Hey Packwheelers once again
i usually travel alone on my motorcycle this year i again did tour solo on my suzuki gs 150 & and this gonna 2nd travel blog i am writing at pakwheel lets start detail to detail .
I did tunned my bike very well before leaving bought extra rear tube replaced front tyre .I not carry much luggage just packed 3 shirts 2 giens, Puncture kit, Sleepers, Jacket, Chargers power bank etc, Rain Suite & some other stuff related to my needs.
I leaved from Rahim yar khan on 12 july night around 11pm started riding at night because of warm days in south punjab its not easy to riding in such a hot weather.
first stopped after 100 kms for tea break around 12:30am and then i follow my rule to stop after 1 hour for 5mins water break around 3:30am i felt very sleepy after 370kms on Lodhran Khanewal Expressway I slept at tea hotel for 40 mins then offer the prayer after tea i leaved for my destination i maintained very good speed of 90kmph reached at lahore around 10am then i decide to take rest at my friend place i totally done 648 kms total first day which was hassling. Day2
i leaved from Lahore around 9am from DHA it was Raining at that time so i wear rain suit
did breakfast after 50kms before gujranwala then i reached at gujranwala some of my adventurer friends welcomed me at gujranwala we have cup of tea and amazing discussions
after that i leaved for jhelum for changing my bike clutch plates and tunned again
i reached at naim illyas dar showroom around 4pm he worked very well on my bike bit expensive but boy oh boy i felt my bike brand new they washed and tunned everything every part of my bike after that i leaved for islamabad around 8pm reached at islamabad around 10pm did total 340kms . Day3
i woke up bit late did breakfast and then i take a little Ride of my friends kawasaki 750
then i said good bye to my friend and leaved for next destination Abbottabad the traffic was very bad on roads with alot of trucks that was the ruff day first i stopped at taxila to meet my friend at 1pm second i stopped at khanpur city for lunch after 2kms at khanpur dam
there was alot of families at khanpur dam i walk little then i leaved for abbottabad that was raining little bit on the way when i reached near at bridge before abbottabad boy oh boy i cant stop myself to stop the bike at heavy traffic bridge
total i ride 115 kms this dayDay4
i started my travel bit early from my friend house in abbottabad i woke up around 4am packed up everything did breakfast and leaved around 6am fueled up from abbottabad pso i was going smooth but unfortunately 17kms before balakot my clutch cable have been broken i managed to ride 17kms without clutch but i not found gs150 original cable at balakot it was 8am morning many shops are closed i decided to wait and passed my time with a Ruff Parrot at Halwai Shop
he was playing with my helmet all the time
After an hour i finally found a good mechanic who adjust cable of cg125 in my bike i was very thankful to him he was from Lahore and working in balakot. I started and maintained good speed
my all the stress gone when i saw this scenery stopped there for water break
2ndly i stopped after naran nearby a water crossing many peoples coming and asking to me for trip details and taking selfies with me i felt like celebrity for a while
after all i reached at Batakundi 55kms before Babusar Top.
First i found a Good Hotel and Food i found a good hotel Room in a good price after convincing them in just 1 thousand food was not that good i did total 170 kms this dayDay5
i woke-up before Sun Rise and started hiking to local village to experience local Life in Batakundi.
did breakfast and leaved for next Destination which was Hunza
started around 8am before besal i found a glacier on road
i was going very slow enjoying the nature, giving smile to everyone and waving
Besal town i was bit interesting Good Plane Road little market on the road after besal i meet some of adventurer guys like me
these all bikers was from mirpur ajk after besal road was average in some parts was very bad patches next i stopped at majestic Lulusar Lake
i was bit sad many peoples stopped their Cars just for throw garbage near lake i saw educated families who are throwing wrappers at every spot that is kinda unfair and sad
finally i reached at babusar pass i found a boy there who coming to take selfie with me and we turns into good friends
crossed babusar i faced alot of traffic at pass and garbage everywhere at market place on the Top alot of Garbage i not stopped i felt good to enter at Gilgit-Baltistan
Goods Roads Less Traffic on Roads made my mind Relax again and makes me Happy.
