Nathia Gali Road

The Wild Road to Nathia Gali in Pakistan

Nathia Gali Road is an asphalted high mountain road located in Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in Pakistan, climbing up to a mountain resort town or hill station called Nathia Gali (or Nathiagali).

The road is 28,8 km (17.89 miles) long. The drive time from Islamabad is usually about two hours, unless there is a lot of traffic. Nathia Gali is famous for its lush green meadows, deep forests of oak, cedar and pine, where fog in July/August present a glory. In winter snowfall adds to the scene.

The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. The weather of Nathiagali remains cool, pleasant and foggy in summers (1 May to 31 August). During the Monsoon season (1 July to 16 September), rain is expected almost every day. Cold winds start to chill the weather in autumn. Winters (1 November to 28 February) are very cold and chilly. In December and January, heavy snowfall occurs here. The weather remains cold in Spring. Here most comfortable weather is the summer season. During the months of December and January, heavy snowfall occurs in this area and the road which leads to Nathiagali is block due to heavy snow.
Pic: Ummar Hussain