After full time engagement, and performing duties in NUML ICT Branch in general and specifically in Convocation 2019, IT team took an enticement to spend a morning on zigzag tracks to refresh and release pressure of mind with healthier activity. Director IT Brig Muhammad Tufail Malik initiative accepted by all as good challenge having excitement in mind as well small fear for those who took it for the first time.
Trail-3 has further 2 sub-trails. One is direct also called fire line, which is a steep and a bit exhausting; youngsters took this trail and it was much quicker to reach the top. The others took the normal hiking trail, which goes in zigzag form and much easier for youngsters of all ages. IT team members found that the track was surrounded by nature all over with green trees, shrubs, different range of wild flowers, variety of birds and other small animals, but nothing dangerous. The environment was revitalizing with cool fresh air to breathe, sounds of chirping birds to sooth your nerves, serene refreshing ambiance of the trail and innocent voices of young children selling flowers, fruits and water bottles.
Thread bear analysis of eight trails (The remaining two tracks are named as; the Saidpur trail, and Bari Imam (Loi Dandi) Trail) and unanimous opinion of ICT Team, we chose to explore Trail-3, the most famous and old hiking track of Islamabad which starts on the right side of Margalla Road, opposite to Street 1, Sector F 6/3. To start this journey, the time was decided around 6am on lovely Saturday morning of Apr 2019. IT team members came at their convenience, few reached at 6am others at around 6:30 am, parked their vehicles in parking area, added more sweets/biscuit packs in their travelling bag and the journey commenced in groups.