Lasdana, a scary road in the mountains of Pakistan

Lasdana is a touristic hilltop at an elevation of 2.596m (8,517ft) above the sea level, located in the north-eastern area of Tehsil Rawalakot in the Poonch District of Azad Kashmir, in Pakistan.


The road to the summit was paved a few years ago, but now it is very poor. Most of the time, the road is accessible by passenger car and RV. It’s a narrow single road with a lot of curves and blind curves so takes some time. The winding road to the summit is called Lasdana - Mahmood Gali Road. The road has some steep parts, with a 17.7% of maximum gradient. At the top of the pass there's a bar and a resort.

The road is 20.8 km (12.92 mile) long and runs north-south from Mahmood Gali to Nar Sher Ali Khan. It’s said to be the most attractive point in Rawalakot. The location of the place is stunning and it is surrounded by nice landscape. Remember the road is dangerous so be careful in rain and don’t go in the evening. The winter season lasts from November to March. The valley also experiences the rainy season from April to June.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: Idris Sheikh