Palas Valley

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Palas Valley
Palas Valley
Palas is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 35°36′N 73°00′E / 35.6°N 73.00°E / 35.6; 73.00
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictKolai-Palas District
 • Total275,461
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Palas (Urdu: پالس) is a tehsil and valley in Kolai-Palas District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the province of Pakistan.[2]


Palas, Kohistan has incredible wildlife, it is home to the largest population of Western horned tragopan, Khalij, Koklass and Himalayan monal occur here, whereas the Cheer pheasent has been reintroduced here. There are 230 bird species in this tehsil. Mammals include carnivores such as the Persian leopard, Himalayan black bear and Red fox are found here. Ungulates such as the Himalayan goral, Himalayan musk deer and Wild boar are found here. For the protection of these species 1 national park, 3 wildlife sanctuaries and 5 game reserves have been established.[3][4] Several surveys on other wildlife have also been compiled by experts including one on musk deer by Naeem Ashraf Raja.[5]


  1. ^ "DISTRICT AND TEHSIL LEVEL POPULATION SUMMARY WITH REGION BREAKUP: KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  2. ^ "Travel Guide to Palas Valley". Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  3. ^ Raja, Naeem Ashraf; P. Davidson; et al. (1999). "The birds of Palas, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan". Forktail. 15: 77–85. Retrieved 25 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Top Birding Hot Spots in Pakistan". Wildlife of Pakistan. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
  5. ^ "HJP Reports". Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 25 August 2011.

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Coordinates: 35°06′N 73°00′E / 35.100°N 73.000°E / 35.100; 73.000