Bicycling on the winding roads of the Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindukush valleys would heighten your experience as you will have an occasion of a tidies uphill paddling and then abruptly ride downhill, passing through alpine forests, open valleys, along the rivers and lakes and lush meadows. Meet friendly people on the way as you may be offered with a local taste of tea and perhaps food. We can arrange your bicycle tour with a van to follow you so that you may at any time climb. Aboard the vehicle in case you are tired or the weather disallows you to continue bicycling. This trek is for real mountain bike freaks, physically well prepared people! Experience in mountain biking is a must.
Day 01 Arrive Islamabad and sight-seeing in Islamabad. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Chilas.
Day 03 For a short time we follow the Karakorum Highway (KKH) by Jeep to Jaglot. From there we start to make our first experience on the road by bike. On the way our cook will offer us lunch. Overnight in camp in Doyang, a beautiful campsite next to the Astor River.
Day 04 Dayon - Astor. The road is rough. Many rocky parts are to overcome. We camp next to Astor.
Day 05 Astor - Tarishing. The track is again strenuous. It needs a lot of power and concentration. The scenery is wonderful. In Tarishing we camp overnight.
Day 06 Astor - Tarishing. The track is again strenuous. It needs a lot of power and concentration. The scenery is wonderful. In Tarishing we camp overnight.
Day 07 Nanga Parbat BC - Tarishing, overnight in camp.
Day 08 A superb downhill parts is waiting for us. Through a green valley full of flowers and sprinkling water we bike to Chilim. Overnight in camp.
Day 09 Chilim - Chackor Pass 4100 m -Shaucer Lake. The steep ascend to the pass (about 1000 high meters) is strenuous. Along the track there are wonderful flower meadows.
Day 10 Chilim - Chackor Pass 4100 m -Shaucer Lake. The steep ascend to the pass (about 1000 high meters) is strenuous. Along the track there are wonderful flower meadows.
Day 11 Shaucer Lake - Barapani. This day is a special enjoyment on a rather good bike road. In Barapani, after crossing the bridge, we set up our camp. With a little luck we may observe bears. This part already belongs to the National Park of Deosai plains.
Day 12 Barapani - Deosai Top. We continue our route on a good bike track, crossing a lot of water pools and small rivers. In the afternoon we have the possibility to visit a Pakistani dairy. Overnight in camp.
Day 13 Barapani - Deosai Top. We continue our route on a good bike track, crossing a lot of water pools and small rivers. In the afternoon we have the possibility to visit a Pakistani dairy. Overnight in camp.
Day 14 Satpara - Skardu. Today we reach again the civilization. Shower and washing day. We can visit the amazing bazaar or relax in the garden of the hotel.
Day 15-16 Skardu - Kaplu. A long but very beautiful road partly metalled, leads us along the Indus and the Shiok River to Kaplu, a village, where we can see the old traditional tibetan houses and the people living with their culture. We are spending the night in a hotel at the top of the village with a beautiful view to the Shiok valley. It is possible to go a few kilometers further, to have a gleam of the magic Masherbrum Mountain
Day 17 Kaplu - Skardu, by jeep or by bike. Overnight in hotel.
Day 18 If the weather allows us, we have a splendid flight to Islamabad. Otherwise we take the way back on KKH via Chilas. Overnight in hotel.
Day 19 Reserve day.
Day 20 Fly to destination.
1. All Airport pick and drop
2. All places visiting and sightseeing transportation.
3. All hotels accommodation with full board.
4. Local staff Wages, insurance, food and equipment.
5. Fort visiting fee/ Deosai national park fee
6. Assistance for Reconfirmation of international flight tickets.
7. All Govt taxing and fees.
8. Documentation fee
1. Member international flight tickets
2. Member personal insurance
3. Member personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, email charges, liquor or soft drinks,
4. Room service, gratuities for personal services, items of a purely personal nature
BIKE TOUR EQUIPMENT LIST.
Taillight (with blinking option)
Cycling computer/GPS/cellphone with bike app
Mirror (for handlebar or helmet)
Water bottles with cages
ADDITIONAL REPAIR ITEMS
(For optimal preparedness)
CO2 infiltrator (with cartridges)
Spare spokes (minimum of 6)
6" adjustable wrench
Assorted nuts and bolts
Replacement chain links
Brake and derailleur cables
Eye protection (sunglasses or clear lenses)
First-aid items (see our First-Aid Checklist)
Medical info/emergency contact card
Small, quick-dry towel for cleanups
Guidebook or route description
Saddle (under seat) bag
Cargo rack plus trunk bag
CORE REPAIR ITEMS
Spare tube or tubes (and/or patch kit)
Cycling multi-tool (with Allen wrenches)
Tent or tarp
Wicking jersey or top
Padded shorts or tights
Shoes suited to bike's pedals
Insulation layer(s) for cool air
Weatherproof, full-fingered gloves