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Old 6th January 2012, 18:13   #1471
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It was a really early morning and the internal body clock of KP & YP said its too early for natures call.
And then later just before entering this sector we had stop for a cup of tea, some biscuits and cigis which led to an emergency call that had to be answered in the open.
Actually by now KP & YP were addicted to this heavenly format of taking a dump in natures silence and being surrounded by huge colourful mountains with a river running close by.
Anw now we know what caused the delay...
Before I retraced my steps to find the two Swifts and while we were waiting, the general agreement and discussion was that the Mumbai Roadsters had decided to do some speed runs and drifting on the flat sandy roads! Guess we were terribly wrong!

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Thank you KSM for sharing our little dumping secrets of Ladakh. I sure did enjoy the view every single time and tried doing my best to enhance the natures beauty there by fertilizing the Ladakh land as much as possible while enjoying the whole process of it.
Now this calls for another trip/ expedition this year to see the fruits of your fertilization!

@laluks, lovely snaps Sir! Considering your love for capturing dogs on camera, am left wondering if you would rather capture them physically and take them back home! (add a big grin here too!)
Oops almost forgot, what would Chief HVK have to say about that???
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Old 6th January 2012, 19:34   #1472
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@laluks, lovely snaps Sir! Considering your love for capturing dogs on camera, am left wondering if you would rather capture them physically and take them back home! (add a big grin here too!)
Thank you sir.

Your observation is very true. Ever since I lost my Dashy to a terminal cancer last February, these loved ones create an emotional bond the moment I see them. Hence the clicks to keep those memories forever.

My PPGs had been very sad with their pet's loss and I am now not allowed to keep any more doggies, since they fear that they cannot handle another such incident.
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Old 9th January 2012, 23:23   #1473
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

Woke up after a nightmarish night by 06:00AM. The howling winds and the spine chilling cold added to the woes of a tired drive. But waking up to see the majestic Pangong Tso is a blissful experience.

Got out of my tent.

TS is freaking out like a kid, and he braves himself out to see the mighty Pangong in his pajamas!

TS, HVK and JP at Pangong Tso
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The first look of Pangong Tso from the tents
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I slowly walked down all alone to the lake. The winds were already aggrevating the cold. With a watering nose, and pricking pain in the fingers went to click some shots of the morning. The light was also not conducive for clicks and the lake was also not in its classic blue color.

Prayer flags at Pangong Tso
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The water looks some what Greenish
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Tasted some water. It is salty
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The water is crystal clear
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Far away where the light falls on the water, the color looks different
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A different shade of color
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Note : Be warned a heavy dose of Pangong Tso is going to come . After all when one sees such a beauty you just cant control your shutter bug instinct - I became Greedy and beleived I can capture all that beauty
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Old 9th January 2012, 23:31   #1474
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

I had some birds for company. I sat down on a stone near the banks and wetting my feet in ice cold Pangong, enjoyed the birdies and clicked some pictures.

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After an hour or so, I was about to get frozen. Started walking back to the tent dreaming of a hot break fast and piping hot tea!!

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Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

After breakfast walked around the tent camp.

A panoramic view of Pangong Tso from the tents
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The Tent Camp
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The wind slowly blowing away the clouds. Water looks greenish still
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The Flags of the tent camp
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Pangong Tso and the road in front of Tent camp
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Another look at the tents
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AP and YP dwarfed by nature
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My tent
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NJ outside his tent
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Colorful pictures on the tent
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

By 09:00AM we checked out of the tent camps and packed our stuff into the vehicles.

Mandatory Engine Checks
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Our Cars at the Martsemik Eco Huts Tent Camp
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Welcome to Martsemic Eco Huts
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AP frisking BolBolero for Ciggies!!
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All Ciggies Confiscated
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Pangong Tso started showing different hues
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Default Re: HumbLeh'd II (Indo Polish Himalayan Expedition to Ladakh & Himachal Pradesh)

Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

This post is dedicated to HVK and his Scorpio, the man and the machine which took me to this beautiful place

HVK Scorpio at Pangong Tso
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HVK and his Scorpio at Pangon Tso
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

Pangong Tso is at an altitude of 14029 feet
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By now slowly all the vehicles were coming doiwn to the banks of Pangong Tso for the mandatory team pictures.

Discovery Bolero with a delighted TS in it
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I started looking around for more beauty and colours
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Clear waters to the banks and greenish to the depths
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Pangong stretches so far
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Bluish tint coming on
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After 18 days of roadie life my eyes kind off captures everything beautiful
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso

Team picture at Pangong Tso
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Our machines at Pangong Tso
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Day 18
29th August 2011
Pangong Tso - Chushul

By 09:30AM we started our journey towards Hanle, our destination for the night.

Who says Gokarna(Karnataka) alone has an OM beach?

OM beach at Pangong Tso
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A close look at the waters of OM Beach at Pangong Tso
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The white band on the water is where the sunlight is falling straight
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The convoy
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More views of pangong Tso as we proceed further

Different hues as the angle and sunlight varies
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Torquise blue starts to appear
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Bluish
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Pangong Tso - Chushul

More views of pangong as we proceed further
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We passed by a small settlement
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HVK showed me this beautiful tree and asked me to make this composition
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Beautiful
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We moved further, the blue was thickening. So we stopped by to enjoy again.
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Waves on Pangong Tso
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A panorama
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Greenish, Bluish, Beautiful
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Pangong Tso - Chushul

Suddenly we saw a boat on Pangong Tso
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Seems like a patroling boat
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How I wish I could be in that boat
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For now its just another dream!
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Guys were freaking out
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AP jumps up in joy!
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Mighty Pangong, unmindful of the crowd
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Waves at Pangong Tso
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A Panorama
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We moved on - we were along the Pangong Tso for a long time
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Beauty of Pangong was only increasing
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Somebody has arranged the stones while praying
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Can you spot the convoy?
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Discovery Bolero enjoying a water splash near Pangong Tso
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Duckies enjoying a swim
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Pangong is getting more and more beautiful
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More and More Blue
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Swifty near Pangong Tso
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Pangong dividing the land and the mountains
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