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Old 10th January 2012, 02:43   #1501
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Why are the birds BIREED ing rather than breeding??
Any story behind the Rohit post? I am sure he was a martyr, but in which battle? Kumaon regiment?

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Day 18
29th August 2011
Chushul - Chagga La

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Why are the birds BIREED ing rather than breeding??

Any story behind the Rohit post? I am sure he was a martyr, but in which battle? Kumaon regiment?


Thanks for following me through the night. Keeps me going to finish the log of Day 18.

Rohit Post - HVK or BolBolero knows more.

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Day 18
29th August 2011
Chushul - Chagga La

Further views
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HVK Scorpio goes straight always. In one such melee we drove into the wilderness and we had no roads in sight ahead.

We stopped waiting for the others.
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We waited for a long time, and they were not in sight.
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HVK walked back only to find the cars struggling with a water crossing and a steep gradient combo, which HVK scorpio cleared with ease!

Meanwhile I tried clicking the tracks ahead of us
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Chushul - Chagga La

I walked a bit further.

I was intrigued when this guy shows up from nowhere
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I walk further and find some nomadic settlements
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I tried to strike a conversation with her in some language which we both understood! She wanted match box, and I promptly picked up from some and gave her
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They stay there till the weather is good. The stone hedges are for their sheep.
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Remembered a documentary on these nomads and how they kill the foxes that attacks their sheep and use its skin for making shoes etc..When I saw them and their settlement in real life, my respect to these people have increased. What a life, braving all odds they have to lead!

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Day 18
29th August 2011
Chushul - Chagga La

Rocky Terrain
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We see some structures
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We are headed to Loma
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Loma is another 35 Kilometers
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We have reached Chagga La by 16:30 hours
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Altitude matches the recorded data for Chagga La
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Chagga La - Loma

Views from Chagga La towards Loma
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The roads ahead
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Seems we are having a red carpet welcome
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Red Carpet welcome!
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Sheep
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Yak?
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Horses
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Horses and the Prayer Wheel
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Baby Alto waiting for the convoy to regroup
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Colourful mountains
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The red carpet welcome continues
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Chagga La - Loma

We reached a Checkpost by 16:45 hours
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Views from around the checkpost
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The way forward
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Chagga La - Loma

We were happy to see tarred roads after a long long while
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Chagga La - Loma

What happened next was straight out of a National Geographic video

We had Kijangs running along with our convoy!
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And in a split second they just cross the road forcing us to halt suddenly
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What an amazing herd!
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Chagga La - Loma

The road ahead
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More views towards Loma
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Chagga La - Loma

We saw some Black Necked Cranes too
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Some more horses
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29th August 2011
Chagga La - Loma

From a distance we saw the Loma Bridge
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Today we cross the bridge and drive towards Hanle
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Opposite direction is towards Nyoma and Mahe, which we will take the next day.

We have to report to the Check post here
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We crossed the bridge by 17:30 hours.
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Demchok is for another trip
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The road that leads to Hanle
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Hanle is another 50 Kilometers more
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More ideas for the next trip
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Loma - Hanle

Sand Dunes
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The road to Hanle
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This guy scared Discovery Bolero
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More Kijangs
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Some views towards Hanle
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Loma - Hanle

More views towards Hanle
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Beautiful Lilac shrubs on the mountains
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The road to Hanle
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We reached the outskirts of Hanle by 18:30 hours

The convoy happy about the days drive just before Hanle
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