As our dear friend n famous PakWheeler, Rashid Bhai (levin), was leaving for USA for good, it was therefore decided by Libra to see him at Lahore n say farewell. It was also decided by the members to arrange get together parties at Karachi, RahimyarKhan, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Islamabad, GIK Institute Topi and Peshawar in the honour of Rashid Bhai. The First Farewell GTG was arranged at Karachi on 26th August, which was attended by a large number of Pakwheelers.
On 27th August, 2009 a road trip was arranged to leave Karachi for Lahore which was headed by Libra in association with Mr. Naseer Bhatti, Charterali and me (oodbalow).
Trip Started: 27th August 2009 5:55: 02 AM
Trip Ended: 7th September 2009 10:58:19 PM
Ride was Libra's Pajero n the passengers in Pajero were:
1: HB (Libra)
2: Mr. Naseer Bhatti (Rover)
3: Janab Syed Ali Shehryar Shah Shirazi (Charterali)
4: oodh (oodbalow)
Day 1: 27th August 2009
Libra arrived at my house after Sehri along with Mr. Naseer Bhatti & Charterali
We started our journey, topped up the fuel from Sohrab Goth, had some light breakfast in Moro n lunch just after Rohri Bypass
Continued our traveling, entered in Punjab by evening n stopped at Rahim Yar Khan where Iftar & Dinner GTG was arranged by our famous PagalWheeler jaan99.
jaan bhai n jaaf thanx a lot for the lavish Iftar & dinner n Bilal who took some time out from his busy schedule n came to meet us (Y).
After that the trip started for Bahalwalpur n reached there by midnight. Stayed there at Bhatti Sahib,s comfortable house. Enjoyed Bhatti Sahab's ever great generous hospitality. (Y)
During that trip from Karachi to Bahawalpur Bhatti Sahab proved himself to be the man of the show. He delighted all the trip fellows by his friendly nature, jokes and stories. He proved himself to be a good companion who is remembered for a long time. As a result the trip was very enjoyable. (Mahol ban gaya tha)
Day 2: 28th August 2009
Woke up late, had breakfast n chatted with Bhatti Sahab for a long time.
Left Bahawalpur in the afternoon, took the Lodhran-Khanewal road
At Kacha Kho stopped for lunch where AAA group from Karachi, Ahsen (MadRacer), Adil (Adilyaqoob) n Abbas (DevilsPassion) joined us there
From there we all together headed towards Lahore n reached there before midnight.
We 3 Libra, Charter n me stayed with Shani bhai the gr8 whereas AAA group stayed at their relatives house after exploring the city.
Stone n levin came to meet us there, later on Suneel Munj n Raza Saeed also joined the gang
had a chit chat till Sehri time
Day 3: 29th August 2009
Woke up late. Libra was picked up by Raza Saeed n both went to Confiz for some work while charter n i have the Pajero with us (6) so at first we went to Shani bhai's office/ factory, had a small burger n tea there (it was called small burger by Shani bhai, infact it was double the size of a normal burger) then we went to pick levin (Rashid bhai), after that we picked Libra from Confiz n came back to Shani bhai's house.
After some time a gang of PagalWheelers arrived from Islamabad including chacha spectra, uncle storm n many more........ to attend the Lahore GTG.
Then we all went to attend the Levin's Farewell GTG Lahore. (It was pure fun for non roza daars like me n more fun for roza daars like storm n others)
A large number of PagalWheelers attended the Levin's Farewell GTG : D
Thanx a lot Raza bhai for the food n all the members who attended the GTG (Y)
After that we came back to Shani bhai's house where Shani bhai the gr8 arranged a lavish dinner for us. Thanx Shani bhai the ever gr8 (Y) (Y)
PagalWheelers from Islamabad headed for their guesthouse after dinner n storm stayed with us. : D
Rashid bhai also accompanied us till sehri time then he went to his home, Shani bhai, storm, charter n me chated till 7AM in the morning n then we slept : D
Day 4: 30th August 2009
Next morning we woke up, had breakfast n got ready to leave for Islamabad, ISB gang also joined us at Shani bhai's place : D
From there we all together left for Islamabad, reached ISB in the evening, headed straight to storm's house, enjoyed a cup of tea there : D
Then went to the venue "Tandoori" to attend the Levin's Farewell GTG Islamabad. There was a large turnout of PagalWheelers for the GTG n overall arrangements were gr8 (Y).
