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    Cool Bike Trip to Gilgit, Khunjerab and Skardu June 2015 (Completed)

    Salam Everyone,

    Here goes the travelogue of my little adventure.

    I had been planning a long trip since i got my GS150 (in 2013), but wasn't able to act on it till this year.
    This summer vacation, managed to get the plan together and got two friends agreed to join me.

    Our little group had two GS150 and one Pridor.

    Plan went as following...

    Day 1. Bahawalpur to Faisalabad

    Day 2. Faisalabad to Islamabad

    Day 3. Islamabad to Besham City

    Day 4. Besham City to Gilgit

    Day 5. Gilgit to Naltar Lake

    Day 6. Naltar Lake to Sost

    Day 7. Sost to Khunjerab and back to Sost

    Day 8. Sost to Gilgit

    Day 9. Gilgit to Skardu

    Day 10. Skardu to Manthoka Falls, Khaplu

    Day 11. Khaplu to Shigar Valley and back to Skardu

    Day 12. Skardu to Deosai Plains, Astore

    Day 13. Astore to Chilas to Babusar Top and back to Chilas

    Day 14. Chilas to Besham City to Islamabad

    Day 15. Loaded the bike by Cargo to Bahawalpur

    Day 16. On Daewoo to Bahawalpur, received the bike from Railway Station and off to Home
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    At Skardu we looked around for a room and found reasonable one in 1500 rupee.

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    Imtiaz trying to capture the sunburn he got from his sleeveless shirt on the way to Skardu.

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    Took a bit of rest and then came out for dinner at night and hardly any resturant was open. After a bit of searching around, found a Gujranwala restaurant and had Chicken Karahi there.

    That was it for the day.
    Next day's plan was to get to Khaplu Valley and touch Manthokha Falls on the way.

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    Excellent! Waiting for more. Eid Mubarak to everyone!
    :-)

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    good nice zindabad i am also planing to go there but bike par inta safar nahi kiya main ne 25 km tak chal kar he tak jata hun but car main 700 tak ja saktya hun but bike ka apna he maza hai i have also gs150cc and also have 2 cars xli 2007 and 2014 but jo maza gs 150cc ka hai kiya kehna zindabadddddddddddddddd bike par zaror jawon ka apni love apni wife k sat

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    Next day we got ready and asked around for fuel availability in khaplu. We came to know that fuel should be no problem in Khaplu but it's likely to be a bit expensive there. So we got our tanks topped up from a Total Petrol Pump near our hotel.
    Also tried to get some info about Deosai route and it wasn't good. The route wasn't officially open yet and tracks could very well be covered in snow according to the locals. And we were in no mood to go back via Gilgit-Skardu road agian.

    Anyway, we departed for Khaplu and our first stop was Manthokha Falls.

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    At Madhupur, we left the road and turned towards Falls, which were just 10 minutes away as told by locals.
    Now we went on and on and no waterfall was in sight, after riding about 20 minutes, we reached at this point.

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    My friends said probably this is the waterfall point.
    I was like are you kidding me? this couldn't be it. We must go further, and we started riding again, road was going up hill and pretty tough. After riding for another 10 minutes, road ended in a village. There was no more road leading to anywhere.
    Worried, i asked a kid there about waterfall and he said that we have come too far, waterfall is 20 minutes back from there.

    Frustrated we started riding back,
    A point near that dead end village where we took rest for a bit and discussed how come we can't find waterfall??
    Only if i had some 3G coverage there....
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    On the way back, suddenly i noticed my friend pointing to a side and behold,
    There was waterfall.
    But the thing is that it was impossible to miss while passing by, so it became pretty funny situation that how come all 3 of us missed it on our way up.

    View of the fall from height on our way back...

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    We laughed and continued to Falls.
    When we reached there, 2 army men were standing there and they told us that Fall just started 10 minutes ago, before it was closed. This was a surprising fact and we didn't believe it at first but then we came to know that they block the Fall from time to time for some irrigation purposes which explained why we missed it first time.

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    Imtiaz trying his photography skills

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    good going gull bhai.all of the three pics in last post(165) are not visible

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    MashAllah... !! this is beautiful
    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/motorcycle-travel-diaries/277725-sober-riders-visit-khunjerab-adventurous-way-via-nori-pass

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    You people are nuts.
    i remember to fill every inch of my car with all what i need when went for trip for couple of days. Cloths, Fluids, Food, Fruits, Belongings, etc.
    But you people on bikes.... wow.
    Be Addicted To Help Others.

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    Nice place to relax

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    To get to other side under the fall, you'll need to cross the bridge and that'll cost 10 rupee per head.

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    Good Going Brother...
    :::: The World Is A Book and Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only One Page ::::

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    Well, Its really amazing tour and you have explained it very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gull_s_777 View Post
    Next morning, we took breakfast and departed back for Giglit.


    Our first stop was Attabad Lake, and again the hassle of loading and unloading the bikes. I guess bypass tunnel is open now.

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    Saw this truck loaded on three parallel boats..

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    Me checking the cruising speed of the boat on Attabad Lake

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    whats the name of this app. is this available in play store?

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    Its name is "Ulysse Speedometer" and it is easily available at Google Play Store.

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    Well done guys ... very interesting trip and good details.
    Just an ordinary guy ... @Mak_pk

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    very nice, but weather seems very hot.
    Aoo Namaz Taraf, Beshak Namaz main he hamari bhalai ha...

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    i have a bike chargers who can help you on long journey.03164616784

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    Going On.....

    On the other side of bridge, under the fall

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    Some nice work at the rest point...

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    It was afternoon already since we left from Skardu, so we got back on bikes and hit the road to Khaplu

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    Stopped at this point for some snacks, but then quit the idea because of all the sand blowing in the air....

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