Manthokha waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in Manthokha village Kharmang District, Gilgit Baltistan, Northern Areas of Pakistan. The waterfall is about 180 feet above the ground and is approximately 40 kilometers away from Skardu city. One has to Go on a link road from Skardu-Kargil road to reach this waterfall. On the east side of this stream is Madhupur village of the Kharmang District.
The road itself has some stunning views one feels tired but this beautiful place refreshes you after the drive. The sound of the waterfall and the stream itself gives you different peacefulness.
The water is icy cold and you can stand beneath. Where the water hits the rocks you can see a continuous rainbow which is very cool. There are lush green meadows you can sit there.
The water of both Manthokha waterfall and stream (Nala) fall nearby in the Indus river. Another important feature here is the delicious trout fish. A fish farm is also present there where trout fish are kept for the visitors. A wooden bridge is there to cross the stream. Many people feel scared to cross the bridge.
A nice restaurant is also available near the waterfall which can provide you good Tea, pakoras, fish and chicken karahi on order. Tenting is also a choice in the Manthokha waterfall. Youngsters come and stay the night under the starry night sky. Rooms are especially present there to house families and more of these rooms are being set up because of the increasing demand. The time spent at the Manthokha waterfall is memorable.
In the winters the waterfall completely freezes like a glacier. Such a frozen waterfall is rare to be seen in all over the world.
Other Villages on the Way from Skardu
- Hussain Abad.
- Thorgu Baala and Thorgu Pa-yin.
- Nar Ghoray.
- Mehdi Abad.