Nathia Gali Travel Guide

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Nathia Gali Highlights

  • Pro
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     Greenery, mountains, hotels, monkeys and fogs. 

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     Frequent cloud bursts and very unpredictable weather 

  • In a nutshell
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     One of the prettiest hill resort of Pakistan. 

Nathia Gali Things to Do

  • Dunga Gali Pine Line Track

    This track is also called as Mukshpuri track as Dungagali is situated at the base of Mukshpuri Peak. When going from Murree to Nathia Gali, this track comes 3 km before Nathia Gali. It is one of the world's beautiful tracs. It leads you from Dungagali to Ayubia. The whole area is called Ayubia National Park.

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  • Miran Jani.

    Guide Muhammad Amjad resident of Lassa Village near Governer House Nathia Gali. Registered with STC (Khyber PakhtunKhaw Tourist Information Center) and Local Police Department. Card No. 98 Phone No. 0343-8911128 Remarks: Responsible, cooperative and friendly guide.. Treks he knows Meeran Jani Dagri Thandiani Mukshpuri from Nathia and from...

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  • Green Spot

    A little up from Nathia Gali bazar, at the top of the hill is situated "Green Spot". Actually this is a Pakistan Air Force reserved area, but it is open for tourists and families. You can enter Green Spot by paying Rs. 5/- as entrance fee. View of Nathiagali and neighbouring area is magnificent from here.

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Nathia Gali Restaurants

  • Afaq Restaurant

    Afaq's is one of most popular restaurants of Nathia Gali. You would find this place always busy as many people prefer to have their meals here. The restaurant is located in main bazar opp. Afaq Hotel. Their food is delicious but a bit spicy and oily. If you like less spices and oil then mention it while ordering your meals. They also offer take...

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  • Green Retreat's Restaurant.

    The restaurant at Green's Retreat offer the best food in the town. It offers delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening tea. You can sit inside dinning hall or enjoy your meal open air sitting outside watching the views of Miran Jani peak. They have really impressive variety of Pakistani, Continental, Chinese and Italian food to offer. On...

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  • Hilal's Food

    If you want real value for money then try delicious food offered by Hilal's Food. It opens daily for lunch at around 1 p.m. and remains open till 1 a.m. in morning. Students and families alike prefer to have their meals there. Hilal’s Food chain is very popular in Peshawar. Their branch in Nathia Gali is open during summer season (15th April...

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Nathia Gali Nightlife

  • The local way of night life...

    Hey its Pakistan so how come you think of traditional night life. But you can do it here in the local way. Go to main bazaar which is the most happening place at night. Lot of activity goes on at that time. You would see many people moving around bazaar.The ideal place for people watching is the open air area of Hilal's. You can enjoy your dinner...

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  • Thunderstorm Blues.

    If in the middle on the night. when you're sleeping in your hotel and you are suddenly woken up by a rumbling sound which sounds pretty much like a B-52 Bomber just threw a Bunker Buster into your hotel, just relax and try to go to sleep again. Its one of the several thunderstorms that hit Nathia Gali and they last almost the whole night. The power...

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Nathia Gali Transportation

  • By Car

    "Dont go, Its horrible", "Its the Road of No Return", "The Highway to Hell" Warnings on the road, these were. Actually, I went to Abbottabad to visit Thandiani. This road was once as horrible as they come in these areas. Mud, barely single lane, landslides: it has it all. However, Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister in 1997 and reconstructed all...

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  • Do it in a student's way!!

    You can get there easily by car from Islamabad in 2 1/2 hours and from Abbottabad in just 45 minutes. In case you are on tight budget without car, then take Daewoo bus on Rawalpindi - Abbottabad route. Fare is around Rs. 120 ( US $ 2). After two hours you would be in Abbottabad . From Daewoo terminal in Abbottabad hire a Suzuki Carry. Pay Rs. 30...

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  • NathiaGali to Abbottabad "A journey of a...

    "Dont go, Its horrible", "Its the Road of No Return", "The Highway to Hell" Warnings on the road, these were. Actually, I went to Abbottabad to visit Thandiani. This road was once as horrible as they come in these areas. Mud, barely single lane, landslides: it has it all. However, Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister in 1997 and reconstructed all...

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Nathia Gali Shopping

  • Main Bazaar.

    There are many colorful shops on main bazar where you can buy handicrafts, clothes and many other items. Fresh snacks , vegetables, fruits, juices, ice creams, coffee etc are easily available. Also there are many restaurants where you can go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can purchase souvenirs, clothes and gift items at reasonable prices....

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  • Shopping in Nathiagali Bazaar

    There are many colorful shops on main bazar where you can buy handicrafts, clothes and many other items. Fresh snacks , vegetables, fruits, juices, ice creams, coffee etc are easily available. Also there are many restaurants where you can go for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can purchase souvenirs, clothes and gift items at reasonable...

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Nathia Gali Local Customs

  • Dress Properly

    You must dress properly. Locals would not be happy if you not dress properly. Considering you as guest , they might not say any thing to you but in reality then feel very uncomfortable with that. You should cover your body parts. Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not welcomed at all.

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  • Do not shake hands with women

    Pakistan is an Islamic country. Men are not allowed to shake hands with women. People of NWFP province are especially very religious and as well as conservative. Women of Nathiagali are really hardworking. They collect woods from forest for cooking as well as do all house hold work. Here are few tips that would help you for sutre when you are...

