Naran, kaghan, Shogran is very famous touristic point in Pakistan even someone encountered in a problem of unavailability of hotels for staying in peak season. Actually Naran is a town of Kaghan Valley, Mansehra NWFP Province Pakistan. Mostly people stay here for going to famous spots like Lake Saif-ul-Malook and Lalazar, Lalusar Lake, and Babusar Top. Naran Valley is very beautiful. Kunhar river flows along the whole valley which offers most amazing sceneries.I have been wishing for a long time to visit Naran Kaghan even I have visited many remote areas of very beautiful NWFP province. Last week I decided to visit Shogran, Naran Kaghan. I could skip SHOGRAN as it is in the way of Naran But it also a very beautiful place I don’t want to missed it. However I started my journey on Saturday 30 june 2012 for Shogran, Naran Kaghan.
|Bus Terminal at Mansehra NWFP Province|
How to reach here
My rout was
Mansehra to Kiwai 2 Hours Approximately
Kiwai to Shogran 1 hour Jeep or Cab track
Shogran to Sri Paye 1.5 Hours Jeep Track
|Kiwai (if you want to go Shogran you have to stop here)|
|Jeep were heading to Shogran|
There are many Hotels where you can stay. It is hard to show the rate of Hotels its totally depend on season, rush of people, weather etc. I heard from a friend that he stayed in Pine Park Hotel for 500 per day in winter and the rate of this hotel in summer 10000PKR approximately. so you should good at bargaining. you can find hotels from 3000 to 15000 PKR.
Jeeps are commonly use here so you have to hire a jeep for getting around. A Jeep can be hired for 3500PKR for kiwai to Shogran and Sri Paye. Or 2000PKR from Shogran to Sri Paye and then back to shogran. 6 to 7 persons can easily sits in Jeep.
I did not see many restaurants in this area however you can find many shops where you can buy eatables. So there is only 5 to 6 good restaurants. One time food cost can be 200PKR to 800PKR.
Try to don’t buy any food item or eatables from Shogran or Sri paye because the food prices are very high in this area. Can you imagine a 1.5 letter bottle of Pepsi is for 120 PKR which you can buy from markets in 70 PKR.
|Heading to Sri and Paye Meadows|
|Me at Paye.|
|it is also very favourable place by Families.|
|In the background you can see the beautiful Makra Peak|