The exquisite trek to Katora Lake

The exquisite trek to Katora Lake

Never Give Up, You won’t want to lose the energy of a lifetime in a second. Keep walking as you are almost there.

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A Drive to Hunza in April

A Drive to Hunza in April

Driving to Hunza via Karakoram Highway is a wonderful experience for someone who is keen to explore. Driving this route, one experiences the diverse nature the country possess. Among the many, there are Plain lands of Hassanabdal, Pine jungles of Chattar Plains, Tea gardens of Shinkiari, Green Hills of Kohistan, Fresh springs in Shangla, Rugged mountains of Chilas, Snowy mountains of Hunza, The Mighty Indus River, the Attabad Lake, Glacier of Passu and a lot more which I can not mention here.

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Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P5

Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P5

Phander is a beautiful and magical place, views of Phander lake from the isolated PTDC motel capture one's attention. Feeling the cool breeze sitting up at the motel can get anyone in trance and one can sit for hours watching it. The view becomes even more attractive at sunrise when the rays spread upon the natural water of the lake.

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Exploring the birth city of Guru Nanak

Exploring the birth city of Guru Nanak

Naam Japo (Remembrance of God), Kirat Karo (Earn your livelihood by honest means) and Wand Chakko (Sharing with others, helping those who have less or in need) are the three pillars of Sikh faith formalized by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak opened his eyes in the village of Talwandi on 15th April 1469 in a Hindu family. He laid the foundation of the Sikh religion and became 1st of the 11 Sikh Gurus.

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Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P4

Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P4

Gupis town stands beside giant mountain which stands tall right above it. The river is just 300m away from the road making the town a beautiful and peaceful.

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Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P3

Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P3

The day of 14th August was a couple of days away, so dedicated rest of cycling days to our country Pakistan. We equipped our bicycles with the early breakfast & decorated our bicycles with Pakistani flag. The ride got a purpose, we were spreading unity & love among the people of Ghizer. If 10% of them sees us and think these are the men from our country who are spreading love, we could feel our visit was worth doing.

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Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P2

Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P2

We left Gulapur at 9am after having breakfast at the Ziarat Hotel. We started paddling towards our destination, which was about 35KM away. The road condition was very good and scenic. We crossed beautiful small villages like Sherqilla, Dalnati, Bubur, Japukey and Goharabad.

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Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P1

Shandoor Bohat Door (Shandoor - A place far away) - P1

From past two years we were in search of some high roads in Northern Pakistan, finally, in the year 2015 we hit the road from Gilgit to Shandoor We had the original plan to travel from Gilgit to Chitral, but many people showed their concerns regarding the flood in the Chitral valley, So we restricted ourselves till Shandoor, but we needed the determination to push our limits to the extent we could. A little bit disappointment since Shandoor polo festival won't be available this year due to floods.

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Cycling on the Roof of Pakistan (part-5)

Cycling on the Roof of Pakistan (part-5)

The day#11 was here and we prepared to take a journey to the highest point which was Khunjrab Pass. We were told beforehand that it was impossible for bicycles to reach Khunjrab because of the high elevation of the road. We decided to visit pass on a motorbike.

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Cycling on the Roof of Pakistan (part-4)

Cycling on the Roof of Pakistan (part-4)

Now in Attabad, we woke up early and started packing. We were served with a delightful breakfast by “Mr. Rasul Din” before leaving the camp. We reached at Attabad Lake in the span of one (1) hour. By this time, there was a huge landslide to cross before reaching Attabad Lake. We went up the huge boulders of the land slide to reach the lake. I dragged rather than push- ride up to reach the top of the boulder.

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