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    Default Naran Kaghan Visit.

    I am planning to visit Naran / Kaghan/ shogran and Siree Paye places with my family. Please provide me information on following.





    1- Roads Condition


    2- Vehnicle (can i go to all places using my Corolla XLI 2009)


    3- what should be Itenary (mean which place should be visited first and order)


    4- Hotel


    5- Food.


    Happy Independance day in advance....


    regards to all.
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    1. Road is under construction from Balakot till Mahandhri. Its very dusty on a sunny day and very muddy on a rainy day. Drive is very rough. There is also an active lanslide zone between Paras and Jarida.


    2. You can go till Naran on your Corolla. For all other places you need to rent a jeep.


    3. Itenary depends on number of days you have.


    4. Many hotels are available in Shogran and Naran. Pine Park is most expensive in Shogran and PTDC motel in Naran.


    5. Naran bazar has all sorts of food choices available.



    Please also note
    : Weather in this region is very unpredictable. On moment its bright and sunny and the next moment its raining cats and dogs. Since its the monsoon season now, heavy rains ocasionaly triger landslides which block the roads for hours, even days. Landslide phenomenon should not be ignored when traveling to Kaghan valley in Monsoon season (July-August). SAFETY SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST.

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    hi Bro !

    please visit www.visitkaghan.com for details....

    best of luck !

    Kashif
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    You can also call Shoaib guide in Naran for current road and weather conditions. He lives in Naran year round.

    Shoaib: 0300-5694553 & 0345-9551259.

    Courtesy of fellow PW member Fahd a.k.a. Off-road.

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    My tour will be for 4 days 13th August to 16th August.
    Tauseef

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    i came back yesterday tell me exactly which places u want to visit will let u know
    but as far questions then look at below

    1- Roads Condition (ROADS r ok, if anyone of have motion sickness then avoid going there.)



    2- Vehnicle (can i go to all places using my Corolla XLI 2009) (yes you can but u will need to have PETROL' TANK full in it)



    3- what should be Itenary (mean which place should be visited first and order)



    4- Hotel (PTDC, 3500 for double bed room and for individual hut 4000 near kunhar river)



    5- Food. ( you carry snacks wagara as it will take you 8 hours but you can get things from small bazars like manshera's , batgram.s or balakot's)
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    Quote Originally Posted by softage



    My tour will be for 4 days 13th August to 16th August.






    you are going late, it can be rainy try going next weekend. if anyone of u have motion sickness then dont go it will be a waste
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    Day 1



    Balakot-Naran, Rest (4-5 hrs of rough drive)



    Day-2



    Naran-Saif-ul-Malook lake (half day trip)


    Goto Saif-ul-Malook, Take food with you. Stay there for couple of 2-3 hrs. You can even try for Malka Parbat mountain if you like hiking. Come back to Naran and rest.



    Day-3



    Naran-Lalazar plateau-Lulusar lake (full day trip)


    Leave early morning for Lalazar plateau. Beautiful scenery. Then goto Lulusar lake in upper Kaghan valley (3 hrs drive from Naran). Scenery on the way is simply breath taking.


    OR


    Naran-Shogran-Siri & Paya


    Leave early in the morning for Shogran. Go to Siri and Paya. Come back and rest.



    Day-4



    Naran/Shogran-Home

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    Guys,


    Is it advisable to plan a trip to Naran & Shogran during Aug 18 to Aug 24, with ref to rains and land slide?

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    Salaam to all,

    Can anyone update me on weather.... as I have planned to leave for Naran on 13th August....

    I have already booking for PTDC Motel.

    Regards,

    - Tauseef.
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    @ Tausef I’m also leaving from Islamabad with my family for Naran on 13th (13th thru 15 August) hope to see u there. These mountainous roads are always risky but the beauty they contain will minimise these hurdles/risks. As you know people are very helpful they n will guide you if needed.









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    ihaq me too planning to take a trip with my family from lahore, so how u plan the lodging got ne contact numbers for booking at motels.

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    @achandio

    I didn’t have any booking and I know their will be jam pack on 14supth/sup August. I think I’ll manage (I have with me a doom shape tent for two persons….

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    hello IHAQ,





    Nice to see your ride.





    here I would like to share my travel experience with all on this forum.


    It was very good to see sights there at Naran. I have visited Lalazar and Lolosur lake.


    On 13th I reached there by 7:30pm as i made several stops on the way to Naran... as my family was enjoying more to stop at beautiful spots.


    Booking was already there, so got into PTDC Motel.


    Next day we went to Lalazar and Lolosur lake and came back around 8pm.


    Tracks for both Lalazar and Lolosur are very rough and dangerous. We hired two jeeps as we were almost 15 persons including children. Both jeeps charged us Rs.8,000/-


    On 14th August night, it was full pack, a normal low standard hotel charged Rs.10,000 per night for a single room. so it was very hectic for those who came there without reservation.


    Though I had booking there but space was not enough in room, so i used my tent which I had bought some time ago from Dubai..... me and my sone spent nights in tent, it was just in front of my cottage.


    It was awesome experience. I really enjoyed a lot.


    Road from Balakot to Mahandree were very poor and rough..... I tried best to drive carefully even then my XLI hitted by rough roads, it was due to extra load in car as it was full with family members plus around 60KG load in car trunk.


    Food at PTDC motel was not good enough. Crockery was not very neat and clean, they have very few staff members to cater large number of persons. You can see pure beaurucratic style and poorly managed things as government offices usually do.


    Time spent at hotel/cottage was awesome as our cottage was on the corner of river with beautiful scenary around.


    on 15th we left hotel and started journey to Islamabad around 1pm, I reached at Abotabad around 6pm and had lunch there, i have some relatives there so thought to spend one night there as I was not feeling good to drive in night especially because of high beem by our illiterate drivers.


    next day on Sunday I started for my home (Wah Cantt) and reached around 1pm.


    There was no rain at all from 13th to 15th August.... but there were clouds. i heard that in 15th August night it was showering.





    Today I am at office and missing scenary and cool weather of Naraan.


    Take care.....


    Muhammad Tauseef.
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    I have planing to visiting Naran and Kaghan valley with my friendz n i have decided to going there at 3rd october to 10th october..please answer my some questionz


    1- how can i reached naran from karachi.


    2- october is good for visiting naran and kaghan.


    3- what is the total expeneces around this tour. we are 6 peoles.


    thanks you..waiting 4 ur kindly reply.

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    Will roads from February be open for Naran and Kaghan or Neelam?
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