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Old 17th December 2011, 12:15   #1351
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No, we did not go to Warshi. I saw the signboards pointing to it across the river after the Largiap Bridge and before Changmar. Are civilians allowed there? What goes there?

Lalu has already uploaded a couple of photos on the Thoise air strip, but I will also search the other albums for more.
I have no idea what goes on there Sir, it might just be a road connecting to the various villages or some posts.

Why I asked was because when we were having dinner at Partapur in one of the Army messes, one of the officers commented, that on our way back from Siachin Base we should have come directly from Warshi to Thoise to Partapur.

Then the topic changed and I did not interrogate about the route further. Hence thought would ask you, if you knew anything.

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I have no idea what goes on there Sir, it might just be a road connecting to the various villages or some posts.

Why I asked was because when we were having dinner at Partapur in one of the Army messes, one of the officers commented, that on our way back from Siachin Base we should have come directly from Warshi to Thoise to Partapur.

Then the topic changed and I did not interrogate about the route further. Hence thought would ask you, if you knew anything.

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I am intrigued because the road to Siachen Base Cap goes via Surmur, Panamik on the right bank of the River Shayok before Diskit itself. FRom what you say, looks like there is another route off this Turtuk road via Warshi too.

In any case, civilians are not permitted to go off the Hunder-Turtuk road. They also are not granted permits beyond Panamik in the other road.
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Day 11: Leh to Turtuk 27th. August 2011

Part II: KhardungLa to Turtuk


The photologue continues...

Mountains and Sky
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Largiap Bridge
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Shayok River
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Fields of PEAS!
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Shayok river
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Different Hues of the mountains
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School Children at the First Balti Village (Someone please remind me the name)
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JP and JeepCaptain @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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DB and SS @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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no_enthu_da and NJ @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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laluks @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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Chief HVK @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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doctorque @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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AR @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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The garden @ Turtuk Holiday Camp
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to be continued...
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Old 17th December 2011, 18:12   #1354
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Day 11: Leh to Turtuk 27th. August 2011

Part II: KhardungLa to Turtuk


The photologue continues...

TURTUK Snapshots:
Turtuk Holiday Camp

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The Owner
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The Owner's Children
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IPHE Team
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Turtuk Village
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Baltistanis
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^^^^^ oops my mistake definitely not Baltistanis!
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to be continued...
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I was very well keeping with the pace of this travelogue initially, but lost it in middle & thereon could not make it. Just been picking random pages for reading as and when I could completely spend on this.

Definitely this is going to be "TRAVEL BIBLE OF LADAKH" for the ones who wanted to explore this region to the maximum.
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Lovely and sharp pictures Gautam sirjee, especially of the flowers and the interesting people. Now, I am getting this urge to borrow not only your Bolero but also your kamera; wot?
I am serious. Just to check my bones, I did a Mumbai-Udaipur-Mumbai. Also taken up swimming to tone up muscles and lungs in preparations for Ladakh

Keep it coming guys.
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Day 11: Leh to Turtuk 27th. August 2011

Part II: KhardungLa to Turtuk


The photologue continues...

TURTUK Snapshots:

BALTISTANIS
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Turtuk Farmland
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JeepCaptain among PEAS!
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Apricots
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Bridge Over Troubled Waters? NAH!
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Needs no introduction!
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The Last Stop for Civilians!
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Everybody returned to the camp by around 7:00 pm. After freshening up, all assembled in the Dining Tent for a delicious meal of Chicken and some home grown vegetables, washed down with some delicious fresh Apricots!

Lights out at around 10:30 pm. Early start again tomorrow....

Total Distance covered: 224 kms.
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Day 11: Leh to Turtuk


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only for us to wait at the edge of the river to let the army convoy pass..
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Are these army convoys? Trucks look like normal ones and not the army ones.
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Are these army convoys? Trucks look like normal ones and not the army ones.
The Army also engages civilian trucks when they shift battalions or companies from one place to another. In this case, this must be a company moving from Ladakh to, say, some far off place like, say, Pathankot or Ambala. This conviy was an all-army affair.
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You must have crossed Thoise en route to Turtok, any clicks of the airport??
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Lalu has already uploaded a couple of photos on the Thoise air strip

Some more from the next day. I only have these pictures and these were clicked from the pacing scorpio as Chief did not allow a photo halt.
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You must have crossed Thoise en route to Turtok, any clicks of the airport??
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Yes we did cross the air strip..i think Anku should have some pics. I remember Kunal out of the window with the camera in that section
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Some more from the next day. I only have these pictures and these were clicked from the pacing scorpio as Chief did not allow a photo halt.
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Jeep captain is seen with an arm supported walking stick (I don't know the real name of this stuff), and on earlier occasions also. Saw someone else also in that, I think Laluks. Why and what is the purpose. Any pain or problem?
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Jeep captain is seen with an arm supported walking stick (I don't know the real name of this stuff), and on earlier occasions also. Saw someone else also in that, I think Laluks. Why and what is the purpose. Any pain or problem?
Both Jeep Captain & SS used walking sticks during the trip, JC for medical reasons and SS due to his advanced age (81) in slopes and uneven terrain.
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[center]34°50'44"N 76°49'39"E
NORTHERN MOST POINT IN INDIA



Did you know that Turtuk is the northern most point in India motorable by road for Indian civilians?

For me personally, it was a great moment reaching Turtuk, it being the NORTHERN-MOST point in India. I have driven to all the other corners of India, but till Turtuk was opened up to tourists in the year 2010, the Northernmost accessible to tourists was a spot on the Dras-Kargil road, which I had been already.

In the year 2009, I had the pleasure of driving to ALL the 4 points the SAME year. How did that happen?

EAST: Apr 25, 2009, Kibithu, 4866 feet, 740 am
WEST: Apr 29, 2009, Koteshwar, 17 feet, 1115 am
NORTH: Sep 14, 2009, Kharbu-Kargil road, 8754 feet, 738 pm
SOUTH: Nov 15, 2009, Kanyakumari, 286 feet, 138 am


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...and now, with the opening of the road to Turtuk, I managed to reach the Northernmost point too this year, and I am definitely not contemplating driving to the other points in one shot!

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