Naran Kaghan Road Conditions 2020

Naran Kaghan Road is Open till Babusar Top

Naran Kaghan road will open on 15 May 2020, till then there are very little chances of road opening. Road to Lake Saiful Malook will open in the first week of June 2020. Road to Babusar top will open in the first week of July 2020. This year due to heavy snowfall in January 2020 which causes hurdles in opening roads early as compared to the previous year.

There are multiple locations where glaciers blocked the roads, 4 sites are before Naran Bazar, one on lake Saif ul malook road and multiple glaciers at Babusar road.

Pakistan Travel Guide already uploaded various tour and travel packages for Naran Kaghan, discounted packages with best itineraries, as like previous years Pakistan Travel Guide will maintain it’s services standard, online ratings are 4.9/5 in the previous year. Naran Kaghan Tour Packages 2020 can be available for sale with the promo code PTG2020.

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Top 7 Places to Visit in Naran & Kaghan Valley

Naran & Kaghan valley is about 240 KM away from Islamabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. The hottest tourist destination for summer holidays, thousands of tourists each year came across this valley to explore its beauty and to enjoy their vacations. Mainly attractions are Shogran, Siri Paye, Kaghan, Naran, Lake Saif-ul-Malook, and Babusar Top, Lulusar lake. For night stay Shogran and Naran are best destinations, various types of hotels available, the nightlife is amazing, horse riding, jeep ride for Siri Paye, and Saif-ul-Malook are available. Naran Kaghan Tour  Packages are available.

7- Shogran 

At 30 kilometers distance from Balakot a hill station, Shogran is famous for its lush greenery, pine forests and panoramic views. Shogran temperature remains about 18 Degree Centigrade during summers. Pine Park Shogran offers best accommodation facilities in Shogran.

Shogran

Shogran Valley Kaghan

6- Siri Paye

Siri Paye is green carpeted land, covered under clouds and mesmerizing scenery  of snowy mountains. On your tour to Shogran, must visit Siri Paye Meadows and Siri Lake. Road condition from Shogran to Siri Paye is not too good but this place is worth seeing.

Siri Paye Shogran

Siri Paye Shogran

5- Kaghan 

On your tour to Naran Kaghan Valley, you may not found any attraction in Kaghan. There is small market set along Naran road and as such no place to get fascinated. Lalazaar  is a famous tourist attraction but for families, it’s not recommended at all.

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kaghan-valley

4- Naran 

A small town located 120 Kilometers from Mansehra City, while entering to town a giant glacier welcomes you, the valley is set along River Kunhar and stream of Lake Saif ul Malook. Oldest tourist attraction of Pakistan welcomes nearly 1 lac tourist each year from mid-June to mid-November. Main Hotels in Naran are PTDC Naran, Rose Valley Naran, De Manche Naran, Faran Hotel, Pine Park Naran, Naran City Hotel.

3- Saif ul Malook Lake

Alpine glaciers lake is located about 7 Kilometers from Naran Bazaar and is 10,000 ft from sea level. Famous story of Prince of Persia associated with Saif ul Malook Lake and local guide used to tell fairy tales.

Saif ul Malook Lake

2- Babusar Top 

70 Kilometers from Naran a mountain pass at the north connecting Thak Nala with Chilas is also a famous destination while on your tour to Naran Kaghan Valley.

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1- Lulusar Lake

A Small Lake at Lulsar-Dudipatsar  National Park.

lulusar-lake

Top 7 Places to visit in Naran Kaghan Valley

  • Shogran
  • Siri paye
  • Kaghan
  • Naran
  • Saiful Malook Lake
  • Babusar Top 
  • Lulusar Lake

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TREKKING AT LAKE SAIF-UL-MALOOK

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Saif-ul-Malook Lake is located at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is situated at an altitude of 3,224 metres (10,578 feet) above sea level. Saif-ul-Malook is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. This is an oval shaped lake, spreads over a mile. Its water is clear, slightly in green tone with snow-capped peaks in the background. The lake is rich in eco-diversity and holds a number of marine species and is a home of the famous fish, Trout. Lake Saif-ul-Malook is a famous tourist destination.

