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Old 10th January 2012, 04:07   #1516
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Hanle

Hanle Gompa - view from Loma Hanle Road
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The views of the mountains glowing in the evening sun
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Glowing Mountains
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Golden Mountains
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A distance chart
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Old 10th January 2012, 04:17   #1517
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29th August 2011
Hanle

View of Hanle Gompa from Hanle
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Entry to Hanle
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Hanle Village
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Hi Fi Village
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We reached Hanle by 19:00 hours.
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We did not try accomodation at the Observatory guest house because of our numbers. We had an information that we can stay in the Town Hall. But that turned out to be false. On enquiry, we were pointed to "Do Manzil wala ka Ghar". On landing up there nobody was in the house. The next door lady was generous in getting us accomodation in her home for the night.

She made us some hot dinner and after eating that like nobody's business crashed just like that on to the mattresses laid on the ground. When sleep took control I have no idea.

Personally was very happy for the day and the events.


Note : Almost 95% of the photos are clicked through the windshield or the window of a moving scorpio, so as to keep the timing of the drive and arrival on schedule.
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Old 10th January 2012, 09:02   #1518
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@laluks,

WOW, what a set of photographs. After this going through these, putting up any photographs from my side would really not do justice!

All the photographs really made me relive the journey all over again! What a day, What a drive, What a team!
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@laluks,

WOW, what a set of photographs. After this going through these, putting up any photographs from my side would really not do justice!

All the photographs really made me relive the journey all over again! What a day, What a drive, What a team!
Thanks BolBolero Sirji
Please put up your pictures, I am yet to see the action packed water crossing of the cars somewhere in the wilderness.


What a team! Truly!
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what awesome photos laluks saar!!

PS : do you ever sleep??
PPS : you didn't tell about the school picnic "incident"
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what awesome photos laluks saar!!

PS : do you ever sleep??
PPS : you didn't tell about the school picnic "incident"
Thank you NED
I wanted to finish the posts, so took a night out.
Picnic incident

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Day 18 - 29th August 2011..

LALU YOU RULE!!!!!

I want to go back to the Pangong - Hanle Section ASAP.

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PS : do you ever sleep??
Sleep is for lesser mortals like us!

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Thank you NED
I wanted to finish the posts, so took a night out.
Night out from what???


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I want to go back to the Pangong - Hanle Section ASAP.
Me too, me too and onwards towards....

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Thank you NED
I wanted to finish the posts, so took a night out.
Picnic incident
Hello Lalu,

Fantastic captures of vivid colors of Pangong Tso. The pictures are absolutely briliant. Thank you for bringing us these scenes.

Also I see that the post is created by you today at 04:07 am in the morning(or at night). Is it really true that you are working on these photos all last night? If yes, hats off to your passion for photography & wrinting logs.

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Laluks, Bolero, No_enthu Sirji's One hell of a trip! Especially likes to Laluks sir's photosensitivity! The golden mountains and the kijangs running along are very very nicely coloured and filtered. Is it an space/astronomy observatory? Looks like some directional antennas rather than observatory.

So, what is this picnic incident??some naughty mischief has happened i guess!
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So, what is this picnic incident??some naughty mischief has happened i guess!
Yeah looks like that... Why can't i remember this? Am i missing something? Was i around when this topic came up or was it a secret between you guys? What's this about guys?
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Yeah looks like that... Why can't i remember this? Am i missing something? Was i around when this topic came up or was it a secret between you guys? What's this about guys?
Secret!!
Lalu sirji ... any plans to spill the beans??


EDIT :
shouldn't the wild A**es be "KIANGs" instead of "KIJANGs"??

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Secret!!
Lalu sirji ... any plans to spill the beans??


EDIT :
shouldn't the wild A**es be "KIANGs" instead of "KIJANGs"??
Secret!!

Some places it is referred to as Kijangs, and that has deeply got imprinted in my mind.

In Ladakhi it seems to be Kyang.

My wild guess is it was written with the pronunciation of Kyang in German - it would have ended up as Kijang (j is pronounced as y in German), and it got references in English.
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[FONT=Calibri]She (your host in the “Do Manzil wala ka Ghar”) is a very sweet lady and very helpful too. I hope you guys spent sometime with her and she would have given you first hand story on how she transports fuel and food from Leh in the new truck that she bought last year. Also, did you click the picture of her kitchen? The one which looks like the museum of flasks?[/FONT]
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Marisimik la, the highest motorable road in the world, is under 30 kms from Lukung. Ascent starts from the check post-village of Phobrang. We did not even plan to go to M la because none of us had 4WD cars.
Phobrang to M-Top is one hell of a route. I did it in 2003 on a RE 500. The ITBP folks at the Phobrang camp told us that even their Gypsies struggle to reach M-Top and the only two means are - Stallions and horses. They actually laughed at us when they learned that we intend to go to M-Top on bikes

We started off as a group of 7 bikes, all RE and eventually only 2 could make it to the top (both 500s), rest of them giving up due to rider fatigue or burnt clutch. There were ascents where my bike was gasping for breath and I had to get down and 'walk' along with the bike so as to reduce the load! Also, we had left all luggage at the ITBP camp at Phobrang but for a small bag of spares - that too had to be abandoned (and picked up on the way back). The whole 28-odd km stretch is sandy/gravely and pretty treacherous! There is no road/directions as such - there are only Stallion tracks to be followed.

But what a feeling it was once we were at the top - there was no fancy sign-board or welcome placard - only one broken marble signboard which said 'Chak De' and something to the effect that you are at the highest motorable road in the world. When we came back, the ITBP folks at the Phobrang camp congratulated us on being the first civilians to have reached the M-Top

Sorry for digressing there - was reliving one of the most memorable moments of my life!

And as for this travelogue, I am struggling to find words to comment on it... so will just go on with the reading!

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