Phandar is at a considerable height and, therefore, fruits such as peaches and apples mature late in the season. However, in mid June you will be greeted along the way by wild roses and the honeyed mulberries of Ghizer. The weather in summer is mild to moderate, but jackets may come in handy, especially when the evening gales bring in a cooler clime.
It has a few local hotels and a comfortable PTDC hotel just above the lake. The Ghizer River here is celebrated for trout fishing and there are numerous trekking valleys and nalas. The native language is Chitrali Khowar.
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