fauna includes the Snow leopard, Black bear, Marmot, Weasel, Lynx, Leopard, Himalayan Snowcock, and the Snow partridge. The park's lakes and wetlands habitats are of significant ecological importance for resident fauna and migratory waterfowl.[1]

Region[edit]

Lulusar-Dudipatsar National Park, with Lulusar Lake and Dudipatsar Lake, is adjacent to Saiful Muluk National Park in the Kaghan Valley—Naran Valley region. Together the parks protect 88,000 hectares (220,000 acres).[1]

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Coordinates: 34°52′N 73°41′E / 34.867°N 73.683°E / 34.867; 73.683