Khunjerab Pass 4766m China – Pakistan border
Khunjerab Pass, Pakistan, with Spanish cyclist Alex
Friendly Pakistan border guards
Longest descent ever, 89kms to Sust
Jangling decorated trucks go slower than us
Proud Pakistani truckie
Road gang
Still descending
Road turns to river
Karimibad, Hunza Valley
I suffer from vertigo as I walk this water channel
Apricots drying, Karimibad
Trekking to Ultar Meadow and back
Our new friend Benne, an intrepid trekker
Stroll on Independence Day
Suspension bridge across the Hunza river
Roadworks... and more roadworks
The river begins to widen, breathing becomes easier
Kind family at Babarsar village
News spreads that foreigners are in town
These boys help me push my bike up the hill
Early morning, Babarsar Pass, 4190m
Brightly coloured trucks ply the dusty road
“One photos!”
Kids ride trucks to top of Pass & pelt stones at us
More roads turn to rivers
Our favourite Pakistani family!
August/September 2009
The road deteriorated dramatically on the Pakistan side of the Karakorum Highway. Rock falls and landslides were common and life seemed to hang precariously for the local people.
What a great sense of achievement to finally reach Nanga Parbat, the most westerly peak of the mighty Himalaya range of mountains! All with pedal power!
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