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Old 8th November 2008, 13:54   #91
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One question, why is jerry can important? Will the other plastic 15 litre containers etc wont work?
They all leak; so are unfit for carrying inside the cabin. Yes the army jerrycans and the plastic ones available in the market, they all leak.

What works best is 2 ltr Coke bottles and the 20 ltrs carbuoys that mineral water is sold in for the dispensers.
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Old 9th November 2008, 19:27   #92
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Jayanta you seem to be preparing well for the trip

One question to you since you have upsized the tyres of your car won't it be diffuluct for you while doing some off roading, even if you find it conveincing enough your hands will take a toll since your steering is heavier than before, think about it.
When I had upsized the car tyres, it was for city driving, it was before the Leh trip was announced. Anyway I think these tyres will perform better than the stock tyres, grip will be more.

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Seems the prep is on!!

One question, why is jerry can important? Will the other plastic 15 litre containers etc wont work?
From what I have read, other cans like plastic containers leak fumes. Army Jerrycans are robust and do not leak fumes, plus can take a lot of abuse.
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Old 10th November 2008, 13:14   #93
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I tend to agree on the Army Jerrycans. Have done most long distance trips in South and North using these behemoths. The issue with plastic cans is particularly severe as it gets colder. Metal cans retain fumes and prevent vaporization.

Btw: Am keen to get onto the trip to Leh. My dad did this route during his trial convoy days in the Indian Army in the peak of winter. Those were the days that they used to light fires under the engine bay so that the vehicles would be sufficiently warm up for ignition. We're gonna be hopefully much better off.

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@Premjit: Warming the diesels is still practiced by truckers and not even in severest winters.

@All: I also tend to agree regarding second hand Army cans. The lid is usually a problem but with an application of leather/rubber "seat" this is easily taken care of. I had commented on this in another thread too.

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Old 10th November 2008, 17:12   #95
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So Guys,

Forgive me if I've brought this up again, but do we have a handle on how many prospective bhpians we have for the trip? Maybe, if we could segregate prospects by region so there can be sharing and some amount of work/ planning/ logistics/ routes/ research delegated to each group/ region.

Please do share your thoughts.
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Old 12th November 2008, 16:07   #96
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so far, following are the interested bhpians for leh trip.
please add names if not in list with details and repost on thread.
lets start some concrete planning.
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name ---------starting point----- car/ clubbing ------convenient month July/Aug/sept
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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler
24]pdev29
25]laluks
26]premjit

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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler - Hyderabad/Chennai -- CR-V/NHC -- timing flexible
24]pdev29
25]laluks
26]premjit
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Old 12th November 2008, 16:21   #98
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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler - Hyderabad/Chennai -- CR-V/NHC -- timing flexible
24]pdev29
25]laluks - Bangalore - CIVIC/SWIFT - timing flexible (prefers Oct as sudev suggested)
26]premjit
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Old 12th November 2008, 16:23   #99
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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler - Hyderabad/Chennai -- CR-V/NHC -- timing flexible
24]pdev29
25]laluks - Bangalore - CIVIC/SWIFT - timing flexible (prefers Oct as sudev suggested)
26]premjit
27]mjothi - Bangalore - Aveo - [Sep-Oct]
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Old 12th November 2008, 16:29   #100
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Any idea when does the peak tourist season start and end.
Any other dates apart from peak tourist season should be good.
For example end may can be lean season, ditto for After August?
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Old 12th November 2008, 18:19   #101
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Any idea when does the peak tourist season start and end.
If i'm not mistaken the season starts in the 1st week of April, when the snow is cleaned up. Season ends with the Laddakh festival, which normally happens in 2nd week of September.

Best time to visit though would be July - August.

End of season may save us no more than 500 Rs. PP on the overall trip but also keep into mind that end of season means, camps are over with & supplies also not being available as easily as it would be in August. Hence, everything that would be available would be at a premium, which would mean whatever saving done on hotel, is balanced out.

PS - Best to take Real juice from here. At leh, it's sold at approx 85Rs to a litre
Have upload an excel file where everyone can enter the data
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Old 12th November 2008, 18:23   #102
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Gosh, that's a veritable Who's Who of Team-BHP headed for the hills!

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For example end may can be lean season, ditto for After August?
1st to 15th Sept each year is the big Ladakh Festival.
After that the uncertainty of the routes being open grows rapidly.

End May is not a very friendly period. Roads are a mess, with lot of streams due to melting snow. The tents at Sarchu/Pang might not be up & running.
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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo- Calcutta-----Elantra/Octy RS(any suggestions?)---Timing---Sep/oct
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler - Hyderabad/Chennai -- CR-V/NHC -- timing flexible
24]pdev29
25]laluks - Bangalore - CIVIC/SWIFT - timing flexible (prefers Oct as sudev suggested)
26]premjit
27]mjothi - Bangalore - Aveo - [Sep-Oct]
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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec - coming with few friends in a hired suv - july/aug 09
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo- Calcutta-----Elantra/Octy RS(any suggestions?)---Timing---Sep/oct
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler - Hyderabad/Chennai -- CR-V/NHC -- timing flexible
24]pdev29
25]laluks - Bangalore - CIVIC/SWIFT - timing flexible (prefers Oct as sudev suggested)
26]premjit
27]mjothi - Bangalore - Aveo - [Sep-Oct]
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1]ashishpallod------ pune----------clubbing with other---------July and Aug------
2]ramie2400
3]shakensoul
4]abhinavgupta.88
5]dadu
6]jaysmokesleaves
7]khansultan
8]throttleking
9]chandan
10]metiswhg
11]amohi
12]iswear
13]gr8guzzler
14]dkhatau
15]sudev
16]kailashnj
17]kaushiks
18]ksm-vtec - coming with few friends in a hired suv - july/aug 09
19]kingshukt
20]married2speed
21]evo- Calcutta-----Elantra/Octy RS(any suggestions?)---Timing---Sep/oct
22]kittigadu
23]Absynthguzzler - Hyderabad/Chennai -- CR-V/NHC -- timing flexible
24]pdev29
25]laluks - Bangalore - CIVIC/SWIFT - timing flexible (prefers Oct as sudev suggested)
26]premjit
27]mjothi - Bangalore - Aveo - [Sep-Oct]
28]abhinethra - Bangalore - OHC - AUG
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