Hey, when i went to Kalam and Swat,I rented a Hiace with driver cause I was staying for 3 days and was with family so that was good. At that time I had a one year old Civic Oriel Prosmatec, but with five family members and luggage, the Hiace was better. He took I think 1200/day or something. Little xpensive dont you think?
But hey, given the angle of approach on these areas, a 1.6 HOnda Vtec should go clean, but make sure you use lower gears on rocks and rough portions of the road. Do you have stock Dunlop or changed? which tires?
So how many people are going? and how long will you be staying.
Also, I have been driving/owning automatic cars for the past 5 years+, so if you need any help,please ask concerning A/T.