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NATHIA GALI (Things to Do & Places to Visit)

Nathia Gali is among the most popular northern areas of Pakistan. It is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, District Abbottabad. The scenic beauty of Nathia Gali including several hill stations, hiking tracks, pleasant weather, and deep forests of pine, oak, and cedar has made this area; the most famous holiday destination in Pakistan.

Nathia Gali as a Destination for Honeymooners:

A honeymoon can become worth remembering for a lifetime only if you went to a memorable honeymoon destination. And Nathia Gali is considered one of the most romantic and memorable places for a romantic trip. Why is it so? Let’s jump into it. If you do not have much time for traveling, then Nathia Gali is the most suitable destination for your honeymoon. It is easily reachable by road from Islamabad. The sweet ride from the Patriyata chair lift will leave you breathless, the carnival ride in Sozo Adventure Park is not less than a treat, enjoying the cold weather, and snow will make your trip a memorable one. Do you want to know more about Nathia Gali? Let’s get started.

How to Reach Nathia Gali?

From capital of Pakistan Islamabad, Nathia Gali is about two and a half hours away by car drive. It is easily accessible by road. You can either take the route from Murree or Abbottabad. Murree is a less stress-full route as compared to Abbottabad due to less traffic. Through Murree expressway, you can reach Nathia gali by driving a further; one and a half hour. Whichever route you take, it is advisable to choose a daylight to reach Nathia gali; as the roads there are winding, and drivers usually are not aware of the sharp turns.

Where to Stay in Nathia Gali?

There are various accommodation facilities available for the tourists which include, hotels, cottages, and rest houses. Nathia Gali has a number of options to stay, and they provide reasonable accommodation to the tourists. Guest houses and hotels are available in the range of 2-star to 5-star.

Top Hotels to Stay In Nathia Gali:

Our top hotels pick in and around Nathia Gali are as under:

1) Hotel Elites:

Hotel Elites is the perfect holiday resort in Nathia Gali. It is a 3-star hotel with 70 guest rooms and 3 restaurants. It provides the following facilities:
• Free parking.
• Free Wi-Fi.
• Daily housekeeping.
• Free newspaper in lobby.
• Laundry service.
• Luggage storage.
• Free breakfast.
• Airport shuttle is available for an extra charge.
Pets are not allowed at Hotel Elites.
The places around the Hotel Elites are:
• Lalazar Park – 5 min walk.
• Nathia Gali church – 19 min walk.
• Murree Hills – 29.2 km.
• Mushkpuri peak – 4.3 km.
• Abbott Museum – 34.4 km.
• Harnoi Lake – 22.2 km.
Check-in times at hotel elites starts at 1:30 PM.
Check-out time is noon.

2) Alpine Hotel:

Alpine Hotel Nathiagali has 35 guestrooms and 2 floors with the following facilities:
• Daily housekeeping.
• Terrace.
• Luggage storage.
• Free Wi-Fi in lobby.
• Free newspaper in lobby.
• Free parking.
• Visual fire alarm.
• 24-hour front desk.
• Mini bar.
Pets and service animals are not allowed in Alpine Hotel NathiaGali.
You can check in between 2 PM – 6 PM and check-out time is noon.

3) Green Retreat Hotel:

The Green Retreat Hotel in Nathia Gali is arranged over 1 floor and provides the following amenities:
• 15 smoke-free guestrooms.
• Banquet hall.
• Daily housekeeping.
• Barbecue grills.
• Free Wi-Fi.
• Luggage storage.
• Garden.
• Free newspaper in the lobby.
The places around the Green Retreat Hotel include:
• Murree Hills – 29.4 km.
• Nathiagali Church – 16 min walk.
• Lalazar Park – 28 min walk.
• Harnoi Lake – 24.1 km.
• Abbott Museum – 36.3 km.
• Lady Garden Public Park – 35.9 km.
Check-in time at Green Retreat Hotel starts from 2 PM and ends at 6 PM whereas, check-out time is noon.

4) Nathia Heights Hotel:

Nathia Heights is one of the most affordable options to stay. It is situated near Nathia Gali Bazaar.
It provides the following facilities:
• Wi-Fi.
• Laundry.
• Daily Newspaper.
• Free parking.
• Non-smoking rooms.
• Lounge.
• Breakfast.
• Cable TV.
• 24-hour front desk.
Check-in Time: After 1:00 PM.
Check-out Time: Before 10:00 AM.
The nearby destinations are:

• Dunga Gali – 4 km.
• Ayubia – 5 km.
• Khanspur – 6 km.
• Bagnotar – 6 km.
• Kalabagh – 1 km.

