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Old 27th October 2011, 09:53   #691
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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

We reached Nakeela by 11:15AM
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There is a gross difference in the altitudes from the board and the actual. In fact the actual readings are higher by ~700 feet.
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Nakeela
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We continued on towards Lachulung La
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There were shortcuts here too.
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Some camp
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Swifty takes a shortcut and ends up near the river. No way possible to cross it, so retraces the route back to the main road.
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The climb to Lachulung La

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Lovely pics of the way from Jispa. Interesting names of the bridges, i guess it comes from the BRO guys have a drink after completing one bridge

So HVK drove up the loops fast before the others to take that shot of the convoy? Awesome!!

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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

We reached Lachulung La by 11:45AM
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The altitude readings more or less matches here
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Discovery Bolero
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Sarchu is behind us by 54Kms

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HVK Scorpio at Lachulung La
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Mountains at Lachulung La
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NJ gets a souvenir
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no_enthu_da too gets one!
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Old 27th October 2011, 10:24   #694
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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

The roads and vistas ahead from Lachulung La
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Note these buses - I have seen many a discussion in the Leh travel routes discussion thread about Buses from Delhi, Manali to Leh. Some have even commented there are Volvo services from Manali/Delhi to Leh . Well guys these are those Volvo's!!
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Leh is still 190 Kilometers away.
The next town of Pang is just around the corner.
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Now comes the infamous Kanglajal crossing, and some beautiful mountain formations before Pang

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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

We reached the infamous Kanglajal water crossing by 12:45PM
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The water crossing was tamed this time
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Pang is another 9Kms
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Just after this bend, nature really opens up a fairytale land
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Amazing beauty
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Colors
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Formations
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A beautiful river

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Unlike all these pictures through the window or windscreen, I asked HVK to give me a Photo stop and he did

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Old 27th October 2011, 10:44   #696
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Day 10
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Beautiful Fairy Land
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Snow peaks
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Beautiful river flowing by
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A castle formation
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Bridge
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I was not willing to move ahead from here, but we had to reach Leh, which is still quite far away. So with a heavy heart moved on.

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Day 10
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Jispa - Leh

A message to the Drivers
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Some more vistas before Pang
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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

Leh is still 180, and Pang is 4kms
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Views till Pang
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We reached Pang by 13:15hrs
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The convoy at Pang Check Post
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Mountains in the sky! Truly!
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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

We reached Moore Plains by 13:30hrs.

I was shocked to see good roads
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This is not at all Okay
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The entire fun of Moore Plains are lost
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Is there anything wrong here? Why am I unhappy? It's simply because the drive through Moore plains was just plain exhilarating to the core, kicking up those dust, getting lost with no sense of direction, etc..etc.. But with a super highway like road, we just zoom past here without even knowing what fun this place was!!

Thank God, all is not lost this time. The road is not yet complete!! Probably this could be the one off cases where you want no roads!!

We still have some of Moore plains left this time
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Some vistas at Moore
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Jispa - Leh

We had fun !!
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Leh is still 150 Kilometers away
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We had so much fun that we got stuck too and rescue mission had to be called!!
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Swifty followed HVK's dusty trail and got stuck on a bed of sand!
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Some more vistas from Moore Plain
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We reached Debring by 15:30hrs
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This is a place attached with lot of emotions in this trip. More towards this as the story progresses.

From Debring fork you can go to Leh or to Mahe. The latter would probably require permits before hand.
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We continue onwards
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This time via TangLang La

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Lalu,

Wonderful pictures!


Although this travelogue contains amazing photographs but this page (no. 47) has the BEST ONE so far.


Cheers!
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Truly
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Our climb to TangLang La
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We reached TangLang La by 16:30hrs
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TangLang La is the second highest pass in the world
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The altitude recorded perfectly matches
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The Passes on Manali Leh road
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This guy was at TangLang La
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A panoramic look from TangLang La
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Would have loved to have a tea, but none was available
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Chorten at TangLang La - Leh is 111Kms ahead
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Some views from TangLang La
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Photo shoot at TangLang La
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We moved on towards Rumtse

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