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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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    thanks for sharing speechless photos & photography

    how you guys manage fuel ? do post the pic's of fuel carriers/barrels which keep you guy on move
    http://www.pakwheels.com/forums/members-member-rides/266031-accord7362s-merc-thanks-god-loved-ones-who-remember-me-prayers ,199119-thanks-god-2011-ford-edge-limited-awd-3-5-v6

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    Thumbs up DeoSai...I Miss You

    This was my 4th visit to DeoSai plains, 2 in consecutive years and if you ask me If i want to go again there next year then my answer is YES , this place has no match if Rao is behind the camera!

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    DD and Bash approaching Sheosar Lake.

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    When Nothing else do the Job "ҐЄຊ๓ પฑḭ₥φ౸" has the solution. http://www.facebook.com/team.unimog

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    Bash, you give too much credit bro, the place is beautiful, and this is why the photos are good too. Lets go again boy!

    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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    Default Lovely DeeMog set!

    This was big show by the best Show Off in TU, no matter what we do we cant match the D Man, the LTC, here comes the biggest Show off in the history of Team Unimog

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    Such a show off this guy is, he wanted to climb the hill even though the beautiful Sheosar Lake was right in front of him.

    Such a one tracked mind this guy has!!

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    DD, wrong way!! Wrong way!!

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    Bash fixing the soft-top of BeeMog in background while Show off enjoying the show

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    Smile DeoSai - Conquered!

    Nice shot again, this is a rare group picture of our rides

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    Truly felt like we had conquered Deosai.

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    awesome awesome...........!!!
    hats off to you guys.......!
    another awesome episode of TU........enjoying it a loooott!!
    The way a man keeps his car ,,,is the way he keeps himself...................

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    @raohamid sir g cha gaye app to..........!
    you have enhanced the beauty of these places with such awesome photos.......!!!!
    The way a man keeps his car ,,,is the way he keeps himself...................

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    Thumbs up Sheosar at its Best!

    Nice Group Shot, this was taken from the Mountain i.e. on top of the view normal view point of sheosar Lake, climbing up there was realfun!


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    The Boys overlooking Sheosar the Great!
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    Clean Shot again!

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    I did noticed those yellow marks but havent seen them in a picture earlier, this yellow thing is actually life, MashaAllah nice picture indeed!

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    @accord7362, we are going green, so fuel wouldnt be discussed on this forum

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    how you guys manage fuel ? do post the pic's of fuel carriers/barrels which keep you guy on move
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    Quote Originally Posted by raohamid View Post
    Good man Bug. Yes, indeed, DD's rare pictures were too good.
    So you too have realized the modeling potential of the great Pathan!


    Rao.
    hahaha

    khochay ka potential toh mogs day out par hi pata chal gaya tha when DD asked him "TU YAHA PAR .................... K LIYE AYA HUA HEY?????"


    buahahahaaha
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    just came to hear that Mr. janj stole some of the stuff from Nat Geo...

    as usuall maar daala Janj.... no match for your VDO edit and you made us all handycaped... mein taira kia karoon laalaayyyyy ...



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    Default Shoesar Lake 2010

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    killer DeeMog n BeeMog
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    conquering mountains in reverse gear
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    Mighty Nanga Parbat...clear view from sheosar
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    beautiful Sheosar lake
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    me atta n xia

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    Default G4...just before departure 2010

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    Default ultimate pictuers

    Really ultimate thread it turned out to be.just like vine,the older it gets the better taste it develops..

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    Default 05 July 2010. The place virtually transformed in 12 days... !!

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    rao ! i have become a fan of yr photography

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    @rao , i want to know about the engine of yr ride (2jz), are you satisfied with the engine ? is it better than yr previous engine (4d56) ? how's its performance with a 4x4 gearbox ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by annas12479 View Post
    rao ! i have become a fan of yr photography
    Thanks Annas. Very nice of you.

    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 annas12479 View Post
    @rao , i want to know about the engine of yr ride (2jz), are you satisfied with the engine ? is it better than yr previous engine (4d56) ? how's its performance with a 4x4 gearbox ?
    Is it better than the 22 year old 4d56 it replaced! You bet! Gearbox is questionable, will find out after abusing it some more. Other thing to keep in mind is that it is a tremendously heavy engine.

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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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