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Old 27th October 2011, 12:50   #706
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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

We moved on towards Rumtse
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There are some shortcuts here too

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A trucker coming down in one of them
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Truly
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Some loops here too
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Convoy in one of the loops

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Seriously yes!

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Colourful Mountains
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Snow Peaks

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Old 27th October 2011, 12:58   #707
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Jispa - Leh

We reached Rumtse by 18:00hrs
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Some views of the Chorten at Rumtse
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True again
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Some more Chortens
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We saw some people at Rumtse
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Leh is still 69Kms away, and its already 18:00hrs
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Red mountains!
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Old 27th October 2011, 13:08   #708
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Day 10
21st August 2011
Jispa - Leh

After Rumtse I was completely awestruck by the riot of colors on the mountains.
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It was too much for me to take. I asked HVK again for a Photo break!

The convoy just before Miru

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The Yokos painted by the terrain
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Swifty looks on to the journey ahead
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Old 27th October 2011, 13:10   #709
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Jispa - Leh

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!!
lalu Sir , A Bus service from Delhi to Leh do exist . it starts from Delhi ISBT at Around 3' O clock in afternoon with 2 night halts , along the route, all arranged by HRTC . Volvo;s are not run on this route ( due to ground clearance and all issues ) but they Do Run TATA AC buses along with the one in your Pic. IMO AC buses will just take away the whole fun of traveling on this route , SO the one in Pics works well as you can enjoy valleys; beauty without any hindrance
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The riot of colours!! I love this place
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Mera wala Single tree
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We reached Miru by 18:30hrs
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lalu Sir , A Bus service from Delhi to Leh do exist . it starts from Delhi ISBT at Around 3' O clock in afternoon with 2 night halts , along the route, all arranged by HRTC . Volvo;s are not run on this route ( due to ground clearance and all issues ) but they Do Run TATA AC buses along with the one in your Pic. IMO AC buses will just take away the whole fun of traveling on this route , SO the one in Pics works well as you can enjoy valleys; beauty without any hindrance
While there is no denying the fact that there is indeed Bus services from Delhi/Manali to Leh, the post was a dig at the ill informed gentleman who pointed there are Volvo's in this route . I know for a fact there are none!

I hope that was clear!!


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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!
Irish
Thanks Irish. Hope you liked them


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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!!
HVK Scorpio is a powerful car and will be ahead always of the convoy for me to click all these wonderful pictures.

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I will wait for you to finish posting pics until Leh and then I will start posting pics from my Camera taken by NJ & JP.
Cheers
JC
Jeep Captain, get ready. I'll be done in a few posts more.



no_enthu_da, thanks for being with me through out today reading my posts as it gets published. Gave the required motivation to complete the posts.

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While there is no denying the fact that there is indeed Bus services from Delhi/Manali to Leh, the post was a dig at the ill informed gentleman who pointed there are Volvo's in this route . I know for a fact there are none!
I hope that was clear!!
Perfectly Put in Sir. Volvo;s On Leh route are still at least 20 years away .
Between Nice wonderful pics and vistas . this particular travelogue of your will inspire Many people to head towards base of Himalayas.
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After our fill of colors, we moved on to Leh from Miru
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Beautiful roads
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Welcome to Leh
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First view of the Indus
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The views from that point
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We reached Upshi by 19:00hrs
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Leh is another 49Kms away
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Upshi is a like a Y fork from which you can change your directions to many destinations
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The destinations and distances in the First direction
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The destinations and distances in the Second direction
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The destinations and distances in the Third direction
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Colourful and Clean Lorry

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Prayer Wheel at Upshi
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Baby Alto at Upshi
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We find this board and immediately had our fill of food from there

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But we did not try MEN Tea

We reached Leh by 20:30hrs.

Altitude of Leh
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At Leh circle Baby Alto's gear got stuck again. We moved ahead to Shanti Guest House and checked in. After wards we came back to the town and met Mr. Ataullah Khan for our permits. Had a nice dinner at one of the hotels and went back to the guest house.

Everybody happy to be in Leh! Phones started ringing. Everybody was back in touch. Facebook updates, emails what not!! I guess everybody would have slept late!!


Guys!! We are in Leh finally!!
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Well that's it from my side for today, my Diwali gift!

Happy Diwali everybody
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Well that's it from my side for today, my Diwali gift!

Happy Diwali everybody
Happy Diwali Lalu

So finally HumBLeh abhi Leh pahuche awesome pics enroute from Tangang la to Upshi. So what happened to the Alto, was it towed to the hotel or to any service center?
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Leh

So we reach Leh?

High Altitude sickness - Nah! That is for those who fly into Leh, they need a day's rest to adapt to the sudden ascent, not us, we have already been to higher places before reaching Leh, we are set to go!

Hotel bookings - Nah! Peak season in Ladakh is not like being in Ooty or Shimla during the holidays. The place is pleasantly populated by a large floating population, but every second building seems to be a guest house, run by friendly owners who are either "PWD" engineers or just families. We do not make advance bookings, we walk into the selected hotel (we have already done our research ahead) and haggle, so we get good rates which I find are often 50% or less compared with agent or advance booking rates

Auto town - what a relief for the cars, at least this is one town where you have service centres for Maruti, M&M, Tata & Toyota, a place for them to rejuvenate. Lots of workshops with migrant mechanics who can overhaul an engine in 1 day flat!

Permits - all journeys ahead are into restricted areas, and the DC's Office is the place to shop for permits

ATMs & Internet - we come back to the modern world, Leh has 3 ATMS - SBI, HDFC and PNB (and also J&K Bank and Axis?) and internet cafes

Mobile connectivity - for the first half hour after arrival, the entire team is seen huddling in various corners conversing with family, friends and updating their FB status!
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Happy Diwali Lalu

So finally HumBLeh abhi Leh pahuche awesome pics enroute from Tangang la to Upshi. So what happened to the Alto, was it towed to the hotel or to any service center?
No, it worked, it drove on its own steam to the hotel
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No, it worked, it drove on its own steam to the hotel
I guess Baby Alto wanted to be back in the Gramphoo Kaaza sector after seeing highways in Leh. Probably Baby Alto was marking its grief by the short malfunction
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Happy Diwali to you too LaluKS, HVK, team IPHE & of course Team BHP.

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Happy Diwali everybody

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