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Assalam o alailum everyone
It is highly appreciated that you guys take time to answer the queries of people who want to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Pakistan. Hats off to all of you and keep contributing (Y).
This year I am planning to visit Naran, Shogran and Kaghan. Unfortunately, I have the time slot between 25th April and 5th of May and have to plan accordingly. I will be traveling from Karachi to Islamabad and then further north.
Almost all of my research on northern area has been done on internet and you guys have been significantly helpful. However, still I have some queries which are listed below.
1. An obvious question, will the road to Naran be open by end of April keeping the current weather condition in mind? I am planning to go with PTDC transport and they are not sure yet they can provide transport at end of April.
2. Is there any place online from where I can check the road conditions of Naran regularly?
3. PTDC motel Naran and Aracadian hotel seems to provide better service and atmosphere. Is there any drawback in choosing these hotels other than price? And are there other better options.
4. What are the activities to do in Naran during end of April to 1st week of May? Will Babusar top and lake saif ul malook be reachable or not? Will the way from Babusar- Chillas- Gilgit open during this time frame.
5. What are the best/comfortable options to travel from Naran to shogran and from Shogran to kaghan and from Kaghan back to Islamabad?
6. If Naran tour is not possible in my time slot (25th April- 5th May) then what you guys would suggest for northern tour? Gilgit-Hunza , Swat-Kalam, Murree-Nathia gali etc
Waiting for your replies.
Me and my friends are making a plan to visit Chitral in next week. I want to ask if the weather conditions are suitable? Can we travel by a car which is not 4WD? Places to visit in Chitral? What are the views about KAFRISTAN valleys during this season? Where should we have our main stay? What is the best route? What are conditions of road and is the tunnel open or should we take the pass?
Thanks in advance.
Assalam o Alaikum guys
I have to plan a trip to northern areas with about 8-10 people for 10-12 days. My target destinations would include Murree/Nathiagali, Shogran (including Siri Paya) and Naran (including Saif-ul-Maluk, Lalazar, Babusar if possible and Dudipatsar if possible.).
I need your expert guidance whether I should visit in second half of May or second half of August which would be better considering the cost and weather?
I'm from Lahore and will leave for Islamabad on Saturday afternoon Nov 1st with my partner. but I can't find any local transport or bus service for Naran from Islamabad/Rawalpindi on 2nd of November. Please if anyone know of any bus service that can take us from Isb/Pindi to Naran on 2nd November please share the contact details thanks in advance .
How long does it take from Islamabad Airport to Nathia Gali and Murree and how much do they charge for transportation?
Average fares for hotels during December between 22nd and 25th December? Reasonable Accommodation!
Places to visit around that area and best way of traveling as I will be with my spouse alone.
i am plannig to visit swat and kalam with my family.i am going to 1st time swat and kalam.i am planing to visit in mid of october.i have no idea about weather and places ,can anyone guide me about all these things.which is best hotles with thier rates and also normal hotles
where is malam jabba .how many distance from naran.is this possible from lahore visit naran to malam jabba.is this same routes
We 6 friends are planning a tour to Naran, Lake Saif ul Malook, Ansoo Lake, back to Naran and then to Shogran and Siri paye then back to Lahore.
We have a budget of 72000PKR in total. We have planned to go to Balakot and then a jeep to Naran and then Lake Saiful Malook. Take a night stay and early in the morning we will trek to Ansoo lake and trek back the same day. Then we have decided to go to Naran stay their then next day we want to go to Shogran and Siri Paye. and back to Shogran and stay their and then we will head back to Balakot and then Lahore. We have selected the dates of end September.
Will it be feasible?
Is the budget enough for all this?
how about the availability of local transport?
I will be very glad to know the answers.
can anyone guide me In which month of winter naran closed for tourist and when its open
We are eight friends planning a tour in end of August 20 till 29 .
From Pindi Places are:
Please guide me about the weather of these places will it be cold and a pleasant ?
Also tell me about the prices of hotels, transport and budget of the tour, it's 10 to 15 days trip.
Just guide me about every single thing which is the part of this tour.
If you know any beautiful and must visit place please tell that too.
Can anyone tell me about naran current situation we are planing to visit naran on monday
We are three friends and we have a plan to visit nuaaran we il leave lahore sunday 3rd of august at 12 o clock night,,? can u tell me or guide me the situation after eid of trafic and hotels???Is it feasible?
which month is most suaitable for tour in naran
most suitable days distribution to visit naran sogran balakot saifulmalook etc
I am planning to visit naran, kagha. Just wanted to know what is seating capacity of a jeep?
is it safe to travel to naran
Please suggest some cheap hotels for 2 people in Naran. I plan on staying for 3 nights from 7-10 August.
Help will be appreciated.
Will buses/vans public transport available in Faizabad bus stand pindi on EID Day to go to Naran
AoA. I noticed from some posts that subject season is rainly season and not recommended for families to visit Naran/shogran due to land sliding etc.
I am really worried as have already purchased tickets till Islamabad , returning on 6th August.
Based on above, please advise if should continue with my initial plan or
Restrict the plan to some locations i.e give up some locations or
change the location i.e. go to azad kashmir side or else where weather is not a concern.
Where i hve to go in november....bcoz i only wanna see snow plz guide me....
So where i can found snowfalling in november bcoz i only wanna see snowfalling....
I wanna. visit to naran kaghan this year in november is it possible to come there....nd is there snowfalll......
AoA. I think I had posted my question in wrong location so did not get any response.
We (2+5children) are planning 4/5 days tour from Islamabd to naran starting from 29th July ISA t My questions are as below.
1)how much will it cost to travel from islamb to naran. what kind of vehicles (mini van type) available & from where
2)Will I need to book that vehcile for return also or can i get return/travel to sites, vehicles easily. if yes how much
3)Are hotels easily available in said dates in Naran & Shogran, how much , any recommeded hotel in budget of Rs6000/ for two rooms per night.
4)next day to see Saif mulook & stay in Naran & day after to visit Shogran. how much transport from naran to saif return trip and naran to shogran.
5)Should we stay in Shogran or elsewhere.
6)The day after , we want to return to Murree from Shogran. Is transport easily available , if yes how much cost till Murree.
I would be thankful for specific answers.
can i visit jheel saiful malook during first week of August
I wanna know is electricity available at ptdc cabana hut naran and so they have attached bathroom ?
What are some easy hiking trails we can go on? Some nearby waterfalls we can vist?
I have been asked to lead a group of families with Children to Chitral. This group is one which does not like long travel, will prefer good lodging and food, comfortable travel.
Now Chitral had been in my list to visit for a long time, and now I need to know some basics:
1/ transport: Is the Lowari tunnel open for business, or one still has to go over the pass.
2/ Safety: What is the situation on ground?
3/ Lodging: Good places to stay in Chitral, and in the Kalash Valley
4/ Places to visit, and July weather condition
If I had been travelling on my own, some of the above questions would not be asked, but have been asked to find out before a final decision is made by this group.
goin to narna this june..want to know the following?
1.is the PTDC motel ok?..wat about electricity and bathrooms??..is hut better or cottage?...food?..
2.is the road to lalazar ok?...n how long does it take frm naran?....
3.how is the road to lulusar lake?..how long does it take?...
4.any other place worth seeing?...
please tell me all details and any other important information...
can we night camp/tent at "Nathia Gali" and on "Muhskpuri" or "Miran Jani" peaks?
is it safe at night there ?
is tent allowed (by police ect) there on top ?