The unforgettable hairy road to Lalazar in Pakistan

Lalazar is a tourist spot at an elevation of 3,123m (10,246ft) above sea level, located in Mansehra District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The road to the picturesque area tests the skill and courage of any driver.

Lalazar Road

Is the road to Lalazar unpaved?

Set high in the upper Kaghan Valley, the deadly road to the tourist attraction, featuring pine trees, mountains, and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, is entirely unpaved. It’s called Lalazar Road and can be found to the southwest of Batakundi (a turn to the right before the village if coming from Naran).

How long is the road to Lalazar?

The track is 4.2 km (2.6 miles) long with incredible landscapes, pine forest scenic views, and charming weather. It’s a typical Pakistani mountain road, with hills on one side and the Kunhar River on the other side. Lalazar is located near the famous Babusar Pass.

How challenging is the road to Lalazar?

This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. It’s a hair-raising jeep ride with several twists and turns. The road can be very crowded during the summer season with many twists and turns rising to the top.

Is the road to Lalazar steep?

The road is extremely narrow and steep. Starting at Batakundi, the elevation gain is 431m. The average gradient is 10.26%, with sections up to 12%.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Asad Ullah