SoonSakesar valley can be also called as Central Salt Range, located to the North West of Khushab city, administratively falls in District Khushab, Punjab Province, Pakistan. It is bounded by Potohar plateau to the north, Punjab Plains (Khushab plains) to the South, Indus River at some distance to the West of Sakesar Peak and Kalar Kahar near the eastern boundaries. Geographically valley is located between coordinates 32. 26' 11" to 32. 41' 18"North and 71. 50' 33" to 72. 30' 07" East.
Geographical Coordinates of Some important locations are given below for quick access,
1. Naushahra Village 32. 34' 09"N & 72. 09' 15"
2. Uchhali Lake 32. 33' 30"N & 72. 01' 25"
3. Khabeki Lake 32. 37' 19"N & 72. 12' 48"
4. Jahlar Lake 32. 29' 53"N & 72. 05' 14"
5. Amb Temples 32. 30' 30"N & 71. 56' 11"
6. Akrand Cliff Fort 32. 39' 27"N & 72. 15' 47"
Soon Valley is accessible through five different routes from Islamabad, Lahore and Mianwali.
While coming from Islamabad/Rawalpindi, enter on M2 motorway towards Lahore, move out of motorway from Balkasar Interchange and travel towards Talagang, after crossing Talagang drive on Khushab road (Katha road) upto Jaba mor and you are standing in the SoonSakesar valley, from Jaba Mor Naushahra village is 25 km. Total distance from Islamabad to Naushahra is 210 km.At about 2 km from Jaba Mor towards Khushab there is another road that is called Sultan Mehndi - Sodhi Road and this road also leads to Naushahra while travelling through beautiful Jungles and condition of this road is much better than Jaba-Naushahra road.
While coming from Lahore, enter on M2 motorway towards Islamabad and move out of Motorway from Kalar Kahar interchange, then travelling from Kalar Kahar to Padhrar and Pail villages that are the eastern most villages of SoonSakesar, take a turn from Pail Chowk to Jaba Mor and from Jaba Mor Naushahra village is 25 km. Total distance from Lahore to Naushahra is 295 km.
At about 2 km before Jaba Mor there is another road that is called Sultan Mehndi - Sodhi Road and this road also leads to Naushahra while travelling through beautiful Jungles.
The old route for travelling from Lahore to SoonSakesar is via Sargodha. To travel on this route one can move out of motorway from Pindi Bhattian interchange and after crossing Sargodha reach Khushab and Naushahra is 55km from Khushab on Sakesar road. Total distance from Lahore to Naushahra is 280 km.
The persons coming from Mianwali can reach Khushab and take the same route as mentioned in Route-C.
From a small town called Qaidabad located on Khushab-Mianwali road, a road leads to the Sakesar top and from there one can enter in SoonSakesar valley, but before travelling on this road advance permission is required from Pakistan Air Force for crossing the Sakesar top.