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Old 2nd December 2011, 09:22   #1171
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CHECK LIST FOR LEH

1. Draw money from ATM to recoup all money spent so far, no other ATMs till you get back to the plains

2. Check cars and carry out essential repairs - including cleaning air filters, topping up coolant and tightening any loose nuts & bolts

3. Shopping for momentoes

4. Obtain permits for onward journey

5. Shop for food to be carried in the car, such as biscuits

6. Refill water bottles

7. Update family, friends & relatives on current location.

8. Catch up on email, team-bhp & Face Book

9. Repack things in the car

10. Buy/ Fill up fuel cans for reserve fuel
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Where was the stay in Leh? Did everyone stay at the same place, was there enough space for all cars? Costs?

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CHECK LIST FOR LEH

1. Draw money from ATM to recoup all money spent so far, no other ATMs till you get back to the plains
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10. Buy/ Fill up fuel cans for reserve fuel
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Where was the stay in Leh? Did everyone stay at the same place, was there enough space for all cars? Costs?

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On Aug 21, we stayed in Santhi Guest House near the Santhi Stupa beyond Changspa locality in Leh. Rate charged was Rs 800, I think. No car parking, on the road outside. Tel: 01982-253084
Location: Shanti Guest House, Yurthung Road - Google Maps


On Aug 25/26, we stayed in Jorchung Guest House, which is on the Thukcha Main Road off the main market, but in a secluded part of Leh, and on the road connecting the "bypass" which links up to the Airport Road & Manali road. Charged around Rs 700 or Rs 800, not sure. Great place. Car parking inside, all our cars went in without any trouble. Friendly owner Sonam. Tel: Sonam 01982-242491/07298794156, 01982-252463/ 9419818756/ 9469297884
Location: Mahey Guest House, Tukcha Main Road, Leh - Google Maps, next to Mahey Guest House
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On Aug 21, we stayed in Santhi Guest House near the Santhi Stupa beyond Changspa locality in Leh. Rate charged was Rs 800, I think. No car parking, on the road outside. Tel: 01982-253084
Location: Shanti Guest House, Yurthung Road - Google Maps


On Aug 25/26, we stayed in Jorchung Guest House, which is on the Thukcha Main Road off the main market, but in a secluded part of Leh, and on the road connecting the "bypass" which links up to the Airport Road & Manali road. Charged around Rs 700 or Rs 800, not sure. Great place. Car parking inside, all our cars went in without any trouble. Friendly owner Sonam. Tel: Sonam 01982-242491/07298794156, 01982-252463/ 9419818756/ 9469297884
Location: Mahey Guest House, Tukcha Main Road, Leh - Google Maps, next to Mahey Guest House
We also stayed at Santi a triple room I think was 750/- gave awesome Omeletts, the owner was friendly, only problem being the car park on the road side; we were in and out of this place 2/3 times, all the times good rooms, the hot water not constant all the time and was a pain, said they have had problems with capacity.

Thanks for the dope on Jorchung Guest House, looks good with car park. Will have to do Leh again to finish the dream of touching Padum / Zanskar.

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Thanks for the dope on Jorchung Guest House, looks good with car park. Will have to do Leh again to finish the dream of touching Padum / Zanskar.

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Our team has photos of the Jorchung Guest House, let us await their uploading some. Pretty place with orchards around, very quiet and very good rooms
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25th August 2011
Kargil - Leh

By 06:30AM everybody was up and was loading the luggage to the vehicles. The vehicles were rigorously checked for any issues due to the Padhum drive too. The workshop space of the Hotel at Kargil is a great place to check the vehicles.

The Workshop Space near DZojila at Kargil, and the vehicles undergoing checks
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Ready for the drive
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We went to the petrol pump at Kargil and tanked up

The Diesel Tank Watch Doggy
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A rare sight!
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We said bye to Kargil for now
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The roads leading out of Kargil
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Fields
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Beautiful
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Day 14
25th August 2011
Kargil - Leh

We drove towards Mulbekh
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We reached Mulbekh by 08:45AM
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These guys almost pushed the board out to the river
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Some details of the Statue at Mulbekh
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The convoy parked at Mulbekh
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We ordered never ending rounds of tea from a shop nearby.

Some information for you guys!!
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She definitely is not happy with somebody!
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25th August 2011
Kargil - Leh


Mulbek Gompa and Mulbek Buddha Statue
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The entire statue
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The rudrakshas around his neck
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I am also equally confused like the other team members at this Statue. Need to dig into the history books to learn more.
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25th August 2011

Kargil - Leh

Just about we were to leave Mulbek, this child caught my attention. But by then the vehicles were rolling and I had to react fast in getting this click before we miss it completely. Not the perfect shot, but it kind of captured what I wanted to keep in the memories.

Fortune Favours the Brave
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25th August 2011
Kargil - Leh

We encountered a military convoy enroute
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We drove on
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Fresh tar
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We reached Fotu La by 10:45AM
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We drove on through these loops
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Leh is still far away
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NH1 or NH1D?
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Colourful terrains
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We reached Lamayaru by 11:00AM


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We despeartely needed the bumber towing hook which they did not have.
It is a part of the standard tool kit of Swift.

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People like JC even had towels ready so that they could take showers in wayside waterfalls, swims in wayside streams and go dig out stricken Scorpios out of mud holes The tow ropes and tool kits were always ready to be taken out for any need.
That is a fine piece of advertising copy writing.

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Kargil - Leh

Lamayaru Gompa
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The Beautiful Highway alongside the Gompa
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Lamayaru Gompa
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Inside Lamayaru Gompa
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Meditating?
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Lamps
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Kargil - Leh

Some views from Lamayaru Gompa
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Moonscape
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Horns ?
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Child Monk
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Most clicked Lady in town
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We went to the nearby restaurant by 11:30AM for our Brunch.

Our Brunch
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A picture from the restaurant
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By 12:00PM we finished our brunch and started to Leh. It was by this time that the other three vehicles in the convoy reached Lamayaru. Why they were slow is evident from the number of pictures they have clicked .



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HVK Scorpio near the Moonscape
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HVK Collecting Soil Samples
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The road runs along the Moonscape
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Close view of the Moonscape
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The road narrows down
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Colourful
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Workers were blasting nearby to expand the road
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Thanks to these hardworking people, we have good roads to drive on
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A small Gompa enroute
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Fresh Tar
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Beautiful roads
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Red carpet welcome?
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The signboard at Khaltse, straight is Leh, Left is to Kargil via Batalik and Dah
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We reached Khaltse by 12:30PM

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