I dreamt of Chotok!

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Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Day 1

My cat's sitting on my face smooching me, i woke up, wait, what a dream i just had. All those nature's beauty, the roads, the mountains,  the greenery, the sparseness, the texture, the humid weather, the sun, the moon, the stars, the sky, the boulders, the mountains on which we were traveling touching the clouds. What a dream i just had. Wait! Wait! Wait! Let me write it real quick before it vanishes.
My friends with me on this trip, it's midnight i guess 01:30 am on Saturday. Started our van, wait, voice approaches where's Taha, meanwhile Taha was buying some snacks waited for him anyways we were on the road. Our first stop was Winder, Baluchistan at Haji's hotel which is around 80kms from Karachi it was 4am had a quick break there had chai there. Chai at Haji's in cold breezy wind warmed our soul. There are some other options at Haji's they offer you daal, shabzi, roash. We hit the road again. Slow NFAK melodies were playing everyone's wandering around looking at the road, the hills the scene was worth wandering. I suddenly thought og going live on instagram bur unfortunately my phone was on emergency mode only one sim was working and that was Ufone so if you are planning to visit Baluchistan do bring a Ufone sim. Wait, What! Are we on some super car?, Why Numair asked. We just crossed 1km under a minute I replied. Hamain Moola Chotok tak zinda jana hai, he replied. They started chanting go faster or go home aur yahan mahool ban gaya! Took a short Fajr prayer break in Wadh, Baluchistan along with the hills staring at the hills i whispered I Agree! Numair asked what do you agree? I replied "Ho bhi naheen aur har ja ho, tum ik, gorakh dhanda ho"  I then started to take some pictures until everyone paryed till then i wandered around gazing at the beauty that God gifted us. I just can't explain you, the feeling I was feeling was beyond words, I was completely refreshed, some trucks passes by locals sitting at the back, a local transport takes 50pkr from Wadh to Khuzdar, well time to hit the road again and the sun was rising from the bottom of hills better to say a hope was rising, everyone with their phones and cameras sticked to their windows just to save the moment for their entire life, worth saving. Anyways we reached Khuzdar at about 8am layed at a hotel had Anda Paratha and Chai there. It was a lay over of an hour where they rested and Me and Numair went to the city to buy some stuff, woods for bonfire, anti mosquito repellent and other things. We went to the hotel again and from their our real adventurous journey started. From that point we have to travel on a 4x4 jeeps and that's the journey to Chotok! 4 hours of nonstop off-road that too on the top of hills, 4x4 jeeps with local riding it could be more easy journey but locals on their 70cc bikes can be seen their traveling to Chotok. I lying on the back of the truck with my camera trying to capture every single moment under 40 degree C  riding on top of the hills. I could actually touch the clouds, oxygen level was low at some points. After off-roading for 4 hours we finally reached Moola Chotok!  We were naturally refreshed at the moment we reached there. Had biryani in the valley of Moola while having discussions who explored this valley? How did someone explored this valley? Well all this questions remained unanswered. Everyone was pumped up and went to the waterfall. Some more travellers were there as well, spent some quality time there. It was now getting dark and we went to our campsite, set-up our camps, bonfire, speakers. Dancing around bonfire on local music was a great idea, prepared Chicken Karahi on woods stove in local's style. Had dinner. Look up at the sky voices approaches, WOAH! What a star show. Lying on rocks under the sky filled with trillions stars and galaxies was another life changing experience while gazing at the sky having many questions and answers in my head I somehow slept. I woke up it's 10:00am how did I end up here I here in my room lying on my bed realizing that it was a dream from which i woke up. Hoping to had this trip some time soon.

off-roaded these hills

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Wadh

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Wadh

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Road to Khuzdar

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Moola Chotok

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Moola Chotok

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Off-roaded to Moola Chotok

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Hills

Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed

Moola Chotok

Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed

We took a Fajr prayer break at this point.

Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
Photo of I dreamt of Chotok! by Hammad Ahmed
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