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Old 14th May 2015, 21:59   #571
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What an absolutely engrossing travelogue even thought it's almost 3 Years old.HVK Sir , may I have the privilege of meeting you in person the next time I'm in Mumbai?

On another note, do you still have that Scorpio? If yes, I would like to know the current ODO reading.
Yes, always a pleasure to meet.

Yes, Scorpio is going strong, now odo is almost 422,000 kms.

Here is the latest photo when it crossed 420,000 kms
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Yes, always a pleasure to meet.

Yes, Scorpio is going strong, now odo is almost 422,000 kms.

Here is the latest photo when it crossed 420,000 kms
Have you ever rebuilt the engine? I would be amazing if you can put in the service record in a review and cost/km etc.,
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Have you ever rebuilt the engine? I would be amazing if you can put in the service record in a review and cost/km etc.,
Yes, I do have detailed service records.
Last fortnight, one of the timing tensioner springs broke, damaging the timing chain assembly and valves, so I had to open up the engine for the first time & change some components - but the cylinder - pistons & crank - were untouched, they are looking good even after so much running
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Great Travelogue HVK & Team. One of the best that I have come across.

I wanted to go to Bhadarwah , Kishtwar some years ago but instead my co travelers insisted on going to Leh from Kashmir.

I will plan to do these routes in my old Scorpio. HVK Sir is there a link to the Trip Logs of this trip ?

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Sach Pass will reopen only by mid-Jun.
Hardly the route where I would travel with kids and family
HVK Sir I was in Chamba on 26th June 2014 (last year).
I inquired and the Sach Pass had not opened by then.
I also inquired about the Road to Bhadarwah from the Local Tax Drivers, and they told me the road was completed and Vehicles do travel Chamba - Bhadarwah now. I am wondering if they were talking about the unfinished road that you had to turn back from.

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Great Travelogue HVK & Team. One of the best that I have come across.

I wanted to go to Bhadarwah , Kishtwar some years ago but instead my co travelers insisted on going to Leh from Kashmir.

I will plan to do these routes in my old Scorpio. HVK Sir is there a link to the Trip Logs of this trip ?
No, log books are in private domain.

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HVK Sir I was in Chamba on 26th June 2014 (last year).
I inquired and the Sach Pass had not opened by then.
I also inquired about the Road to Bhadarwah from the Local Tax Drivers, and they told me the road was completed and Vehicles do travel Chamba - Bhadarwah now. I am wondering if they were talking about the unfinished road that you had to turn back from.
Sach Pass road normally opens only in July.
Yes, I heard that the Langera-Bhaderwah road opened last year
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Great Travelogue HVK & Team.
Time to stop logging travels, HVK only seems to get the lime light, and burning midnight oil to present the log goes under the carpet
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I just finished going through the complete travelogue, one of the most crisp, detailed, informative and very entertaining it has been. I would like to thank you personally for all the details and the maps provided. I am myself planning to do this route on my motorcycle this year, and I may need your help in it. Thanks to the whole team who has put in their experience and information from the starting to the end. The best thing I like is that every narration had your beloved vehicles Scorpio and Madam Safari, I loved the pictures in which these two machines are showed.
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Yes, I heard that the Langera-Bhaderwah road opened last year
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Fantastic travelogue

A request, can you please share the full route that you did again. It's there in bits and pieces and Laluks has posted the plan in the initial pages.

I am reaching Jammu on 16th Aug and have a few days at disposal for a ride. Plan to travel to Zanskar. Bike trip. Also want to visit Gurez.

If you can share latest route update, that'd be great !

The Langera - Bhaderwah road opened would be the one from where ITBP sent you back.. right ?
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Sir,

Fantastic travelogue

A request, can you please share the full route that you did again. It's there in bits and pieces and Laluks has posted the plan in the initial pages.

I am reaching Jammu on 16th Aug and have a few days at disposal for a ride. Plan to travel to Zanskar. Bike trip. Also want to visit Gurez.

If you can share latest route update, that'd be great !

The Langera - Bhaderwah road opened would be the one from where ITBP sent you back.. right ?

The route plan went as follows:

Jammu-Udhampur-Patnitop-Batote-Pul Doda-Kishtawar-Gulaba-Tyari-Khilar-Bagrotu-Sach Pass-Satrundi-Bairavgarh-Tisa-Chamba-Kairi-Beni-Sarthal-Bhaderwah-Pul Doda-Kishtawar-Sinthan Top-Dakshum-Anantnag-Srinagar-Pampore-Pulwana-Shopian-Pir ki gali-Bafliaz-DKG-Rajouri-Akhnoor-Jammu

Roads are OK to travel - their usual self.
Road to Zanskar Valley is open, OK to travel
Langera-Bhaderwah road is now open
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HVK Sir and Lalu sir only respect for you ll both..suerb log. I had read the indo polish ladak expedition. And about ur experience of the sach pass then. I remember u missing the turn and going ahead towards. And u saying that u will do the sack pass again. Bravo.. HVK sir if i am correct you had come across a village named kumar as well at that time. Did u pass it this time. And may I know your current odo reading ?

Lalu sir amazing pictures and your phtotologue is done so neatly. You take of small details as well. Before I do any long trip will definitely contact and get guidance for camera and lens..
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