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Height Season(JUN-SEP)

Shoulder Season(DEC-FEB)

Low Season(MAR-MAY)

Gettting to Mansehra



  • Completed and signed Pakistan Visa application form;
  • Original passport (valid for at least 6 months) and a photocopy of it;
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs with white background;
  • Exact address of stay with telephone number in Pakistan, supported by letter of invitation and confirmation of accommodation;
  • If traveling in group, letter/travel itinerary from the tour operator concerned;
  • Evidence of support of financial means, such as employer’s letter or bank statement showing sufficient funds;
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed envelope;


Naran is a popular outdoors getaway for Pakistanis from all over the country. The town is easily accessible, has plenty of tourist infrastructure, and the scenery is beautiful. Worth a trip if you’re looking for an escape from the sweltering cities of Pakistan!

Before you go

Before leaving, make sure the road between Mansehra and Naran is open for public transport. The road usually opens up for public transport in June. If traveling before June, you’ll likely have to take a Jeep from Mansehra, which is considerably more expensive. The Karakoram Club Facebook group is a great place to find information on openings and travel in northern Pakistan.

Getting to Naran

To get to Naran, you first have to go to Mansehra. There are two ways of getting there: taking a local bus from Pirwadhai bus station in Rawalpindi, or a Daewoo bus from the Daewoo terminal in Rawalpindi. We recommend using Daewoo, as it’s quite comfortable, has reclining seats… and it’s air-conditioned! There used to be a direct link between Rawalpindi and Naran provided by PTDC, but at the time of writing it was not in operation.

The Daewoo bus from Islamabad to Abbottabad, Pakistan

Riding like a bo$$ in the cool and comfy Daewoo buses.

Daewoo doesn’t go directly to Mansehra–you’ll have to take the bus to Abbottabad. This bus costs 300 Rs per person, takes three hours and leaves at 11:30. There might be several throughout the day, so make sure to check the Daewoo bus schedule online.

When you arrive at the Daewoo station in Abbottabad, a Daewoo minivan will likely be waiting to take you to Mansehra. A ticket costs 40 Rs per person, and the ride takes around half an hour.

Once in Mansehra, face the main road from the bus station, and walk about 500 meters down the road to your right. Here, you’ll find a minibus terminal. A ticket to Naran costs 250 Rs per person. Minibuses leave when full, and take around 3.5-4 hours.

Jump to this link to get complete directions on getting to Mansehra. Good Luck!

health and safety

King Abdullah Hospital

Hospital in Mansehra, Pakistan

 AddressAbbottabad Road? Mansehra


Open today · Open 24 hours

Phone(0997) 920096



Irfan Neuro-Psychiatry & General Hospital

Psychiatric hospital in Mansehra, Pakistan

AddressAbbottabad Rd, Mansehra 21300

Phone(0997) 302204



Fauji Foundation Hospital

Hospital in Mansehra, Pakistan

AddressAbbottabad Rd, Mansehra 21300


Open today · Open 24 hours

Phone0313 9658271



PIMA Hospital

Hospital in Mansehra, Pakistan


Phone(0997) 303326


Al-Syed Hospital

Hospital in Abbottabad, Pakistan

AddressMandian, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa? Mansehra Rd,? Abbottabad


Open today · Open 24 hours

Phone(0992) 380396


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A checklist given below will help you to better prepare for a to Kaghan Valley:- 

  1. Large size rucksack to carry all required trekking gear.
  2. DayPack to carry a camera, snack pack and rain jacket etc.
  3. Sleeping Bag of good quality to face cold temperature night.
  4. Closed Cell foam mattress.
  5. Trekking boots, well broken and durable with strong rubber sole.
  6. Camp sandals to use while in camp and walking around.
  7. Water/Windproof jacket and trouser.
  8. Two to three pairs of extra clothing (preferably full-length trousers and full sleeve shirts).
  9. Three to four pairs of socks (woolen and nylon stuff).
  10. Sun Hat for shade and to avoid sunburn.
  11. Woolen Cap to keep the head warm during cold days and nights.
  12. Pair of Gloves (woolen and waterproof).
  13. Sun Glasses to protect eyes from snow blindness.
  14. Walking Sticks.
  15. Water Bottle.
  16. Headlamp or Torch with extra battery cells.
  17. Pocket knife.
  18. Toilet kit including sun block cream.


  1. Two or three people lightweight waterproof tent.
  2. Small Stove with fuel.
  3. Plastic can for water storage.
  4. Medical Kit (First Aid and basic medicines).
  5. Cooking utensils (as per the size of group).
  6. Foodstuff (according to the menu and number of persons and duration of the trip). "
  7. Washing Kit (soap and detergents for kitchen and toilet use)
  8. Matchbox.
  9. Map and Compass.
  10. Binoculars or spotting scope.
  11. Camera with long life batteries and extra films.