I went upto Malam Jabba
From Rawalpindi you get the Motorway toward peshawar. Then there is interchange to sawat motorway.
After approx 100 KMS sawat motorway is closed. Then you have to travel on link road which is good enough. Three to four steep turns.
. Road conditions of malam Jabba link road is not good. Due to rain there is too much mud and slippery.
You can get good hotel on the way to sawat in Fizza Ghaat. I was charged 2000 for 2 bed room.
My tour was 1 day from Islamabad to malam Jabba and came back.