Pir Chinasi is a hill station located in Muzaffarabad District (Capital of Azad Kashmir). It is sighted 30 kilometers from Muzaffarabad and linked through a metal topped road. Situated at a height of 2,895 meters (9,500 ft) above sea level, the sight presents its visitors with breathtaking views of nature’s beauty. Due to its lush green plains, magnificent weather and charming landscapes tourists from all over Pakistan love to visit this place.
Pir Chinasi is said to be named after a famous Saint Shah Hussain Bukhari. Devotees of Shah Hussain take pilgrimage to refresh their dusted hearts.
The sight and surrounding areas draped in the forest of pine, and oak trees presents pleasant summers and cold, snowy winters to its visitors. When visiting Pir Chinasi, visitors should be equipped with their own camping gear; because it is very hard to find a rest house to stay. There are only a couple of rest houses that are mostly found full or close. If you are lucky to find a room, rest runners charge too much for it. So, it will be more economical and more enjoyable for tourists to take their own camping equipment.
The site’s neighboring areas Pir Asimar, Phanwa Da Dana, and areas at the foot of Pir Chinasi; Jarran Phirran , Sakki, Sud Bun, Saran and Mushki are places worth seeing when visiting Pir Chinasi. Lodging services for tourists are provided at Saran by a tourist lodge.
When season is off between Septembers to April, there is hardly anybody to consult or ask anything. There is a private guest house where you can get accommodation, but it will be better if you go Pir Aismar after visiting Pir Chinasi and do camping there. Pir Aismar take four hours of walking track from Pir Chinasi, but atmosphere and surrounding natural beauty make it a very nice experience.