Mountains of Hazara Division
The distinctive physical feature of Hazara Division is its forest-rich mountains, full of trees of different kinds and snow (Great natural attraction for local as well as International visitors and tourists), especially in the winter.
These mountains vary in height i.e, from 4,000 feet to 17,000 feet and are naturally divided into two i.e, the western and the eastern range. These run down either side of the Division with a trend generally from the north-east to the south-west and work like a dividing line between Hazara, Azad Kashmir, Murree, Rawalpindi, Swat and Malakand on their respective sides.
Besides other, Malka-Parbat (17000feet) Musa_ka_Mussala (13379 feet) Bhingra (8500 feet) Biliana (6192) Tanglai, miran Jani (Nathia Gali, Abbottabad) 2980 meter, Serri and Phambla are important peaks in this area, and these mountains, besides providing healthy environments, are a constant source of income to the country and tourist attraction also.
Miranjani is the highest peak, at 2,992 meters (9,816 ft.) in elevation, of Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is located in the Phalkote near Namli Maira area, in Ayubia National Park, 80 kilometers (50 mi) north of Islamabad in the western Himalayan range.
Miranjani is clad in Western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests, with Pine, Walnut, Oak, and Maple trees and shrubs and herbs.
Miranjani is an attraction for hikers. From Nathia Gali it takes four hours to reach the peak via a steep track. Another route starts from the Governor’s House. From Miranjani one takes many short strolls through the pine forests in Ayubia National Park.
The peak’s top offers spectacular views. Places easily seen include: Azad Kashmir, Jhelum River (Kohala), Tarbela lake, Abbottabad city, Havelian, and Thandiani. On a clear day the ‘treacherous’ mountain Nanga Parbat can be seen 400 kilometers (250 mi) away.