Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd August 2012, 16:41   #181
BHPian
 
AlphaKilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: VOMM-EDDW-EDDM
Posts: 772
Thanked: 361 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by hvkumar View Post
And finally the summit - this is what Sach Pass looks like


What was laluks sir trying to do? Sacrificing himself to the Madam Safari (for his love of old lady?)
AlphaKilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 19:09   #182
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlphaKilo View Post
What was laluks sir trying to do? Sacrificing himself to the Madam Safari (for his love of old lady?)
That was a victory dance done by a person who have travelled through scary roads who just managed not to wet his pants
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 19:18   #183
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

We continued our onward journey to Sach Pass
Name:  DSC_8215.jpg
Views: 2094
Size:  554.7 KB

Name:  DSC_8217.jpg
Views: 2091
Size:  546.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8218.jpg
Views: 2066
Size:  481.9 KB

Name:  DSC_8221.jpg
Views: 2069
Size:  566.9 KB

Name:  DSC_8225.jpg
Views: 2076
Size:  470.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8228.jpg
Views: 2024
Size:  536.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8239.jpg
Views: 1929
Size:  475.2 KB

Name:  DSC_8241.jpg
Views: 1912
Size:  469.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8246.jpg
Views: 1889
Size:  405.8 KB

Looks like Christmas Father
Name:  DSC_8224.jpg
Views: 1932
Size:  722.4 KB



continued...

Last edited by laluks : 23rd August 2012 at 19:23.
laluks is offline   (6) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 19:27   #184
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

More glaciers as we proceed
Name:  DSC_8249.jpg
Views: 1882
Size:  368.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8254.jpg
Views: 1834
Size:  476.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8256.jpg
Views: 1819
Size:  414.9 KB

HVK Scorpio
Name:  DSC_8255.jpg
Views: 1817
Size:  476.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8257.jpg
Views: 1794
Size:  491.9 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 19:36   #185
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

I walked towards the Second Gateway to Sach Pass
Name:  DSC_8260.jpg
Views: 1787
Size:  484.9 KB

Name:  DSC_8281.jpg
Views: 1787
Size:  436.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8280.jpg
Views: 1764
Size:  462.9 KB

Waited for the cars to arrive

Name:  DSC_8261.jpg
Views: 1776
Size:  465.3 KB

Look at the massive glacier
- these are sights of a lifetime for me!
Name:  DSC_8264Edit.jpg
Views: 1753
Size:  284.9 KB

HVK Scorpio stalls in the rubble, Romin gets out to guide HVK to reverse all the way back to plain ground to gain momentum for the climb
Name:  DSC_8259.jpg
Views: 1747
Size:  484.8 KB

Waiting again for them to come
Name:  DSC_8282.jpg
Views: 1722
Size:  522.3 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 19:44   #186
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

HVK Scorpio climbing up towards the Gateway
Name:  DSC_8283.jpg
Views: 1739
Size:  498.6 KB

Name:  DSC_8284.jpg
Views: 1751
Size:  502.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8285.jpg
Views: 1734
Size:  504.9 KB

Name:  DSC_8286.jpg
Views: 1740
Size:  505.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8287.jpg
Views: 1733
Size:  499.1 KB

Name:  DSC_8288.jpg
Views: 1723
Size:  506.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8289.jpg
Views: 1797
Size:  500.6 KB

Name:  DSC_8290.jpg
Views: 1808
Size:  487.8 KB

HVK Scorpio reaches the Gateway!

