Trip continues................Day 6
Weather and the conditions remained pretty favorable until we reached KKH, as soon as we left Skardu road and hit the KKH all things changed suddenly as if a magician had waved his magic wand. Clear blue sky turned into ugly gray and soft gentle breeze transformed into a fierce wind. It was such an effort to ride in those conditions and when we reached Nanga Parbat view point hotel, it was a big relief. We had a brief rest over there and had a talk with Khan sb(Omer Khan) on phone. Khan sb wanted us to stay there for the night but we decided to ride on till Chilas after a cup of tea despite very unfavorable conditions for riding.
Obligatory Nanga parbat view point hotel picture
When we left it was so windy that couple of times the bike was almost pushed off the road, KKH was under construction and it seemed as if all the trucks had decided to hit the road exactly at the same time we did. Wind, trucks, dirt road and dust, all the elements had conspired to act against us and it was a miserable ride very little to be enjoyed. At times the bull dust was ankle deep and it required special concentration to keep the bike upright. Thankfully after Raikot bridge things changed a bit for good and the wind speed decreased, sky also became somewhat clear. Rest of the ride till Chilas was pretty much uneventful.
Few photos I took after Raikot bridg[U]e