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Old 18th May 2007, 21:50   #181
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Where did you get this from? Is it available here and for how much? Can you post a pic of this gadget?

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I bought this great digital compass for My Safari.. Has all sorts of sensors on it..
1. Shows us the Directions in Digital
2. Has a Digital Battery condition Meter
3. Digital inside and outside Temperature meter
4. Black Ice Warning Meter With continous beeps as we approach it... .. Yay..Will finally have a chance to use it.

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Where did you get this from? Is it available here and for how much? Can you post a pic of this gadget?

Costed me 4 Grand.. Will post a pic by tomorrow.

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Thanks. Is it avlbl here?

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Costed me 4 Grand.. Will post a pic by tomorrow.

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Thanks. Is it avlbl here?
I doubt it.. I am not sure.. bought it from a friend who had actually got it for his vehicle.. he got it from Amsterdam

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I doubt it.. I am not sure.. bought it from a friend who had actually got it for his vehicle.. he got it from Amsterdam

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Send me details. Am in Amsterdam on Sunday.
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Send me details. Am in Amsterdam on Sunday.
I will send u PM with details after asking him tomorrow

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Iím really enjoying the excitement here. And it should continue till the end of this mega trip. Few suggestions for all of you to consider:

1. Leave Delhi early morning by 4-4.30. Stop at Mandi for night halt.

2. Leave early morning again for Keylong. Youíll cross Rohtang. This will be your first high altitude point. On and average this will be your altitude right across the route.

3. AMS can hit you here only. I did have a mild one here. I came out of it by having chocolate/nice biscuits/water. Do not gulp water but keep sipping. Remember AMS attack has nothing to do with your health but physical condition.

4. Keylong is right place for night halt. Itís almost the same height as Leh. But remember youíll cross various heights on your way up there.

5. Keylong to Leh in one day is possible but itís extremely exhaustive. More so for us. Weíre use to flat land driving. Any small distance of 2km in flat land is way different from mountain roadís 2km. Please keep this in mind. I would suggest Sarchu for a halt. And NO, YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY ADDED AMS THREAT HERE.

6. Less oxygen will drain your energy. Changing a flat could be as exhaustive as pulling out an engine from a car.

7. Pleas keep time in hand. Climate at those heights change rapidly and therefore your road condition. We got stuck at Sarchu for three nights. Landslide was bed enough to lock a state bus in between broken rocks and slush.







Drive safe guys. If my time and plan permits, Iíll be there with Ajay and his Gypsy to cover what we couldnít last year.
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6. Less oxygen will drain your energy. Changing a flat could be as exhaustive as pulling out an engine from a car.
I remember having to take 5 minutes rest after putting on each shoe, that was around 14,000 ft.
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Rudra the way I thougt would be better is to make the start point as Ropar/chandigarh. That way you are 6 hours ahead of delhi. From Ropar Manali is just 4 hours, so there can be a straight drive to Jispa.
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From Ropar Manali is just 4 hours, so there can be a straight drive to Jispa.
Boss, it all depends on traffic condition and your energy level. Also I don't think you'll get right accommodation in Ropar. From Ropar to Jispa will be too long a drive on that height. I feel that. But there are people who do and have done Manali-Leh non stop.
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Boss, it all depends on traffic condition and your energy level. Also I don't think you'll get right accommodation in Ropar. From Ropar to Jispa will be too long a drive on that height. I feel that. But there are people who do and have done Manali-Leh non stop.
Well its possible to get accomodation there, good acco for low rates. Anandpur Sahib is right on the next corner, infact 10kms from Anandpur Sahib the climb to Manali starts. I was thinking Ropar stop because Delhi to Manali is 11 hours of mad drive. Ropar is just where the climb starts, and around 6 hours from Delhi.
So Manali is around 4 hours, and I think Manali to jispa another 5 hours?

If you do delhi to Manali in one day it is very very stressing, and with NHAI constructions on the way, things are horrendous right now.

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Drive safe guys. If my time and plan permits, Iíll be there with Ajay and his Gypsy to cover what we couldnít last year.
Best-est news so far, old man. I hope time and plan permit.
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If you do delhi to Manali in one day it is very very stressing, and with NHAI constructions on the way, things are horrendous right now.
For first timers, I agree this can be very tiring and they would need a break first before moving onto Leh but depending on the comfort levels of all, I would suggest you ppl should cover Delhi - Manali in 1 day and take a break for 1 day and then start next day early morning.

This is how I usually do and have lost count of my trips to manali.
- Start early morning at around 5 from Delhi
- Take breakfast break before Ambala (Kingfisher/others)
- Take lunch at around Ropar or even in HP after Bilaspur/before Mandi (there are few good resorts on the way)
- Have some 5 min relaxing breaks once 2-3 hours.
- Reach Manali late evening, have some good tea, relax, have dinner and hit the shack.
- Get over the fatigue before you start for Leh
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Hey Varma - WHERE is that PM of yours? Am in said place!
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Why only DICORians? What about the owners of the forefathers of DICOR? Man, I'm your next door neighbour. I shall gate-crash.
Hey man, neighbours don't need an invitation - FEEL free to walk in!
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