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    Default PBC: A journey to the world's highest polo ground to the world's 3rd highest plateau.

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    1. Khanomer (Dr. Omer Khan)
    2. imranbhatti (Imran Bhatti)
    3. bilalzubairy (Bilal Ahsan Zubairy)
    4. anjan_yariyan (Hareem Khan)

    Departure Date: 06-07-2011
    Departure Time: 00:30

    Places Visited:
    - Nowshera
    - Dir
    - Lowari Pass
    - Chitral
    - Shandhoor
    - Phundar Lake
    - Gupis Lake
    - Gilgit
    - Hunza
    - Attabad Lake
    - Passu
    - Astor
    - Deosai
    - Skardoo
    - Shigar
    - Chillas
    - Babusar
    - Naran

    Shandhoor Lake:
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    Deosai Plains:
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    awesome pics man.....u totally nailed it
    Drivin Benzez...with no benifits....
    Not bad..huh..for some imigrants..

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    PBC A journey to the worlds highest polo ground to the worlds 3rd highest plateau -283311

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    Quote Originally Posted by amjadroohani View Post
    awesome pics man.....u totally nailed it
    Thanx

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    First few glimpse of the lake...
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    1. Have you left bikes on Ghulmit Nagar?

    2. What was the taxi charges? Ghulmit to Karimabad, and Karimabad to Lake?

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    The most common mode of transportation other than Jeeps over there near the lake... (by the way we did had a chance of riding it on our way back)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranasherdil View Post
    1. Have you left bikes on Ghulmit Nagar?

    2. What was the taxi charges? Ghulmit to Karimabad, and Karimabad to Lake?
    We left our bikes and luggage at the Rakaposhi View point hotel in Gulmitnagar...

    The fair for taxi from Gulmitnagar to Attabad was ~2000/- don't remember the exact amount... since it was the only taxi available that day because of the holiday (Prince Karim's birthday...) and you know mostly the Hunza valley people are Agha Khanis...

    And where the taxi dropped us from there we hiked to the lake and a got help from a 4x4 as well...

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    This shot made me confused... that is there something wrong with my camera... that the remaining part of the mountain is clipped... but it was lake's water...

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    So, we started our 1.75 hour journey on this boat with 2 peter engines... making a hell lot of noise...
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    Tips for traveling on the lake...

    1. Keep your head, arms and neck covered with something.
    2. Keep a scarf with you, which you can dip in the water and then fold it around your head and neck.

    The reason behind this is that you are traveling at pretty high altitude and these areas are high altitude deserts. So, naturally the sun is more closer to you and there are more chances of your skin getting burned from the sun...

    So, covering your body protects it from burning and scarf dipped in cold water keeps your temperature down hence making you relax and enjoy the beauty...

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    Another view of the lake...

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    Enjoying cold water of the lake...

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    Nice thing to see was that people on both sides i mean boats were excited to see each other and waving hands at each other... giving a warm welcoming gesture...

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    Deep in the background are the first few glimpse of the great Passu Cathedral Mountains also known as Cones of Passu... really loved that view...

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    The clouds were looking awesome...

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    Awain rangbazi...

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    @bilal . Which camera u use ??

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