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    Youngi's Adventures: The Echoing Green (AJK) - nWMaXe0

    Asslam-o-Alaikum:


    I have never used the word "Adventure" in any of my trips despite of being into touring from last 4 years and have covered almost every location of Pakistan on my bike with an exception of North. But this trip was truly a masterpiece when it comes to adventure.

    Faced flat tyre, shivering cold breeze, heavy rain, hailstorm, running bike over camelion, racing with horses, broken rear shoe in drum, slipped chain, sleeping in truck wala hotel with insanely poor hygenie, insanely long heard of sheep's occupying road, eating canned food, having chai infront of indian occupied kashmir, witnessed a fellow jeep accident, group politics and what not you name it and we faced it.

    But indeed Kashmir's beauty is so enchanting it overcome all the hurdles.It was a complete adventure to visit the undisturbed beauty of beautiful Pakistan.

    We were three bikers from different regions and localities but pooled in our ideas and effort through pakwheels platform.

    1. Imran Afzal from Lahore (Atlas Honda Pridor 100)
    2. Muhammad Imran from Sialkot (Ravi Piaggio 125)
    3. Sikander Akram from Islamabad (Ravi Piaggio 125)

    Preface:

    It was decided that we will leave at 3rd morning of eid and return by next Monday in anycase. As Imran Afzal bhai has some important project ongoing for which he had to report in any case. We planned to do camping so we distributed stuff and duties in-time to avoid any confusion.

    1. Imran Afzal is responsible for bringing cooking posts, utensils, pans and stove
    2. Muhammad Imran is responsible for bringing all the stuff like canned food, cleaning stuff, puncture kit and tool kit
    3. I was responsible for arranging camps and camping related stuff

    Every detail will be shared stepwise so that it wont ruin the taste of keeping interest in whole story expense details will be shared at the end of the thread as well

    Locations Covered: Islamabad, Muzaffarabad, Kundal Shahi, Shardah, Keel --> Taobat

    Day 1 = Lahore to Islamabad
    Day 2 = Islamabad to
    Kundalshahi
    Day 3 = Kundalshahi to
    Keel
    Day 4 = Keel to
    Phulwai
    Day 5 = Phulwai to
    Taobat and back to Keel
    Day 6 = Keel to
    Shardah and Shardah to Islamabad


    So here's a small intro of bikers riding to devour the mesmerizing and enchanting beauty of Echoing Green i.e Kashmir (Neelum Valley)

    Full gang with loaded stuff


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    Muhammad Imran @ManMachineAdventure

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    Imran Afzal @imranafzal4

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    * Capturing device is Huawei P6

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    Taobat is around 45km from Keel, but it takes minimum of 3 hours with very aggressive driving to reach Taobat

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    In Keel outskirts :p

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    Imran Afzal sb sohaney mood mein

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    Me and imran

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    Road towards Taobat

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    Now bad news again Imran's bike was again punctued as we only covered 5Km's from Keel city. There was an army post at 2 mins drive

    You can see a pack of sheeps and some settlement at extreme right, thats army checkpost. Imran rushed towards checkpost and after having some salam dua. We settled to Park bike at their base and will get bike on return. Imranafzal and me will go pillion

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    But i think bad luck strucked us really really bad that day we were accompanied by one fellow on his Jimny but got news that he has some current issues and is in middle of road with jeep refused to start. All of our stuff was in jeep

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    While MMA answered the nature call It was decided that we can take our luggage and can go to taobat while jeep guys will tow jeep back to keel city and will join us afterwards..

    So we took the luggage and went towards taobat

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    Me and imran afzal both are heavy weight and i had low pressure in my rear tyre too but we were going eitherways enjoying the lovely scenes

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    At some place it was too inclined for bike to push us through so imran did get a little walk Imran bhai was saying we should cancel taobat and we should do it tomorrow while i was persistent to continue it further

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    You can see its too steep

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    Kashmir

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    Oh! Ye MMA kia kar raha hai

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    We continued, i was noticing the rear bike has low amount of pressure as it stumbled over rocks. It was my mistake to drive it like this as tyre is more prone to punctures when its not inflated properly. Near some settlement


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    Stoppped for some tea. The weather was again playing tricks !! And it was cloudy with mist of rain

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    Some shots while we were waiting for tea

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    You can assess the level of cold

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