Chickistan - 14 DAY TOUR
Our tour will start from the capital city, Islamabad. We'll pick up our bikes and explore Islamabad's beauty before we head up to Murree to get a taste of the fresh mountain air we'll be enjoying in the days to come. It'll be a short and easy ride the first day so that every one can ease into riding on the "wrong" side of the road and to get comfortable on their motorcycle. Then, it's a straight shot to Naran, the gateway to the world's biggest mountain ranges - all within a stone's throw away from the edge of this town. We spend two nights here, a ride up to Lake Saiful Malook is challenging but a lot of fun. If you would rather rest up and explore the Bazaar, that is always an option too.
We'll make our way across the first high pass - Babusar Pass will test our bikes as it climbs up to 13,700ft. After you pick your jaw up from the ground from the sheer beauty provided by this mountainside ride, we'll head towards Gilgit.
We'll slowly make our way through the historical city of Hunza and up the Khunjerab pass, climbing up to 15,400ft to the China/Pakistan Border. The Karakorum highway is the highest paved international road in the world and although it is 100% perfectly paved tarmac, it'll still prove to be a challenge for the skilled motorist. By the time you reach this border, you will have experienced a taste of local flavor, local culture, and the most amazing local hospitality. One last thing is to explore the western side and so from Gilgit, we ride West to Shandur, home to the second highest polo field in the world. Sleeping under the stars here is what will stay with you for the rest of your life. We make it to Chitral just for a night by the river and we head towards the hidden paradise Kalaash Valley, a matriarchal society and one of the many unique tribes in Pakistan. They still live like they did centuries ago, you’ll be completely stunned when you meet the local women of Kalaash. The locals believe they are direct decedents of Alexander the great and the Greeks have been supporting this unique tribe for decades now. After exploring Kalaash we’ll slowly make it back into Islamabad, the past 14 days will be like a dream, an experience that will last you a lifetime, and you will have created a thirst for adventure that needs to be continuously quenched.
Day 01: Islamabad to Naran (240 km)
Day 02: Naran to Gilgit (230 km)
Day 03: Gilgit to Hunza (150 km)
Day 04: Hunza to Pasu (150 km)
Day 05: Pasu to khunjerab to Hunza
Day 06: Hunza rest day (300)
Day 07: Hunza to Gah Kuch
Day 08: Gah kuch to Mastuj via Shandur
Day 09: Mastuj to Chitral
Day 10: Chitral to Kalaash
Day 11: Kalash rest day
Day 12: Kalash to Mardan
Day 13: Mardan to Islamabad
Day 14: Rest day in Islamabad