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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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    unfaithfully yours

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    While walking back...can you spot my bike in the pic?

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    This zoomed image would give you some idea...

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    And finally reached back there.

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    The way back...
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    Came back to my Host's place to collect my luggage. He brought tea, local bread and butter again and insisted that I should eat more because I may not have something to eat in my way back. So much care and I was like "kion sharminda kertey hain Sir!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by farhan_khetran View Post
    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
    @farhan_khetran thank you so much for being so generous in reply, really appreciate it and i am amazed about your thoroughness. I think to avoid late evening or night driving beyond Ali Pur, it would be good option to stay in RYK and continue journey early next morning. how is this region in term of getting fog during winters particularly late December? is there same fog issues as we find Multan to Faisalabad or Lahore? lastly is the entire route a single lane and used for both ways traffic? sorry for being too much inquisitive

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    Quote Originally Posted by farooq05 View Post
    @farhan_khetran thank you so much for being so generous in reply, really appreciate it and i am amazed about your thoroughness. I think to avoid late evening or night driving beyond Ali Pur, it would be good option to stay in RYK and continue journey early next morning. how is this region in term of getting fog during winters particularly late December? is there same fog issues as we find Multan to Faisalabad or Lahore? lastly is the entire route a single lane and used for both ways traffic? sorry for being too much inquisitive
    Well about thoroughness, In life I met with some good people who used to make one understand something with real life examples and coming at one's own level of understanding, I liked their way of teaching so much that I try to copy them.
    Staying at RYK is always a best option if ones travelling from downside to upside country or vice versa. Only bottleneck is 10km detour from Chowk Bahadur to main city where hotels are located. Yes fog is more dense in Punjab and in these areas too during peak winter season. You should avoid travelling in late night or early morning hours and should install some good Fog lights on your vehicle.
    The route from Tarandah to Balkasar Interchange is not a dual carriage way like N-5 but a highway type road just like Jamshoro to Dadu and onwards if you ever happened to travel on that road. Glad if I can be of any help

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    Goodbyed my Host with lot of good memories and strated riding back towards Chitral. bazar area.


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    primary school where yesterday evening I was seeking permission for camping.

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    Stopped at a shop and purchased this drink.

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    some damaged section of the track.

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    upside down view of sheshikoh stream.

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    At one place felt that luggage has been loosened. When I inspected one bungee cord was missing; probably dropped somewhere. So went back to locate it and after some searching spotted it at track. Temperature was getting hotter.

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    and then came this water crossing.

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    resting and trying to sun dry my shoes.

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