Aoa Friends, Shukar Alhumdulillah we are back after exploring AJK, short details of trip is mentioned will update more details later on with cost etc...We are four member for day 1- day 3 after 2 more member join us.
Day 1 | Isb - Muree - Muzafarabad - Kel (Night Stay Army Mess) Left early morning @ 5 am meeting point was convention center & move toward Muree. Nashta on the way after crossing muree on the way to kohala. Reached muzafarabad at 10:30 am Lunch & gup shup at muzafarabad with our friend ...left for Neelum @ about 1 pm..
Fun at Waterfall on the way to get rid of the heat of muzafarbad... then move to Kundalshahi meet our team memeber there who always welcome us when ever we go to neelum... Then we left for Kel @ 4 pm reached Army mess @ 8 pm... Sharda to kel is total off road... Nashta = 360 Petrol = 360 ( 1 bike) Tea & Pakoras on the way = 200 Mess Charges Dinner + Break Fast = 5300 (2 Rooms)
Day 2 | Kel - Arrankel- Shunter - Upper Neelum - Kundalshahi (Zam Zam Hotel) Left @ 7 after Nastha to Arrenkel on 1 bike aim is to reach with bike but at near Half we stop because we are not good Hikers So after lots of struggle we only reach quarter of Arrenkel on one bike with 3 guys effort. So we left this adventure because its need more man power & a bike which is more light...
we left for Shounter valley from KEL. Its All way Off Raoding but very very tuff as compared to Tao Bat we did last year. But 4 hours of off roading lots of Ice Glacier, water crossing & beautiful views will keep us more energetic we stop many times, reach Shunter Valley after near 11:30 am.
Then After some Tea break will be back to Sharda with out stop at KEl, Tea at sharda & left for Upper Neelum, It was so peaceful & beautiful view of Occupied Kashmir. After have cup of tea & snaks we left for Kundalshahi near 5pm. Ride little fast @ 6 :15 pm we are in KundalShahi at Zam Zam Hotel which was already book by our host. Dinner in Haji sab hotel & gup shup ..... Petrol = 230 (1 Bike)
Tea = 120
Tea + Refreshment= 500
Dinner = 600
Night Stay = 1500 ( 1 Room)
Day 3 | Kundalshahi - Kutton - Jagran - Muzafarabad - Chakoti (Night Stay Army Mess) After Nashta we left fro Jagran Valley which is also Off road Track comes after Kutton, A beautiful valley with lush green Pines & water streams we visited Hydro power plant generating 30MW electricity which is selling to national grid. Earning of one day is about 15lak of that hydro power plant. Its under the tunnel of 200m & highly restricted for cameras etc...But its amazing under the tunnel a 200 feet hall with 4 units of hydro plant.
We left Jagran to Kutton where we face a issue with one bike having terminal problem so we resolve that issue in 30 min local of kutton server us tea & pakoras also lots of school children surround us for the information of bikes etc...
We left for Muzafarabad But unlucky face 2 accident one with me & other with Sanaullah, both are alhumdulillah fine Story behind that incident with me slip because of rain & Sanaullah hit a girl, she was also fine but peoples are very much cooperative they knew that its not Sana mistake, we never resist on it & worry much about her event left bike as it is... Later on you will see the pics which tell the story ... Then we reach Muzafarabad near 5 pm then after filling we left for Chakoti, where we meet our other 2 members then stay In Army Mess.
Nashta = 450
Tea = 150
Refreshment = 510
Petrol = 330 ( 1 Bike) Mess Charges Dinner + Break Fast = 4000 ( 2 Rooms)
Day 4 | Chakoti - Leepa (Night Stay Army Mess)
Left Chakoti Mess @ 8am after Nashta, Move towards leepa, at Reshain you have to show NOC which you can get from Hattibala, but as we already engage army so don't need any NOC to cross over, two ways after Reshain, one is totally monitored by army & other not maintains & look after by army so prefer to use the way which is secure because after Rashain you don't have any Signal support of any network till leepa.
A famous 72 Snake Turn which lead you to other side of the valley, after reaching to top at height of 14000 feet you will move downward to leepa @ 6000 feet so that was also other adventure for us really amazing site & pure off road after Rashain. We reach Army mess at 11:45am, serve us energy drinks Some French fries & Sandwich ...
After Gup shup we get one army men with us & move in leepa till 12 Hazari Turn where the plans are like a cricket ground, very beautiful, peaceful & lush lush deep green forest you can easily point some of the Indian check posts, Also if you move from leepa to Sher gali they are on your heads & monitors your all activities so be more careful during your move in leepa...
After that we move in the bazar site where we see a famous old 5 story hut, which is famous that is was built with a single steel or iron nail... Strange but true..after that we move to Hydro Power plan which is capable of 10MW for with 2 units only for local use. We did BBQ & then Dinner , Amazing thing that Internet is also provided to us on lane line... Our Best part of the Trip is Leepa never forget its beauty.
Mess Charges Lunch + BBQ + Dinner + Break Fast = 13800 ( 2 Rooms)
Day 5 | Leepa - Muzafarabad - Muree - Isb
@ 8am we left leepa move to muzafarabad where lunch already organized at army mess from our friends, then after gup shup we left for Islamabad via Kohala Muree & Reach home @ 8 pm.
Petrol = 500 (1 bike)
Tea = 150