Naran Kaghan Valley

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).

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.