Getting Around Naran

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    Getting around Naran

    by Bokhari76 Updated Jul 2, 2014

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    You can reach Naran via PTDC Bus, Van or Personal conveyance easily, because road is in good condition till Naran & remains open from June till October.

    For further excursion from Naran to Saiful Maluk, Lalazar etc. you will need a jeep. A jeep charges Rs.2500 for a return tour to Saiful Maluk.

    They charge Rs. 4000-4500 for Lulusar Lake & Rs. 6000-7000 for the whole day towards the babusar top. Main spots on the way are Batakundi, Jalkhad, Lulusar Lake & Finally Babusar Top.

    On the way to Lulusar Lake Jalkhad on Naran - Chillas road Leaving Naran for Saiful Malook
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    Guidance for Road Travel to Naran

    by Bokhari76 Updated Jun 28, 2013

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    People travelling by Road on their personal conveyance can take one of the following routes to Kaghan Valley.

    A. Islamabad >>Hasan Abdal >> Haripur:
    Approximate Time of Journey: 75 to 90 minutes

    One can take 3 possible routes from Islamabad to Haripur, Which are as follows:

    1.Via Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway. Exit on the Burhan Interchange. Drive a few KMs back towards Hassanabdal and take the Korakoram Highway (KKH) towards Haripur.
    Road condition is EXCELLENT. This is PREFERRED one but it takes a few KM's extra.

    2.You can take the G.T Road from Rawalpindi-Islamabad and reach Taxila and turn towards Hattar-Haripur road. Road condition is GOOD.

    3.You can turn towards the Khanpur-Haripur road from GT Road before reaching Taxila. This is the shortest path but road condition is not so good.

    B. Haripur >> Havelian >>Abbotabad >> Mansehra:
    Approximate Time: 2 hours

    The road is in good condition but is very narrow and the traffic load is very high. Expert drivers can overtake slowly moving Tricks to reach faster.

    C. Mansehra >> Balakot >> Kiwai:
    Approximate Time: 1 hour 45 min.

    Once you leave KKH and turn towards Balakot there is excellent road and lot less traffic. Very enjoyable road.

    Mansehra-Balakot 48KM
    Balakot-Kiwai 24KM

    KIWAI is the place from where you have to choose to go towards Naran or Shogran.

    D1. Kiwai >>Shugran:
    Approximate Time: 30min.
    Distance: 7KM

    Steep ascend but any car can go there. Metaled road for most part.

    D2. Kiwai >>Paras >>Mahandri >>Kaghan >>Naran:
    Approximate Time: 2 hours.

    Metaled road with a few bad spots due to land sliding. The main land sliding area is after crossing Paras where the complete road is washed away.

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    by Bokhari76 Written Jul 13, 2012

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    Tourist season ends in mid October in Naran. But still people go there. its ok. Business Express is best if you can afford. Otherwise Karachi Express & Karakoram are two which has least stops. But they do go late and reach Lahore after noon.

    If you hire private cab like METRO CAB OR WHITE CAB, They charge Rs. 12/- to 15/- per km and distance from Lahore to Islamabad via Motorway is max. 400 km. So they may charge you around 6000/-

    Travel in Public transport from Islamabad to Naran. It will be cheap. You may hire private conveyance from Abbotabad, Mansehra or Balakot onwards. Sometimes they book for the whole journey. They count No. of nights you'll send there. For 4 nights they may charge you Rs. 20000/-

    Jeep fare from Naran to Saiful Maluk will be around Rs. 2000/- & Lalazar would be within 3000/-.

    Lulusar Lake is on main Naran-Chillas Road but dodipatsir is off the path. I don't know if they had made a way for vehicles to reach there. Otherwise you can't cover it within a day.

    Tin food may help you on Saiful Maluk, Lalazar & further excursion. Otherwise I'll prefer fresh food.

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    Transport to Naran

    by imranthetrekker Written Oct 23, 2011

    Bonjour from Islamabad,

    Pirwadhai or Karachi company bus terminals run transport to Mansehra, where-from you could get the coaches to Balakot and then upto Naran.

    Keep some warm gear with you the weather forecast is bad for a couple of days, for the travelers to Naran these days.

