Walking Guide – Part 1
|Total Distance||80 Km|
|Total Number of Poles||1452 Poles|
|Distance Between Each Poles||50 meters [20 Poles = 1 Km]|
|Approx. Walking Time Required||16 to 23 hours|
|Estimated Time to Reach the Destination||2-3 Days|
|Preferred Start Time||16th Safar [29th November, 2015] – After Fajr – 6:45 AM|
|Expected Completion Time (InshaAllah)||18th Safar [1st December, 2015] – Dhuhr – 12 PM|
|Who Can Do This?||Anyone (Male/Female/Families)|
Take an Exit from Imam Ali (A.S) Haram from Bab-e-Tousi (Opposite to Bab-e-Qibla) and start walking straight on Shahra-e-Tousi – After about 500 meters, Wadi-us-Salam Cemetry will start – Keep walking straight and you will eventually get to the Highway (on the right), turn left, where hundreds of thousands of people will be walking towards Karbala – Join them and you will reach the Haram of Hazrat Abbas (A.S) after about 70 Km at Pole # 1452.
|Landmarks (Poles) – Pole Numbers are mentioned along the road from Najaf to Karbala on every Pole:|
|Poles Starts After||10 Km.|
|Pole # 1||Ministry Office on Left side of the Road|
|Pole # 345||Concrete Walls – Temporary Checkpost|
|Pole # 578||City of Haidariya – Haidariya Hospital|
|Pole # 647||Proper Permanent Washrooms|
|Pole # 960||Large Checkposts|
|Pole # 1183||Checkpost|
|Pole # 1237||Imam Ali (A.S) City – Washrooms, Mosque, Rest Area etc.|
|Pole # 1252||Ministry of Import/Export – Office|
|Pole # 1285||Checking Checkpost – Entrance of Karbala|
|Pole # 1294||[Optional Shortcut] Turn Right – After about 4.5 Km (New 1-100 Poles on this Route) – Original Poles will again start from 1407|
|Pole # 1407||First Sight to Roza-e-Hazrat Abbas (A.S) – People who Have Turn Right at 1294 will Join here (Note: Remove your Shoes in Respect to Haram)|
|Pole # 1452||End of Poles|
|25 Meters||Bab-e-Qibla – Roza-e-Hazrat Abbas (A.S)|
- Keep on walking until the poles start – Preferably don’t stop before the poles’ starts.
- Try to spend the 1st Night in any Moukkab somewhere between Pole # 350 to 500. Only walk as much as your body allows you, don’t overstretch yourself! Every body is different from the other!
- Try to spend the 2nd Night in any Moukkab somewhere between Pole # 900 to 1100.
- You should take stops after every 100/200 or so poles to re-group with family/friends and take a rest of 10-15 minutes to allow your muscles to ease up.