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Hiking to the Highest Point of the Margallas – Tila Charouni

Hiking to the Highest Point of the Margallas – Tila Charouni

Not many know this place but when you view the beautiful Margalla Hills from Islamabad, you might have seen the highest point which can be identified by the tall Telecom Microwave Antenna installed on top. The place is called Tila Charouni. It is 1586m above sea level. Upon reaching the top, one can view Miranjani and Mushkpuri, the top peaks of the Galiyat region as well as the hills of Murree and Kotli Sattian. There are different routes one can…

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Best Hiking Trails in the Margalla Hills – Islamabad

Best Hiking Trails in the Margalla Hills – Islamabad

Islamabad is a heaven for the adventure loving people. Situated besides the Margalla Hills, the foothills of the great Himalayas, it gives unlimited outdoor activity opportunities to the people. There are many hiking trails in the Margallas, easy to extremely hardcore ones to suit the hikers of every age and skill. I am listing the ten best hiking routes in the Margallas in reverse order of awesomeness. The downloadable maps and guiding instructions are also provided to help anyone willing…

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The Second Ridge of the Margallas, Hiking and Biking Trail

The Second Ridge of the Margallas, Hiking and Biking Trail

The second Ridge of the Margalla Hills is rich with breathtaking views of the hills full of Pines. There are a few jeep tracks that go down towards the different valleys of the region and beyond to Khanpur. There is a spot in the track where you can view both Rawal Dam and the Khanpur Dam. The track is used both by bikers and hikers to explore the natural beauty of the Margalla Hills. The track starts from a village…

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PirSohawa-Ghora Gali, the Epic Day Hike and Biking Route

PirSohawa-Ghora Gali, the Epic Day Hike and Biking Route

The Best Long Hike/Bike Offroad Route in the Margalla Hills is the Epic Track that connects the Margalla Hills with the Murree Hills. The track starts from PirSohawa, 8Km from Monal, and passing through Pharilla and a few villages in the valleys, it ends at Lora Road near Ghora Gali. One can do it either way with similar elevation gain. Many people prefer to start from the Ghora Gali and end at PirSohawa due to slightly less difficult climbs.  …

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