Musk Deer Resorts Is only Best Tour Service in Kashmir

Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir

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Neelum Valley” is a part of the great Himalayas. As a remote area it offers ideal home for wildlife, thus capable to attract the nature lovers. Arangkel is one of the renowned biodiversity hotspot in Neelum Valley.
Arangkel forest is the ideal home of Musk Deer. Key wildlife species of this area is the Musk Deer, which is a globally threatened animal. This deer has included inCITES since 1979 when Musk Deer populations in Pakistan was listed in Appendix 1. Dense moist Temperate Forest mixed with Birch trees on Cliffy slopes around Arangkel hosts a largest known population of Musk Deer in valley. Arangkel forest also harbours endangered population of Woolly Flying Squirrel, Himalayan elm (Ulmus wallichiana) Himalayan Yew (Taxus wallichiana) and kuth (Saussurea lappa) due to which Arangkel offers most attraction for Nature lovers, researchers and conservationists.
Musk Deer are sedentary, remaining within a defined home range throughout the year and usually do not undertake any seasonal migrations even in harsh weather conditions. Male have well-developed upper canines, which may reach a length of 7 cm protruding from the mouth in a fang-like manner. This small deer is very famous for its musk gland. Musk glands are found in males around their navel. These glands contain a dense semi solid oily substance (about 30gm). This is a highly precious and is used in the manufacturing of perfumes and medicines. This gland is the main cause of its population declination.
 
Protocol of Ecotourism
Unsustainable tourism poses adverse effects on the target areas. Sustainable tourism dose not spoil the land or destroy the natural resources. Ecotourism should be fully friendly with the conservation goals of the specific area, while at the same time cause minimum threat to the local culture and society as well. These are the guidelines to avoid from disturbing the nature of the area.

  • Every eco-tourist, before his journey should select his intention areas of interest. He should go through from existing literature about target areas. He should be conscious about topography, climate, hydrology and wild resources of appropriate area.
  • Keep along with, available field guide book, maps and first aid medicine. 
  • Avoid from littering, every one trekker or tourist should collect extra packaging as possible. Burnable wastes should be burn at suitable places and non burnable should be pack along or buried at suitable places. Every visitor should leave the campsite clean as it was before him.
  • During camping preexisting sleeping sites, toilets, cooking sites should be used other than new arrangements. These attempts will reduce the adverse impacts on the natural beauty of the areas.
  • Human waste is one of the major threats to create the pollution and reduce the natural beauty in the campsite area that may contaminate water as well. Small pit may be dugout for this purpose; this pit should be away from water source, sleeping, and cooking sites. Before leaving the area these pits may be covered.
  • Smoking while trekking is the worst threat to the floral diversity, which may cause sudden fire. The accidental fires often create serious hazards to the whole biodiversity in the area.
  • Rappers of toffees and other edible things should not be thrown everywhere instead these rappers should be pack along and then buried at suitable places.
  • Everyone should reduce his adverse impact in the hotspots of the area to let free the wildlife undisturbed in their natural style.
  • Still and movie cameras should be arranged to capture nature beauty, these clips and glimpses could be use as awareness material later on.

Arangkel village lies at 4 kilometer distance on South of Kel town. From kel town the gentle descending link road leads toward Arangkel Bridge, from where one can trek the gentle up raising winding trekking path leads toward this small beautiful village, surrounded by thick forest. Arangkel and its surrounding forest is ever largest flat terrace in Neelum Valley. From hear toward Northeast, across the River Neelum, the escalating view of Shounthar valley encircled by snow capped mountains among which Shounthar by pass, Chichil Peak,Hari Parbat, Nangi Mali and Sarwali Peak ( Adjacent to Nanga Parbat) ever attract the tourists. Toward the North view of Historical Nardi Peak and toward the west, Ratti Gali peak offer scenic beauty of Neelum. Arangkel remained an attractive destination for tourist from all over the country. The construction of roads and cable car are in progress to fulfill the desire of tourists, Musk Deer resort is being one of the new facility to accommodate the nature lover. The main ethnic group of the inhabitants is Mongols. The local people are very polite and educated.
About US
The very first Guest house in ArangkelNeelum Valley one of the most beautiful village of Neelum Valley. It’s a project of Kashmir Travel Service serving conservation, touring and travel in the region since 2008.
Description
Arangkel forest is the ideal home of Musk Deer. Key wildlife species of this area is the Musk Deer, which is a globally threatened animal. This deer has included inCITES since 1979 when Musk Deer populations in Pakistan was listed in Appendix 1. Dense moist Temperate Forest mixed with Birch trees on Cliffy slopes around Arangkel hosts a largest known population of Musk Deer in valley. This small deer is very famous for its musk gland. These glands contain a dense semi solid oily substance (about 30gm). This is a highly precious and is used in the manufacturing of perfumes and medicines. This gland is the main cause of its population declination.
Facilities Provided:

  • Furnished carpeted Rooms
  • English Toilets
  • Tents/Camping
  • Pakistani &Desi Food
  • BBQ
  • Bon-Fire
  • Porter/Guide