How to get there:

The lake is open for visitors from June to September, 10 kilometers from Naran Village. Saif-ul-Malook Lake is accessible through 4×4 vehicles via Naran Valley. Jeeps are easily available in Naran Bazar. The journey takes about an hour, on a shingled road, starting from Naran. The whole path fills with captivating beauty.

No trip to Kaghan Valley is complete without a visit to the legendary Lake Saif-ul-Malook. The lake is named after Prince Saiful Muluk, who fell in love with a fairy from the mountains.

Trekking:

The lake is accessible by a 14 kilometres road from Naran through Mansehra/Balakot/Kaghan. The trek from Naran to the lake takes about 4 to 6 hours, only for those who are fit and having stamina, enough for climbing up to 3,000 feet, of eight kilometers lengthy trekking trail. A jeep can be rented from the bazar and can be reached to the top in an hour. The water is clear and this clarity of the water is due to the multiple glaciers, all around the high basin, which feeds the lake.

Weather:

A very pleasant weather awaits visitors to Saif-ul-Malook Lake during summers. The weather here is moderate during day time while the temperature drops to minus during nights. Lake remained frozen in winter due to heavy snowfall. It makes the trek, tough to reach, only trekkers can access to the lake because of snow-falling.

Fishing:

Lake Saif-ul-Malook is a home of famous and delicious Trout fish. Angling is a popular activity in the Naran and Kaghan Valleys. Fishing in crystal clear water of Saif-ul-Malook is favorite pastime for many tourists, as the lake is full of brown and rainbow trout. A permit can be obtained from Fisheries Department at Shinu or from Naran. Bringing your own angling gear is an option, because it can be hired from the Naran Bazar. Fishing nets and all kinds of explosives, for fishing in rivers and lakes, are prohibited. They are harmful not only for the healthy and sustainable growth of trout fish but also for other marine-life.

Camping:

Camping at Saif-ul-Malook Lake, on full moon-lit night, gives a feeling of sitting in the fairyland. A few camping sites are available and it is strongly recommended to enjoy camping there, because scenic beauty of the Lake Saif-ul-Malook deserves to be appreciated at night. There are small huts and shops near the lake, where eatables are available for the tourists yet trekkers are advised to carry meals and water etc. along with them.

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7 Days Naran and Kashmir Tour Package

PakistanTravelGuide offers 7 Days tour packages for Naran and Kashmir to Explore with Family, This package is exclusively for people of Karachi & Lahore. Kashmir /Neelum Valley is blessed with incredible beauty along beautiful places of Naran Valley. This package will cover Islamabad, Murree, Kutton Keran, Upper Neelum, Balakot, Shogran, Naran, Saif-ul-malook, Kaghan..

Inclusive :

  • Prado/Pajero Exceed/Landcruiser
  • Sightseeing
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation 3 Star
Days From To Stay SightSeeing
1st Day Islamabad Murree Murree Islamabad, Murree, patriata, Bhurban, Jheeka Gali
2nd Day Murree Muzaffarabad Muzaffarabad Kashmir Waterfall, Kohala Picnic Point, Muzaffarabad
3rd Day Muzaffarabad Keran  Keran  Pattika, Dhani Waterfall, LOC, Kundal Shahi, Kutton Waterfall, Keran.
4th Day Keran Shogran  Shogran Garhi Habibullah, Balakot, Shogran, Siri Paye
5th Day Shogran Siri Paye  Naran  Siri Paye
6th Day Naran Saif ul Malook  Naran  Lake Saiful Malook
7th Day Naran Islamabad

7 Days Package for 6 adults 4 Children 

Day 1: Pickup from Lahore / Islamabad enroute via Motorway Lahore

Sightseeing : Islamabad, Murree.