Name:  DSC_8292.jpg
Views: 1773
Size:  492.7 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 19:52   #187
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

HVK goes down to brief Agent Vinod about the strategy
Name:  DSC_8293.jpg
Views: 1699
Size:  492.7 KB

Name:  DSC_8295.jpg
Views: 1688
Size:  478.2 KB

Madam Safari climbing up
Name:  DSC_8304.jpg
Views: 1655
Size:  473.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8306.jpg
Views: 1685
Size:  561.1 KB

Name:  DSC_8307.jpg
Views: 1676
Size:  493.2 KB

Name:  DSC_8308.jpg
Views: 1661
Size:  480.5 KB

HVK walks back to the gateway
Name:  DSC_8313.jpg
Views: 1666
Size:  424.5 KB

Name:  DSC_8331.jpg
Views: 1647
Size:  471.6 KB

Madam Safari and Agent Vinod at the gateway
Name:  DSC_8345.jpg
Views: 1650
Size:  497.5 KB

HVK taking feedback of the strategy
Name:  DSC_8346.jpg
Views: 1640
Size:  491.1 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 20:00   #188
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

Walls of ICE!!
Name:  DSC_8347.jpg
Views: 1649
Size:  446.9 KB

We drove towards Sach Pass
Name:  DSC_8353.jpg
Views: 1676
Size:  437.2 KB

Name:  DSC_8354.jpg
Views: 1661
Size:  404.8 KB

We reached Bhoot Ground
Name:  DSC_8355.jpg
Views: 1668
Size:  437.5 KB

Name:  DSC_8356.jpg
Views: 1641
Size:  461.1 KB

Name:  DSC_8361Edit.jpg
Views: 1618
Size:  262.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8390Edit.jpg
Views: 1610
Size:  247.6 KB

We move on

Name:  DSC_8398.jpg
Views: 1623
Size:  449.7 KB

Name:  DSC_8399.jpg
Views: 1618
Size:  410.8 KB

Glaciers now have become a routine sight
Name:  DSC_8400.jpg
Views: 1602
Size:  426.7 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 20:05   #189
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

We drive past a lot of glaciers!
Name:  DSC_8403.jpg
Views: 1620
Size:  499.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8405.jpg
Views: 1596
Size:  345.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8406.jpg
Views: 1594
Size:  359.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8408.jpg
Views: 1594
Size:  406.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8410.jpg
Views: 1590
Size:  354.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8411Edit.jpg
Views: 1596
Size:  244.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8413.jpg
Views: 1587
Size:  428.8 KB

Name:  DSC_8414.jpg
Views: 1595
Size:  422.3 KB

Name:  DSC_8415.jpg
Views: 1574
Size:  423.5 KB

Name:  DSC_8417.jpg
Views: 1574
Size:  425.7 KB

Name:  DSC_8423.jpg
Views: 1575
Size:  399.2 KB

Name:  DSC_8424.jpg
Views: 1568
Size:  384.4 KB

Name:  DSC_8426.jpg
Views: 1584
Size:  394.0 KB

Name:  DSC_8431.jpg
Views: 1567
Size:  407.3 KB


continued...
laluks is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 20:12   #190
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,575
Thanked: 5,921 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Day 2
24 - July - 2012

We reached Sach Pass by 18:00 hours
Name:  DSC_8435.jpg
Views: 1644
Size:  407.8 KB

Name:  DSC_8439Edit.jpg
Views: 1618
Size:  249.1 KB

HVK goes to the temple at Sach Pass
Name:  DSC_8433.jpg
Views: 1676
Size:  478.5 KB

Sach Pass is kind of routine now!!

Name:  DSC_8450.jpg
Views: 2643
Size:  374.2 KB

The team at Sach Pass

Name:  DSC_8451.jpg
Views: 1605
Size:  442.2 KB

Name:  DSC_8453.jpg
Views: 1578
Size:  450.6 KB

Name:  DSC_8454.jpg
Views: 1631
Size:  466.6 KB

Name:  DSC_8457.jpg
Views: 1601
Size:  421.3 KB

We drove on towards Satrundi Check Post

continued...
laluks is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 21:26   #191
Senior - BHPian
 
mpksuhas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: KA03/KL11
Posts: 2,496
Thanked: 2,695 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by laluks
Romin gets out to guide HVK
Is he walking without shoes in icy water. Agreed shoes if wet will cause more issues in cold but still
mpksuhas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 21:44   #192
BHPian
 
AlphaKilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: VOMM-EDDW-EDDM
Posts: 772
Thanked: 361 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by laluks View Post
Day 2
24 - July - 2012

HVK Scorpio climbing up towards the Gateway
Attachment 974211

Attachment 974212

HVK Scorpio reaches the Gateway!

