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Old 15th October 2011, 21:34   #481
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Day 07
18th August 2011
Kaaza - Kee - Kibber - TashiGanga - Langza - Kaaza


Some views en route Tashigang
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Old 15th October 2011, 21:41   #482
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Day 07
18th August 2011
Kaaza - Kee - Kibber - TashiGanga - Langza - Kaaza

We drove on
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and on
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till we reached a Gompa
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JP took a walk

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We find a camp

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A Chinese lone trekker
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With him we go for the fossil hunt on the stream bed
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Some of the fossils we got
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TS with the Chinese gentleman

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Bid goodbye to him and started back
by 17:30hrs
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Old 15th October 2011, 21:48   #483
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Day 07
18th August 2011
Kaaza - Kee - Kibber - TashiGanga - Langza - Kaaza

The drive back
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Some views

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We reached the Kibber Kee road by 18:30. Setting sun was playing with hues and shadows.

Shadows and hues

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Spiti flowing like a snake
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Day 07
18th August 2011
Kaaza - Kee - Kibber - TashiGanga - Langza - Kaaza

Shadows and Sun's rays on Kee Monastery
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Beautiful mountains

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Spiti River
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We were at Kaaza by 19:00hrs
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The uncertainty of the next day made us decide to go to Komik to click a picture at the signboard. We drove towards Komik.

We reached Langza by 19:45hrs.

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It was too dark for comfort. We called it a day and returned. We reached our hotel at Kaaza by 21:00hrs. During dinner it was decided that we will stay back for one more day at Kaaza.
After a heavy dinner crashed by 22:30. Again was so happy not to get up early the next day!
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Lalu, if you remember commenting on my thread about Himalaya's colours? Few other factors come in to enhance them - Atmospheric clarity, exposure and right quantity of processing.

Fantastic capture there! Just love it.
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Lalu, if you remember commenting on my thread about Himalaya's colours? Few other factors come in to enhance them - Atmospheric clarity, exposure and right quantity of processing.

Fantastic capture there! Just love it.
Rudra da, Your feedback is like an honour to me. I am still learning, please do point out where I can improve, where I have messed up and have to learn.

Thanks a lot for following our posts.
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Rudra da, Your feedback is like an honour to me. I am still learning, please do point out where I can improve, where I have messed up and have to learn.

Thanks a lot for following our posts.
Really good pics, specially of the setting sun rays on the Kee Monastery. I guess in the Himalayas even the most barren landscape shows different hues & colors, to make an artistic impression but one has to have the eye to capture them
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This must be the most riveting travelogue ever. Been out of touch for over a week with this one, and had to take the whole afternoon to catch up.
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This girl says she wants Rs 20. I asked her will she take 10?, She says No!!
She wouldn't take Rs.10, but would have been more pleased with a few chocolates / fancy cookies than the money! In all probability, if she was offered a 50-rupee note, she wouldn't have a taken that either! Just something that happened to us...
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I wanted to click the confluence of Spiti and Pin rivers.
I was on the edge
That certainly looks risky, but I can understand - the urge to get the unusual shot draws one out into risky positions at times!
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A typical flask found in almost all Gompa's
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That's a typical thermos prevalent all over the Himalayas, from Ladakh to Bhutan! Extremely effective insulation too. Here's one from Korzok...
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"yes sir, take the first path to the left" in English. I was stunned. Very well educated girl.
The school curriculum in HP & most parts of J&K includes English, but not in UK - so a person in the deeper mountains of UK wouldn't respond back in English! (oh... not that UK - the one I mean is Uttarakhand! )
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A Chinese lone trekker
TS with the Chinese gentleman
Chinese trekker in HP? Now that's interesting!!! I wouldn't have expected a Chinese national to be roaming in a region that requires permits and is access-restricted. Any further details about this gentleman?
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The Flask phenomenon - absolutely fascinating. Each house and establishment in Ladakh & Spiti Valley has many flasks, with wonderful floral designs. I guess this must be a life-saver in winter!

I am sure someone in this team is going to show us a compilation of flasks which we saw!

The best collection we saw during our homestay in Hanle, the entire shelf of the room was line up with some 50 flasks!

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What an amazing travelogue, been stuck to this for almost a week now. My ritual to follow this log was to finish off my dinner, log on, put on some good music and start travelling along. Would break off only when the clock strikes one or when I fall asleep.

The spirit of true BHPians can be seen here, thanks to each and every one on the IPHE team. A special thanks to HVK, Jeepcaptain, Laluks, KSM-VTech, no_enthu_da and BolBolera for this wonderful and amazing travelogue and all those beautiful pictures.

Was saddened to see myself nearing the end of the posts, but am eagerly waiting for the rest. As of now am stuck at Kaaza too, hope to resume my expedition soon….
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I am sure someone in this team is going to show us a compilation of flasks which we saw!
Indeed . I was tempted at one point of time to buy a few, but SWMBO decided we don't really need them - which is true.
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...many flasks, with wonderful floral designs.
They all bear the 8 sacred symbols of Buddhism that was already discussed earlier in this thread itself.

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Excellent photographs laluks!. Beauty of nature on prowl. Enjoying it completely. I have one question.

How does these gompas (Dhankar Gompa) which is built on tip of some mountain get water the basic need of human being? River is flowing quite deep in valley still these monks stay on those extreme places.
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Excellent photographs laluks!. Beauty of nature on prowl. Enjoying it completely. I have one question.

How does these gompas (Dhankar Gompa) which is built on tip of some mountain get water the basic need of human being? River is flowing quite deep in valley still these monks stay on those extreme places.
They have problems up there. They have to transport water up the hill in some places.
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Day 08
19th August 2011
Kaaza - Langza - Komic - Hikkim - Kaaza

Woke up to a very lazy day by around 10:00AM. Breakfast table was buzzing with discussions. Innova and AP swift decides to return due to some personal issues. The team numbers that moved forward from Kaaza are discussed earlier so I will not get into that.

By around noon my phone rang. A call from my wifey. She normally never calls me when I am on such expeditions unless urgent, instead she waits for my call whenever the expedition offers the luxury of time and network. I was a bit nervous, most people have started to return. Is it some personal issues back at home, which needs me immediately? Perplexed I pick up the phone.

Wifey : Hey, I've been trying to contact you from morning. I've been trying throughout.
Me : (worried) Yes dear, what is it? Anything urgent?

Wifey : Yes, did you get any other calls ?
Me : (Lost) No. No one called me. What is it? Any thing serious? How are the kids?

Wifey : Kids are doing good. It's not the kids.
Me : (Totally lost) Tell me, something serious?

Wifey : Yes honey, It's your Birthday! Happy Birthday!
Me : Oh! Completely forgot about it. Thanks but you gave me a scare...

and the call continued...


Yes! Happy Birthday to me! Stuck at Kaaza, on an expedition, whiling away the time, uncertainties forward - I do not know what to think. Stay positive my mind said. Yeah!! Stay Positive.

By 15:30hrs, NJ,TS,JP asks me "Shall we to Komik" - Yes, Why not?

So with a complex thought and feeling in my mind, on my birthday I go to the highest village in the world.

Hey! You got to go to the highest village in the world on your birthday? Lucky guy! - The ego systems started working. Probably cheered me up too!!



After all, Vanity is my favourite sin





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