Stay: Murree

Day 2: En route to Kashmir via Kohala , Muzaffarabad

Sightseeing : Kashmir Waterfall, Kohala Picnic Point, Muzaffarabad

Stay: Muzaffarabad

Day 3: Route to Neelum Valley.

Sightseeing : Kutton, Keran.

Stay: Keran

Day 4: Visit to Shogran via Ghari Habibullah

Sightseeing : Garhi Habibullah, Balakot, Shogran

Stay: Shogran

Day 5: Visit to Naran Valley

Sightseeing : Kaghan, Naran.

Stay: Naran Kaghan

Day 6: Explore  Saif ul malook via Jeeps

Stay : Naran

Day 7: Drive Back to Islamabad/Lahore

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Camping in Naran Valley

camping in naran valley

While visiting to Kaghan Valley, Camping could be a soul-enriching experience. Visitors and trekkers can carry their own tents and related accessories, as well as get on rent. There are camping sites in the Kaghan Valley adjoining areas, where large number of tourists could be accommodated, in summer season.

These Camping sites are available at Lake Saiful Muluk Lake, Lulusar Lake, Dudipatsar Lake, Babusar Top and Lalazar in Kaghan Valley. In these sites, tourists can experience a clear sky full of stars, at night. They can also enjoy magnificent view of early dawn; the view of the lakes and surrounding mountain, especially the most eye-catching view of Malika Parbat.

Preparedness & Accessories:

If you are intended for camping while visiting the Valley, you will have to be well-prepared. You must take some important steps to secure your camping trip, and must carry the following luggage with you.

Essential Equipments:

A large rucksack to carry all required trekking apparatus

Sleeping Bag, which could give protection from harsh weather

A folding mattress

Shoes for Trekking, with durable rubber sole

Sandals to wear for walking during camping

Water proof jacket and trousers

Two to three pairs of full length trousers and full sleeves shirts

Three to four pairs of socks (preferably in woolen stuff)

Sun Hat & Woolen Cap

Pair of Gloves (preferably woolen and water proof)

Sun Glasses

Walking Stick

Water Bottles

Emergency Light

Pocket Knife

Toilet Kit

Other Items (optional):

A light weight water proof tent

Small Stove with fuel

Plastic Cane of water

Medical Kit (First Aid box with basic medicines)

Cooking utensils

Food stuff (per-head, menu and duration of trip)

Washing Kit (toilets/kitchen soaps)

Match box

Map and Compass

Binoculars

Camera

Some Extra Suggestions:

Luggage bags:

Back packs are ideal. Do not carry fancy bags, these inappropriate for hilly area.

Clothing/Shoes:

Hiking shoes and sneakers are recommended.

Bring umbrella, as weather is always unpredictable in these areas.

Sun glasses

Sweaters, Cardigans and Jackets

Medicines:

You should have to bring all the necessary medicines alongwith you because these might not available in Naran.

Miscellaneous:

Bring all other everyday use facial products; i.e., shaving gels/creams/sprays etc. Sun block cream is a must.

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Tourism in Kaghan Valley

Tourism in Kaghan Valley
The Kaghan Valley situated in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. This Valley is a popular tourist attraction in Pakistan, because of its pleasant weather and its natural charm. The valley has been built after the colossal Earthquake in 2005.
The Valley stretches at 155 kilometers (96 miles), its highest point is at elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m), the Babusar Pass (Babusar Top), at 13, 700 feet (4,176 m).

Trekking and Hill Walking

trekking in kaghan valley
Kaghan is a magnificent hill-station with a wonderful trekking trails and lush green scenery. There are numerous trekking routes in the Valley. Naran, Shogran and Sharan are fantastic hill-stations for outings for leisure-seekers for short trips, side-walks or nature study-walks.