5) Hilla Apartments:

Hilla Apartments are located in Abbottabad, 42 km from Bhurban. It is a great place for both, Companies and Families.
Hilla Apartments are 6 Km away from Nathia Gali main bazaar and are providing the following facilities:
• Free High Speed Internet.
• Free Parking.
• Pets Allowed.
• Breakfast Included.
• Balcony/Terrace.
• Fully Equipped Kitchen.
Check-in starts from 12:00 PM.
Check-out until 12:00 PM.

Popular attractions close to Hilla Apartments are:

 Mukshpuri Top – 3.4 miles.
 Dunga Gali Pine Line Track – 2.0 miles.
 Miranjani – 2.9 miles.

Places To Visit In Nathia Gali:

1) Mukshpuri Top:

Mukshpuri top is a 9,200 ft mountain in the Nathia Gali. After Miranjani, It is the second highest peak in the Galyat Region. Mukshpuri Mountain is located just above Dunga Gali. You can reach here either from Nathia Gali or Duna Gali by trekking. It is at a distance of 2 and a half hour from Islamabad, almost 3 hours from Rawalpindi, and 6 and a half hour from Lahore. You can view the following areas from the top of Mukshpuri peak:
• Jhelum River
• Circle Bakote
• Murree as well as Islamabad
• Bagh District of AJK.
The weather in this area rapidly changes, so it is recommended to carry an umbrella or a rain coat with you.

2) Miran Jani:

Miran Jani is located at the height of 9,816 feet, and is the highest peak in the Galyat Region which is located in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Travelling to Miranjani top is considered the most popular activity among the tourists. The trek to Miranjani begins after a few minute drives from the Governor house in Nathia Gali. If you are a beginner hiker, it will take you three hours or more to reach the top but, if you are an intermediate or expert trekker, you will reach at the top in about one and a half hour. It is better to start your trekking as early as possible or after breakfast and do not forget to take water or some food with you. Other mandatory items include warm clothes, first aid kit, walking stick, and hiking boots. You can view snow-covered peaks of Nanga Parbat from the Miranjani Top, which is one of the tallest peaks in the world.

3) Dunga Gali Pine Line Track:

Dunga Gali is located on main Murree road, just 3 km and five-minute drive from Nathia Gali. Dunga Gali Pipe Line Track is one of the most beautiful tracking paths. It is known as the water pipeline because, it traces the water pipeline route; laid in the early 20th century by the British.
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When you are on a tour in Nathia gali, this track is the must-visit for families as well as couples. You can find cold drinks and some other snacks midway. You can enjoy the view of River Jhelum, Ayubia National Park, and Mukshpuri on your way. In winter, this track is mostly covered with snow and, while tracking sudden shower is also possible. This track is surrounded by greenery. In short, this track is full of magnificent scenery and will make your trip a memorable one.

4) Ayubia National Park:

Ayubia Park was declared the National Park of Pakistan in 1984. It was named after the second President of Pakistan, Muhammad Ayyub Khan. If you are visiting Murree and Nathia gali, you should not miss the exceptional beauty of Ayubia National Park. The distance of Ayubia from Nathia Gali is 3.7 kilometers and 31.2 kilometers from Murree. The climate of the park is cool in the summers but the cold increases in the winter and makes the climate harsh. So, it is better to visit the park during summer, as the weather remains pleasant but, if you want to enjoy snowfall, you should visit anytime between December and February. Remember that, it is not possible to cover the entire park in one day. Therefore, it is necessary to spend at least two days to enjoy the beauty of this landscape.

5) Saint Mathews Church:

Whoever visit Nathia Gali; should visit the old Church. It is located near Nathia Gali Park. You can reach here from the main bazaar by steep hiking. This Church is a great historical place and was built during the British Raj but, the shiny wooden walls will make you think that it is newly built. It is an amazing piece of architecture and one should not miss it. Another best thing is the courteous nature of the people. Make sure to donate what you can.

6) Paradise Point:

Paradise point is situated near the Church. You can view the Khankalan and Khankhurd area along with top peaks of Nathia Gali from the Paradise Point.

7) Green Spot:

Green Spot, as the name suggests, is a place where you will get to see an abundance of greenery. This place is covered with a pleasant weather. It is located on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Kalabagh. Families and tourists are allowed here for a minimal charge. There is also a small café nearby it that serves tea, coffee, soft drink as well as other snacks. Hence, it is one of the great places to spend some quality time with your family and friends.

8) Thandiani:

Thandiani is located in Abbottabad; at a distance of 37.8 kilometer from Nathia Gali. It is approximately one-and-a-half-hour drive away from Nathia Gali. Thandiani is a chilly hill station and a great destination for a trip. It is not accessible during winter due to heavy snow. Horse riding for kids is also available here. There are a number of cafes and restaurants in Thandiani for tourists, offering refreshments and food.

