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Old 1st October 2011, 22:09   #256
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May be she toppled her gypsy on purpose and was waiting for HVK to rescue her.

I am sure lots of people must be asking her around Pooh " Do you know how to drive?" and may be that's why she keeps asking this to everyone who looks new in that area. May be her own experiences have made her try to convince us to stop our travel at night in Pooh.
Since when are Army Captains allowed to gallivant around the country-side on holidays in their official Gypsies?
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Once at the monastry we asked her why was she walking such a long distance and thats when she told us that she had toppled her gypsy on a curve and hence she had left the vehicle and decided to walk the rest of the distance.
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What?? She toppled her Gypsy? This is really a new twist to the story!!

HVK, darling if you dont know how to drive she will show you how to drive and how to topple it.

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Finally when we left her near her vehicle she certified us for having good driving skills for managing the narrow road in a big vehicle. Also some added points for having driven all the way from Bangalore.
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Coooolcat21, Did you get to see her toppled Gypsy? Do you happened to click any pic of that? Hmmm... so you also got a piece of Captains advise. right?

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- All other vehicles were plying on this road and it was absolutely illogocal to stop only us.
Its Dillogical.

HVK sir, now its your turn to ask her.. Darling!! Do you know how to drive?
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Its Dil-logical HVK sir !

Here are a few of my pics from the Chitkul to Pooh Drive

This is what I woke upto
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And the scenes were breathtaking
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HVK with his scorpio
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A nice view of Satluj river. Laluks, BM and I walked a long way to get to this view point.
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Nice temples on the way
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And the pujari almost managed to divert us to the police station.
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Can you spot the cars? (easy !)
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Baby alto climbing
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Landslide prone areas.
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Few more pics

Powari petrol pump
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Distances from Powari
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Independence day celebrations at Recong Peo. None of the big cities have such enthusiasm for independence day. I really wanted to stop and spend more time here. However HVK's destiny to meet Capt. Gowri didn't allow us to spend much time here.
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Town of Recong Peo
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Since when are Army Captains allowed to gallivant around the country-side on holidays in their official Gypsies?

I think government machinery has been misused by majority of officers and politicians around the country one way or the other since a long time now. Army gypsy's are used to pick and drop relatives, school children and small trips ever since I remember.
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Nice pics Akaush, and thanks for completing the Dillogical Story , so shall we continue from Pooh
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Congratulations! This is one terrific road trip. Brilliant photos!

This thread (along with other similar road trips) will give vital information for those who want to do Leh in future, especially tips from hvkumar.

@Laluks, your travelogues had always inspired me. (I wanted to do Gavi this Onam but couldn't make it). Hope to hear more from you.

@ Team Humbleh'd II, awaiting the rest of the story.
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And the pujari almost managed to divert us to the police station.
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Just curious, this Pujari seemed to be a nice person to me! A year back we stopped our rented car exactly at the same place to take few photos when he offered me drinking water! I thanked him for the water and even had a word or two with him. I even have a picture of mine standing there, with the Pujari at the back. However, I did find out that he was a smoker of pot.
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Just curious, this Pujari seemed to be a nice person to me!
What akaush probably meant was that the pujari suddenly darted across the road almost getting hit - had something happened, "the pujari almost managed to divert us to the police station"!
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Fantastic pics guys

this pujari is actually crazy guy, sorry to be rude, he almost jumped in front of our car to stop us. I had to steer hard to save him
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this pujari is actually crazy guy, sorry to be rude, he almost jumped in front of our car to stop us. I had to steer hard to save him
It was most possible that he was under the influence of something. I even saw some clay smoking pots there, close to where this pujari sat. But it should never be an excuse for suddenly coming across any passing vehicles
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It was most possible that he was under the influence of something. I even saw some clay smoking pots there, close to where this pujari sat. But it should never be an excuse for suddenly coming across any passing vehicles
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Rahul,

We were just driving through with about 8-10 meters gap between us and the vehicle ahead of us and the Pujari decided to jump and cross the road. He was smiling on us while we passed through and we smiled back. We didn't stop to see if he was 'under influence' or not. He escaped by a few inches if not less.
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Just curious, this Pujari seemed to be a nice person to me! A year back we stopped our rented car exactly at the same place to take few photos when he offered me drinking water! I thanked him for the water and even had a word or two with him. I even have a picture of mine standing there, with the Pujari at the back. However, I did find out that he was a smoker of pot.
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rahul4640, , Me too had a very good experience with this Poojari. We were the first one to start from Chitkul to go to Reckong Peo to pick up TS. So we started one hour ahead of HVK & team.

When we reached the temple. The Poojari was standing infront of the temple with the holy prasad in a platter. We stopped, he blessed us, put a red tilak on our foreheads, gave three of us holy prasad which contain dry fruits and some sweets. We also did an offering to the temple before we proceeded to Peo.

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It was good that we left Chitkul this day - the next day, as Lalu mentioned, our friends Glenn and Saji were stuck all day in a landslide that closed down the Chitkul-Sangla road as heavy rains pounded the Baspa Valley.
Ah! So these were who Ramky was referring to when we met near Ranasan on Aug. 19 at around 5:30 pm. Ramky met them some 20 mins earlier to our little mini-meet, as they were on their way to Mumbai from Jaipur.

I don't know/haven't met them but did feel sad for how things turned out for them, having come from so far. Hope there's better luck next time!

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That was when we had our encounter with the tempestuous Captain Gouri of the Indian Army.......
I've kind of lost track of the dates here but it seems like Capt. Gouri toppled her Gypsy *after* she questioned your driving abilities.

Sorry to say, but divine justice, eh?

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Here are a few of my pics from the Chitkul to Pooh Drive
Baby alto climbing
Super pics, Akaush! I especially liked the one of Baby Alto climbing. I'm still unable to fathom the layers of mountainsides in that picture. Or is it just an optical illusion in the picture (i.e. it's actually not that confusing in three dimensions)? Wow! It's so easy to lose one's orientation if not 100% focused on the road!

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It was most possible that he was under the influence of something.
Some of my friends who'd been on some weeks-long trek in Himachal always mentioned how it was just so common there among the sadhus.

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