Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd April 2012, 23:39   #2266
Senior - BHPian
 
KSM-Vtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MH-02-India-Bombay-Bandra
Posts: 1,563
Thanked: 437 Times
Default

Another issues one would face frequently is the scarcity of cash in the ATM itself.

This situation is common because there are very few atms and many tourist anyways.

Also these atms tend to malfunction many times due to overload and bad connectivity.

Any block on the routes or holidays at the wrong time can result in delayed replenishment of the atm

Cash is the king...
KSM-Vtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd April 2012, 23:59   #2267
BHPian
 
Harbir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 909
Thanked: 968 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

I would not venture past simla or Srinagar without enough cash to cover every eventuality. Perhaps I am too risk averse. Perhaps I like to minimize risk so as to be able to push the envelope further than I would be if I was carrying easily avoidable risk. I don't know. I
Harbir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2012, 09:43   #2268
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harbir View Post
I would not venture past simla or Srinagar without enough cash to cover every eventuality. Perhaps I am too risk averse. Perhaps I like to minimize risk so as to be able to push the envelope further than I would be if I was carrying easily avoidable risk. I don't know. I
I also have the same mind-set as yours. I carry lots of cash for any eventuality.
hvkumar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2012, 11:03   #2269
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dombivli
Posts: 2,627
Thanked: 1,191 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajeev k View Post
Quirky? I think it's the Maruti (or Suzuki) philosophy. I doubt if it can be called quirky. Or are you perhaps confused by the Japanese terms used on the board?
honeybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th April 2012, 11:09   #2270
Senior - BHPian
 
rajeev k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Emerging Metro
Posts: 3,306
Thanked: 1,730 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by honeybee View Post
Quirky? I think it's the Maruti (or Suzuki) philosophy. I doubt if it can be called quirky. Or are you perhaps confused by the Japanese terms used on the board?
I am not confused with the Japanese words that are displayed across all Maruti dealerships and never questioned its philosophy but was indeed referring to the English word principals displayed in the board at that particularservice center.

Last edited by rajeev k : 24th April 2012 at 11:12.
rajeev k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2012, 12:46   #2271
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

But what happened to the IPHE - B Team that left us at Debring, went back to Leh, saw the Ladakh Festival & left for Srinagar?
Did they cross Zoji la in the night as they threatened to?
Did they take a shikara cruise on the Dal Lake in Srinagar?
When did they reach back in the Punjab plains?
Did the Baby Alto last the drive?
Did we ever meet them again?

I am sure J E E P C A P T A I N and NED have the answers?
hvkumar is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2012, 18:00   #2272
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cochin
Posts: 183
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Can you suggest a "List of essentials" to be kept, on a Ladakh drive, apart from normal tool-kit, spare Tyre, Tubes, Jack, Air pump. Then cookies, water. Do we need to carry Diesel? How much?
Sunney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2012, 20:21   #2273
BHPian
 
Gentle Giant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 76
Thanked: 28 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hvkumar View Post
I also have the same mind-set as yours. I carry lots of cash for any eventuality.
But how safe is it to carry cash around. I mean cash and some more surplus for eventualities. Is it safe to carry that much cash all around? I am making this trip in June so this would definitely be a concern.
Gentle Giant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2012, 23:08   #2274
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunney View Post
Can you suggest a "List of essentials" to be kept, on a Ladakh drive, apart from normal tool-kit, spare Tyre, Tubes, Jack, Air pump. Then cookies, water. Do we need to carry Diesel? How much?
All the above issues have been discussed thread-bare in much detail in earlier posts. Nevertheless, I will try to put up links to each of these issues soon.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Gentle Giant View Post
But how safe is it to carry cash around. I mean cash and some more surplus for eventualities. Is it safe to carry that much cash all around? I am making this trip in June so this would definitely be a concern.
No safety issues. Distribute your cash around your person & different bags. Avoid centralising custody of cash. During my group trips, I request each to keep his own cash, draw from them whenever - "rotate the strike", so to say - but do proper accounting.
hvkumar is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2012, 13:17   #2275
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunney View Post
Can you suggest a "List of essentials" to be kept, on a Ladakh drive, apart from normal tool-kit, spare Tyre, Tubes, Jack, Air pump. Then cookies, water. Do we need to carry Diesel? How much?
I have put up some of the tips for driving to Ladakh in this consolidated file:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...ea-UYIEno/edit
hvkumar is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2012, 14:04   #2276
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cochin
Posts: 183
Thanked: 60 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Thanks a lot...
One question: I can either chose Ladakh or East, say Nepal Bhutan. Ladakh is an endurance test of driver and vehicle. Terrains, terrains, terrains. Agree it got it's charm of vastness, wilderness and much more.

East is much more lively and beautiful with it's forests, flora-fauna, comparatively good roads, chance to know another country and culture....

Which is best or is there a comparison at all?

