On Saturday after arriving in Islamabad I spent most of the day resting while cousins came to visit me there but in the evening my cousin took me out to visit other relatives.
On Sunday I went out to visit more relatives.
In the following pics I am visiting my Sister's home in Bahria Town.
That is my nephew standing next to me on the Terrace.
I spent the afternoon with my sister's family and in the evening we returned back to Islamabad to made brief visits to other relatives.
On Sunday evening I began to pack for my trip the next day. I packed warm clothes, warm jacket, socks, gloves, Sleeping Bag. Although i asked my uncle for a Tent they had given away the 2 person tent to another friend and all they had now was a 6 person tent which was simply too bulky and heavy for me to carry since I had planned on Camping.
I was told that in Naran they already have tents set up for approx Rs 500 per night so just use that instead. Although I could have gotten a Hotel for maybe 3,000 or so but decided that I only needed about 6 hours of sleep and no need to waste that kind of money so I can easily sleep in a tent.
I also packed wet wipes (not sure the name brand) but they are wet wipes for babies which I find are excellent in sanitizing and washing in the bathroom if there is water shortage and other uses. I also packed a toilet roll and a small towel.
I had two helmet shades, one clear one for the night driving and another dark shade for the day drive which I kept changing daily in the morning and again in the evening.
I took a small map for local areas of the North which was very helpful.
I had everything packed at night and ready to go in the morning. Oh and I also borrowed high cut water proof army boots from my cousin which were my size.