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Naran Kaghan

Naran and Kaghan are tourist destinations located in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The phrase “Naran Kaghan” is actually a combination of two words, originally derived from Naran Valley and Kaghan Valley that are adjacent to each other. Geographically, Naran is a tourist town situated inside the greater Kaghan Valley at an altitude of 2,409 meters (7,904 ft). It is located at a distance of approximately 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) further towards the north from the mainland of Kaghan Valley. Kaghan itself is located 99 km (61.6 miles) from Mansehra city at an elevation ranging between 650m (2,134 ft) and 4,170 m (13,690 ft).

Naran Kaghan

Naran Kaghan

Kaghan / Naran Valley From Islamabad

The distance between Islamabad and Kaghan is approximately 261 km (162 miles) which is roughly just over 5 hours travel time. The total distance between Islamabad and Naran Valley is approximately 283 km (196 miles) which includes the 261 km (162 miles) distance from Islamabad to Kaghan and then an additional distance of 23 km (14.3 miles) 35 munites drive towards further north to reach Naran.Islamabad to Naran kaghan Road Map

This distance mostly travels through high-speed motorway(s) with basic road/service facilities throughout from Islamabad to Kaghan which makes the travel time relatively safe and joyful.

Naran Kaghan Road Map

Islamabad to Kaghan Route Map Summary

Route NameTo – FromDistanceTravel Time
M1 (Islamabad to Peshawar Motorway)Islamabad to M1 (Motorway)21 km (13 miles)23 minutes
M1 (Islamabad to Peshawar Motorway)M1 to M15 (Hazara Motorway)56 Km (35 miles)23 minutes
M15 (Hazara Motorway)M15 to N15 (National Highway 15)112 km (7.5 miles)1 hour 30 minutes
N15 – (National Highway 15) – Mansehra to Kaghan RoadN15 Mansehra to Kaghan Valley88 km (55 miles)2 hours 45 minutes
N15 – (National Highway 15) – Kaghan to Naran RoadN15 Kaghan to Naran Valley23 km (14.3 miles)35 minutes

When traveling to Naran Kaghan in busy holidays and touring seasons (both winter and summer) these travel times can vary. You might need to consider allowing extra time if you are traveling during busy hours of the day or traveling in rough weather conditions.

Major Stops Between Islamabad and Naran / Kaghan

Apart from the other standard services and rest places on the M1 and M15 Motorways, The following major towns, and cities could be appropriate places for dining, rest, shopping, medical help, extended or overnight stay while on your trip to Naran Kaghan.

Major StopDistance from IslamabadDistance from Kaghan
Haripur96km (60 miles)

1 hour 23 minutes

170km (106 miles)

4 hours 2 minutes


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