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At an average elevation of 8000 feet above sea level
, Ayubia National Park is located between Pakistan’s most popular hill stations, Murree and Nathiagali. Superb scenery, pine forests, green mountain slopes, clear water streams and lots of wild flowers and colorful butterflies combine together to offer an enchanting panorama.
We have planned for you a hiking trip to Ayubia National Park during the summer holidays. We will drive to Ayubia from Islamabad and enjoy the beautiful scenery enroute. After check in at the hotel, you will be free to acclimatize yourself to the mountain environment. Next day we will do the pipeline walk through the National Park area and climb the Mukshpuri Top (elevation 9800 feet). On the way, we are likely to see hundreds of wild flowers and colorful butterflies. You will also have superb views overlooking Kashmir and Abbottabad.
Indus Blind Dolphin
Indus is one of the greatest rivers of the world. It originates high in the mountains of Tibet and flows through Ladakh and Pakistan before flowing into the Arabian Sea. On its 3200 kms journey it passes through the great Himalayan and Karakoram ranges, the fertile plains of the Punjab and the vast desert of Sindh. touristic places ,The most famous tourist attractions , near the great Nanga Parbat (8126 m), it forms the borderline between the Asian and Indian continental plates. The Indus is blessed with a rich variety of wildlife throughout its journey.
Among these are various resident and migratory birds, mammals, reptiles and fish. The Indus Blind Dolphin is one of its most famous inhabitants. Through this tour, we will take you to Taunsa Barrage, which is a two and a half hour drive from Multan. From Taunsa Barrage, you will travel down the river Indus on a traditional fishing boat where you will catch unforgettable glimpses of rural life in the Southern Punjab and the innumerable species of birds that stop by in these areas on their north-south migratory route. You will also have the opportunity to see the remarkable blind dolphin skirting to the surface near your boat.
Brown Bears of Deosai Plains
The Deosai Plains are 32 km south of Skardu. This plateau is the habitat of the greatly threatened Himalayan Brown Bear and many other wild animals. At an average elevation of 4000 meters, Deosai is designated as a National Park and protected area for wildlife. The rolling grassland here supports no trees or shrubs and the area is snow covered for seven months of the year. Spring comes to Deosai in August when millions of wild flowers begin to bloom all over the lush green grassland. This is a time when Deosai looks like a paradise with a landscape full of wild flowers on green rolling hills and crystal clear water streams with snow covered peaks in the background.
The Adventure Jeep Safari will take you right across the beautiful mountain ranges of the Himalayas and Karakorams. Travelling on Karakoram Highway (KKH), you will enjoy the most spectacular scenery on earth. Before reaching Deosai, you will also witness the magical views of Nanga Parbat (8126 m), the ninth highest peak of the world, from different angles. At Deosai, our first stop will be at Sheosar Lake. This place offers beautiful views of south face of Nanga Parbat and a panoramic view of Deosai Plains. At Bara Pani, you can spend one day and visit the core zone of National Park for Bear Watching or you may enjoy fishing in the cold waters of Barwai Stream. From Deosai, we will drive back via Skardu and Gilgit and have a chance to enjoy the most thrilling drive along the River Indus.
The length of the Karakoram highway is 800 km from Havelian (100 km north of Islamabad) and winds through Abbottabad-Mansehra-Thakot-Besham-Pattan-Chilas-Gilgit-Hunza to Khunjerab Pass beyond which Chinese territory begins. Abbottabad is 1255 meters high open valley with green surrounding mountains, cultivated fields, orchards and streams. The fauna in this area is oriental and the bird species are replaced by palae-arctic species as we proceed further along the KKH beyond Thakot.