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).
Table of Contents
- 1 Kaghan / Naran Valley From Islamabad
- 2 Islamabad to Kaghan Route Map Summary
- 3 Major Stops Between Islamabad and Naran / Kaghan
- 4 Best Time to Visit Naran / Kaghan
- 5 Places to Visit & Tourist Attractions in Naran / Kaghan
- 6 Local Amenities For Tourists in Naran / Kaghan
- 7 Food & Restaurants in Naran / Kaghan
- 8 Accommodation & Hotels in Naran / Kaghan
- 9 Local Transportation in Naran / Kaghan
- 10 Safety and Security in 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.
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.
Islamabad to Kaghan Route Map Summary
|Route Name||To – From||Distance||Travel 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 Road||N15 Mansehra to Kaghan Valley||88 km (55 miles)||2 hours 45 minutes|
|N15 – (National Highway 15) – Kaghan to Naran Road||N15 Kaghan to Naran Valley||23 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 Stop||Distance from Islamabad||Distance from Kaghan|
|Haripur||96km (60 miles)|
1 hour 23 minutes
|170km (106 miles)|
4 hours 2 minutes