Pakistan SummaryRidden on November 15th, 2018 by The Reads
The green line denotes where we have cycled, the orange line where we have taken a bus or been forced into a police van. The red line was the original proposed route, changed due to early snowfall closing off the Babusar Pass. See our Route page for more detail
From: Sost to Lahore
No.days: 30 days (14 days off the bike!) Distance: 860 kms (534 miles) Ascent: 9350m
No. days with police escorts: 3 - between Chilas and Abottobad - 125kms of which we were forced into a police van.
See Strava - @readcycleread - for full route details.
Hotel/hostel/cabin/shack: 13 nights
Wildcamping: 1 night
Tent in garden: 3 nights
Invited by a local: 1 night
Couchsurfing: 8 nights
So much roti (tandoori cooked flat breads), chana dhal (chickpea curry), vegetable curry, lentil dhal, dried aprices, apples, samosas, pakoras, mixed pickles and a lot of Pakastani chai - sweet lightly spiced and always very milky tea.
Incredible 7000m peaks, autumn leaves, ibex, rushing mountain rivers, snow, sun, colour and smiles. We bumped into 5 other cycle tourists and cycled with four of them at seperate times. We’ve made new friend’s and can’t wait to return to Pakistan one day.