President of IJC (Islamabad Jeep Club) Aamir bhai was also there to attend the Levin's Farewell GTG Islamabad.
Thanx all for coming n the lavish Iftar & Dinner (Y)
After attending the GTG, Libra n me went to meet Libra's phophi, from there we went to Commander Sahab's house to meet him. Later on storm n charterali joined us there. Spent some good time with Commander Sahab over a cup of tea. Thanx sir.
Then we came back to our Guest House where already a group of PagalWheelers was awaiting for Pir Sahab of PagalWheels Sharif. : D
The gang left after midnight : D
When were unloading our luggage from Pajero, Charterali saw 2 jackets hanging in Pajero n inquired abt them Then Libra disclosed his surprise plan to visit Lake Saif-ul-Malook in Naran & Babusar Top : D
Day 5: 31st August 2009
Woke up late, had breakfast n after checking the tel-pani of Pajero, headed towards GIK.
reached there in the afternoon n met RetardedBuddy (Khaqan) n few other PagalWheelers.
It was a mini GTG. Thanx all who donate their precious time to event (Y)
From there we headed towards Peshawar to attend the Levin's Farewell GTG Peshawar. Reached at the venue almost half an hour before Iftari.
PagalWheelers from Peshawar were already gathered there n the ringmaster was Panicslayer (Nabeel bhai). After some time another PagalWheeler from Vietnam showed up there n it was Salarzae.
The food was awesome n the arrangements were gr8. Thanx to all who attended the Levin's Farewell GTG Peshawar (Y)
After the GTG we all went to panicslayer's house n spent some very good time there over a cup of tea. (a special Thanx to Nabeel bhai)
Then the PagalWheelers from Peshawar took us to Chaman Ice Cream n all the "levanas" enjoyed ice cream there. : D
After spending a very good time with Peshawar members finally we said Good Bye to them n left for Abbottabad. : D
Day 6: 1st September 2009
From Peshawar to Burhan travelled on Motorway then left motorway from Burhan n went to Hasanabdal. From there took KKH n reached Abbottabad abt 2 O'Clock at night. Although our night stay at Abbottabad was arranged by panicslayer in Daewoo Guest House but we thought there is no use to stay only for 3 hours, so we preferred to continue our journey towards Naran. (once again thanx a lot Nabeel bhai).
Reached Mansehra n had an early breakfast, then continued our journey. Reached Balakot by Sehri n stopped at Hotel Silver Gleam.
After enjoying the sunrise at Balakot, once again we started our journey.
Went to Shogran. Our plan was to conquer Siri Paye in Pajero but it rained there last night n the track was a bit slippery, so Baray Bhaiyya didn't take any risk.
Skipped Siri Paye n headed towards Naran. Reached there in the afternoon n got a room in Hotel Kunhar View.
Hanif Bhai was very much tired n wanted to have a slight rest. He wanted to wake him up after one hour but he could not wake despite our hard efforts. As a result we also went to bed having no other alternative.The plan to go to lake Saif-ul-Malook after about one hour was cancelled that day due to the above reason.
When we woke up in the evening it was raining and biting cold.
After aftari we took tea and left for bazzar. We found a very few shops n hotels opened due to off season.
Had dinner at some restaurant which was opened n after that came back to hotel where after some chit-chats went to bed.
Day 7: 2nd September 2009
Woke up early in the morning at sehri time. Had brekfast and headed towards Babusar Top. : D
While on the way we stopped at Lulusar Lake for a while. Took some snaps n enjoyed tea which we took with us in thermos. Started our journey for Babudsr Top and reached there in the afternoon.