    Bon voyage..

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    How to get there

    by besal Updated Dec 12, 2010

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    How can you get to Naran:

    1/ Bicycle
    2/ Local buses
    3/ Your own (or borrowed) car
    4/ PTDC bus from Rawalpindi

    From Islamabad it is a 6-7 hour drive to Naran. It will take you approx. 4-5 hours to reacj Balakot, and another 2-3 hours to reach Naran. Unless you want to stop in between at places such as Shogran.

    When we visited in May 2001, FWO was building a road to Naran. Unfortunately in Oct 2005, this road got severly damaged during the earthquake. Recently (June 2008) one of my cousin went in his own car to Naran and have said that almost 95% of the road/bridges have been rebuilt and will be completed before next tourist season starts.

    Borrowed car!
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    PERSONAL OR COMMERCIAL CARS

    by virgomani Written Jun 5, 2008

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    BEST WAY TO REACH NARAN IS THE PERSONAL CAR.
    ROAD IS IN REASONABLY GOOD CONDITION.
    LOCAL CARS OR CABS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM ABBOTTABAD AND MANSEHRA.
    CNG IS ONLY AVAILABLE TILL MANSEHRA.
    BETTER TO FILL CNG AND PETROL/DEISEL FROM MANSEHRA.
    PETROL/DEISEL IS AVAILABLE IN NARAN BUT VERY COSTLY.
    SOMETIMES FACES SHORTAGE OF FUEL IN NARAN.

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    One the way up to Naran

    by l_joo Written Oct 3, 2005

    On the way up to Naran, you will see so many cattles walking along on the road, sometimes our mini van had to stop and slow down to wait for them, a totally new scene to me to look at such a view, beautiful and happy.

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    Getting around

    by l_joo Written Oct 3, 2005

    In Naran, you will surely able to see so many Jeeps in red mostly, they are actually to bring tourists around within these area, one guy offered us 2500-3000Rs for the entire 3 days trip to Shorgan (or Skorgan), Lakes, etc and he is willing to take us to the last point Khunjerab Pass but at different price, if you have money, you should enjoy this kind of Jeep.

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    How to get from Islamabad to Naran by bus

    by l_joo Updated Oct 3, 2005

    My choice is always low budget by bus and you need to take 3 buses in total, if you want to know how I travel there. It was not my plan to visit Naran but whenever I talk to local peoples in Islamabad, they would suggest Naran, Naran and still Naran. I was arranged a taxi from my hotel to bus station (Karachi Company), only a short drive less than 10 minutes, taxi driver charged us 200Rs and said " We are brother Muslims", shook my hand with smile. There, we managed to hop on a Lahore to Mansehra bus roughly 50Rs each. Mansehra, a small town of junction, we bought the Balakot tickets and waste time at the nearest restaurant was very welcoming and wanted many photos taken with them plus address to send to them. Foods here were tasty, mutton with briyani rice. After meal, quickly sit inside the mini van to avoid too many peoples asking too many questions. Memorably a nice young boy very polite and well educted came selling hand-carried foods outside the van windows, spoke good English, an Afghan refugee, told us his father is an English teacher, he said "...I don't like them, they are very rude (turned his eyes to side)...", anyway, we did not say much but listen. Soon the van move, and we were sent to a nice river side town called Balakot, one of the best place in my memory of Pakistan travels. The moment arrived, an old man very well mannered come forward with name card to invite us to his hotel, we did not think twice, just followed him to his hotel nearby, nice place, nice man, nice mountanious view and nice stay 300Rs per room, Hotel Serenity is the name. At night, I got a chance to speak to a young female, she came with her parents and friends at room next to us, we chatted quite a while, beautiful face, nice talker, what a place...Balakot. Next morning, when I step outside, a guy comes forward to offer his service, he has a red jeep, his name is something ended with Khan. The cost by jeep to Naran is 100Rs each while mini-van 80Rs each.

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    Public transport to Kaghan valley

    by imranthetrekker Written Oct 30, 2012

    Public transport could be another option for the visitors to Kaghan valley from Manshera, cheaper option .

    Ciao,

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