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    Smile A ride in the clouds: Khanpur via Margalla Hills

    Assalam-o-Allaikum friends,

    I enjoyed a short bike ride around Margalla Hills last Sunday (08 March 2015).

    Route: From Islamabad through Pir Sohawa towards Khanpur and return to Rawalpindi via GT Road from Taxila.

    Total distance traveled: 140 KM

    Duration: 6.5 hours (without any break)

    40% of travel was above clouds and remaining 60% under freezing rain.

    Alhamdulillah, the trip was completed successfully, though I am still in the process of recovery from extreme cold

    Enjoy the blurry pictures. Cheers

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    This boy asked for a lift on the way, and I was glad to be joined by a 'local' guide


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    Finally, Khanpur ...

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    Here is my guide at Khanpur. Left him somewhere near his village on road towards Taxila.

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    View of Taxila hills ...
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    On GT Road ... it was raining billian, kuttay at that time

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    Finally, ME ...

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    Nice Trip. Always wanted to do Khanpur via this route but never attempted for Unknown Reasons ... Is it possible to do this trip on Car ? Heard Road is in very bad shape for Car at some areas. Also, Murree from here? I would love to do that.... Possible on Car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_shA View Post
    Nice Trip. Always wanted to do Khanpur via this route but never attempted for Unknown Reasons ... Is it possible to do this trip on Car ? Heard Road is in very bad shape for Car at some areas. Also, Murree from here? I would love to do that.... Possible on Car?
    Thanks brother. You MUST do this trip.

    Please see Post # 12 above for option for going to Murree via Lora.

    Yes, there are bad patches here and there but I believe the trip can be done on a reasonable car ... I saw some old Mazdas/Datsuns on this route.

    May be some senior PakWheelers might be able to give a better feedback!
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    @asifcae bhai,

    On my way down towards Khanpur, I was told that a track from Shah Allah Ditta also joins this route. Could you kindly advise its approximate location? That might be a useful short-cut for a similar future trip.

    Your guidance will be much appreciated.
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    Very nice trip. I have left Pakistan long ago, but I still remember some places like Pir Sohawa and Daman-e-Koh, when I lived in Islamabad, very nice places to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makpak View Post
    @asifcae bhai,

    On my way down towards Khanpur, I was told that a track from Shah Allah Ditta also joins this route. Could you kindly advise its approximate location? That might be a useful short-cut for a similar future trip.

    Your guidance will be much appreciated.
    yar shah allah dita say rasta jata hai upar towards kahla village i have been there.... us say agay jeep track sa ho ga towards this route coz wahan say kafi local rastay hain but may kabhe nai gia... Talhaar village say bhe nikalta hai rasta haripur... there are many paths taht can be explored ...
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    Well done you did very good job on two wheels pictures are also beautiful

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    Nice Trip............

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    Awesome trip
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    Awesome, akram bhai.


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    Ma shaa Allah.. nice pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asifcae View Post
    yar shah allah dita say rasta jata hai upar towards kahla village i have been there.... us say agay jeep track sa ho ga towards this route coz wahan say kafi local rastay hain but may kabhe nai gia... Talhaar village say bhe nikalta hai rasta haripur... there are many paths taht can be explored ...
    Asif bhai - Is it possible to do both Lora- Murree and Khanpur trips on Car ? I have never attempted because people told me that the route is very bad for car but can be done on Bikes. Please advice. Also, On days when Murree has crazy Crowds and several KM long lines at Bahara Kahu.. If this Lora- Peer sohawa route is feasible We can choose that and cut that Bahara Kahu wala rush.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D_shA View Post
    Asif bhai - Is it possible to do both Lora- Murree and Khanpur trips on Car ? I have never attempted because people told me that the route is very bad for car but can be done on Bikes. Please advice. Also, On days when Murree has crazy Crowds and several KM long lines at Bahara Kahu.. If this Lora- Peer sohawa route is feasible We can choose that and cut that Bahara Kahu wala rush.
    yar u can do lora chowk to pir sohawa via tarnawa- darkot and barkot villages on car also i have been there on car.... but i am not sure abt this muree route i guess its not a track for car.....
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    I have done Lora-Murree route on bike a couple of years ago. Saw jeeps/vans operating in that area. Also some excavation work was going on (coal/stone crush?). At that point in time (June 2013), the road was in drive-able condition with a few patches. But there were a couple a spots where the link bridge over the stream was being re-constructed. Don't know about present condition.
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    A wonderfull short trip

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