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    Default Team Unimog Punga 2011: Solitude at Altitude

    -Intro-
    There were lyrics, perhaps unbeknownst, at the time, reminiscing, perhaps more often than we would have cared for, perhaps more often than was appreciated. They, the lyrics, went on from milestone to milestone, from one achievement to the next, from one hurdle till the other. “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death……”

    It is that fear of the unknown, that desire to succeed, that want to want more, that camaraderie, that essence, that fulfillment, that self actualization, that focus, that function, that made us proud to be men during the week of 15<sup>th</sup> July – 22<sup>nd</sup> July 2011.

    Conception started eons ago, almost as soon as the first Team Unimog (TU) Punga tour (https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...nimerg-butogah) ended. That TU trip was inconceivable for matters that are too plenty to cover again. TU decided that it was important that such trips be restricted to a cycle of 2 years. Mature words, but perhaps spoken to soon. Not all the G4 could make that trip, and for those unacquainted with the acronym, G4 is nomenclature used to describe 4 of us with too many kind traits for Pakwheels to accept and not censor. Suffice is to say that “Your Enemy’s My Enemy” is our moto. Anyways, hence, two years seemed too distant.

    Fast forward, TU had a strange addition, surprisingly, it wasn’t a Unimog, but I guess friendship and company is thicker than steel and a chassis. It wasn’t German, and it wasn’t even the same classification. You’ll see it as you continue to frequent this thread I hope. The same two Unimogs that you are well acquainted with were stripped through and through the whole year, all pending the experience the drivers gained last time around. I cannot count the number of critical spares that were carried, for all three vehicles. I cannot, unfortunately, also count, and for our wives’ peace of mind, the amount of Quaid-e-Azams we had to let go off, empty, empty wallets- also, to the gallows with online and mobile banking!

    13, the so called “unlucky number”, was the actual number of people who would go down and make history on this trip. 13 people, 13 men, of different backgrounds, of different ages, would forever imprint their memories with an out worldly experience. For many, it would be the first time they would have looked at our country, the beautiful Pakistan, in a completely new light. For others, who were better travelled within Pakistan, they obviously keep seeing things that beckon them to come back again and again.

    The route, though decided well in advance, was at the mercy of Mother Nature. Landslides, flooding, law and order, altitude, river crossings and other fragile infrastructure, would all have to be taken into account. Resident locals, as many contacts as we were able to obtain, were critical in providing us with up-to-date and validated information. With all constants and variables where they were, the route was decided and set in stone unless mishaps on the way made way for contingencies.

    Lahore (for Lahoris) - Islamabad – Abbotabad – Mansehra – Ballakot – Kaghan – Naran – Jalkhad – Lulusar Lake – Gitidas – Babusar Pass – Chillaas – Jaglot – Astore – Chillum Chowkey – Sheosar Lake (Deosai) – Kaala Paani (Deosai) – Bara Paani (Deosai) – Teesra Paani (Deosai) – Sadpara Lake - Skardu – Shiggar – Skardu – Lower Kachura at Shangrilla – Soak Nala – Lower Kachura – KKH (Skardu – Gilgit Road) – Jaglot – Chillaas – Babusar Pass – Gitidas – Lulusar Lake – Jalkhad – Naran – Kaghan – Ballakot – Mansehra – Abbotabad – Islamabad – Lahore (for Lahoris)

    Whilst this is a mere introduction, and by no means exhaustive, expect additions to keep coming your way. Notables, and worthy mentions include, but are not limited to Nanga Parbat, and the various views we got of the majestic peak from parts of the KKH and Deosai. Road conditions on a whole were extremely poor, owing to the rebuild of the KKH, and the floods of the recent past. These conditions were not only tormenting for us, but more so for the three stallions that we were riding. Perhaps the most enjoyable and memorable parts of the trips were our camps which would have scored no less than 5-Stars on any hospitality matrix. The highlights for our rides were definitely the water crossings at Bara Paani and Teesra Paani in Deosai (one of the largest and highest Plateaus of the world).

    It is prohibitively challenging to summarize 7 days of travel in a few paragraphs, so I hope you will sit back and thoroughly enjoy the pictures and videos.

