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Old 8th November 2011, 23:42   #901
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Can you spot the 9 team-bhpians in this photo?


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Day 12
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Aug 23, Kargil-Padum, 248 kms


Another Video. Glacier views.


After driving for 6+ hours HVK found a nice stream crossing the road before Rangdum. And we decided to a take a break there. A well deserved break.

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Lunch Break at Rangdum



Bolero Water Crossings combined videos.

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Aug 23, Kargil-Padum, 248 kms


After a good rest and lunch from Rangdum we moved on again.

Deluxe Camp Tents

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Only accommodation available in this part of Zanskar valley.

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We are climbing

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The road behind us

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We are still climbing.

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Spot some more Marmots.

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Another Glacier

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Statso Langtso Lake

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Statso Langtso Lake

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Watch tower for Tourists

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JC Waiting for the cameramen to finish clicking.

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Penzila Pass

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TS @ PENZILA pass


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Discovery Bolero at Penzila pass

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TS, JC & NJ at Penzila

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We rarely found any vehicles on this sector for the whole day today. These were tourist Taxis going to Padum

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NJ "The budding pro photographer"


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NJ Posing with the beautiful Glacier in the background.

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Parking at Darang Durang Glacier

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The Professional in Lalu

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Can you spot the 9 team-bhpians in this photo?

HVK Saar,
Let me try, from left to right.
Laluks, Anku, Jeepcaptain, doctorque, HVKumar, Yogen, no_enthu_da (NED), Bol Bolero, ksm-Vtec

Am I correct or did I mix up a couple of handles?
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Old 9th November 2011, 12:40   #906
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Perfect, akaush,

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So the only person missing in this picture is akaush himself, who did not come to Padum, so let me put his photo too separately down here,

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Aug 23, Kargil-Padum, 248 kms




Video of the Bolero Water Crossing in Rangdum
JC, Wonderful Pics and Videos .

But where are the fog lamps now in Bolero, I see you have one lamp in some pics. But that is also missing in the video.

For quite sometime i was wondering why you got only one fog lamp, as you had both in the initial days of the expedition. now both are missing.

did you remove it for any purpose ?
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JC, Wonderful Pics and Videos .

But where are the fog lamps now in Bolero, I see you have one lamp in some pics. But that is also missing in the video.

For quite sometime i was wondering why you got only one fog lamp, as you had both in the initial days of the expedition. now both are missing.

did you remove it for any purpose ?
DearBulZire,, Bro Thanks for liking the pics and videos. Regarding the videos I am still learning how to edit them.

About the fog lamps,that was one of the damages to the Bolero during this trip. One foglamp fell off and broke during Sarchu to Leh drive and other one fell off and broke during Kargil Padum drive. That is why you are seeing with two intially. then one and later none.
It was a brand new set which was installed just before this Expedition.

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As Lalu said, Kargil is the place to park your car if you do not want to take the Linea to Padum. There are many sections where large stones and rocks are unevenly on the road - and long wheelbase cars like the Linea can take a hit. With lots of skill, you can drive the full sector - like rkbharat did with his SX4 last month - but the problem is staying en route. IF you are slowed down, you will reach Rangdum at best and stay back there - acco is very poor there, although I did see a temporary "deluxe" camp site which I suspect must be fully booked by trekker groups on their way to and fro Padum. The JKTDC at Rangdum may or may not be open, and I think the only place to stay at will be the 3-4 tea stalls.
1. 11000 for the taxi to and fro, traveling as many people? If 8 ppl= 1375?

2. Adventure is one thing and excess is another: Linea will go and I am ready to be the first driver "WHO DUNIT?"

Biggest problem is lack of workshops. If no WShops for Jeeps, what risk is it a new model car, which will sure get some beating, and the terror to be tugged 250 kms, in the worst case?

Again, I can manage the roads, but she cannot 'SWIM' like the Boleros at those culverts...

So, I prefer Boleroing from Kargil.

And best time is September ?
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1. 11000 for the taxi to and fro, traveling as many people? If 8 ppl= 1375?
11,000 ONE WAY, for 250 kms, Sumo or Xylo

You have seen glimpses of the road in our photos and vidoes, no surprises why taxi operators rip you off, such "roads" take a heavy toll on maintenance costs.

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2. Adventure is one thing and excess is another: Linea will go and I am ready to be the first driver "WHO DUNIT?"
Just do it! Don't worry.


