Today we leave for
Skardu, unfortunately we couldn't get a flight there, so we are having to
travel by road.
Hushe Treks will first pick
up the Sherpas from the Airport and then the kit and LO from the Regency Hotel
and finally us.
We will then have a 12 hour
drive from Islamabad to Chilas, where we will be staying at the Chilas Inn.
From there we will have an 8 hour drive to Skardu. Thankfully we will be
driving in a reasonably spacey van with air conditioning so we're hoping the
journey will not be too taxing.
Yesterday we had a sight
seeing tour of Rawlapindi and Islamabad. Pindi is much more how I imagined
Pakistan would be, similar to Kathmandu. Islamabad is the new Metropolitan
town in comparison.
Last night we checked the EPI
Gas and then went to the Brit Club in the British Enclave, not far from the
hotel. Normally you need to get a pass from the embassy, however we struck
lucky. The food & beer was good and cheap, so the no drinking policy finally
broke last night. Regards, Stu.
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