Hiking is an excellent activity and offers great health benefits including loss of weight, decrease in hypertension and improvement in mental health. So get some time out to visit the most exciting hiking tracks of Pakistan to boost your energies.
Miranjani is a lofty peak located in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. Miranjani track is quite famous among the hikers. It takes almost four hours to reach the peak through a steep track of about 8 km from Nathia Gali. Another route to reach the mountain begins from the Governor House.
There are spectacular scenes at the top of the peak. You can easily see Jhelum River, Tarbela Lake, Abbottabad city and Thandiani. The beautiful treacherous mountain Nanga Parbat is also visible on a clear day i.e. located 400 kilometers away from Miranjani.
Mushkpuri is a 9200 feet elevated peak in Nathiagali Hills where you can reach either by trekking from Nathiagali or Dunga gali track. It is about 90 km in the north of Islamabad, Pakistan, just above the Dunga Gali in the Nathia gali area of Ayubia National Park. On the way one can have marvelous view of Lalazar Park. Lalazar Park is situated about one kilometer up the track from Nathiagali.
Most part of the mountain is covered with sub alpine conifer forests. There are two tracks to reach the Mushkpuri top:
Nathiagali to Mukshpuri Top: Four kilometer track beginning near the Shangrila Hotel in Nathiagali passes through thick pine forests and goes to 2800 meters high feet Mushkpuri top.
Dungagali to Mukshpuri Top: This is the alternative 4 km track that starts from Dungagali, a place four kilometers short of Nathiagali, on Murree-Nathiagali Highway. It is equal in length to Nathiagali-Mushkpuri track.
Dungagali-Ayubia Track: This track is also known as the pipeline track as it is just beside the pipeline that supplies water from Dungagali to Murree. It is among the world most beautiful tracks and is about 4 Km from Dungagali to Ayubia. It is a plain track without any ups and downs unlike the Mushkpuri track.
Trail 3 Islamabad: There are total 6 trails on the Margalla hills but the most famous among them is the Trail 3. It is about 5.5 km and begins from Margalla Road, F-6/3. It may be a little tough for the beginners but is surely worth visiting.