thanks I wasn't at any job those days. Only job was wandering.
From Mansehra i had two options to reach Chilas; either to take MNJC(Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad-Chilas) Road or to take KKH. I opted for the 2nd one. Pic taken somewhere ahead Mansehra near Chattar Plain. I requested a passing by padestrian to take my photo please.
Few kilometers before Batgram my bike's rear wheel got punctured. I got down from the bike and bike and me started moving in parallel. I was in hope of finding out some help as Batgram was very near and i was not in a mood of untieing and digging out the luggage for puncture kit and air pump. To my luck after walking with bike for less than a kilometer, i spotted this puncture shop.
Shop boy mending the puncture of my bike.
This puncture guy was a nice funny fellow. Prior to fixing my bike's puncture, he had fixed the puncture of a local's bike and local given him Rs.25. When it came my turn, he asked for Rs.50. I asked him that why he overcharging me and he replied " Tum se khas Mohabbat hai na". lolz:D"Aisi Muhabbat se hum baaz aye!!!" (In Roman)
After getting bike'e puncture fixed i started off again for Chilas. After Thakot bridge road was in pathetic condition uptill Besham. I hope its still in the same shape. I was having my helmet flipper open to have a better view of the road and was wearing sun glasses. All of a sudden a hornet came inside the helmet from open flipper and it bited me on my face. Oh it was so painful!!! My hand got loosed their grip on the bike and i was about to collide with an upcoming vehicle but God saved me. During rest of the journey, i tried to keep flipper of helmet closed as much as i could.
Stopped at Soummar Nala for cold drink and nature call.
That day all my focus was on steering the bike inorder to cover as much distance in a day as i could and i didn't take photos except of the three that i have uploaded. Reason for not taking much photos is that i rided up and down of KKH and MNJC road so many times in these recent consecutive years that i didn't feel like capturing them in my camera any more. For me real stuff starts after Raikot, Thalechi and Jaglot.
@FK. V.Nice Covarage... Well documented and the chronological flow of events is really interesting.. This is going to be interesting travelogue... Keep Sharing..
Thanks Farhan Bro & I will also post a separate topic for info about kashmir when i will close to june
Some pics of KKH(Mansehra to Chilas) from my 2009 trip for your viewing.
Happens to me @alltimes...when I visit PK. You were lucky he was polite and refrained from calling it a 'Jaga Tax' (Roman Again:$) which unfortunatley in my case raises twice @the rate of inflation in PK still only a mere 70% :-!All Civil Servants + Kacharies blame it on 'The cost of living'. I do not even visit during Eid holidays and avoid 'Paying Eidi' lol ..Thats how is a custom treating foreigners...i mean someone not local..
you are welcome
wonderful effort ! very enthusiastic trip ... even some of us can't think this type of tough traveling on kkh.. cheers............. waiting for further uploads
Almost feel like that i am with you all the time. Excellent effort.
But uploading speed is too fast. Every time i opened your thread. It moved three or four pages forward. Actually very fast forward. So i can't comment on some of your pics.
Ap nay tou thread ko break hi lagwa dee...
Farhan Bhae.... kah rahay hongay.... "Miltay hain break k baad"
Brother plz i need a sincere advise from you..
For a traveler from Rawalpindi to Karachi and Karachi to Rawalpindi
Do you think should i go to Multan or bypass Multan considering the road condition, I mean which road road is better..
Really nice bro.
@FK ... Farhan bhai Chilas main kitnay days ka stay hai humara...??