Attabad Lake and Hussaini Bridge! | Pakistan Travel Vlog | Ep. 09

Attabad Lake and Hussaini Bridge! | Pakistan Travel Vlog | Ep. 09


On January 4th 2010, a raging landslide
stormed down the mountains of Hunza Valley The disaster killed 20 people, and
displaced thousands, as the landslide caused the formation of this Lake.
Attabad Lake. As the country overcame the disaster
opportunity arose as the lakes pristine turquoise waters, brought with it a large
tourist boom. On this episode, we finally get to set eyes on the legendary Attabad
Lake, but more importantly we learn how the resilient people of Pakistan have
made the best out of the worst situation and have overcome the disaster. Okay, we’ve all got our hats, we’ve all been
dawned princesses and princes of Hunza and now we’re off to Attabad Lake.
Let’s go Challo Ji! We are on the Attabad highway, about to enter
into the special tunnel Friendship tunnel that is seven kilometres
that was built to reconnect China and Pakistan (and then it was dark) Alright we made it through the tunnel
and we’ve reached our first viewpoint of Attabad Lake, let me fix that up for you
look at how insanely wicked that is. So we’re gonna get the drones up, hear a bit
of history about the lake and then we’ll catch you after that. As a result of the damming of Hunza
River and the surge of this lake many of the areas surrounding villages were
flooded, the people affected numbered in the tens of thousands due to loss of
land, houses, agriculture and lack of road access. Part of the Karakoram highway was
also submerged due to the formation of the lake. September 14th, 2015 marked the
inauguration of the realigned 24 kilometres section of the Karpur
highway containing five tunnels, these tunnels
span across seven kilometers and are also known as the Pak-China Friendship
tunnel, the realignment restore the road link between Pakistan and China and the
economic integration between the two nations. After learning about the lakes
history we set off on the road again. Alright we’ve made another stop now to
make our way to the Hussaini Bridge which is also known as the Indiana Jones
Bridge Which is also known as the most dangerous bridge in all of Pakistan We’re going to see who’s got the guts to cross it and we’ll see whether or not
I decide to cross it. Let’s go Alrightt we have arrived
but the bridge, the most dangerous bridge in all of Pakistan and I’m about to
conquer this, there’s no way I’m not crossing it – here we go! Alright here we go guys
I’m gonna leave the camera behind because I’m not rocking a strap with it
I’m gonna leave it in the safe hands of our savior here if we fall and I’m gonna
head across you’ll see the drone footage. Let’s Go! Okay Hussaini Bridge has been
conquered, it was no easy feat crossing that bad boy, even scarier on the way back but
it was done. Amazing experience, amazing view, amazing tour guide, just
amazing all together -now we’re losing light so it’s time to hit the van and head to the next place, here we go. Zee! (amazing man)
Yeah?! (I nearly fell) -Three or four times (did you go all the way Ryan?)
Yeah, yeah, I went all the way man. It was really, really fun
(It was really fun…) It was scarier coming back (Yeah it was!)
I didn’t find it scary either way, it was just fun (That’s because you didn’t go to the middle)
Yeah I went to the middle I went to the middle- yeah, yeah I know it swings
(yeah it swings) but I didn’t find it scary (That’s the scary part)
How come you didn’t cross bro? (Sorry?)
How come you didn’t cross? I don’t know, I went all the way to the middle-
I went to the middle, I came back Then I went to the middle again, and then I came back So you basically, you basically crossed it? (yeah!)
Went to the middle twice (yeah) No literally I think I went like four or five times
cos I went then yeah, I got a camera then came back, and went again, then left the camera, then came back again. (Yeah true, you were like following truemanship) It was fun though.
(yeah that was good, okay, Challo Ji!) Let’s go and get some food! Oh alright, we’ve made it to our lunch stop
we’re a bit late though, three hours late (Should we do a co-vlog?) Yeah let’s do it
we’re gonna co-vlog this one (Dude you do it in English and I’ll do it in Urdu)
Alright, we are here at our lunch stop we’ve been invited by uh-
who have we been invited by bro? It’s a friend of mine, he’s been here a few times and we’ll leave it at that okay we’re here, we’re a bit late,
we’re about three and a half hours late we got caught up with all the
sightseeing, but check out this insane view the rest-
the restaurant is at the top of this hill and then we’ve got mountains every
direction so it’s definitely not a bad place for a lunch stop, now on to Zeeshaan
for that Urdu version of what I just said It’s been a long day, but a fun day and I think finally everyone sort of-
it was quite relaxed comparatively to the last few days and that will be the end of the day, but
a lot of walking again but it’s been a good day, it’s been a good day
it’s been fun You gotta work for lunch guys
(I gotta work for the time-lapse) You gotta work for lunch
Brooke I promise you when you walk in there your nose is gonna be the happiest
thing in the world, (really) yeah it’s gonna be definitely worth the wait. Better than Daal. You can do it bro! You can do it!
You can do it, you’re almost there! You can do it (please!)
There’s Apple- no there’s Apricot Pie waiting for you bro. (Apricot Pie!!)
It smells so fresh, you can do it! Yeah! Anushae I know it’s been hard, but the reward will be worth it.
Wait until you smell the pie (I can smell it) It’s smells delectable.
Zubi-Bi well done bro. Good job today. Ohhhhh and we’ve made it to Gilgit after another tough drive we’ve made it, but we’ve got a nice ten-course meal waiting for us so
I’m gonna call it a night and I’ll see ya tomorrow.

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