The northern areas of Pakistan have some of the top tourist attractions in the world. In a bid to attract more tourists, the government has made big strides in the development of the region. Providing top-notch infrastructure and facilities to the tourists is of the utmost priority.

The tourism industry in Pakistan has evolved in the past few years. One of the major developments includes the installation of camping pods at scenic places. Thermally insulated, dome-structured glamping units provide the tourists with all the facilities, providing an amazing experience to be in touch with nature and the beauty of the northern areas.

Currently, there are camping pods in 7 different locations across northern areas of Pakistan. In this post, we will provide you with all the details related to these camping pods.

How to Book?

KPK government has launched a website to book camping pods. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Select the location
  • The number of people
  • Dates for your stay
  • Enter your personal details
  • Enter your credit/debit card details
  • Confirm your booking

Types of Camping Pods

There are two types of camping pods available in the following places:

  • A2 camping pod – this camping pod contains 2 beds and a private bathroom
  • A4 camping pod – this pod contains 4 beds and a shared / Private bathroom

1. Sharan Forest, Kaghan Valley

In the middle of dense pine forests and Kunhar river lies the beautiful Kaghan valley. One of the most highly rated tourist places in Pakistan, Kaghan welcomes a huge number of tourists every year. Sharan forest offers a much-needed retreat for those who want to spend a peaceful couple of days away from their hectic routines. Camping pods are installed in this breathtaking place and you can book them before setting on your journey to the northern areas.

 Location: Kaghan Valley lies in the Manshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan 

2. Gabeen Jabba, Swat

Gabeen Jabba is located in Swat valley and is famous for its breathtaking views. With Dense forest, snowclad mountains in the backdrop, freshwater springs, Gabeen Jabba truly is a place from fairytales. 

Location: Gabeen Jabba is located 65 kilometers away from Mingora Swat, Pakistan. 

3. Thandiani, Abbottabad

Thandiani is a hill station located in Abbottabad. As the name suggests, the temperature in the area is usually low. Snow-covered Pir Panjal mountains in the east of the hill station and dense forests around the area make it a must-visiting tourist spot. 

4. Bishigram, Swat

Located in Swat, Bishigram is a place surrounded by springs and forested mountains. To appeal to the tourists and provide them immaculate facilities.

5. Yakhtangay, Shangla

Yakhtangay is slowly becoming one of the top tourist spots in the country. Located in Shangla, Yakhtangay is home to beautiful forest hills and is a worth-visiting destination to beat the heat.

6. Sheikh Badin, D.I. Khan

Sheikh Badin hill station is situated just north of Dera Ismail Khan and West of Lakki Marwat. Camping pods were installed last year by the government in a bid to promote tourism in South KP. 

7. Nathiagali, Abbottabad

Nathiagali is known for its scenic views and cold temperatures. Located just a few hours away from the capital Islamabad, Nathiagali is a highly popular spot among local tourists. KP government has installed camping pods in the area in order to boost tourism. The camping pod is called Ice Dome and offers top-notch facilities to the visitors.

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