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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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    Default 3rd lap with Basch the navigator

    hahahahaha m lovin it ... cutta cutta cut yeeeehaaaaaaaaa

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    yeeeeeeehaaaaaa..... lovin it laalaas

    Driver : Basch
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    Co Pointer : Sleem Baig aka TU#13
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    final cut at soak nala

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    tis was some challenge for unimog beast......

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    Default thats the Stealth Mode :)

    Quote Originally Posted by junaidahmad View Post
    Seems like a water Boat
    Bingo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basharatu View Post
    Driving with Screen down on BeeMog always had a special feeling. This is soft-top thing hard-top guys dont understand!
    by the way what do u mean by X pointer?????
    When Nothing Else Work, Team Unimog has the Solution....

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    very nice capture of shangrila/skardu
    Jay ho Rao bh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fihsak View Post
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    oye teri tu... tujhay time milgaya PW kay sab say chotay reply daalnay ka...
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    Very nice going...................excellents pics n vdos thru out..................more please, but at 2JZ speed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    Very nice going...................excellents pics n vdos thru out..................more please, but at 2JZ speed!
    Thanks nn ... and believe me this is the maximum speed even 2JZ cant handle the beauty of North in rally mode ... roger peter copy more coming soon...
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    very nice short...............yeh har taraf DEEDee he DEEDEE hua para hai.
    chaloo jee gud hai.
    abb next khon c pic upload honi hain ?????????
    when nothing else do the job "TU has the solution"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    Thanks nn ... and believe me this is the maximum speed even 2JZ cant handle the beauty of North in rally mode ... roger peter copy more coming soon...
    O Bhai, twadee mehrrrbaaani (Ufone style).

    Doc NN, there were moments that we did go really crazy, Kashif and I, and Asad and I. However, I don't think I should repeat those. Of course, for the water crossings, and this last one, we just didn't have the clearance advantage. But yup, we did do some extended 15-20 minute fly by mode runs, unfortunately, nothing captured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junaidahmad View Post
    very nice capture of shangrila/skardu
    Jay ho Rao bh!
    Thanks bro.

    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 asifcae View Post
    tis was some challenge for unimog beast......
    Actually the beasts did it easier than it looked. Very impressed with the traction and the clearance.

    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 DeeDee View Post
    yeeeeeeehaaaaaa..... lovin it laalaas

    Driver : Basch
    Pointer : Guru G
    Co Pointer : Sleem Baig aka TU#13
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    Great action shots!!

    Rao.
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    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    hahahahaha m lovin it ... cutta cutta cut yeeeehaaaaaaaaa

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    Lovely boy. Another angle to the dives.

    Rao.
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    But, life goes on. From RKR to MMC. 4x4 Engaged? Team Unimog, Pakistan

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    The KKH on the way back. This was one of the only good patches of the KKH. I HATE THAT ROAD!!!

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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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