Sunday, June 15, 2014

Deosai and Babusar in a Volkswagen Beetle - Day 11

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We wake up early in the morning, pack up our stuff load up the Beetle and ask the tent city manager person to let us keep the parking space for a few hours till we go to the lake and come back. So, we set out to Saif-ul-Malook lake in a very decorated Jeep.






We decided against driving the Beetle up to the lake because we had heard stories about the tour operators sabotaging the track on purpose to stop all vehicles other than their own Jeeps getting to the lake.

Deosai and Babusar in a Volkswagen Beetle - Day 10

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So, we started off to Babusar pass not knowing if we would be able to make it. We could just push as far as the Beetle would go and then return to KKH to make our way home. The track to Babusar kept getting narrower and bumpier.



There were small stretches of metaled roads but they were few and far apart.



Deosai and Babusar in a Volkswagen Beetle - Day 9

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We were supposed to leave for Chilas the previous day but had decided to take the day off. So, its the ninth day, we are well rested and ready. The plan was to drive till Chilas, stay the night and set off towards Dhasu early the next day; the night at Dhasu and then to Islamabad.


We pack up all the belongings from the luxurious ten man tent where only four people actually slept.

We started filling up the Beetle again.