We took off from hotel very early in the morning as Road was quite as usual. I was trying to ride confidently but truth is I was not confident at all. Elder realized the situations and took their positions from my side. So I was riding by mountain side regardless my side and elders were riding by my side whole way to Baltistan Bridge. As soon as I have seen the Baltistan desert I joined Baseer Bahi and we both kicked off the bikes bit in speed as we were riding very slow because of me. At last we reached and crossed the bridge of Baltistan and proceeded in Gilgit.
As soon as we touch the KKH we have seen long pile of traffic ahead lot of trucks coasters , cars, and even 4x4 all parked in the road. Though we were quite behind the queue we had no idea what is happening. Again bikers always have some advantages so we took advantage and rode through and in between the traffic and reached right before the problem. It was land sliding and heavy machinery of FWO was trying to remove it from the road. We rode over the sliding though it was not too dangerous and I followed Haji Sahib and with the help of people we were other side of sliding. Off to Gilgit again it was wonderful road with high standards of construction. We did not stop in Gilgit entrance but we were moving towards the far end of market as I was following elders. We turned to the corner into small road to park our bikes. I was personally so thirsty and wanted to have a warm shower though it was quite warm but warm shower always make me relax. I have no clue about this but I do feel comfortable. I took permission form elders that I have to go for trimming and a shower if you allow me and on top before departing I wanted to have a glass of water.
So Naeem Bahi asked me do you know why we have parked our bike this far from the city center and I have nothing to say but to say No. So he asked some shop keeper to serve us with local juice called CHEMOOS. Its and shake of apricots served with almonds. After pouring a glass of chemoos I ordered one more and I had wonderful feeling and it was superb sensation than any cold glass of fizzy drink. However my thirst had been satisfied and me off to barbershop. I was wondering in NLI market of Gilgit when I recived called form elders to move on to Ghizer Vally. I have asked them for a lunch they said no we are going to have lunch on the way to Ghizer valley with very traditional food. We off to Ghizer vally thorugh Chitral Rd which was so amazing to ride on these roads.
After 2 hour of ride on bike we parked our bikes with very traditional restaurant who served boil potatoes , fries which were so different from usual fires. They were not sweets and importantly they melt in your own mouth like chocolate melt in mouth. If someone visit there he must try local fires prepared with local potatoes and second thing which I had very first time was MANTOO with traditional sauce. We enjoyed all those things and went to Ghizer. As soon as we reached near to city we took right from main Road to the bridge to SilpiBala. I was shocked that were are going? But as usual I preferred to stay silent and followed them when elders parked their bikes on the corner and informed me about the village and plans. Ghizer District is the westernmost part of the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. Its capital is Gahkuch. Ghizer is crossroads between Gilgit and Chitral and also to China, Tajikistan via Qurumber pass through Ishkomen/Darkut Yasin which are connected via Shandur Pass. Ghizer is a multi-ethnic district and three major languages are spoken; shina, khowar and Burushaski. There are also Wakhi speakers in Ishkoman and some Tajiks.
We drove for approximately 10 more miles when I reached a junction where we have to move in village to stay with local friends of elder name Rehmat Bahi. He owns the massive trout farm which was in the Island of River Ghizer. So we rode from small village roads and pavements to him and we made it atlast. The bad news was the rain has started and when ever they have rain there which is kind of drizzling they came across some floods. As I think they have very high mountains in North and rainy clouds touches the peak and pour the rain on top heavily and consequently people in valley suffers proper floods from the mountains and road blockage due to land sliding. This is why they became alert after little bit of rain.
So Rehmat Bahi have lot of huts so he prepared one hut for us. It was about 6 o clock in the evening and it was bit cold so we all jumped in the hut for good chit chat. In the mean time Rehmat Bahi made us dinner. And we all went to sleep.