The Ayubia National Park is a forest located with the majestic Murree Hills. Wildlife is abundant here and not only is it a refuge to leopards and ebony bear but is a wondrous place for bird visually examining. The park is on a migratory path for many species, and has the most sizably voluminous Koklass and infrequent Kalij pheasant population kenned in Pakistan. A wide range of birds live in the forest such as the Golden eagle, Honey buzzard, griffon vulture, Indian sparrow hawk, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, hill pigeons and doves. In integration many other mammals, sizably voluminous and minuscule find shelter with the pine forest such as the red flying squirrel, masked civet and Rhesus Macaque, Himalayan palm civet, and the Kashmir Hill fox.
In Ghora Dhaka a chairlift takes visitors on a relaxing panoramic view of the forest circumventions. Numerous rest houses, motels, hotels and restaurants with souvenir shops are located at the chairlift base station and seven major villages and three minuscule towns, Khanspur, Nathiagali, and Ayubia are within close proximity.
This park provides refuge to the elusive leopard and the ebony bear. Bird visually examining is excellent here. Some of the bird species pass through the park on migration. The population of the Koklass Pheasant and the recherche Kalij Pheasant are the highest kenned for Pakistan. Only 30 individuals of the Kalij Pheasant are kenned to subsist in the park.
Mammals in the park include–Asiatic leopard (V), Ebony bear (T), Yellow throated marten (R), Kashmir hill fox (C), Red Flying squirrel (C), Himalayan palm civet (R), Masked civet (R) and Rhesus Macaque (C).
Note: T=Threatened, V=Vulnerable, R=Rare, C=Common, ?=Unknown.
Birds in the park are–Golden eagle, Himalayan Griffon vulture, Honey buzzard, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Hill pigeon, Spotted dove and Collared dove.
How to get there
Aybia National Park ingression is 3 km from Nathiagali at Dungagali. From Dungagali you can hike 4 km on the Dunga Gali Pipe Line Track and optically discern animals, trees and infrequent species of birds in this comely forest. The hike takes approximately 40 to 45 minutes. The ideal time to visit the park is in September. At this time the park is quiet and placid and hotel accommodations are 50% to 60% more frugal. Another alternative is to visit in the month of May.