Margalla Hills, Islamabad

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At the end of winding roads and hairpin turns, Margalla Hills rewards with sweeping views of Islamabad. A perfect setting for hiking, this well-kept national park in the midst of the Lesser Himalayas also features chairlifts and various rock-climbing spots, while city-based clubs organize paragliding and hang gliding activities. With excellent restaurants overlooking the city panorama, the park provides a popular escape from the city for both locals and foreigners. Keep your eye out for wildlife, such as monkeys and rare birds. Add Margalla Hills and other attractions to your Islamabad trip itinerary using our Islamabad online tour planner .
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  • Trail 3, and Trail 5 are the easiest to access and offer beginner level trekking experience. Trail 5 has a slow start, a camping site and is interspersed with streams and a water spring. Trail 3 is a ...  more »
  • The Margallah hills are a refreshing getaway from the city hustle bustle where you can enjoy a winding drive surrounded by nature. At the foot of the hills is the Islamabad Zoo as soon as you start on...  more »
  • Really nice track ...different level of climbing difficulty but essay for each level. A good relaxing moment for the week end  more »

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