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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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    aala trip and wehshi photography
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    This one is OOsum !
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    Default First water viching at Besal

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    Thumbs up The Best Drink you can give to your rides!

    This was German magic, Liqui Moly can revive anything and this is I am writing after expereince, best example is of ceretac, I was doing noisy 70km/h top speed from Lahore to Isloo, and after putting this inn I did mid 80s and touch 105 on road to Jalkhad, at-least 20% noise reduction (Diesel Engines) and it was running friciton free.

    Best picture of Liqui Moli , and friends you should smell it before putting in the engine, I can bet you will be tempted to drink this

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    Liqui Moly was the lubricant manufacturer of choice. We bought whatever we could lay our hands on. I'll update the list at some point in time. Here's just a tribute shot for what went in my Pajero (Tora Bora).

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    Thumbs up Rocks waiting for us to rock them again!

    Great Shot again, @Rao, you can see what other dont!

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    Lonely rock of Chilaas.

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    Default ultimate wilderness at KKH, wish I had wings to fly……..

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    Too Good, best picture!

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    I guess, you can just have no excuse when your faith is this strong. It was a beautiful sight.

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    One of the best no doubt, rao rocks !

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    +1, Rao has set new standards!

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    Default hell of a road to heavens, its Nurinar valley view from a distance

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    Amazing Photography.. Lovey narration! Its a treat to go through all the new posts on this thread. One of the best I have ever come across. Hats off again guys.
    Thanks
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    @stag, Thank You!

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    O Great. Thank you guys for a virtual tour of such a beautiful Pakistan. You guys are awesome and thats a remarkable tour.

    God bless you. please keep touring and sharing
    Thank You, more coming - Stay Tuned

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    lovely pictures .... waiting for more..

    Good to See, this link should go on the opening post!

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    Thumbs up Gitidas the Beaituful

    Lovely set!

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    You can clearly see the road from Lulusar Lake area to Gitidas. This is the main route to Babusar Pass.

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    Within 10 minutes, the weather here changed, the clouds came down really low. All within 10 minutes flat.


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    Now we had gained some altitude, and were roughly 11,000 ft high. This is also where the first altitude illness casualty took place, with Ahmed Butt going out first... I think.

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    Default Difference in Quality TU has made in 1 Year!

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    I guess, you can just have no excuse when your faith is this strong. It was a beautiful sight.

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    Beautiful people, beautiful vehicles, beautiful photographs and beautiful SHOW all round.

    IJC, 4x4 Engaged and TU is the sole reason behind my regret for not being in Lhr.

    I want the 4X4 engaged shirt and goodies. Who should I contact and pay?
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarar___ View Post
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    oyyeee hooooyeeee ......kya baaat hai
    deeekh lo phr Team unimog main ka model b hai ....tje kahan sy mill gyi mere pas nai thi yeh pic .....awsum picha
    when nothing else do the job "TU has the solution"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmz View Post
    oyyeee hooooyeeee ......kya baaat hai
    deeekh lo phr team unimog main ka model b hai ....tje kahan sy mill gyi mere pas nai thi yeh pic .....awsum picha
    beta just w8 and watch...real show off is going to start

    suna ha tu zada time vich hi raha ha....!

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