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Where to go in Pakistan northern areas in Dec/Jan?

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  1. WishLivePak

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    Tired of murre and nathiagali.

    What's there to explore? I know Naran or other lakes, but I reckon it'd be too cold and inaccessible?

    Anyone knows new roads being made for more accessible tourist areas?

    By the way I want to go to shangrila resort. Possible? I prefer to drive from Isb, murre, other cities on the way.
     
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    most roads be closed or two difficult to drive for first timers, try to fly to Skardu to reach the shanrgila resort.. but it will be cold and snow, nothing else, you wont be able to do tracking or anything...

    @krash
     
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    Neelum Valley,Ziarat,Swat so many options
     
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    gilget skardu and adjoining areas. get a map of northern areas trekking from PTDC or goggle it. if you are a fit person trek to nanga parbat base camp - priceless.
     
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    What about in September? I need a list. :D
     
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    I contacted rhem. They're close November till March.

    Airplane ticket is $120 one way :( and I've to get to Islamabad first too. I wanted to have a drive since many other spots come on the way.

    I was there just in May, should've gone then :(

    As the title says, northern areas. I believe ziarat is in Baluchistan.

    Will swat and neelum be accessible around Christmas time?

    What airline you flying?

    Try Saudia, cheap miles spending once accumulated

    Or get Alaska credit card, buy miles and travel Emirates first class at half cost, assuming you don't earn pennies from advertising here. I'm sure some of us can help you out with "clicks" ;)
     
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    you should have.. even if you go tomorrow or before nov, you will find autumn, the heavenly season to visit Hunza.

    try contacting NATCO pakistan, local hotels are open.
     
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    What about Neelum Valley. Is it assessable ?
     
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    Sep guzar giya lala.. :D :P

    nope. jeep hay to Yes. lakin snow snow snow, kia karna wahan?
     
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    this fucking trail to fair meadows was a killer for smokers, when you look back you see Rakaposhi, when you look ahead you see Nanga Parbat... awesome spot but cannot be captured in one pic :D @fatman17
     
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    @WAJsal is authentic source of information on this subject. He can guide you well.

    If you want to visit nothren areas inculde shangrila for night stay


    NATCO ............not suitable for burgers............ PIA flight is good enough...........
     
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    @WAJsal "Apparently Metro is more important for Pakistan than growing trees-logic gave me Ebola and Cancer."

    :laugh:

    oye I didnt know you were from GB, we should meet. next year inshallah :)
     
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    Too much adds on PDF, I think webmaster is earning well now a days ....... I suggest him to climb k 2 :lol:

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    You can drive to Skardu. This will help: Welcome to HEAVEN ON EARTH .... SHANGRILA HOTELS AND RESORTS
    I would suggest going in winters, but if you are going to Skardu in Winters, would suggest the aerial route, anything can happen via road, trust me. Plus you can visit many places in Skardu, as in Deosai. If you are planning to go to Gilgit, i would personally suggest coming in summers, much to see Fairy meadow, Hunza, Nagar, much to see.
    This is what one of our PMLN friends suggested.
    But i am in Karachi, if i do get the time to go to GB, will do so.
     
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    Mate, the weather will be way too harsh for a him, I guess. I'd recommend all first timers to come between June - August, maybe even September. That goes for you too Webby! :D

    If any of you are hell bent on coming in December or January, take a flight as the terrain (and specially the situation on the ground etc etc) is pretty much unforgiving for newbeez, and people who are obviously not local.

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