Naran & Kaghan Valley
Naran Valley is one of the most beautiful parts of northern areas in Pakistan which is elevated 2500 meters above sea level.
Naran is a medium-sized town situated in the upper Kaghan Valley which is a part of Khyber Pakhtun Khaw province of Pakistan. It is one of the most beautiful parts of northern areas in Pakistan which is elevated 2500 meters above sea level. Its beauty captures a lot of people towards itself and thus it is a famous resort for tourists and trekkers. The weather in Naran is very cold. The ice on the mountain tops never melts, even in months of June and Jully there are glaciers and mountains are covered with snow.
The road to Naran valley travels alongside River Kunhar which Starts from the glaciers of Kaghan and flows deep down in Mansehra. The local languages of Naran Valley are Hindko and Gojri but every individual over there can speak and understand Urdu.
The Inhabitant of Naran Valley is basically Gujars and are very generous and good-natured. They welcome the tourists very nicely and treats them like their own friends. Their main source of income is the tourists and their occupations include tour guides, rest house managers, shop keepers, restaurant workers, jeep drivers, some of them also grow crops and some of them are shepherds. But their whole fortune is just gathered up in the summer season as in winter the whole area is covered up in snow and they have to move down to Mansehra or some other hotel place. For that reason, the prices over there are a bit higher. For example, the price of 100 rupees mobile card is about 107 up there. But I think that is fair enough as they this source of income just for a limited time.
Women are housewives mostly stays at home. I found only one govt primary school where some of the local’s children went for studying. Besides that, there was no system of education there. Mostly teenagers were working as travel guides and shopkeepers along with their fathers or uncles etc.
The main items of Naran valley are dry fruits and Handicrafts. One of the handicrafts you should buy is the artistically carved Walnuts and another famous thing is the Namdas, the woolen felt rugs while woolen shawls, embroidered shawls, and shirts are also available. These places have cottage industries running and you can find yourself having excellent bargains. Hand made articles are displaced in the shops in the main market.
Naran also has a small bazaar-like Murree mall road. The basic necessities of life are readily available there. Cellular networks, mobile shops, bakery, general stores, tailors and even barbers are available in the main bazaar. It has over 100 hotels of various types ranging from high-end luxury hotels to very low priced motels. Tent motels are also present which rent family size tents to tourists to stay in.
Departure TimePlease arrive by 10:15 PM for a prompt departure at 10:30 PM.
Return TimeFrom Lahore 10:30 PM/From Islamabad 3:30 AM
Dress CodeRain Coat, Umbrella Hiking Shoes, Warm jacket.
IncludeAll Tolls & TaxesTransportationHotel AccommodationQuality MealsTour Guide ServicesPhotographyFirst Aid Box
Not IncludedPorterTea/CoffeeLunchBoating ExpensesEntry Tickets
Naran & Kaghan Valley