At Chilas zero point some local stopped me there bike was puncture i helped them to make puncture i gave them everything but unfortunately Tube was very damage i leaved from this place they wasted almost 2 hours i was saying them your tyre and tube not in good condition they wasted my 4 puncture
i reached near jaglot from where's Road turns to Deosai and Astore
i found 2 another locals who need help we fix puncture they invited me in jaglot at there house after a cup of tea they take me to secret waterfall at jaglot that made my day
total i ride 190kms this dayDay6
Did Breakfast and said thanks to locals for accommodation started ride around 7am and stopped near karakoram university Gilgit
i have a work in gilgit done with work and started ride again around 11am i was riding at very good speed i found a polo payer on Road i said him to Ride my bike for a kilometer and i ride his horse
my dream came true of Riding Horse on KKH:slight_smile:
i was thinking to stop at hunza valley but then i changed my plan to travel towards Khunjerab
stopped for water break
The Road is Amazing i Traveled very fast and Reached Pak-China Friendship Tunnel
Scenery gets more beautiful after Attabad Tunnel & Lake
my plan was to reach at pasu but i found a memorable camping site a hussaini near gojal valley at front of Pasu Cones and also was cheap as Rs 700 includes Breakfast
I take shower at night i tried soup at hussaini was very delicious and found a tuck shop which Runs by a women she makes very Good Coffee and that was worth to try Aunt coffee then i enjoyed view from up the mountain of hussaini village
total Ride 195 kms
At Night Around 11pm i found 2 Chinese i invited them for Hiking to Borith Lake at Hussaini we started hiking and reach at lake after 40 minutes that was great experience we did star gazing and having discussions about Culture of China & Pakistan we turns into very good friends .Day7
i started Ride Early Morning to Khunjerab Pass Pak-China Border after breakfast first i sopped at Sust for fueling and bought something to eat at Kasghar Petrol Station
after sost scenery gets more interesting i crossed first Check post while going khunjerab i saw land sliding i stopped far away from landslide after a small tunnel the landscapes makes to to Thanks Allah immediately
Shukar Allah itna khobsorat Mulk or isko dakhany walo may shamil karna k liya:slight_smile:
then i captured my signature there which i use to capture when i feel very happy
then Crossed 2nd Check Post paid them 100rs entry ticket after 50 kms i finally reached at Khunjerab Pass thanks Allah there was less peoples on Pass & Bit Cold
Relaxed a bit there by Eating Chocolates explore around the Pass i again felt bad i found so much garbage at Parking and left right of ATM and mountains near pass a family a group of university boys and girls throwing wrappers i asked them to use Dustbin and we all picked up wrappers after that i felt happy
Always Use Dustbin Please
i was Like yayeee I'll make it
i started going back it was around 1pm i stopped near khunjerab national park at chinese camp usually not many peoples stop on way by having fears of robbery or something on Empty Roads at this place i stopped for an hour having Cup of Tea with Workers
after that i stopped at Sust Port Called my Friend of Friend at Sust Port because you need permission to visit sust port not everyone can visit it was nice to visit there having cup of tea with immigration department & did discussion about upcoming trading agreements between Pakistan-China
then i straight Ride to Pasu to Visit my Friend Family tried Apricot Cake with Tea then had Hussaini picked my luggage from camping site and traveled to Borith Lake and Setup Camp there i take boat ride on lake with local then i dropped this local man to gojal valley for attending wedding ceremony he was not having any Vehicle.