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  • Dress code

    You must dress properly. Locals would not be happy if you not dress properly. Considering you as guest , they might not say any thing to you but in reality then feel very uncomfortable with that. You should cover your body parts. Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not welcomed at all.

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Nathia Gali Warnings and Dangers

  • Foggy Weather

    Weather in Nathia Gali mostly remains foggy during summer so you can expect cloud bursts any time. And cloud burst usually comes with severe hail n thunderstorm making visibility even worst. So avoid driving during such situation especially at nights. Nathai Gali road is very well known for accidents coz of visibility problems and every year many...

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  • Do not touch Cobra Plant

    Cobra Plant is very poisonous. You would find it at many places in Nathia Gali. Its leaves are of Cobra Shape so it has been given this name. Skin gets red and itching starts if this poisonous plant is ever touched. So please be careful!

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  • Be careful of the Insects

    In Nathiagali, be aware of an insect named Dangi which may come inside your hotel room. This black colored dangerous insect is bigger than Spider in size. Make sure that there is no Dangi in the room especially at night. Keep room and washroom doors closed so that this insect could not enter inside. Dangi mostly lives near garbage. There are...

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Nathia Gali Tourist Traps

  • Bargaining for the Price

    In Nathaiagli you would meet many locals with their horses offering you rides to near by areas and some time on long routes. You would meet many of them on your way to Greens Retreat Hotel. Horse ride on short routes is fun but longer routes you need to be extra careful. Well its fine to have horse ride if you really know how to handle horse. But...

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  • Before you plan horse-riding trip…

    In Nathaiagli you would meet many locals with their horses offering you rides to near by areas and some time on long routes. You would meet many of them on your way to Greens Retreat Hotel. Horse ride on short routes is fun but longer routes you need to be extra careful. Well its fine to have horse ride if you really know how to handle horse. But...

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Nathia Gali What to Pack

  • Warm Clothes

    I would recommend backpacks as they are easy to carry especially if you do not have personal transport. Also bring a small backpack which you may carry while trekking. You must have proper hiking shoes or sneakers. Better leave your normal open shoes at home! Its better to bring important medicines with you as hospital is far away and doctor might...

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  • Bring warm clothes!

    I would recommend backpacks as they are easy to carry especially if you do not have personal transport. Also bring a small backpack which you may carry while trekking. You must have proper hiking shoes or sneakers. Better leave your normal open shoes at home! Its better to bring important medicines with you as hospital is far away and doctor...

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Nathia Gali Off The Beaten Path

  • Kala Bagh.

    Kala Bagh means "Black Garden" in Urdu. Its also the name of another place in Pakistan near Mianwali, Punjab. However, this KalaBagh is a place about 3 km north of Nathia Gali on the Nathia Gali - Abbottabad road. Almost a 10 minute drive from Nathia Gali Bazaar. Its basically an army base, with places of residence for army officers and marshals....

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  • Trekking in Mukhspuri.

    You would see many beautiful wild flowers, mainly daisys, of different colors in Nathia Gali and especially on tracks of Mukhspuri and Miranjani peaks. You can also get a chance to eat fresh wild strawberries some times.

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  • Flowers of Nathia Gali

    You would see many beautiful wild flowers, mainly daisys, of different colors in Nathia Gali and especially on tracks of Mukhspuri and Miranjani peaks. You can also get a chance to eat fresh wild strawberries some times.

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Nathia Gali Sports & Outdoors

  • Skiing

    Folks, if you happen to be in Nathiagali and want some adventure and fun then Skiing is a good option. This facility is available at Green Spot (PAF Base Kalabagh). You can always go there and enjoy it. Equipment could be hired from ski resort.

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  • Horse Riding

    Folks, if you are crazy sports lover and want to ride horses then Nathiagali is the right place. You would find many horse-owners almost everywhere in Nathiagali. You can either opt for short routes in Nathiagali or otherwise you have options of longer routes like Miranjani and Mukhspuri peaks. There is a lovely track from governer house to...

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  • Horse Riding

    Folks, if you are crazy sports lover and want to ride horses then Nathiagali is the right place. You would find many horse-owners almost everywhere in Nathiagali. You can either opt for short routes in Nathiagali or otherwise you have options of longer routes like Miranjani and Mukhspuri peaks. There is a lovely track from governer house to greens...

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Nathia Gali Favorites

  • Feed Monkeys

    Due to thick forest there are many monkeys in the area. You would find groups of monekys every where on trees doing some times really funny acts. Watching them would be fun and if you offer them some thing to eat then they would quickly come towards you and take what you offered. Monkeys some time do really funny acts. You would enjoy watching them...

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  • Feed monkeys

    Due to thick forest there are many monkeys in the area. You would find groups of monekys every where on trees doing some times really funny acts. Watching them would be fun and if you offer them some thing to eat then they would quickly come towards you and take what you offered. Monkeys some time do really funny acts. You would enjoy watching...

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  • Lovely views from Thandiani

    Thandiani offers the best views perhaps in the whole of Pakistan. It is not a huge hill station but lovely views. There is lush green grass on which there are beautiful rocks which make great photo spots.

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