On the premises of Lahore Cathedral. Hostel available, too ("Hilda's Hostel"). Next to an elementary school but quiet and central, donation expected. WC in hostel, nice manager, no access for Muslims. Access from Mall Road (going westbound, enter by the big gate to Cathedral Church of the Resurrection), opposite High Court.
Gravel and rock area along side Hunza river. Options with high ground clearance 4x4 is to get to the top of the bank to be out of sight of the road. Or you can drive into quarry holes.
Great view all around. Enter area just after crash barrier on corner ends.
Watch out for overhead cable.
Eagles Nest is a expensive hotel perched high on the valley side. Rooms start from 5000rp! Have hot showers and flush loo's. Access is via a steep winding narrow road. The cheaper option opposite the hotel is camping in the terraced fields. Only has acess to a toilet. The camp ground also rents tents/bedding 500rp pp pn. Camping with your own stuff 100rp pp pn. Morning views are amazing from the near by rocking out crop.
Sleeping in vehicle in secure parking at back of hotel 500rp. Room 1000rp.
Place was generally dirty. Access to 1 dirty swat toielt in garden.
Police escort tried to insist I pay for their dinner. Asking 3 times. Which I refused.
Manager then came to my vehicle after I had already gone to bed and tried to insist I take a room. I slept in my vehicle anyway.
The "Police" man (plain clothes and private car) that met me at the edge of town I guess gets some sort of kick back from bringing you here.
Only stay here if desparate. If doing the route from Quetta to Taftan again. I would push through to Taftan.
It's a Guesthouse with enclosed parking.
The double bed room costs 2500 rupees (25dollar).
We talked with the manager and he offered us to park and sleep in the car for free. We also could use facilities.
No guarantee that he offers this to all overlanders but anyway they are really nice and friendly people.
We recommend the place.
Greats R&J to India
We were allowed to camp in the parking lot for free. Could use the restaurant's toilets. A double costs between 1500 to 2000 rupees, depending on your bargaining skills. Rooms are old but not too dirty. There is a restaurant and Wi-Fi. Staff is friendly.
We camped in the courtyard (no tents possible) for free and could use one of the rooms' bathroom. They said, we should pay as much as we liked, but refused to accept 500 rupees the next day. Although we insisted a lot. Bathrooms are OK, not super clean. Staff is very friendly! Good place if you have to stop in the area, as wild camping is near to impossible.
In this area you find several nice flat places to camp. We camped next to a small hill, invisible from the KKH. The road into the Skardu valley is visible in the far. Sandy ground, 4x4 is advisable but not 100% necessary.
At some spots slow Edge Telenor coverage.
Come here for a trustworthy lubricant dealership, very expensive though. You can have your oil changed at the gas station on the opposite side of the street. Very professional. Oil change and car wash was free after purchasing engine oil for a fortune (13500 rupees).
On this Point live a friendly guy of the club, how is happy about overlander how visiting him. Many Beatles and Bully's T1T2T3. When you come from India you can bring him Tyres from India (some size are not available in Pakistan
The ultimate place to meet other travelers. Lots of overlanders, too. Super friendly owners that will help you arrange safe parking. Well located, fast WiFi. A little getaway from the attention you get elsewhere in Pakistan.
Very friendly police officers. Cant camp in the area around because police said there are "thiefs" outside. Even if its true or not, people are extremly friendly, let you sleep in the car and use the toilet.