AFter planning for so long finally I did this 1500+ km trip. I started on 1st July 2012 and end up at 08th July 2012. Started at 0900 AM from Islamabad with 8 family members we reaced BOMBRATE(Chitral) via Mardan, Temargara, Dir, Lowari pass at 0900 pm. Vehicle used was PRADO. Road was almost good except few km from Dir to Chitral. Amazing thing was Lowari tunnel which is drilled across he mountain and it's 9 km long. There is no road in the tunnel and no light as well.
Stayed 2 nights in Bombrate. God has blessed this valley with exceptionally beautiful land scape and scenery.
On 03 rd July we departed from Bombrate little bit late at 1200 noon and reached Shandur at 1000 pm. Practically there was no road for 70 km. Maximum speed was 20 to 30 km per hour. We reached Shandur in the dark and the way was looking scary. We came across couple of fast flowing strems but we managed to cross them thanks to 4X4 facility. People in the way were very cooperative and friendly. On reaching Shandur I came to know that there is no proper hotel exist there, there are 2 temporary hotels and it was very cold there. Any how we slept in a tent and a room. Its worth watching place at 12500 ft altitude. Polo festival was starting on 07 July. Next morning we left for GILGIT and this was the journey of my life time. It was like a painting..nature at it's glory. I will like to thank our pakwheeler ASAD SETHI for this nice and scenic road map and suggestion. Reached GILGIT after 8 hours from Shandur. Stayed for one night and left next day for HUNZA, stayed there for 2 nights in HUNZA VIEW HOTEL. Visited BALTIT FORT and ATTABAD lake. Travelled to Chil