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The 44 KM Hiking Trail b/w Margalla Hills National Park and Haripur is Pakistan’s Longest Ever

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The 44 KM Hiking Trail between Margalla Hills National Park Islamabad and Haripur District of KPK is Pakistan’s Longest Ever

The 44 KM Hiking Trail between Margalla Hills National Park and Haripur is Pakistan’s Longest Ever
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Inauguration of the 44 KM Hiking and Walking Trail

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Senior Minister for Tourism Muhammad Atif Khan on Saturday inaugurated the Margalla ridge trail and walking track at Margalla Hills National Park.

The 44-kilometer long Trail-5 traverses between Margalla Hills National Park, Islamabad, and Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is being developed for visitors and tourists. According to officials, over 35-kilometer track lies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The minister said the KP government had prepared a master plan for the development of new tourist sites under which 10 tourist destinations, including Kumrat, Kalam, Nathiagali, and others would be restored on modern lines.

Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz, KP Secretary Sports, and Tourism Shahid Zaman, Commissioner Malakand Zaheer-ul-Islam, Chairman Wildlife Management Board Dr. Aneesur Rahman, General Manager Tourist Information Centres (TICs) Muhammad Ali Syed were also present on the occasion.

Trail-5 The Longest single trans-provincial trail in Pakistan

The trail has three different interconnected paths. One is the normal one which has a spring called Ficus Spring and the last one is named as Trail-5 Dangerous. It is unique among the popular trails of Margalla Hills Islamabad as its terrain is at some point steep and at some point plain. So one can have a good combination of hard and relax time with the exception of the Trail 5 Dangerous.

The Ficus Spring has a refreshing experience. One can refill water bottles with the natural and fresh/clean water from the spring and can even splash some water on the face for refreshing.

Most part of the trail passes through the picturesque, calm, clean and green areas of Haripur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with available camping spots.
Via Daily Pakistan


Naeem Javid Muhammad Hassani is working as Conservator of Forests in Balochistan Forest & Wildlife Department (BFWD). He is the CEO of Tech Urdu ( Forestrypedia (, All Pak Notifications (, Essayspedia, etc & their YouTube Channels). He is an Environmentalist, Blogger, YouTuber, Developer & Vlogger.

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