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    Exclamation The wind, bike & heart; Tour de KPK

    Its all about the freedom of life on the road, a personal adventure that leads a biker to the KPK province of Pakistan. KPK is known as the land of hospitality.This adventure started with passion, hope, fear of unseen and ended giving experiences & memories of good times to be recalled. It also helped me discover myself and taught me lessons to be remembered.




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    After going little farther, returned back for some shopping at this shop. He was having a hand made woolen jersey whose price was Rs.2000 and in winters it goes upto 2500. Had a crush on that but final thought was that it would increase my luggage, so dropped the idea.

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    outstanding.. soooper thread!!

    how are the other facilities on this route if someone travels from Karachi to Islamabad on car, like are there decent restaurant for stop over with families and any option for hoteling for overnight stay plus security situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farooq05 View Post
    outstanding.. soooper thread!!

    how are the other facilities on this route if someone travels from Karachi to Islamabad on car, like are there decent restaurant for stop over with families and any option for hoteling for overnight stay plus security situation?
    Thanks a lot for your words of appreciation
    What i guessed from your Question is that you asking about MM(Muzaffargarh-Mianwali) Road which is definitely the shortest possible link between Islamabad and Karachi in-terms of distance and in-terms of time too(unless and until the M4 completes). One other alternative is Muzaffargarh-Khushab road which seems on map even shorter than this road.I once travelled on that road in my car and found it no shorter than MM road, moreover it was in pathetic condition. If one is coming from Karachi, after crossing Bahadurpur Chowk(RYK) and Zahir Pir leave the N-5 at Taranda Muhammad Panah and take the leftside link going to Alipur-Muzaffargarh.I m not sure about that section but after Muzaffargarh its in pretty good shape. Mianwali-Talagang=100km. Talagang-Balkasar interchange(M-2)(30km).Balkasar-Islamabad Toll Plaza(~100km). We bikers are not allowed on Motorway so after Talagang we either take Pathankot-Fatehjang road or Chakwal-Mandra road.

    Now about facilties on this road: Incase you have to stay en-route then there are some good hotels in Muzaffargarh city, near Chowk Azam and Mianwali. Some reasonable resturants before you enter Balkasar interchange. But avoid traveling Taranda-Muzaffargarh section in night time. Once NATCO had a bus service from RWP-KHI that used to ply from this route. Most of the traffic on this route is trollers so beaware. This road is a driving pleasure and offers good views. Some good music running on your player and you going through Thal desert and mountains of Musa Khel and then eventually to Potohar area. To me its better than the conjusted areas like Jhang, Pindi Bhattian etc. I would say you should give it a try once

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    A waterfall.

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    Zoomed that waterfall.

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    Madaklasht High School.

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    Nice Pictures.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by alkandar View Post
    Nice Pictures.....
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    This is what one sees when comes out of the gate of that particular school.(Excluding bike)


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    Primary school and there is a small village market after crossing it. When I reached here it was almost 4:30PM. Weather was cloudy and it started drizzling. I had no prior information about any staying facility in the village. I even used to pronounce it "Madaglasht" instead of "Madaklasht". I asked about any hotel/guest house and I was told that there is no such facility here. Going back drosh/chitral was out of option as it almost took me 5 hours to reach here because of rest stops/sight seeing etc. I asked that can I camp in the courtyard of school and they said you would need permission of school head master for that. Then one of the local was kind enough that he took me to guest room of his house. I can't payback him for this act of generosity but only well wishes for him from the core of my heart. Its the second time I got shelter like this up North. First time was when I got stuck between Gulapur and Gilgit during the floods of 2010. Amazing people with kind loving hearts.


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    mera kuch saamaan....

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    tired after riding a bumpy offroad track.

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    Had chat with my Host's son Ruidad who was a student of a college in Chitral and was at home due to annual summer vacations. They have 1 month summer vacations(July) and two months winter vacations(January,February). I asked him about the area and he told me that there is one last settlement after their village named Indoir. After Indoir treks lead to Koghzi via Goleen Gol and Laspur via Bhashkar Gol. Indoir was a difficult word for me to remember. I remembered it with resembling words Indra Gandhi and Indu( A female character in a movie of Naseeruddin Shah).
    Then dinner was served. After dinner some more discussions with Ruidad and then I slept.
    End Day-5.

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    Day-6:
    I told my Host yesterday night that tomorrow morning I would leave early around 6AM and would visit Indoir. They were so kind that they prepared breakfast for me at that early morning hours( keep in mind that 6AM is like 4AM in these moutain areas) and I was simply speechless at their hospitality. After breakfast came out to area where my bike was parked. Its 6:50AM.
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    My Host. Sir! a lot of love and respect for you.

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