Margalla Ridge Trail 5 between Islamabad and Haripur opened

Margalla Ridge Trail 5 connecting Islamabad and Haripur opened

The 44-kilometer long Margalla Ridge Trail 5 traversing between Margalla Hills National Park, Islamabad, and Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has been opened in Islamabad.

The trail was inaugurated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister for Tourism Muhammad Atif Khan along with Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz. On this occasion, secretary Tourism KPK, Director General Environment MCI, representatives of Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, civil society and environmentalists were also present.

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.

Margalla Ridge Trail 5

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. Its terrain is at some point steep and at some point plain. It will offer 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 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.

Salma Khan
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