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Old 22nd August 2012, 22:48   #166
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Day 2
24 - July - 2012

We drove on
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Old 22nd August 2012, 22:52   #167
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Day 2
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We reached the second Glacier of the drive
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We drove on
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Old 22nd August 2012, 22:59   #168
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Day 2
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It was time for some waterfall crossing!
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The water falls on the road, you have to drive through this
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Notice the steps on the road
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I go over to the other side waiting for the Scorpio to cross
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Scorpio comes through the waterfalls!
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And waits for me to get in

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Old 22nd August 2012, 23:03   #169
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We drove on
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Old 22nd August 2012, 23:11   #170
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Time for the next water fall
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Madam Safari really enjoyed the cool water
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Panoramic view of the falls, the road, the mountain, the glaciers and the valley

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Madam Safari is really dwarfed by the surroundings

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Glaciers
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The First Gateway to Sach Pass
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We drove on

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Passing glaciers all along
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Old 22nd August 2012, 23:19   #171
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We could see Bhagotu Check Post at a distance
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We reached the check post
. It was already 16:30 hours.
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We entered our details in the register there. As last time we ordered tea from the small shop there. While tea was getting prepared I roamed around to get some pictures.


Some pictures near Bhagotu Check Post

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By 17:00 hours we continued on with our drive towards Sach Pass.

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Old 22nd August 2012, 23:35   #172
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Here is a series of videos - shot using Agent Vinod's car cam




Tyari-Sansari sector


Tip: Do not look out of the right side window!!!
Wow! Pretty scary. Are these roads one-ways?

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Hi Laluks,

My apologies for not doing this in my earlier post!

A big THANK YOU for your awesome photography and taking us through the exciting journey with legendary HVK and others!!

Your pictures are very captivating and superb!

Happy Motoring!
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Old 23rd August 2012, 00:21   #174
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Wow! Pretty scary. Are these roads one-ways?

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No, they are 2-way roads, if a vehicles comes from the other side, either has to wait for it to cross
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laluks and HVK sir, thanks a ton to you guys. If not for your I wouldnt have visited Leh/J&K/HP for the second time. (first being IPHE - II and second is now along with this log). Especially, I have never seen glaciers. They are magnanimous, makes us realise how miniscule we are in front of mother nature.keep it on!
(little OT: Laluks saar where is your "queen of hills" photolog?FYI, i am from TN and I have never been to ooty, given that I was in coimbatore for over 4 years! so will visit with you! please make it soon. I wont be visiting these places anytime soon either!)

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(little OT: Laluks saar where is your "queen of hills" photolog?FYI, i am from TN and I have never been to ooty, given that I was in coimbatore for over 4 years! so will visit with you! please make it soon. I wont be visiting these places anytime soon either!)
You can read about my trip to the queen of hills in 2006 and 2009 here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...fted-ooty.html (Swifted : Ooty)

The current one I'll write in the same log soon.
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KHILLAR-SACH PASS SECTOR

Maybe a video will tell you a little more about this road?




P.S. shot using Agent Vinod's Car Cam
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KHILLAR-SACH PASS SECTOR

Or maybe this video expresses this sector better?

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KHILLAR-SACH PASS SECTOR

It is not always a cliff hanger or walls of snow, as Agent Vinod finds out when he furiously chases the HVK Scorpio raising dust storms in its wake.......





...and it was always not a smooth drive.....check out this video. HVK Scorpio had got stuck on this steep slope with rubble & sharp boulders, so Agent Vinod is being guided up the slope....


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KHILLAR-SACH PASS SECTOR

As we climb up to the 4500 mtr Sach Pass, the "road" cuts across Tall Walls of snow....in the peak of summer





...these are the scenes we encounter




And finally the summit - this is what Sach Pass looks like


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