we had plans to reach right uptill the Kaobol Gali - the dead end of this road but the road 20 kms after Davar was under construction.
On our way back we stuffed ourselves with some Mutton Rogan Josh and Rishta (Minced Mutton balls with gravy) in a local restaurant at Davar.
It was 4:30 pm by the time Nazir dropped me back at my accomodation.
What I liked the most :-
1. Pristine beauty of Gurez. The meandering KishenGanga and the changing foliage.
2. Camping grounds next to the river
3. Beautiful simple people
4. Iconic Razdan Pass and the view of the hills immediately after crossing over towards Gurez with multiple small stream beds. I can only imagine the monsoon beauty of the site.
Why would I like to ride to Gurez on my Bike someday:-
1. Amazing winding roads
2. To immerse myself in the eternal peace.
3. To relish the local cuisines and experience the local culture
4. To stay in one of those old wooden houses.
5. To ride right uptill Kaobol Gali and may be beyond to Drass.
Hope Peer Baba of Razdan makes my wishes come true and I fullfill my dream ride to Gurez soon.
1. Surprisingly Gurez Valley has no power supply, it relies on Gen Sets which are sw on for 2 hrs in morning and 4 hrs in the evening. This is despite having the KishenGanga Hydropower project. 🤗
2. A 21 km long tunnel dug under the mountain diverts the water from the KishenGanga to Jhelum for this project.
3. The valley remains cut-off for atleast 4 months during winters.