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Biggest problem is lack of workshops. If no WShops for Jeeps, what risk is it a new model car, which will sure get some beating, and the terror to be tugged 250 kms, in the worst case?
That is a risk you have to take. There is no support for Fiat anywhere in Ladakh region.

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Again, I can manage the roads, but she cannot 'SWIM' like the Boleros at those culverts...
In Aug-Sep the water crossings are benign and hold no terrors, any car can do it. More than the dept of the water is the unevenness of the boulders under the water - which can hid crevasses (tyres can get stuck) or hit the underbody.

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And best time is September ?
Undoubtedly the best time. Any car. Any sector. Any how.
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And what about Jeep Captain, a Keralite come to Cochin with his DISCOVERY to have a 'face to face commentary' of the tour with us few fellow BHPians ??
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1. 11000 for the taxi to and fro, traveling as many people? If 8 ppl= 1375?

2. Adventure is one thing and excess is another: Linea will go and I am ready to be the first driver "WHO DUNIT?"

Sunney, You can do it with your Linea. If SX4 can do it, Why not Linea.Only thing you have to do is. Take another friend who has a SUV with you.

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So, I prefer Boleroing from Kargil.

And best time is September ?
If you are talking about joining me.. It may not be Boleroing next time. It might be LR Defendering or LR Discoverying!!

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And what about Jeep Captain, a Keralite come to Cochin with his DISCOVERY to have a 'face to face commentary' of the tour with us few fellow BHPians ??
Sure, That would be wonderful to meet many bhpians in Cochin. Do you all have a regular bhpian meet there.? May be we can plan it when I am there next time.Add me of FB and we can be in touch. Thanks.
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1. 11000 for the taxi to and fro, traveling as many people? If 8 ppl= 1375?

2. Adventure is one thing and excess is another: Linea will go and I am ready to be the first driver "WHO DUNIT?"

Biggest problem is lack of workshops. If no WShops for Jeeps, what risk is it a new model car, which will sure get some beating, and the terror to be tugged 250 kms, in the worst case?

Again, I can manage the roads, but she cannot 'SWIM' like the Boleros at those culverts...

So, I prefer Boleroing from Kargil.

And best time is September ?
Sunny, Great enthusiasm and the "Just do it" spirit.
Btw before you take a final decision on taking your Linea, I would like you to read completely about the return leg from Padum till Kargil, before taking a decision. I am sure it will be fun talking about you taking a Linea after looking at the pics of the return leg. HVK Sir, I am waiting for the return leg. Jeep Captain, lets finish your photos till Padum fast.
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Sunny, Great enthusiasm and the "Just do it" spirit.
Btw before you take a final decision on taking your Linea, I would like you to read completely about the return leg from Padum till Kargil, before taking a decision. I am sure it will be fun talking about you taking a Linea after looking at the pics of the return leg. HVK Sir, I am waiting for the return leg. Jeep Captain, lets finish your photos till Padum fast.
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Sunney, You can do it with your Linea. If SX4 can do it, Why not Linea.Only thing you have to do is. Take another friend who has a SUV with you.
Akush, I understand your caution.
I am experienced abt 15 years as a driver, 1000kms. single sittings is no problem. But an overly worried drive kill the joy of it. A long wheelbased low GC car on this road limit the drive-comfort to an endurance test of the car, and kill the joy of the driver. A Bolero/ Jeep is a diff. vehicle, which is made for such roads.
May be thats why JC advised to take an SUV-friend with...

Finally it depends on the then-time road condition.
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Akush, I understand your caution.
I am experienced abt 15 years as a driver, 1000kms. single sittings is no problem. But an overly worried drive kill the joy of it. A long wheelbased low GC car on this road limit the drive-comfort to an endurance test of the car, and kill the joy of the driver. A Bolero/ Jeep is a diff. vehicle, which is made for such roads.
May be thats why JC advised to take an SUV-friend with...

Finally it depends on the then-time road condition.
Hey Sunney,
No I am not kidding, just wait for the return photos. I don't want to unravel the surprise. Just let HVK complete the return journey pics till Kargil and you will know why I use term caution on this particular stretch (SUV or something else). You will also understand why JC is suggesting you to take a SUV friend with you. Right Jeepcaptain?

I know issues with low GC cars. I own a Honda City and at all speed breakers I keep calculating if it will scratch the belly or not.

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