John Mock & Kimberley O'Neil
Appendix E - Transport Operators
Four regional routes link the cities and towns in Chitral and the Northern Areas that both domestic and foreign tourists visit. These are: the Karakoram Highway (KKH) between Islamabad and the Khunjerab Pass via Gilgit; the Gilgit-Skardu road; the Gilgit-Chitral road over the Shandur Pass; and the Peshawar-Chitral route via Dir over the Lowari Pass.
E.1.0. Private Sector Transport Operators
Private sector transport operators by route follow.
E.1.1. Karakoram Highway (KKH): Islamabad to Khunjerab Pass
E.1.2. Gilgit-Skardu Road
E.1.3. Gilgit-Chitral & the Shandur PassNo private sector transport operates regularly on this route.
E.1.4. Peshawar-Chitral & the Lowari Pass
At the time of writing only Shaheen Station/Depot, near PTDC in Chitral, goes direct to Peshawar; with other flying coaches you must transfer in Dir. Various transport operators (e.g., Herkala Rasha Flying Coach) have service direct to Chitral from Peshawar or with connections in Dir.
E.2.0. Public Sector
Northern Areas Transport Corporation (NATCO) (tel 860283 and 861028) operates on the
KKH Rawalpindi-Gilgit, Gilgit-Skardu, and Gilgit-Sost.
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