National Highway 15 is a very popular drive among tourists in Pakistan

National Highway 15 (N-15) is a scenic highway located on the boundary between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces of Pakistan.

National Highway 15

Is National Highway 15 in Pakistan paved?

Set high in the northwestern part of the country, the road is mostly paved, wide, and usable for all kinds of vehicles. It is a typical Pakistani mountain road, with hills on one side and a deep khud (valley) on the other side.

How long is National Highway 15 in Pakistan?

The road is 226 km (140 miles) long, running south-north from Mansehra (the capital of Mansehra District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province) to Chilas (the divisional capital of Diamer District in Gilgit-Baltistan), on the Karakoram Highway (N-35). It is often used as a bypass for the N-35 road.

How busy is National Highway 15 in Pakistan?

The road is very popular among tourists who visit Naran and the surrounding areas. Naran is one of the most scenic towns in the country, attracting thousands of tourists, trekkers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts every year. To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 7 and 8 hours.

Is National Highway 15 in Pakistan open?

It’s a high mountain road, topping out at an elevation of 4,179m (13,710ft) above sea level at Babusar Pass. In winter, the road is blocked due to heavy snowfalls, and it is very difficult to reach these zones.
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