Naran (ناران ‎) is a medium-sized town in upper Kaghan Valley in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located 119 kilometers (74 mi) from Mansehra city at the altitude of 2,409 meters (7,904 ft).It is located 70 kilometers (43 mi) from Babusar Top.Naran has a humid continental climate (Koppen Climate Classification). There is significant rainfall in summers and heavy snowfall in winters. However the trend is changing due to climate change within the region, and for the past few years, Naran is receiving lesser snowfall. Naran is a famous summer destination for people who come here from within Pakistan and abroad to enjoy the weather. The temperature, though, is rising. A few years back, Naran was only accessible in June, but for a few years, accessibility is improving, and the roads are driveable even in early spring. Naran remains busy in summer, starting earlier, and tourism is extending upto late in the fall. The average annual temperature in Naran is 10.1 °C. The region is Alpine in geography and climate, with forests and meadows dominating the landscape below peaks that reach over 17,000 feet.

Kaghan Valley, Pakistan Beauty Between Glaciers;

(Kaghan Valley is an alpine-climate valley in Mansehra District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The valley extends 155 kilometers (96 mi), rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m). Lush green mountains, streams of water flowing beside the roads, and peaceful environment make Kaghan Valley an ideal place for tourists.The tourists from across the country come to visit this place.Kaghan Valley is Alpine in geography and climate, with mountains, dales, lakes, waterfalls, streams and glaciers  that are dominating the landscape below peaks which reach over 5000 meters.

15 Best places to visit in Naran, Kaghan Valley When Touring The Charming Naran, Kaghan Valley.

Below is a list of some of the most beautiful and major tourist attractions in Kaghan Valley.

Must visit these places when you plan to visit Kaghan Valley 

1. Lake Saif-ul-Malook

Saiful Muluk, named in a folktale as the meeting site of the lovers, is the main attraction in the valley and with its 3,224 m above the sea level, is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. The water is spectacularly clear because of the surrounding glaciers that are reflected in the lake. It is accessible by road during the summer months or can be reached by tracking from the nearest village Naran, which is 10 kilometers away.

Other beautiful lakes are Dudipat Lake, enclosed with high peaks and Lulusar Lake which is approximately 48 kilometers away from Naran and has an altitude of 3,330 m. It is surrounded by wildflowers in almost all colors imaginable.

2. The Ansoo Jheel 

3. The lush landscape along with a lake

4. The Malika Parbat (Queen Of The Mountains)

5. The City of Balakot (Gate of Kaghan Valley)

6. Noori Top, 

7. Dudipatsar Lake (Queen Of The Lakes)

8. The Black And Blue Saral Lake

9. Fairy Land

10. Batakundi, Naran

11. The Sat-Sar Mala Lakes (6 lakes in one place)

12. The Gitidas Lake

13. The Kunhar River in Naran

14. The snowy peaks of Babusar Top

15. The Jeep trek in Kaghan Valley


Karakoram Highway, in 1947, the northern areas were accessible via two routes: the Sirinagar Astore-Gilgit mule track and the Kaghan Valley Track over the Babusar Pass and Chilas. After 1948 Kashmir War, the Sirinagar Route was denied to Pakistan and the entire northern areas became dependent on the Kaghan Valley Route.

The best time to visit Kaghan Valley is during the Summer season (May to September). Because In Winter, the glaciers blocks the roads leading to Kaghan Valley and these glaciers melts during February to April. From May to the end of September, the roads and Babusar Pass remain open. In May, the temperature is maximum 11 °C (52 °F) and minimum 3 °C (37 °F).

Where to stay:

You will find plenty of offers, depends on the budget or the location you pick. We suggest some places and best hotels in naran that is quite famous for its spectacular view and scenery This village, surrounded by peaks and forests. Many private 5 star hotels in naran kaghan ,houses or motels can be found at a reasonable price. Or you can forget all that and sleep a couple of days in a tent, captive in an amazing landscape.

Here we provide a list of Hotels which are the best hotels in Naran,Kaghan.

  • Pine Top 
  • Millennium Inn
  • Rose Valley Hotel
  • Fairyland Hotel
  • Arcadian Peridot Naran
  • Hotel Al Hamrah
  • AAKAS Hotel
  • Al Atiq Hotel
  • Neelum Continental Hotel
  • Keran Resort
  • Pearl Continental Hotel 
  • Tulip Guest Rooms
  • Alaf Laila Guest House
  • Hotel City Center
  • Exclusive House
  • Hotel Aashiana
  • Karakuram Hotel
  • Mir Continental


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