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Nathiagali is a scenic hill resort lodged in the sylvan slopes of the lower Himalayan range at an altitude of 8205 feet (2501 m) above sea level. Clad in Pine, Walnut and Oak Maple trees, it is one of the most beautiful hill stations of Pakistan that has been gifted with unparalleled scenic beauty, peace and tranquillity.

Nathiagali is 34 km from Abbottabbad so you can easily reach here in one hour. From Islamabad, it is on three hour drive on a carpeted 87 km long road crossing Murree and other Galiyat. Nathiagali is summer capital of NWFP province of Pakistan.

The British tried to create a little England here with its small timbered church, parks, bungalows and the Governor's House. There are many hiking and trekking opportunities in Nathiagali. You can take many short strolls through the pine forests.

The weather in Nathiagali during summer is very pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 15-25 C. Summer and monsoon season is from 15th April till 15th September. Where as winter starts from mid of September.

Most of the time this beautiful valley is surrounded by thick layer of fog during monsoon season that makes weather chilly. Evenings can get quite cool especially if it rains. The monsoons are unpredictable and unexpected storms accompanied by short bursts of hail may turn the air chilly.

You should bring some warm clothing along with tropical wear of summer. One should also be prepared for occasional downpour.

Trekking in Nathiagali

Those of you who love adventure can take a longer trek of around six hours (both ways) starting from the Governer House to 9,711 feet (2,960 m ) high Miranjani peak. Those who want to enjoy time in beautiful thick forest can always opt to climb 9,186 feet (2800 m) high top of Mukshpuri. The total journey is around four hours (both ways).

Nathiagali gets heavy snow in winters and temperatures mostly remain below freezing point. 6-8 feet snowfall is very normal in Nathiagali. If roads are open then can always go to Green Spot, a nearby area, for skiing.

Ayubia National Park & Ideal Timing For Trips

3 km from Nathiagali is Dungagali which is entry point of Ayubia National Park. From here you can hike on 4 km long most beautiful "Dunga Gali Pipe Line Track". This track would take you to Ayubia in 45-50 minutes time.

You can witness rare varieties of birds, animals and trees on this track. Entry fee of Rs. 5 per person is charged by forest department to enter Ayubia National Park.

But the ideal time to visit Nathiagali in my opinion is from 1st to 15th September. Hotel accomodation would be cheaper and you can easily avail 50-60 % discounts. If you love peace and want to explore nature, then this is the right time for you. Alternatively you may plan it some where between 1st to 31st May. Have a wonderful time in Nathiagali. Happy Travels!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Greenry, Fog and Natural Beauty of the area
  • Cons:Frequent cloud bursts and very unpredictable weather
  • In a nutshell:One of the prettiest hill resort of Pakistan.
  • Last visit to Nathia Gali: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 5, 2005
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  • Jul 29, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    New management has taken charge. Updated the hotel with additional rooms, new furniture, and a chef that cooks continental dishes. Plus a TV/ dish\ telephone in every room! I assure that every customer will enjoy the phenomenol veiw of Hotel plaza park.

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    Sep 28, 2007 at 5:57 AM

    Nice informative page. great job.

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 1:12 AM

    Spectacular View, Very Delicious Food, Comfortable Bedrooms, Neat n clean Lodge - It is a must to go and stay in Montana Lodge. Hats off to Mr. Shairestan, the CEO. See you in winters sir.

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    May 18, 2007 at 12:58 PM

    greetings from Faisalabad. Adeel Tahir

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    Feb 24, 2007 at 5:45 AM

    Not what I expected of Palkstan at all. Looks well worth a visit.

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    Sep 21, 2006 at 8:54 AM

    Articulate, authentic, comprehensive presentation. Very excellent warning tips. Discerning,even-handed, and fascinating. I certainly gained a great education about Nathia Gali.

  • Aug 10, 2006 at 5:38 AM

    I visted it on August 2006. It has 4-star accomodation and facilities. I visited most of the hotels in nathiagali and is by far the best one. Though rates are on the higher side & bargaining is useful. Food is good, Lawns are spacious, Staff is curteous.

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    Feb 26, 2006 at 1:59 AM

    We should go here again sometime .

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2005 at 5:50 PM

    this is an excelent page on the area. i liked ur warning tips, food looks really yummy, monkeys seem to be cute but dangerous like in malaysia and that insect Dangi looks ET.

  • Laurina's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2005 at 5:53 AM

    super wonderful to see such great pics of Natia Gali - my favorite hiking place in Pakistan!! THANKS!!

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