River Rafting:
River Rafting and Kayaking are newly-introduced sports, along the Kunar River. Kunar River is a lifeline of Kaghan Valley, with excellent rafting waters. Some parts of the River, between Naran Vallley, are technically suitable only for experienced white water paddlers. Above Naran and below Balakot are suitable for the beginners, for fun-lovers and is relatively at easy level. Kunar River Rafting Enterprise (Pvt.) Limited offers basic and advanced training courses in running waters during October and April respectively. It organizes rafting joy-ride during June and August, for common tourists, who visit Kaghan Valley.

Jeep Safari:

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Tourist can enjoy short jeep rides to Sri Paya, Saiful Muluk, Lalazar and Shogran. Kaghan Valley is ideally famous for thrilling jeep rides from Naran to Babusar Pass and Noori Top (12780 ft.). These places, with unique landscape and blessed by nature. When you want to go on long journey on jeep, make sure you should accompany a competent driver and your jeep must be in a good working, for a safe journey on the rough and patchy roads.

Fishing:

Fishing in the Kaghan Valley is another favourite hobby of the tourists. Fish-hunting of brown and rainbow trout in the crystal clear water of lakes and in the Kunar River, is a pastime for leisure-lovers. A fishing permit will be issued by the Fisheries Department at Shinu or Naran. Tourists can get angling equipment on rent from Naran Bazaar, or bring the gadgets along with them. Fishing-nets and use of explosives, is prohibited for fishing in rivers and lakes of the Kaghan and adjacent Valleys.
Mahasher:
Kaghan is heaven of fisheries. Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and especially Mahasher are abundantly found in pure silvery waters of the Upper side of the Valley. Trout of Kunar River is considered the best throughout the Sub-Continent. Fishing licenses are issued by the ‘Fisheries Department, Naran or by the ‘Trout Hatchery’ at Shinu. There are some private trout fish farms at Kawai (or Kiwai) and at Kahania as well. Angling equipments are easily available here.

Mountaineering:
Mountaineering and Rock Climbing in Kaghan Valley, has a lot of potential. Malika Parbat or “Queen of Mountains” (5, 290 m) is the highest peak in the Kaghan Valley; which is climbed by the European as well as Pakistani Climbers.

Author : Fehmeed Fareed Khan
Bio : Fehmeeda Farid Khan is a freelance Content Writer, Reporting Analyst and a Translator as well. She assists M.Phil Scholars with their Thesis work. Being a Physically Challenged Person, she is an Advocate on Disability Issues. Working for Environmental Awareness is her another attribute.

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Naran Kaghan Road Conditions 2016

All roads towards Naran are Closed.

Road Conditions in May 2016 of Naran :

In May Road will be clear to some extent but you could not visit to babusar top and Lake Saif-ul-Malook via road track.

Road Conditions in June 2016 of Naran :

In June most of the tracks in Naran are open for local and foreign tourists.

Road Conditions in July 2016 of Naran :

In July roads will be opened.

Road Conditions in August 2016 of Naran :

In August we may have the flood warnings , heavy rainfalls that’s why you may check the weather report first before travelling to Naran & Kaghan.

Road Conditions in September 2016 of Naran :

September is considered most peaceful month for travelling you may not find rush of people at tourist attractions.

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Best Tour Packages for Naran in 2016

Welcome to 2016 We hope this year will bring peace and prosperity in Pakistan and tourism in Pakistan will flourish to northern areas of Pakistan. In 2016 PakistanTravelGuide bring new tour packages for Naran and Kaghan.

Sightseeing to new lakes, old tourist spots, new cultural dimensions, new tourist attractions for Naran. Every year thousands of tourists rush to explore Naran ( Lake Saiful malook, Babusar top, Shogran, Siri Paye).

We are offering following tour packages for Naran/Kaghan in 2016.

