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    Default A Journey to the World of Colors & the Land of Rocks

    We are blessed with a beautiful country and I intend to see it as much as possible in this life time. We made a journey to a place which can be truly called the world of colors. An ancient civilization, surviving for thousands of years but on the brink of extinction. The Kelasha Civilization. The main objective was to attend the Chilam Josht festival, a festival by Kelasha people to celebrate the arrival of spring. The Kelasha people are amazing souls on this earth. They don't live their lives they enjoy it. Though it is difficult to imagine once one realize the hardships they face yet they keep on smiling, dancing and singing. The details of tour are:
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    Day 1 Lahore - Gujranwal - Rawalpindi - Mardan - Dir - Lowari top - Ayoun - Kelash<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 2 - Kelasha valley<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 3 - Chilam Josht festival and then to Chitral<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 4 - Chitral to Mastoj<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 5 - Mastoj to Broghal (Nikhardin) - Chitral<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 6 - Kelasha Valley<o:p></o:p>
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    Day 7 - Kelasha - Lowari top - Dir - Rawalpindi - Lahore<o:p></o:p>
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    Use of Diyar wood is common ....

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    Not a single hole in the wall ... excellent craftsmanship

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    Kelasha Museum

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    At times the streets are really mysterious. You feel like you have travelled back in time.


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    Handicrafts ....

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    Default Highlight of the day

    This picture really was the highlight of the day for me. I was trying to take a dip in the freezing water and notice the view. Later on we were told that on the other side of these mountains it is Nooristan province of Afghanistan.

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    The mosque in village Shikhanda ... The tower is all made of wood.

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    With our host.

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    @ Saidhi & stone .... Thank you
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    Bridge leading towards th e grave yard

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    A view of the coffins ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghilzai View Post
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    Thank you for the appreciation. I am uploading all the pics in original except few.

    As to your questions about the long bonnet .... infact this caused us to cut short our journey near Nikhardin on way to Broghal Pass where due to a land slide the road was a bit narrow. I guess any other Short wheel base or even some Long wheel base vehicles would have crossed but for this monster it was too dangerous. We took the bitter decision to turn back. The weight was also a problem as we lost the following on the return journey

    1 spare tyre loaded under the vehicles
    Rear right shock absorber ... Completely gone and,
    2 Kamanis on rear right side + some minor damage to the vehicle.
    Very Right.
    That is exactly what I suspected. I have used BJ 60 for a long, long time. Excellent vehicle, but a bit on the overweight side, with limited visibility on steep inclines.
    The rounded front mud-guards, and the rounded tail end is not conducive to good visibility. Overall, the rounded body does NOT fit in well with off-roading. The problem is that the HJ81, the newer model, commonly known is Cruising, is even worse. Longer Bonnet, Rounder front and rear ends obscures visibility. May be a good off-roader, but definitely not for the Lone Ranger type expeditions.
    Any way, good adventure: Congratulations
    Ranger of the North---Didn't Get Any Speeding Ticket While I had the Unimog. Since I bought a Cruiser, I get a speeding ticket every now and then.

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    Dar sb. kee fankarian

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    A view of surrounding mountains from Shikhanda

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    Electricity prduction ...

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