Pakistan's motorcycle girl – After Zenith Irfan's father died, she decided to fulfill his dream to tour the world on a motorbike. The journey was a huge step for a Pakistani girl in a country where it's sometimes taboo for women to venture out alone.
Solo journeys – Last summer, the 21-year-old student from Lahore embarked on a six-day journey to Kashmir and a 20-day adventure to the Khunjerab Pass on the border with China.
Pakistan/China border – At the border she was pleased to be told that while foreign female riders had previously traveled there, she was the first Pakistani motorcyclist the locals had met.
Breaking boundaries – "I'm a little worried about traveling as a female biker because I'm living in a society where women riders are marginalized," says Irfan. But so far she's received only one negative comment from a man who told her "girls don't ride motorcycles."
'I felt free' – "When I was on the road, it was like a coming together of my mind, body and soul," she says of being out of Pakistan's congested cities. "I felt free."
Anonymous in gear – She wears a helmet, boots and bulky jacket that give little away of her feminine form. "They obviously thought I was male," she explains. "Whenever I stopped to ask directions and they realized I was female, they didn't know what to do."
North Pakistan – The road trip to the edges of her country took her through the scenic Skardu district in Gilgit-Baltistan, the northernmost territory of Pakistan.
Karakoram Highway – The Karakoram Highway in Skardu connects China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region.