The weather is changing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit and due to the recent rains and the first snowfall of the winter, the cold has announced its arrival, which has caused a lot of trouble to tourists at various places, especially at Babusar Top.
Tourists are facing various problems due to inadequate information, unfamiliarity with routes and neglect of precautionary measures and this is due to the changing weather of the upper areas. Get information on road conditions and weather so that they do not face any difficulty in case of heavy rain or snowfall.
Pakistan is beautiful, but in the current season, people from all over the country turn to the beautiful areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the northern areas to see the snow.
Getting a little relevant information before heading out for a tour can make travel and accommodation easier and more enjoyable.
Weather and route conditions in the upper areas
If you are planning a tour at the moment, then this is a good time to start snowing in the next one and a half months, which in addition to landslides and road closures, the severity of the weather also makes it difficult for tourists. Can do
According to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department, the roads across the province are open and the weather is clear at the moment.
Mansehra: All open spaces are open and suitable for travel at this time. The weather is clear and the weather is mild, but the Babusar Top route is only open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., after which traffic is closed. In addition, the roads to Abbottabad and Galyat are open and suitable for travel.
Swat: All tourist spots including Kalam Mahudand and Malam Jabba roads are open and clear and there is no obstacle in getting there at present.
Kumrat: All places in Lower and Upper Dir can be easily reached at this time and the weather in these places is also clear.
At present, the maximum daytime temperature in the province is 35 degrees Celsius while the minimum is 19 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature in all upper areas including Kalam, Malam Jabba Naran is less than 10 degrees Celsius at night. Tourists should also keep warm clothes with them when visiting these places and wear warm clothes especially at night to avoid the cold and harmful effects of the weather.
What percentage of hotels are full these days?
At present, 55% of hotels are booked in Ayubia, 65% in Donga Gully and 70% in Nathiagli.
Hotels in Balakot are 40 per cent full, Sugar 50 per cent, Kagan 30 per cent, Bata Kundi 40 per cent and Naran 50 per cent.
Malam Jabba 40, Madinah 35, Bahrain 35, Kalam 40, Kumrat 25, Dir 20 and Chitral 25% hotels are full.
For more information before embarking on a trip, one can also use the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority’s 24-hour free helpline 1422, which guides tourists.
Through this helpline, tourists coming to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa can get information about weather and weather conditions, traffic and emergency services, including information on nearby important places.
Arranging accommodation before leaving for sightseeing is also a necessary and useful process for tourists. For this purpose also information can be obtained from the official mobile app or the website of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tourism Department has set up camping pods at 10 tourist spots in the province to facilitate tourists. These tourist destinations include Thandiani, Sharan, Bishigram, Gabin Jabba, Yakh Tangi, Sheikh Badin, Mahaban, Shahida Sar, Alai and Bamburit.
It is better for tourists to avoid traveling at night and rely on local drivers rather than driving on mountain routes.
Prohibit your children and women from going too close to rivers, streams and lakes or going into the water. The water in these areas is colder, deeper than expected and the flow is much faster.
The provincial government has also issued SOPs to curb the spread of the corona epidemic, according to which tourists should be satisfied before traveling that they are healthy and physically fit to travel.
The government has also instructed all tourists to carry their national identity and carry a corona vaccination certificate when visiting a tourist destination.
The necessary information contained in the report will continue to be updated