The Night has started & the Nature i cant explain in words i was feeling like i am at Heaven
we enjoyed live Bar B Q it was memorable night did dance with locals and other tourists Day8
i did breakfast & see-off my local friends i came down at Hussaini around 10am i meet my chinese friends again and we had gupshup almost 1 hour they said me goodbye
peoples always says chinese are not friendly we came very close each-other like in just 1 day together
next stop i did at Attabad Lake i not stopped at public area i crossed Tunnel then stopped at Crystal Clear View of Attabad Lake
this view is majestic but i not stop there for long because of strong Sun
Reached at Hunza around 1pm Stayed at Local House after doing 2 hours rest started walk upto karimabad main market place after found Atm i got relaxed i was running out of Cash the i found this Beauty there
this Custom Made Cg 125 motorcycle available for rent at Karimabad Market
its kinda unfair if you come to hunza and not eat Chap Shoro & world best Cherries fresh Juice
then i came down to Ganish Civilization explored with details guide was very good he charge 300rs if you are history lover its worth it his storytelling was great made my knowledge about Hunza to next level
then again i hike up to karimabad and have a look at Baltit Fort and saw tourists doing crazy stuff which was good time pass
Night i found some tourists from Multan we had dinner together i gave them tour of Hunza because they was first time visitors i walked alot this day but i sleep very well i was very tired .Day9
i started riding bit early around 6:30am morning i ride my bike for 2 hours did breakfast at jaglot then i stopped at 3 mountain Ranges point
After Raikot road was hell till chilas that was very tuff ride & weather was very hot finally i reached near babusar top there was little raining & was Cold i take small break before babusar then i stopped at Small Lake before the Top
when i reached at babusar top there was Raining i immediately wear Rain Suite after crossing top i met a biker who is travelling on 70cc motorbike i was amazed to saw him i gave him some useful tips & guidance. When i crossed Lulusar Lake i again met some really nice bikers from Lahore Club name Sober Riders we have amazing gossips & photoshoot they are also members of Pakwheels we turns into Friends
they all wished me best of luck after that i stopped at Batakundi for Capturing Landscape boy oh boy the beauty of these areas in evening is just out of this world
i have crossed many water crossings finally i reached at my destination of the day Mahandri which is 35kms after Naran if you are coming from Top
booked my hotel Room with Kunhar River that costed me low because i am Regular Customer.
total i Ride 400 kms Day10
This was easy day for me i woke up around 10am as easy as i can because my plan was to reach at Muzaffarabad which was 85 to 90 kms did breakfast and leaved for my destination of the day.
First stop i did at Gari Habib ullah after entering to Kashmir i found amazing scenery.
Goat was also Enjoying the Scenery .He was looking very cute i thought to Stole him & Tie up on my motorcycle & Run away
next i stopped at Muzaffarabad view point
i reached there around 1pm did lunch then Rest at my friend house in evening i leaved for Sharda for my next Destination which was Taobat i leaved around 7pm Muzaffarabad was full of Traffic that was so Scary to Drive at LOC at night road was looking very dangerous crossed many check posts.
did dinner at Lawat after Athmukam so finally Reached at Sharda around 1am at night & Slept at Sharda Government Guest House by having references there.Day11
Morning did breakfast and leaved for next destination Kel i reached at Kel around 12pm explored Kel Market which is pretty Antique then i take a tour at Army Polo Ground
i found last ATM of Kashmir at Kel market i booked a Jeep Ride to Taobat which was very hassling started around 2pm that was very bumpy Ride after 23kms off road track our jeep got puncture
Driver Changed the Tyre Quickly & we started again around 6:30pm we reached at Taobat my eyes got Red i was hell tired after 4 hours jeep track it will be better i take my Motorcycle to Taobat but, but after seeing this view i have forgotten everything
I saw Sunset & Majestic View of Fields i forgot my pain
i booked Hotel Room with River bit Expensive but that was Neat, Clean & good Room
Dinner time i eat local (Saag) of Taobat and Crashed the Saag was very hot i felt my body very warm even there was cold weather at Night. I drink almost 5 juices & alot of Water but that Saag of my god i have no words to explain my body temperature .
