This trail starts from an appropriately marked parking area at the start of Pir Sohawa Road. It is looping around the local mountain village called ‘Dhok Jeevan’ with the same start and finish point. Trail-4 is linked laterally with Trail-6 through a well marked path.
Depending upon the preference, hiking on Trail-4 can also be finished at the start point of Trail-6 located in the rear of Faisal Mosque.
Trail-4 is quite challenging and strenuous. Initially it moves along the Pir Sohawa Road and then takes a westward turn further into the Margalla Hills. In the start, water stream moves along the trail but remaining part of trail is surrounded by jungle with no significant water source nearby. At the top, trail offers beautiful scenes of the city including rare glimpse of Faisal Mosque. There are no significant rest areas, milestones and trail is not well maintained. Although it is in common use by locals, it receives lesser number of hikers mainly due to its difficulty and isolation. The trail is not suggested to be used by kids and families, however, for group of four to five adults looking for a strenuous weekend workout, this trail can be quite rewarding.
WHAT IS AROUND
- Sector E-7
- Pir Sohawa Road
- Margalla Avenue
- 7th Avenue
NEARBY TOURIST SITES
- Japanese Park
- Fatima Jinnah Park
- Islamabad Zoo
- Faisal Maosque
- Daman e Koh
- Trail 2 Damn-e-Koh / Zoo
- Trail 3 Opposit Sector F-6
- Trail 5 Dera Janglan
- Trail 6 Chak Jabbi
- Trail 7 Saidpur Village
WHEN TO GO
At 620 metres (1700 feet) above sea level, Islamabad is at its best from October to April, when the days are crisp and cool, and the nights are cold. Spring is short, but the flowers in March are a riot of colour. The hottest months are May and June, before the monsoon, but even then the climate is usually not oppressive, and you can always escape to the hills. 2250 metres (7400 feet) above sea level.
HOW TO REACH
Islamabad and Rawapindi share an airport, the rawapindi City and Rawalpindi Cantonment railway stand, General Bus Stand, Pir Wadhi, Faizabad Bus Stand, Daewoo Bus stand Motorway Chowk, Faisal Mover Motorway Chowk and G-9 Karachi company Bus Stand.
It is 292.9 kilometres (182 miles) from Lahore (6 hours 30min) and 172.8 kilometres (108 Miles) from Peshawar (3 Hours 30min) on the Grand Trunk Road (Nation Highway G.T. Road) and 382.6 kilometres (287.7 miles) from Lahore (4Hours 30min) and 185.7 Kilometres (116 Miles) from Peshawar (2 Hours 30min) on the Motorway/AH1.
Skyways, Niazi Express, Faisal Mover, Daewoo, Airport, Train
WITHIN THE CITY
Taxi, Car, Mini Busses
ON BOOKED TRANSPORT
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WHERE TO SHOP
Aabpara Market, I-8 Markaz, G-7 Markaz, Peshawar More Markaz, AAbpara Market.
The Centruaus Mall,
WHERE TO EAT / STAY
Hotels / Motels / Resorts / Restaurants
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EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
|PIMS, Islamabad:||G-8, 051-9261170|
|Poly Clinic:||Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Islamabad. 051-9218300|
|Rescue 1122:||1122, 0344 9597384|
|Edhi Foundation:||115, (051) 2353374|
|Tourist Information Centre:||Sports Complex Islamabad. 051-9208949|
|AP Tourist Information Center:||F-10 Markaz, Islamabad. 0322-2881992, 051-8732529|
|CDA:||Khayeban-e-Suhrwardy, Islamabad. 051-9253001|
|Passport Office:||Mauve Road, G-8/1, Islamabad. 051-9107220|