    -Outro-
    With that being said, many of us who participated will miss each other the most, and in closing I quote simple words Bo Jackson said some while ago; “If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of teammates.”

    - Team Unimog, Pakistan



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    The horses at Soak Nala, between Upper Kachura and Lower Kachura
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    The Fields of Gold
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    Shangrilla Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistian, Pakistan
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    The Droplet of Sheosar Lake, Deosai
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    Wonderful gift from a wonderful friend - Janj


    An even more wonderful gift from a wonderful friend - Janj


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    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    Thumbs up Viva TU & G4!

    Haha! So it finally begins to unfold I think we could all feel it brewing for a while! Excellent intro @RaoHamid! Looking forward to all the details and the media blitz!
    "If YOU don't believe in what you're doing it'll never work."

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    nice start Guru G aka raohamid.... and that excellent picture to start the show off thing

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    Default Early hours of the trip, as you can see, most are excited.

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    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuhaibKiani View Post
    Haha! So it finally begins to unfold I think we could all feel it brewing for a while! Excellent intro @RaoHamid! Looking forward to all the details and the media blitz!
    SK, yes, indeed, it does begin. Wasn't intentional to keep it brewing, lots of work had to go in the photos. Do keep checking in.

    Rao
    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    Excellent start RKR
    Thanx for sharing all the information

    Waiting for pictures n videos
    -It is always Man behind the Machine.

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    Im tuned.
    One of the most difficult things in the world is to know how to do something, and to watch without comment, somebody else do it incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aamir567 View Post
    Excellent start RKR
    Thanx for sharing all the information

    Waiting for pictures n videos
    Thank You on behalf of TU, finally the pictures on-air, stay tuned a lot to come!
    When Nothing else do the Job "ҐЄຊ๓ પฑḭ₥φ౸" has the solution. http://www.facebook.com/team.unimog

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    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    SK, yes, indeed, it does begin. Wasn't intentional to keep it brewing, lots of work had to go in the photos. Do keep checking in.

    Rao
    @GG, excellent write-up my friend, loving it, seems like I am back on the solitude of the altitude .

    Where our friend Pathan friend who was having attitude issue on altitude??
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    Tuned in Let the pics flow

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    Quote Originally Posted by aamir567 View Post
    Excellent start RKR
    Thanx for sharing all the information

    Waiting for pictures n videos

    Aamir bhai, thanks for your comments. Videos will take a few days, but please feast on the combination pics soon.

    RKR, GG, MMC, Rao.
    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    Daniyal and Versatilegenious - good to have you guys tuned, especially when you guys have a billion posts at Pakwheels!

    Rao.
    I will miss her, that RKR. She will always be the one that got away.
    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Aamir bhai, thanks for your comments. Videos will take a few days, but please feast on the combination pics soon.

    RKR, GG, MMC, Rao.
    how can you miss Tora Bora in your signature
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    gud start RKR.....bohat intazar kerwaya ha is thread ke liyay....intazar kerna b chahiyay kyun k i m also a member of TU....w8ing for lots of pics n videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarar___ View Post
    gud start RKR.....bohat intazar kerwaya ha is thread ke liyay....intazar kerna b chahiyay kyun k i m also a member of TU....wing for lots of pics n videos
    Zarar we missed you a lot no match of you .... wished you have joined in after resigning from your job.... kyun kay job tu wapis aa kay miljaeygee par jo saal beet gaya woh beet gaya

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    100 mah say 300 marks well done ur team are best offroaders
    lions love land rovers mikaal and mothshim

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    last time apne business mein tha is liyay chala gaya but is dafa job thi or chuti nai mili is liyay nai gaya i will join team unimog punga 2012...inshAllah

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    Lightbulb Jays Intro or Jays Nitro

    the youngest of all Mr. Mechael aka Mickie.... sab vich hogaya...
    he was the new Time Keeper for 2011 and we are still waiting for the data from him....

    Jaag mickie Jaag nahi to sab vich ho jaeyga

    also waiting for the Vich-list

    he started his journey in luxurious style sleeping in Tora Bora and end up in DeeMog smoky drive but still sleeping all the way....

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    Default ye raha mera TU ka member hone ka saboot

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    this thread is going to be the largest thread on PW after unimog punga project.....DD keep rolling the pics fast cant w8

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