i wish i could have Wife with me
just joking Day12
i woke up early morning for a walk first i visited Trout Fish Hitchery nearby River which is coming from kishan ganga dam this hitchery built by government for increase the number of Trout Fish.
then i have been to Famous Bridge of Taobat i relaxed myself by sitting at Rock and seeing Water
i made a victory pose at Bridge
After that i have been to local Residential site to experience local culture the fields looks really charming in Sun Shine huts and Architecture are Amazing at Taobat
i have leaved from Taobat around 3pm afternoon for Sharda Reached Sharda around 9pm at Night did Dinner and Crashed really bad. Day13
i leaved from Sharda around 7am for Muzaffarabad did breakfast at Lawat reached at Muzaffarabad around 1pm did some rest till evening.
Woke up & leaved for servicing my bike & install the protector on my phone because i dropped my phone from mountain protector was damaged. Day14
That was very bad day for me firstly i lost my key i take my bike to market to make new one around 11am i leaved from Muzaffarabad reached at islamabad around 1:30pm by following the route of kohala to bhurban from there to Murree Expressway.
have done meeting with my friends at islamabad then leaved around 3pm for jhelum to meet a friend i reached at jhelum around 4:40 from there i leaved for Gujranwala around 5:30pm.
i Reached at gujranwala around 8pm i was going at Qila Didar Singh Road at my Host place i got an accident which was really bad.
there was mud of 3 to 4 feets on Road a white colour civic with white Hid Flash was coming i not able to see anything for few seconds my bike hit the mud and i was like super man fly 4 meters on Air & dropped really bad first my Head hit the road then my Arm hits a piece of Rock.
Alhamdullilah Alhamdullilah i not get any injuries or damage in my body due to safety gears & prayers of my mom Alhamdullilah.
My bike got Damage reached at host place i managed to relax my mind with my friend.Day14 to 20
Next day woke up bit late there was Raining heavily at gujranwala we enjoyed the Rain did Amazing Breakfast purely made with Desi Ghee Thanks to Hussain Mother breakfast was Really Delicious.
then we had to explore Qila Didar Singh Road in Rain
look at my bike after accident
Front suspension got damage lost Side mirrors & key again we take my bike for repairing that day i did rest at gujranwala.
next day around 12pm i leaved for lahore and stayed for 2 and half days at Lahore.
then i leaved for multan which was bit interesting i leaved around 10am morning for multan weather was cool reached around 4pm at multan
i met Amazing Adventurer Muhammad Iqbal Ghangla we invited them at my host hose we have amazing discussions about traveling he's
Iqbal Ghangla is amazing person he hosted more then 500 foreigners he did ride all over pakistan many times and have been to iran on his motorcycle. One of his Ride was 12000kms across Pakistan.
we have amazing gossips he shared alot of stories & useful tips he also shared stories about @HanifBhatti
& his experience with @pakwheels
he said alot of good words for @HanifBhatti
then he take me to outside for buying Multan famous Sohan Halwa. I met some of his student bikers & we had tea together
next morning i leaved for Rahim yar khan my home land first i have been to Iqbal Ghangla they invited me for tea and showing his collection which was pretty interesting they have alot of antique Vespa Scooters and Classic Bikes i loved his this Vespa
Collection was really amazing he is really gem of Adventure community & very Simple Person
i leaved for ryk around 10 am did 320kms finally the trips has Ended
Total Kilometers = 5200
13 July to 1 August
Petrol = 11800 rs
Engine Oil = 2800 rs
Hotel+Camp = 3000 rs i have references at many places stayed with locals
Food+ Drinks = 8500 rs
Utility+ Other = 2000 rs
Bike Maintenance = 5000 rs
Total = 33100 RS
Budget Caption i have many relations with locals thats why this trip costed me low by staying with locals & being guest at Lunch, Dinner etc.
if you want to do same trip you need atleast more then 50 to 60 Thousands Rupees.
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Regards Ahmed Sohail