Attachment 974213

continued...
1.Why did HVK's scorpio got stuck or lost momentum there? Tyres lost grip?

2. HVK seems to be driving too close to the ice walls (in last few pics in the quoted post) why? Whereas the safari seems to have done it, through the middle of the road.

3. Laluks and Megha ji seem to be not wearing footwear/hawais! Recipe for frost bite! Why not a boot?? any specific reason?

OT: my 500th post came in IPHE and 600th comes in Mughal roads

Last edited by AlphaKilo : 23rd August 2012 at 21:46.
AlphaKilo is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 22:33   #193
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,368
Thanked: 3,324 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Lalu, Amazing photographs! Looks like we are in some magical world, can't imagine we went through all this!
hvkumar is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 23:02   #194
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,368
Thanked: 3,324 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

SACH PASS TO BAIRAVGAD SECTOR


Descending from Sach Pass to the Chamba Valley was not easy:
- Lots of slush
- Foggy
- Raining
- Steep curves

Let us check some of Agent Vinod's Car Cam videos

(for some sinister purpose, I note that he has not un-classified the best ones where we cut through some scintillating water falls)








...and last year during the IPHE drive, can you imagine we did all these places you see in the 3 videos above in pitch dark after sun down, in deep fog too!

Last edited by hvkumar : 23rd August 2012 at 23:06.
hvkumar is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd August 2012, 23:12   #195
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,368
Thanked: 3,324 Times
Default Re: Cliffhanger Himachal, Hidden Kashmir and a search for Mughal Ghosts

Quote:
Originally Posted by mpksuhas View Post
Is he walking without shoes in icy water. Agreed shoes if wet will cause more issues in cold but still
Oh, they were barefooted most of the time, they are used to it, they have lots of experience trekking around in the Western Ghats region. In any case, neither the weather nor the water was very cold.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AlphaKilo View Post
1.Why did HVK's scorpio got stuck or lost momentum there? Tyres lost grip?
It was a steep slope.
There was rubble in the ascent, so could not gather full speed.
There were a few sharp large rocks in the road & I had to swerve to avoid hitting the under-carriage.
At one point, I was going too slow, I lost power & stalled.
I had to reverse down the slope to some level ground to start the climb again.
The Safari had the advantage of "looking over the shoulders of the giant", having seen me already do the climb. But he also managed to smartly go over the very rocks that I was jittery about & trying to avoid.

Quote:
2. HVK seems to be driving too close to the ice walls (in last few pics in the quoted post) why? Whereas the safari seems to have done it, through the middle of the road.
Me avoiding the rocks (and hence going close to the snow walls) & the Safari boldly going over the rocks.

Quote:
3. Laluks and Megha ji seem to be not wearing footwear/hawais! Recipe for frost bite! Why not a boot?? any specific reason?
Reasons mentioned above.
They liked it that way, no fear of frost bite, weather was pleasant all throughout.

Quote:
OT: my 500th post came in IPHE and 600th comes in Mughal roads
I have to do another trip to see your 700th!!????? So be it............
hvkumar is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yusmarg - The Hidden Wonder of Kashmir Fauji Travelogues 10 26th December 2013 07:45
Hill Climb Challenge @ The Mughal Rally (Kashmir). June 2013 GTO Indian Motorsport 2 18th June 2013 18:22
OHC OE Fog Lamps: Hidden treasure or Hidden trash? ankitahuja Modifications & Accessories 38 7th November 2012 00:04
Rally of the Mughal Road. (Kashmir) Passiontodrive Indian Motorsport 9 27th June 2011 13:46


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:34.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks