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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    panchait in challas....
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    Bloody love the title! Fits it perfectly.

    Rao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    mango party at jalkhad

    Lol! I don't think we were that quiet at any other part of the trip! Totally mango-ized.

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    Nanga Parbat first clear view. The magnificent mountain. Photos don't do justice, its just a sight you don't want to look away from. Taken off the KKH.

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    The boys taking in Nanga Parbat's first sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    khochay budhay yeh youngster ka show off thaa...
    LMAO, love the commentary

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    mango party at jalkhad

    yar @DeeDee bahi yee kia kiee video bhee badal dee or purana wala title BINDAS tha woo bhee badal diaaa

    yee tu khula khula tazad hoo aaa
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    Quote Originally Posted by accord7362 View Post
    yar @DeeDee bahi yee kia kiee video bhee badal dee or purana wala title BINDAS tha woo bhee badal diaaa

    yee tu khula khula tazad hoo aaa
    maafi maharaj maafi .... yaar actually huwa yeh k pehlay wali vdo mein Guru G heard someone using the K word and it felt inappropriate to upload... you know k yahan kuch bacha party bhi threads view kerti hai...

    you can check that vdo on my channel.... sorry for inconvinience

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetardedBuddy View Post
    LMAO, love the commentary
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    maafi maharaj maafi .... yaar actually huwa yeh k pehlay wali vdo mein Guru G heard someone using the K word and it felt inappropriate to upload... you know k yahan kuch bacha party bhi threads view kerti hai...

    you can check that vdo on my channel.... sorry for inconvinience

    Guru G baki aap explain kerdain please
    You explained it very well DeeDee Jay ho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    maafi maharaj maafi .... yaar actually huwa yeh k pehlay wali vdo mein Guru G heard someone using the K word and it felt inappropriate to upload... you know k yahan kuch bacha party bhi threads view kerti hai...

    you can check that vdo on my channel.... sorry for inconvinience

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    Zil-e-ilahii, Zil-e-Ilahii , please Shirmanda naa kareen , actually I was too much in this thread(thats Y got that ) ,even I start waking up for shariee at @3AM & first checking this thread & than other things wife is almost on boycott

    Sir all your coverage weather its stills or videos (including your channel videos which I visited long ago )
    Sir G Qatal-e-amm , every thing Qatal-e-amm from DEEMOG to BEEMOG to TORABORA including every thing regarding this tour & thread.
    Hats off to you & all the team
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    Quote Originally Posted by accord7362 View Post
    Zil-e-ilahii, Zil-e-Ilahii , please Shirmanda naa kareen , actually I was too much in this thread(thats Y got that ) ,even I start waking up for shariee at @3AM & first checking this thread & than other things wife is almost on boycott

    Sir all your coverage weather its stills or videos (including your channel videos which I visited long ago )
    Sir G Qatal-e-amm , every thing Qatal-e-amm from DEEMOG to BEEMOG to TORABORA including every thing regarding this tour & thread.
    Hats off to you & all the team

    Yaar banda iss kay aagay kya bolain? Sir, we are indebted, extremely gracious of you. I'm sure DeeDee will soon echo similar sentiments. In our language, which we call Jayish, the G4 jays language, there is nothing bigger than the following two words. Jay ho.

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    Then there were bridges to cross. This one was relatively well made, but I tell you, it was the wrong idea to stop in the middle and take a quick photo, this one was a bumpy roller coaster!

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    Couldn't get my camera steady on this bridge. Could have cropped it to make it look straight, but kept it like this as a reminder.
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    And then there were narrow narrow roads to cross. It wasn't a pleasant experience when traffic would roll down the opposite side.

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    Water everywhere, but this land was as arid as it gets.


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    This one is just to give you a perspective. Old KKH on the right, new KKH on the left. I was trying to figure out which one looked better, I soon rested my case.

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