9) Samandar Katha Lake:

The Samanadar Katha Lake is a newly built tourism spot, launched by the KPK Government. It is located in Barra Gali of Nathhia Gali. This lake is approximately 25 minutes of the drive from Nathia Gali main Bazaar.
It is at a distance of 97 kilometers from Islamabad & 35 kilometers from Abbottabad. It will take you 3 hours to reach this lake from Islamabad; via Kashmir road, and 1 hour from Abbottabad via Murree.
Following are the major tourist attractions at Samanadar Katha Lake:
Boating
Fishing
Camping
Canoeing
Samandar Katha Lake, without any doubt, is an amazing spot for a day out with your loved ones.
What To Eat In Nathia Gali:
 The main bazaar has a number of restaurants, offering delicious pakoras, samosas (vegetarian and non-vegeterian both), jalebis, along with ice cream or coffee, according to the season. All of them are must-have!
 The Patakha Chicken of Taj Hotels is a classic one. This is served with hot naans, fried chili flakes, and yogurt dip on the side. Visit to Nathia Gali without having Taj Hotels Patakha Chicken is incomplete.
 For warm brownies, go to the Sweet Tooth, outside the Nathia Gali Bazaar.

FAQs Related To Nathia Gali:

Q: How far is Nathia Gali from Murree?
A: Nathia Gali is 35.1 kilometer and one hours drive away from Murree, via Abbottabad.
Q: How far is Nathia Gali from Lahore?
A: The distance between Lahore and Nathia Gali is about 499.5 kilometer via Lahore-Islamabad motorway. It will take approximately three and a half hour to reach Nathia Gali from Lahore.
Q: When you should visit Nathia Gali?
A: The months between March and October are considered the best time to visit Nathia Gali.
Q: What is the worst time to visit Nathia Gali?
A: EID holidays and long weekends are the worst times to visit Nathia Gali due to heavy traffic.


During the peak seasons, from June to August, almost all the hotels are fully booked due to the heavy influx of tourists. Therefore, it is advisable to have an advance booking.
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Where is Nathiagali?

Nathia Gali or Nathiagali ‎is a mountain resort town or hill station in Abbottabad District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is located at the center of the Galyat range, where several hill-stations are situated, closely connected to each other, and with their names mostly ending in Gali

How far is Nathia Gali from Abbottabad?

Nathiagali is about 35 KM away from Abbottabad.

How far is Nathia Gali from Murree?

Nathia Gali is about 32 KM far from Murree.

How far is Nathiagali from Islamabad?

From Islamabad there are three routes to reach Nathiagali.
1. 2 hr 40 min (84.7 km) via Kashmir Rd
2. 2 hr 46 min (99.8 km) via Islamabad - Murree Expy/N-75
3. 2 hr 56 min (164.1 km) via E35 Expy/Hazara Motorway/M15

How far is Nathia Gali from Lahore?

Nathiagali is about 500 Km far from Lahore.

What is the best time to visit Nathiagali?

February to June (spring and summer) is the best time to visit Nathia Gali or Nathiagali. Pleasant and most popular time to visit is the winters, i.e., between November and February when its the snowfall season.

What are the best places to visit in Nathiagali?

The best places to visit in Nathiagali are:
1. Donga Gali
2. Ayubia National Park
3. Ayubia Chair Lift
4. Samundar Katha Lake
5. Nathiagali Mote Tunnel
6. Nathiagali
7. Thandiani top
8. Muskhpuri top
9. Pipe Line Track
10. Miranjani top

What are the best hiking trails in Nathiagali?

The beautiful hiking trails in Nathiagali are as follow:
1. Dagri Bungalow Trek
2. Namli Gali to Miranjani trek
3. Mushkpuri trek
4. Ayubia Pipeline trek

Is there any five star hotel available in Nathiagali?

Yes, there are many hotels available in Nathiagali. Five star hotels of Nathiagali are as follows:
1. Elites Hotels and Resorts Nathia Gali
2. Alpine Hotel Nathiagali
3. Shangrila Resort Changla Gali Nathiagali

How can I Plan my Nathia Gali tour?

Nathiagali: A Quick and Handy Travel Guide
1. Donga Gali: Ayubia, Ayubia Chair Lift, Ayubia Moto tunnel
2. Nathia Gali: Nathia Gali, Thandiani, Samundar Katha Lake
3. Nathiagali: Mushkpuri top

Which Nathiagali tour package is best?

Our trending Nathiagali tour packages are:
1. 3 Days Honeymoon Tour to Nathiagali
2. 3 Days Family Tour to Nathiagali
3. 5 Days Tour to Nathiagali

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