IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

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IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby nnn » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:10 pm

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Team IJC had a lovely day trip to Lowari Top on the weekend.

It was a 750km round trip with amazing scenic route!

It was typical IJC Mad Max day trip! Well at least outwardly it seems so. For us the three mad maxians, it was a very nice easy trip thru out, except maybe the early morning leaving bit! IJC's day trip to Snowy Lowari Top - smiley smile

IJC was looking for destinations for annual snow cross, and Asad suggested alternate to Kalam which we have been visiting for last few years, coz it has guaranteed snow and is rather peaceful n quiet and to top it a nice open play ground for everyone!

So we left at 5:15 am from Asad's place, temp at the time in Isloo was 3 degree! We went nice n easy thru-out. There was a 30 minute break for breakfast. Surprisingly temps were still under 5 degree at 8 am, so hot tea + garam anday were thoroughly enjoyed!

We were in upper Dir by 11 am. Soon we met our host and went along to the Lowari tunnel. Although the tunnel has been open for few years, the road inside is till under construction, so its open only for limited times. The main tunnel length is just under 9 km! Coming out on the other end is a treat with snow covered mountains all round! The car was showing temps zero or -1 thru out even at noon! The drive back up to Lowari top from the other end was stunning as usual. The road had been cleared by army graders so it wasn't a difficult climb. We reduced tyre pressures to 20 psi to make ride a bit softer on the stony path.

After spending short time at the freezing top, we returned down towards Panakot, where we had lunch / tea / coffee!

We left for return journey around 6ish, a short kulfa falooda break (yes kulfa in those freezing temps) on the way! Otherwise we just continued without stopping! After dropping Asad n Zahid, I was home by midnight.

Must thnx Zahid, for all his lovely captures, I did take my camera along, but even on that, all captures were by Zahid. Have few vdos from mounted gopro, which I will post up soon!
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Re: IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby aamir567 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:26 pm

Nice start of the thread
Kindly share more pictures
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Re: IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby parapilot » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:56 pm

Good start Dr. Saab. Need more pics and details
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Re: IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby nnn » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:55 pm

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Postby nnn » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:58 pm

Thnx Aamir Bhai and Para Ji :)

Para Ji at Lowari Top our host was enquiring if any one from our group is into Paragliding, coz they have had people doing flights from top!
We said, we have one, but he is a bit too far at the moment!
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Re: IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby Jeepaholic » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:41 am

Very nice doc
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Re: IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby hayzin » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:25 am

@nn Excellent shots!
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Re: IJC visits snowy Lowari Top

Postby nnn » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:58 pm

Thnx guys, pics were all captured by Zahid. You need a young energetic guy who can run up n down and capture shots from various angles, and Zahid did that nicely! :)

Winter trips to these areas are so relaxing, coz we left early, so roads were nice n clear till more than halfway and we returned after dark, when everyone else had retuned back to cozy homes! Maintained 110kmph on M2, and 60-80ish rest of the time, although Zahid was being a proper back seat driver wanting me to overtake every one at the slightest oppurtunity!
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