It was freezing out there at an altitude of more than 14000 ft. So we took few shots n started return journey for Naran.
On the way back it started raining with a hail storm. Reached back Naran in the evening. : D
By the time AAA group had already reached Naran n having a sound sleep in the adjacent room of the hotel. Our hard efforts woke up the AAA group n then we all headed for Lake Saif-ul-Malook.
On the way to Lake Saif-ul-Malook both vehicles Pajero n Sportage got their engines heat up till we reached the first glacier. The engines were cooled down by the ice cold water of galcier. : D
Cancelling the program we came back to hotel at Naran. Took our dinner at night n after that Charterali, Adil and me had chattings till morning n then went to sleep.
Day 8: 3rd September 2009
We woke up at Sehri, had breakfast, hired a local jeep n went to Lake Saif-ul-Malook in that. There was the first snow fall of the season which we enjoyed at Lake. (Y)
Came back to hotel where we were informed that the road to Balakot was blocked due to land sliding n it would be cleared by afternoon. So we remained there in the hotel to get the news of road clearance.
We started for Balakot in the afternoon n reached there in the evening. After enjoying tea at Silver Gleam Hotel Balakot, we headed for Abbottabad.
When we were passing through Mansehra the locals told us about the close of road due to clash of mob who stoned at vehicles.The negotiations between the locals and Government were failed and they had closed the main road by putting their dead bodies on the road. There was no hope to open the road throught out the night.
Consequently we decided to go back to Balakot for Muzaffarabad-Murree-Islamabad.
First we had dinner in Mensehra n then we started our journey towards Balakot.
We topped up the fuel from Balakot n headed for Muzaffarabad via Garhi Habib Ullah. : D
Reached Muzaffarabad after midnight. The AAA group stayed at Sangam Hotel Muzaffarabad. We took tea n left for Murree. : D
Day 9: 4th September 2009
Reached Murree at Sehri n where we had our breakfast at Jhika Gali.
Reached Islamabad at about 8 O'clock in the morning n slept in the Guest House.
Woke up in the afternoon n left for Lahore via motorway.
Reached Lahore by night n stayed with Shani Bhai. : D (it took us 7 hours to reach Lahore from Islamabad via Motorway)
A levish dinner was arranged by Shani Bhai. Had chatting till late at night n then went to sleep.
Day 10: 5th September 2009
Woke up late, had breakfast n did some practice of target shooting with Shani bhai at the back side lawn of the house.
In the evening Hanif Bhai went to meet Spitfire n Khan Umer at spitfire's house while Shani bhai, Charter n me went to pick up Rashid Bhai.
After that Shani bhai took us to Shezan Regale for exclusive rooftop dinner. Later on Hanif Bhai, Raza Saeed and Suneel Munj also joined us there.
We enjoyed a very lavish dinner hosted by Shani Bhai the gr8 for which we r thankful to him. (Y)
Then we all came back to Shani bhai's house n had gup shup till Sehri time.
When Raza, Suneel n Rashid bhai left, charter n me started discussing/ sharing some horror stories with Shani bhai till 7AM in the morning.
After that finally we hit the bed.
Day 11: 6th September 2009
As usual woke up late.
We were invited by Janj at his farm. Raza Saeed came n we all went there together.
A Mud Bashig event was arranged there by Janj. Many offroaders were there n 4x4s were engaged
After the event there were very good arrangements for Iftar & BBQ. We thoroughly enjoyed the event. Thanx Janj n the rest of his team. (Y)
After that went to Shani bhai's house, packed our bags, said goodbye to Shani bhai.
Then we went to meet Levin. Picked him up n went to levin's McDonald's. Had fries n coffee there. Then went to Levin's house.
Spent few hours there n also enjoyed tea.
After midnight finally said goodbye n wished him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Day 12: 7th September 2009
Started our journey back towards Karachi.
At Chicha Watni bypass had dinner *** breakfast *** sehri
By noon entered in Sindh.
Continued our travelling n by 11PM safely reached back home.