Pakistan Karakoram HighwayHard
A mountain biking trip to the most beautiful places of the mythic Karakoram highway, to Khunjerab Pass (4700 m above sea level), doing some detours to great sites like: Chitral Valley, the lost city of Kailash and a trekking to the Base camp of the Nanga Parbat.
Photos of the last travel in Pakistan Karakoram Highway
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Chitral valley (1600 m above sea level), Kailash, Shandor Pass (3750 m), Phandar Lake (2200 m), Gilgit (1500 m), Hunza Valley, Karimabad (2400 m), Gulmit, Sost (2750 m), Khunjerab Valley, Kukril (3900 m), Khunjerab Pass (4700 m), Fairy Meadow (3300 m),Nanga Parbat base camp.
950 km mountain bike riding. There would be several sections onminibus and jeep: the section to the Chitral Valley, to Fary Meadows and return trip to Islamabad.
Medium with some demanding sections.
During the trip we will be riding our mountain bikes between 1200 m3500m above sea level, reaching the maximum height at 4700 mt, when we get to Khunjerab Pass. We will make gradual acclimatization. There are 10 sections of about90 km mountain bike riding per day and about 90 % of the roads are paved .
The temperature varies from 5°C (at high locations) to 32°C. (we recommend a sleeping bag with 0 °C comfort)
Mountain bike or hybrid,with gravel and paved road tires and prior mechanical check up
Water bottle or water backpack (Camel).
Sleeping bag (comfort at 0°) and Thermarest pad
Head lamp or flash light with spare batteries
Personal medication ,
Sunblock lotion and lipbalm ,
No need for saddlebags unless you want to carry your own camera
During our mountain bike trips we serve 4 meals daily: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, desserts plus energy boosters will be provided during the ride.
The diet is based on carbohydratesand takes into consideration the needs of cyclists and their tastes. Red meat, chicken and fish are available. Vegetarian food is provided for those who require it..
The snacks during the trips are crucial for an efficient ride. Energy bars, cereals and fruit are used as snacks during the ride. Water is the most important thing, during the meals we offer also juice as an option.
We have comfortable vans for transportation with enough seats for everyone in the group. This vehicle will drive along with the group offering assistance when it is required. During the stop overs this vehicle will provide us with food and water.
minimum 8 people. Registration should be confirmed six months in advance to organize the complex logistics of this trip and to get the best flight ticket rates.
- support vehicles and driver
- 1 Pakistanian guide (englishspeaking) and cook
- One cyclist guide, Lodging at hotels
- Camping with full gear (tents, every 2 or 3 paxs, dining tent)
- Meals (all of them)
- Mechanical assistance
- International flight tickets
- airport taxes
- alternative excursions
- tips for the guides and extras
- Bike pants short & long
- Running pants
- synthetic long sleeve shirt
- Polar fleece jacket
- Socks synthetic & wool
- Sandals or spare tennis shoes
- polar neck