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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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    Phandar.

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    Pingal. Bridge over this stream was washed away during floods of 2010 as giant boulders rolled down from the mountain.

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    A wooden bridge was placed here as make-shift arrangements which is still in use. An RCC bridge is under construction now.

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    near Gahkuch district headquarters of Ghizar.

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    Even after 5 years, one can still observe the devastation caused by 2010 floods.

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    This road segment was completely washed away by flood and there was not way of even a bicycle crossing. Electricity poles were also washed away and the whole area was disconnected to rest of the country.

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    This is almost 30km short of Gilgit city.

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    Henzal Stupa just beofre entering Gilgit.

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    Bypassed Gilgit city by taking road that runs parallel with the Gilgit river and reached Jutial. Purchased some eatables and drinks from a bakery and set off towards Hunza-Nagar. I took turn from KKH towards Nomal and eaten that bakery items under the shade of a tree. Then again I started my journey towards Hunza.
    View of Rakaposhi at dusk.


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    Reached Karimabad. Checked in in a hotel. End Day-7.

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    Day-8: It was like rest and sight seeing day.
    My bike parked near the reception of hotel.


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    Wandered in the bazar of Karimabad. @asifcae once did some trek near Passu and he wrote down about walnut cake of Cafe De Hunza. I decided to give it a try.


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    Menu of the Day.

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    It was tasty cake with some good tea.

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    Going towards Eagle Nest.

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    Some views from Eagle's Nest top.

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