Result was so so for first attempt, and Usman saw the video and said we could do much better.
This time Imtiaz was the star and Usman took the camera while me still the driver.
That was fun.
After it we rode back to Skardu and booked the same hotel again.
Had two issues at the moment.
Usman's bike missing was still there so went out and consulted with a mechanic who after spending some time pointed us to another "bara" mechanic. That bara mechanic just like me didn't get the issue and decided to go all in and open the carb. Well we removed the fuel tank and voila, there was one wire off from its grip on coil. Put it back on and bike was back to its normal self. Much happier reutrned back to hotel only to find Imtiaz had upset stomach since he had that Chicken Qorma from Khaplu. Gave him the usual Falgyl and hoped he'll be better by tomorrow.
Tomorrow's plan was to get to Astore via Deosai route and we still had no confirmation if the route was open yet. As per locals, still there was no traffic from that side.