A Road Trip from Karachi to Naran
What’s up, guys? Since we came here to visit the valley of Naran, I thought why not make a guide! This is a guide from Karachi to Naran You don’t need to follow it, but it would be better if you do. 7 o’clock in the morning, get to the airport. You may not enjoy the trip alone so better to get some friends to tag along. As soon as you reach Lahore, call the Toyota dealership. “Hello Toyota, this is Irfan speaking from Scnz TV.” “Uh, actually I needed a car…Hello?” “Hello…?” The airplane journey is over now. From now on, the remaining journey is by road. And you already are familiar with our car wonders. And yeah, it can get cold out there, so get some warm clothes… …no matter how big of a Superman you are. By now, you would be starving. So since you are in Lahore, taste some “Phajjay Kay Paey” (Phajjay’s Trotter Curry). Uncle, where is the old “Phajjay” joint? That way. I know that many people don’t like “Paey” (trotter curry). But you’re here in Lahore, and on a road trip… Why not try “Paey”? Look, it isn’t mandatory, but it’s cool if you try it! I’d recommend trying it! After trying “Paey”, leave for Kallar Kahar.
You’ve come all this way. You wouldn’t mind going for a swim, would you? Do it, bro, do it.You’re on a trip, yeah? Just do it! 😉 *GPS speaking* That’s enough for today.Time to eat and bounce! Then reach Islamabad. And it’ll be warmer than you think! If you are wondering why your bro is wearing a hoodie in August… Well, heat is temporary… …but SWAG is permanent. 😉 Have some “Pulao” (Rice & Beef meal) for breakfast so that you wouldn’t even need to have lunch. But I forgot to mention, the weather of Islamabad is unpredictable. So be prepared. Time is short, the challenge is tough and the journey is long. So no need for useless stopovers. Oh and of course, refuel your car. Bro, how long would it take to get to Kaaghan from here? 8 hours. What time is it now? 5 pm. 8 hours… So that means we’ll be getting there by 3 am? [Bad calculation] Don’t judge my math And switch to another driver because the previous one would have been exhausted by now. We have gotten a new driver. This car is good. Quite fun to drive, seriously! I usually don’t get my turn to drive.
The drive from Islamabad to Balakot got quite long. We had planned to reach Naran by now but decided to stay here overnight and leave in the morning. And we were told that “Chappal Kabab” is quite famous here. So us three, we’re on our way to try these “Chappal Kabab”! 😛 I know this oil looks very dark, but the Kababs were out of this world. You can mistreat your stomach, a little, this time. It’s your choice, try it if you want to! Someone recommended my bro Mooroo to check out Moon Restaurant. So, we’ll have breakfast there. [Waiter takes our order] Nihari (Beef Curry), Chickpeas, Naan (bread), Lassi (buttermilk). Bring Lassi (buttermilk) first.. Sure! While waiting for the food, get ready to go to Saif-ul-Malook. Saif-ul-Malook – you’ve probably heard of it. If you’re a foodie, there are great snacks you can try at Saif-ul-Malook! Pakoray, Samosa, Kachori and… Chicken Korma, Chicken Biryani, Daal Maash (lentils), Chana Sabzi Aalou (mixed veggies), etc. Eat once, and you’ll keep coming back! 😉 … and some other interesting options as well. (medicine for increased libido in men) You can get it if you want, your bro won’t judge you.
Guaranteed. No need to be overly smart. In case of any incident, the local administration won’t take any responsibility. Look love (bro), listen to me for once! 😉 There is an outdoor activity here, which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. I won’t judge you. Do it at your own risk. I’m just saying it’s a possibility. And also, your bro is like Akshay Kumar, right? I mean, not coming slow If you get tired while recording videos, pass your phone to your friend. Enjoying the ‘scenes’ (view) is much more important. Check into the PTDC hotel.(Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation PTDC) Chuck your stuff in your room… …and get to Punjab Tikka House. Tell Zahid to turn it up… …and leave the rest up to him. Wow, dinner was superb, man! Trout fish and salty lamb tikka. Oufff!! It’s not essential. I am talking about the drone, but as you can see, drone shots are money shots! All thanks to Mooroo Bhai We didn’t have much time for breakfast, so we ate in the car. ‘Cause there’s a lot of work to be done today. As I said, we didn’t have much time to eat. Ever had corn for Rs.50? (USD 0.50) Rs.50 isn’t that expensive. We’re back in Naran for some rafting For people who don’t know how to swim, better fasten your seatbelts.
By that, I mean have some courage! If you don’t know how to swim… like me, you would need to have a lot of courage. After watching such scenes, one can only say… Woah, what a shot! Be ready to wake up at 5:00 am the next morning. See, this is my first time and I am just sharing my experience, so I recommend taking my word for it. There’s a 3 and a half hour journey ahead… and it’s better to rest. This is the base camp for trekking the Aansoo Lake (Tear Drop Lake). The journey here is about 2 hours long. Grab a bite at the base camp, You’ll need it. Trust me. The scenes are as such that the horses don’t go beyond this point. This is the last hill. Beyond that lies the Aansoo Lake (Tear Drop Lake). The oxygen level is quite low up here. I’m out of breath. Just some support for the hike. And we’ve acknowledged beforehand that nobody will be able to save anyone. It’s every man for himself. Ahsan Bhai said that last part. Behind me is Aansoo Lake.Here I am (your bro) waiting for you… Just leave what you’re doing at once and get here ASAP. One simply doesn’t come here every day. So I thought to say Salaam (hello) to you. Hello-ji, how are you? All good? Wishing you were here.