Nathiagali

Khairagali

Changlagali

Dungagali

Ayubia

Trekking in Galliat

Important Phone Numbers

Hotels in Galliat

Nathiagali

Galliat Guide Map

Nathiagali is situated at equidistance of 35 kilometers from Murree as well as Abbottabad at an attitude of 8400 feet. It provides splendid scenic views. Hosting Governor House, Government (Chief Minister) House and offices of other departments of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nathiagali virtually serves as summer capital of the province. It is connected with Abbottabad on one hand and Murree and on wards to Islamabad onto the other with well constructed and beautifully laid highways. There is quite large number of hotels and restaurants of various categories in the town along with rest houses of different departments. Other facilities like Banks, internet cafe, hospital, fuel station and workshops are available.

Nathiagali provides unspoiled natural beauty and breathtaking view of mountains. It is located at the doorsteps of 9779 feet Miranjani and 9258 feet Muskhpuri mountain.

Khairagali

The road from Murree to Nathiagali is like travel into paradise. Going through top of one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. There are lush green alpine forest all along the road. Throughout the journey one enjoys panoramic view of snow clad Pir Panjal and other ranges in Kashmir .There are a number of small dwellings all along, where one can stay and rest. First among them is Khairagali. It situated at a distance of 16 kilometers from Murree at an elevation of 2346 meters. It commands a panoramic view on either side of the ridge.

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Changlagali

A few kilometers ahead of Khairagali comes Changla Gali. Situated at an altitude of 2559 meter, Changlagali is the highest point in the Murree Galliat area which is accessible by road. There is a rest house located in the most picturesque surroundings. A number of good hotels and restaurants are available at the spot

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Dungagali

Dungagali is a picturesque small resort situated on the slopes of the Mushkpuri hill (2376 m.). It commands a charming view of a series of wooded spurs projecting towards the river Jhelum on the western side. From Dungagali one can climb the 2813 meter peak of Mushkpuri, which is the highest point in the range. Natural springs abound on the slopes. It is 30 km from Murree.

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Ayubia

 Ayubia has become the most important spot in the Galliat after Nathiagali. Ayubia's fame is three kilometer long Chairlift that was installed at the spot in 1962. The chairlift takes one to Gora Dhaka or horse mountain which is one of the highest point in the area. At the Gora Dhaka a beautiful Park and restaurant is built which give panoramic view all around.
There are a number of hotels and restaurants at Ayubia. Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation runs a motel at a picturesque place at Ayubia. Reservations on PTDC motel can be made at PTDC office in Islamabad.
Three kilometer down the road from Ayubia is old summer resort of Khanspur. Many rich and influential Pakistani families had houses at the place since before the development of Ayubia. A few hotels and restaurants are also available at the spot.

How to reach

Khairagali, Changlagali, Dungagali are situated on a newly rebuilt beautiful Murree Nathiagali road. A few kilometers from Changlagali one reaches Kuzagali. From Kuzagali one can go either to Ayubia to the right or Nathiagali to the left. both of them are very picturesque hill stations. Chairlift at Ayubia is one of main attractions.

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Trekking In Galliat

Galliat region provides excellent opportunities for tracking. Different tracks passing through lush green virgin forests are available for the tourists. NWFP Forest Department is doing a good work to keep these tracks in good condition. These tracks include:

  • Nathiagali to Mushkpuri: Four kilometer track originating near Shangrila Hotel in Nathiagali passes through thick pines forests and goes to 9243 feet Mushkpuri top. on the way one can have splendid view of Lalazar Park. Lalazar Park is situated at one kilometer up the track from Nathiagali.

  • Dungagali to Mushkpuri: This second track available to go to Mushkpuri. It starts from Dungagali, a place four kilometer short of Nathiagali, on Murree-Nathiagali Highway. It equal in length to Nathiagali-Mushkpuri track. On the way one has the option to go to Lalazar Park, which of course increases the distance to the Mushkpuri top.

  • Dungagali to Ayubia: Again a 4 kilometer long track which is laid on the pipeline supplying water from Dungagali to Murree. In contrast to Dungagali/Nathiagali to Mushkpuri tracks, it is plain track and does not have ay ups and downs but like the earlier mentioned tracks it passes through lush green pine forests.
    From Ayubia one can follow the track for another four kilometer length to Changlagali and from there for approximately another length of same distance to Khiaragali.

  • Nathiagali to Miranjani: Eight kilometer track starts near Governor House in Nathiagali and 9779 feet Miranjani top. From Miranjani one can follow the tack for a further distance of 10 kilometers to Dagri. on the way one passes through Chaniangali and Lamba Dhaka (long mountain) situated at an altitude of 9541 feet and 9545 feet respectively. Another patch of thirteen kilometer track takes one to Birangali.

  • From Birangali one can either take a 13 kilometer track down to Azizabad on Nathiagali-Abbottabad road or take another clime to 8831 feet Thandiani top.

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Important Phone Numbers in Galliat

Office

Phone

Governor House

92-992- 355-335

Frontier House:

92-992-355-388

SDO WAPDA

92-992- 355328

Galliat Development Auhtority

92-922-355-309

PAF exchange

92-992-355-115/355-320

Post Office

92-992-355-301

Police Station Nathiagali:

92-992-355-320

Cantonment Office Kalabagh:

92-992- 355-305

World Wildlife Foundation WWF:

92-992-355-210

Wildlife Department, NWFP, Dungagali :

92-992- 355-161

Forest Office Kalabagh:

92-992- 355-155

Grid Station Wapda:

92-992- 355158

National Bank Nathiagali:

92-992- 355 303

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