Visit Musa ka Musala from Mansehra

While some believe it to be named after a local shepherd with the name of Musa who used to pray at the peak, some even attribute it to the prophet Moses. At the top, there is a Shrine made up of different stones and marked with colorful flags. Its status has always been debatable whether, it is a peak or plateau. It is situated 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of the city of Abbottabad in Himalayas, Pakistan. A road from Shinkiari, a tehsil of District Mansehra, leads up to Mandakucha the most frequently used trek is Mandakucha, Jacha, Bikhi, Jabbar, Khorri (Gali) and Choti ZiaraGali.

The mountain is 4,076 metres (13,400 ft) above sea level and can be seen from places 200 kilometres (120 mi) away. The mount has the appearance of a prayer mat is and is thus named Musa Ka Musala, meaning Moses' prayer mat. The mountain is icescaped all year long. The mountain top is considered a ziarat {Islamic shrine} by the localites, as a shepherd, in old times, used to offer his daily prayers at the peak. The mountain is surrounded by Khunda (Gali) Peak, which very much resembles K2. Imran Junaidi (from Pakistan) is first mountaineer to summit Musa ka Musalla in winter. However, it is easy to climb in summer.

Located at: Musa ka Musala, Mansehra, Pakistan
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