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    Default Tour de Khunjerab .................dedicated to our dear departed friend, Ajab Khan!

    This thread was started on the request of many friends, but most of all Ajab Khan who accompanied on this wonderful trip for most part, but had to miss the Khunjerab visit. He contributed hundreds of his beautifully captured pictures to this thread for all of us to remember him by.

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    June 2013

    The trip route was Naran, Jalkhad, Lulusar, Babusar, Chilas, KKH, Gilgit, Hunza Karimabad, Duikar Eagles nest, Attabad lake, Hoper Glacier, Gilgit, Gupis (the road beyond towards Phandar/ shandur had been swept away by flood waters), Back to Gilgit, Hunza, Attabad, Gulmit, Passu, Sust, Khunjerab top. The return jouney from Khujerab was Gulmit, Attabad crossing, Hunza, Gilgit, Astore, Rama, Chilas, Babusar, Naran and back home!

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    A brief timeline

    Islamabad to Naran non-stop 6-7 hours if you leave early and avoid traffic. Naran to Chilas via Babusir depends how long you stop over on the way, such as at Jalkhad, lulusir, Babusir top etc. Non stop it can be completed in 5-6 hours. Chilas to Gilgit is 130km (in 2 to 2-1/2 hours), gilgit to Hunza Aliabad approx 90-95km in 2 hours. Hunza to Attabad lake 30-40 minutes. The lake crossing is 50-55 minutes (9.5Km), but depends how long you take to negotiate and get onto the boat etc and than hopefully don't have to wait too long to get off at other end. You can take vehicle across on the boat as well (own or rented), charge may vary 3000-4000rs one way each, depending on your vehicle size and negotiating skill. The boat drops you at the other end "Gulmit" a beautiful small village/ town. Distance from Gulmit to Khunjerab is 135km (Sust is after 50km approx). Takes an hour to get to sust atleast, as first 10km the road is katcha and in poor shape. There after its fresh mettled road, like between gilgit n hunza. Sust to Khunjerab can be reached in 2 hours approx.

    The first boats leaves (on the lake) roughly after 5:30 am and last one leaves at 6pm. If you are going from Hunza, a day trip to Khunjerab is easily possible, but if you go that far, might as well stay the night in Sust or Gulmit. PTDC Sust is nice enough, and Marcopolo Inn Gulmit is nicer. There are plenty other hotels there as well.

    All above timings are doable, but, break downs, puntures, land slides, road work related stops etc can add time very easily!


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    The awesome Babusar top


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    The sunrise n moon set from the Eagles Nest view point in Hunza!


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    n the moon is going down!

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    The absolutely stunning Attabad lake boat ride!

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    Just past Gulmit, on way to Khunjerab!

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    On way to Khunjerab top

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    A one year old female snow leopard being kept at the WWF post near sust. The leopard cannot hunt at this age, so once its bigger n stronger + capable of hunting it will be let out in the wild.


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    This hawk / vulture (quite huge in size) was injured most probably by hitting power lines during its flight and was recovering with wwf as well. Can't fly currently. This bird is not found in Pakistan normally. It was passed by some chinese to wwf

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    TLCs boat ride! ;p


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    Very Great Trip sir...thumbs up
    BTW ..how much they charged to take ur SUV across Atta abad lake ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joinami View Post
    Very Great Trip sir...thumbs up
    BTW ..how much they charged to take ur SUV across Atta abad lake ?
    It was 4000Rs, I couldn't negotiate down any further, probably due to my vehicle. A travel guide had come across on LCII/ prado '92 the day before and he told me he paid 3000Rs,

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    this a standard rate which they charge ...i have heard that they take 8,000/- for a roundtrip to take ur suv on their boat at attabad lake

    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    It was 4000Rs, I couldn't negotiate down any further, probably due to my vehicle. A travel guide had come across on LCII/ prado '92 the day before and he told me he paid 3000Rs,
    From 2.0 Toyota Corolla to 2.5 MMC Pajero ...Corolla u ll always b missed...but the life goes ON...

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    good he
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    good trip and as usual good coverage too, Mashallah
    its all about power to weight ratio...

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    Night visit to Saif-ul Malook to check it out in moon light (12th of lunar calender). Unfortunately the haze / polluted sky spoiled the crisp clarity I had imagined!


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    Nice Trip & Pics !
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