The mystical Panj Peer (Five Saints) rocks are the highest point of Danoi Ridge located in Kotli Sattian, Kahuta. Situated at an altitude of 5905 feet, they get their name from the local legend of five saints who are believed to have settled in the area. The rocks are home to a beautiful shrine with breathtaking views of Makra and the various mountains of Kaghan in the north and Kashmir in the east.
How to get there:
It takes around 2 hours from Islamabad to reach Kahuta by road. After that, a slightly tough hike of 3 to 4 hours is needed to reach the top ridge of the mountain range.
Where to stay:
Camping is the best and most adventurous option but one can also book a room in a rest house in the mountains, which is under the administration of the Divisional Forest Office (DFO), Rawalpindi.
What to do
The beauty and serenity of the 12km path from Narar village to the top of the rock formations is unforgettable, because the route passes through magical waterfalls, dense forests, beautiful streams, magnificent peaks and so much more. You can view the sunset and sunrise while sitting on the rocky plateau of the ridge. A visit to the Punj Peer shrine is a must, where footsteps of the saints are engraved on the stones.