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Old 12th October 2011, 22:11   #406
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16th August 2011
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By 09:00 we cleared Malling Nalla and moved forward.

Majestic Innova
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Who says moonscapes are only at Lamayaru? A few kilometers after Malling we have some.

Moonscapes
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The road forward
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Does this look like the hood of a Cobra?
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Old 12th October 2011, 22:18   #407
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The roads ahead looked inviting
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So was the scenery
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Roads were exciting
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The convoy dwarfed by the big mountains
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Welcome to Spiti
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Old 12th October 2011, 22:27   #408
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We reached Sumdo Check post by 10:15AM

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Jeep Captain made some friends
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After the formalities at the Checkpost we moved ahead only to be stopped since a pole was being erected.

Samdo is at 3076 meters

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The pole being erected
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A cute kid
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With his mother
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Fine grains of sand
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By 10:45AM we moved on towards Hurling
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We reached Hurling by 11:15AM and stopped for tea
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The prayer wheels at Hurling
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Jeep Captain tests his latest acquisition
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BM too tries a hand

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While having tea I tried some attempts at portraits

Excited Kid
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Beautiful girls
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Our own TS in action

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Apple Orchard owner
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His kid
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He took us to his orchard a few kilometers away

Red and Green Apples (Golden Apples) on the same tree
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Jeep Captain very happy with the apples he got
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Apples all over!
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By 12:00PM we had plucked a lot of apples and contended with that we moved on towards Tabo


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Some views en route Hurling to Tabo
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A bridge
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One day I'll also have such a home up there
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We reached Tabo by 12:45PM

The Entrance to Tabo Town
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HVK trying to explain what each symbol on the entrance meant. CV and BM listening keenly
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The distances from Tabo forward in our journey
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The distances the other way

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We were welcome to Tabo
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Old 12th October 2011, 23:10   #411
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Tabo Gompa
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The team looking around the Gompa
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Can someone tell me what is written on the mountains?
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NJ taking some creative composition of the Gompa
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We had lunch from Tabo and we were ready to continue onwards by 14:30hrs

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Old 12th October 2011, 23:16   #412
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Jeep Captains makes some more friends
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Team getting ready to leave
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Parting shots from Tabo - A lone peak
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A nice slope - see the varied colours
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Best wishes from Tabo for our onward journey
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We exit Tabo town by 14:45 hours and move forward to Kaaza
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@laluks,

Lovely photographs, as has been the norm so far.

Just a query, how come no photographs of the Old Monastery at Tabo? Did you'll miss out on that?
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@laluks,

Lovely photographs, as has been the norm so far.

Just a query, how come no photographs of the Old Monastery at Tabo? Did you'll miss out on that?

Thanks BolBolero.
Your query set me thinking , and to search a bit online. I found the details here Welcome to Tabo Monastery. This place was missed by us in both occassions. Probably our database has to be updated on this one. Thanks for pointing that out and letting us know. Hope you have some pictures from your last visit. If so can you please post it for us here?


Both the occassions we have stopped at this somewhat modern monastery only. What a miss! Well that calls for another drive to Tabo
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Thanks BolBolero.
Your query set me thinking , and to search a bit online. I found the details here Welcome to Tabo Monastery. This place was missed by us in both occassions. Probably our database has to be updated on this one. Thanks for pointing that out and letting us know. Hope you have some pictures from your last visit. If so can you please post it for us here?


Both the occassions we have stopped at this somewhat modern monastery only. What a miss! Well that calls for another drive to Tabo
Not really! I escorted our senior citizens around the Old Gompa, but for some reason I did not see you come into the old gompa area which was in the same compound but separated by a mud wall and with a narrow entrance.

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Not really!
Aha! That's a near miss.

Were you able to go inside the gompa and see all these? (Copyright of these pictures belongs to - TABO RELIGIOUS FESTIVIALS)

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Even if I had seen this I wouldn't have known these details which is found in http://tabomonastery.org/temple/temple.html. One way missing that helped, and thanks to BolBolero for pointing it out that I have some more info

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@laluks, with your permission am adding some photos of the Old Monastery at Tabo. You really missed something Sir!

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@HVK, Sir did you get a chance to go inside the Prayer Hall in the Old Gompa? There are some wonderful painting on the mud walls, done by Kashmiri Artisans!
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Aha! That's a near miss.

Were you able to go inside the gompa and see all these? (Copyright of these pictures belongs to - TABO RELIGIOUS FESTIVIALS)

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Even if I had seen this I wouldn't have known these details which is found in TABO RELIGIOUS FESTIVIALS. One way missing that helped, and thanks to BolBolero for pointing it out that I have some more info
Sir I was lucky enough to get a chance to go into the Gompa and view all this. If I remember correctly all this is in The Main Prayer Hall of the Gompa and is more than a 1000 years old. Unfortunately was not allowed to take any photographs.
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Pictures are wonderful of the monastery. It definitely is a miss. Bolero Saab, the next drive plan is ready for me perhaps?

From the website I see a lot that was there inside Tabo monastery to be seen.


Now I remember a Tamil Movie in which a comedian says " Information is wealth ".

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@HVK, Sir did you get a chance to go inside the Prayer Hall in the Old Gompa? There are some wonderful painting on the mud walls, done by Kashmiri Artisans!
Unfortunately, the prayer halls were all locked up and we could hardly see anything inside (it was dark) through the narrow windows.
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