Mahodand Lake is a lake located in the upper Usho Valley at a distance of about 40 km from Kalam, Swat Valley. Mahodand is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 2.865m (9,400ft) above the sea level, located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The lake, also known as Mahudand, lies at the foothills of Hindu kush mountains.
The road to the lake is gravel. It’s tricky and bumpy. It’s called Saifullah Lake Road. It’s 24.0 km long from Matiltan. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. It’s pretty narrow. The lake is only accessible during the summer season but access during winter is limited. It’s covered by heavy snow. High risk of avalanches. Expect snow even in summer.
Mahodand Lake literally means the Lake of Fishes. It is accessible by a four-wheel drive vehicle and is often utilised for fishing and boating.