Pakistan’s Longest Hiking Trail between Islamabad and Haripur

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Margalla Hills Trail 5

Margalla Hills Trail 5

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has inaugurated the longest trail of Pakistan at Margalla Hills and the walking track is connecting Margalla Hills National Park and Haripur district of KPK province.

This trail is known as the trail No.5 and it is 44 kilometers long and it link Islamabad with Haripur. The provincial government hopes to develop and modernize this track so that they can promote the tourism. The Senior Minister for Tourism, Muhammad Atif Khan has inaugurated the Margalla ridge trail and the walking track on Saturday. The officials of the ministry told media that over 35 kilometer long track is located in KPK.

Margalla Hills

Margalla Hills

The Minister informed media that KPK government has prepared the master plan to develop various other tourist sites. Pakistan’s Longest Hiking Trail between Islamabad and Haripur. The government will work on the modern lines to start restoring the tourist destinations like Kumrat, Kalam, Nathiagali and others. He said that his ministry will develop the Kumrat tourist destination as national park to show the province as the tourism brand and they can attract the tourists from the whole world.

The Secretary Sports and Tourism of KPK, Shah Zaman, Mayor Islamabad, Sheikh Ansar Aziz, Chairman Wildlife Management Board Dr Anees ur Rehman, Commissioner Malakand Zaheer ul Islam and General Manager Tourist Information Centers (TICS) Muhammad Ali Syed attended the inauguration ceremony.

Margallah Hills Trail

Margallah Hills Trail

Margalla Hills Trail 5

The trail 5 has three different interconnected tracks and the first one is normal and it is added with spring called Ficus Spring and the last one is called Trail 5 Dangerous. Pakistan’s Longest Hiking Trail between Islamabad and Haripur.  This track is unique when you compare to other trails of Margalla Hills and it is added with some steep areas and it is considered the adventurous route for many people.

The Ficus Spring is gotten popular because of its refreshing atmosphere and the trekkers refill their water bottles and they get refreshed here, when they get tired. Most parts of trail 5 is passed through the serene, calm and beautiful areas of Haripur district and you can find various camping spots there.

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