Standard 3 Days 2 Nights tour package

Deluxe 3 Days 2 Nights tour package

Leisure 3 Days 2 Nights tour package

We also offer Long Weekend Naran Kaghan Tour Packages in 2016

Standard 4 Days 3 Nights tour package

Deluxe 4 Days 3 Nights tour package

Leisure 4 Days 3 Nights tour package

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Places to Visit in Pakistan During 2016

Places to Visit in Pakistan during 2016

This article will highlight destinations to prepare your checklist for your summer and winter vacations tours during 2016. Domestic tourism in Pakistan being flourishing day by day every year as the northern areas of Pakistan are considerable peaceful and most scenic compared to any other part of the world. Domestic tours required no visa obligations, no hastiness, no freaks, most important thing is local tourism is very cheap and easily approachable.

Let’s explore the places you need to visit in Pakistan during 2016.

1. Deosai National Park

Officially Deosai National Park is reserve for migrating birds, Animals like Bears, snow leopards but it’s one of the biggest plateau, green ground in the world. Brown bears breed is most commonly found at Deosai National Park. Its hard place for families (if unplanned tours) but for adventures and tour planners it’s one of the worth seeing place. Sheosar Lake is one of the famous attraction at Deosai National Park

How to Plan Deosai National Park Tour

Multiple tour operators like Pakistan Travel Guide Tours and Travel offers various tour packages for Deosai National Park where from one could choose package as their demand. By road is very exciting way to travel plan if one could follow the trail via Babusar Top.

2. Skardu and Hunza Valley.

Skardu and Hunza Valley are two most admirable places to explore but you need at least 10 days to explore them. Skardu is very historical place and was dynasty of various emperors in past like khaplu palace, Shigar Fort and multiple small and big Lakes. Attabad Lake which was a natural lake build 3 years ago due to landslide and now it’s a tourist attractions for local and foreign tourist.

How to plan tour of Skardu and Hunza

PakistanTravelGuide Tours and Travels offers multiple tour packages for Skardu and Hunza like “6 days 5 nights’ tour packages for Skardu”, 5 Days 4 Nights tour package of Hunza Valley.

3. Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir
Neelum Valley Azad Kashmir is about 160 Kilometers from Capital City of Pakistan “Islamabad”. If you are travelling from Karachi then plan your tour to stay first night at Muzaffarabad. You can find different type of accommodations like Pearl Continental Muzaffarabad, MuzaffarabadINN guest house, better to find a suitable place to live in. For very next day visit to keran and hire a jeep for RattiGali, best suggestion to stay overnight at sharda. Next day move for kel and arrang kel and stay at Arrang Kel. Fourth day you should visit Taobutt and possible to stay overnight at Keran or Kutton. This is the best way to plan your tour for Neelum Valley.

4. Naran, Batakundi, Babusar Top

Naran Ahhh! You beauty! Is very limited season tourist spot, It remains open from May to November, most attractive spot for tourist is Saif-ul-Malook Lake. On planning your tour to Naran consider visiting Batakundi and Babusar Top both are worth seeing places.
How to Plan Naran Tour?

On planning your tour from Karachi you should select shogran for 1st night stay and next day early morning plan for Siri Paye and plan overnight stay at Naran. Hire a jeep for Saif-ul-malook Lake and good to stay overnight at Naran. 3rd Day plan your tour for Batakundi and Babusar Top as on both sites you can’t find reasonable spots to stay at, so you have to choose Kaghan for stay May be at Arcadian or somewhere else.

5. Swat, kalam, Mahudand
Swat is diverse and leisure destination in Pakistan to visit, Kalam is the place which encourage you to visit in summer and in winter as well. Mahudand Lake, White Palace, Fish Form, Kalam Snowfall these are attractions in Swat to visit upon.

How to Plan tour of Swat ?
Book your tour package via any tour operator for tour, booking with tour operator is important because company will be liable of rental car, hotel booking, guiding you proper places, food places guide and good interaction with local community.

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