Last edited by Sunney : 26th April 2012 at 14:06. Reason: duplication
Sunney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2012, 14:10   #2277
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Descent from Zoji La

From TS's Album, of the IPHE-B team returning from Ladakh...


HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-74712_3907237526214_1437590672_3490941_1296453468_n.jpg
"Sept.2, 2011, about 6 AM. Decent into Kashmir"




HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-374126_3907278927249_1437590672_3490943_1926773410_n.jpg
"Early, fresh Kashmiri morning on 2nd of Sep., 2011"




HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-427913_3907300847797_1437590672_3490945_539155598_n.jpg
"It' been a hard night's morning, believe me. What about the rest changing at the wheel!? I could hardly open my eyes...But it was worth it!"




HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-380765_3907400290283_1437590672_3490956_1718581810_n.jpg

Last edited by hvkumar : 26th April 2012 at 14:20.
hvkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2012, 15:38   #2278
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

The IPHE - B Team in action:



DRIVE!
HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-543298_3907532733594_642763060_n.jpg

"After-lunch hour (it' s already after 3PM), but still without any warm food due tolack of good enough plsace to stop for a while,quite tired all...This I took upon a special Shibu' s request (tele-lens). It' s a traffic jam in the middle of Kashmiri nowhere...Had to make quiete a few detours and/or diversions, some rather demanding at places..."




BATH!
HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-528903_3907552214081_1437590672_3491006_878379180_n.jpg
"What a sigh of relief! After so many hours of night & day drive we finally found a place at road-side to have a nice shower ..It' s about 4:30 PM."




EAT!
HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-303318_3907562854347_1437590672_3491007_1570097600_n.jpg

"After roughly 22 hours without any lodge now a a long-espected place to have something to eat / food-cum-wash"




Photos from TS album

Last edited by hvkumar : 26th April 2012 at 15:41.
hvkumar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2012, 21:05   #2279
BHPian
 
Gentle Giant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 76
Thanked: 28 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunney View Post
Thanks a lot...
One question: I can either chose Ladakh or East, say Nepal Bhutan. Ladakh is an endurance test of driver and vehicle. Terrains, terrains, terrains. Agree it got it's charm of vastness, wilderness and much more.

East is much more lively and beautiful with it's forests, flora-fauna, comparatively good roads, chance to know another country and culture....

Which is best or is there a comparison at all?
I think it wouldn't be fair to compare the two locations. I feel there is vast beauty in these two locations. The culture is diverse. The topography of both these locations is totally different too. I think one should do both these locations on different occasion for sure.
Gentle Giant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2012, 05:19   #2280
BHPian
 
JeepCaptain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dubai / Gods Own Country -Kerala
Posts: 864
Thanked: 468 Times
Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hvkumar View Post

J E E P C A P T A I N never got through..........but that is another loooong story
Yes It turned out to be a looooong story!

The IPHE B team which consists of Discovery Bolero and Baby Alto left Leh at 6:00 PM on September 1st and had plans to halt at Kargil for that night and continue in the morning.

But we did not stop or halt at kargil. We decided to move until we feel sleepy or stop at Zozilla checkpoint, wait or sleep till the checkpost opens and halt at Sonmarg. That was the revised plan.

Just before Kargil, we had our dinner from a road side restaurant.

So we continued driving till we reached Drass.We were the only vehicles on that Kargil-Drass route that night and driving along the LOC gave us shivers . But we were determined to cover as much as distance possible. But by the time we reached Drass, we were dead tired and too sleepy. So we ( Myself and NED) decided to park the vehicles and sleep for sometime.

Had a power nap( as HVK sir says) for 45 minutes, woke up and started from Drass, continued to drive and reached Zozilla checkpoint before the Sunrise. As expected the checkpoint was closed and there was a long queue of Trucks waiting for the checkpost to be open.

Due to security reasons of stopping in the middle of nowhere between parked trucks, we decided proceed and go all the to the check post and parked our vehicles there. Within no time the checkpost were open and we were the first ones to cross it.

At sunrise,we stopped at the Zozilla War Memorial to pay homage to our War Heroes and also for some pics.

HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-kargil-srinagar001.jpg

HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-kargil-srinagar002.jpg

HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)-kargil-srinagar003.jpg

To be continued....
JeepCaptain is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HumbLeh’d laluks Travelogues 635 14th August 2015 10:25
The First Trans Himalayan Motoring Expedition - Save The Yak 2011 anjan_c2007 Travelogues 41 14th May 2012 20:00
Berlin-Himalayan Expedition team spotted near Siliguri (Merc G500's) haldar_siliguri Super-Cars & Imports in India 22 10th November 2011 10:16
Madhya Pradesh NParks and Himachal Pradesh Ajay Narayan Travelogues 30 30th October 2009 01:48
Team Raid de Ladakh goes on Ladakh Expedition 2009 MileCruncher Travelogues 156 2nd October 2009 08:23


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:52.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks