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Old 21st September 2012, 13:03   #61
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Thikse continued.. .

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Old 21st September 2012, 13:22   #62
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Anshuman, till now this has been a wonderful read. Loved every bit of the writeup and the pics.
From the time I read that you were planning to take the Laura to Ladakh, I was awaiting this TL.
Admiteddly, I havent read the whole bit, but writing in between, seeking permission to use this pic (of Laura on the road) as a wallpaper.

Its stunning .

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Old 21st September 2012, 13:27   #63
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seeking permission to use this pic (of Laura on the road) as a wallpaper.

Its stunning .
Thanks! Feel free to use any of the pictures as wallpaper.
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Old 21st September 2012, 13:47   #64
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By 1300hrs we left Thikse Gompa. Plan for rest of the day was to pick permits, get the car washed and roam around in the market.

For now we wanted to spend some time at riverside, but we did not know where, that is when Traffic cops asked us to stop. The nicely dressed smart looking local traffic cop comes to me and says "Hello, How are you?, How is your trip going?" I was surprised, i have never seen such a well behaved, english speaking smartly dressed cop in India. He stopped us to check if we had sunfilm on our car and advised us to drive slow. We asked about any riverside spot, he pointed out a small Forest department maintained Jungle nearby. We spent around an hour lazing by riverside.

Dropped Ladies at out accomodation and we left to get the car washed. After hours of seraching we could find an relatively empty washing station in Chogalamsar. Car wash guys took leisurely 2 hours to wash my car, the job was worth it and costed only 150 bucks. In the meantime met a local social worker Rehman from Kargil, he was there to get his Santro washed, a nice person to talk to and we discussed local issues, politics and what not. He recommended me to take the Manali route, he said some stretches are bad but he does this stretch frequently in his 12 year old Santro.

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Old 21st September 2012, 13:51   #65
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After some relaxing at our rooms, left for the market in eve. Spent most of the time at a rooftop restaurant, loved the Pizza! Picked the permits and left for our rooms.

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Fantastic pictures and Travelogue. Read a part of it yesterday and am on it since today morning. No wonder files have been piling on my desk since morning.
Waiting for the rest of it especially the rest of the pics of the RR at K-Top We guys keep on thinking to choose the right company/ car/ spares etc for a trip and that guy was on a 1925 RR.
Bring it on....
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As soon as we got back to NH1D, we spotted our second Jam, Highway was close for an hour for maintenance. This was a nice scenic place at a riverside but Sun was extremely harsh, i had already acquired a lot of tan. We waited in the car with curtains up and AC on.
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Nice travelogue Anshuman and good photo's too. GC in Laura is always underestimated by many and your travelogue shuts their mouth!

BTW - Which variant of Laura do you have? From the alloy wheels - it looks like Ambiente. Reason for asking is you have mentioned about the curtains and as per my understanding it only comes in L&K variant.

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BTW - Which variant of Laura do you have? From the alloy wheels - it looks like Ambiente. Reason for asking is you have mentioned about the curtains and as per my understanding it only comes in L&K variant.
Yes, it is Ambiente DSG 140hp CRDI. Curtains are aftermarket P8 ones.

Rear Curtains are available as original Skoda Accesory.
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Yes, it is Ambiente DSG 140hp CRDI. Curtains are aftermarket P8 ones.

Rear Curtains are available as original Skoda Accesory.
Good to hear about the aftermarket curtains. How much does it cost? Would it be possible for you post some pictures of the curtain - how it was installed?
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Some more pictures from the evening spent at a rooftop restaurant. Next day's plan was to reach Pangong Tso.

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Waiting for next batch of pics to arrive?

In the meantime check out this old travelogue by me on my drive to Tawang in a Indigo. Be warned, pictures are not as good, back then i did not even hold a camera properly, just a few random clicks with P&S camera. Link: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...road-trip.html
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I simply loved the moon shot. So clear and crisp. Can you please share the EXIF details and the camera and lens you used for this compilation.
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A truly inspiring travelogue. Especially its really good to see a sedan take the Ladakh road trip so well. Thanks for sharing the amazing pictures. The landscape of Ladakh and its vast emptiness has always somehow fascinated me and your pictures couldn't have brought it out better. Thanks a ton and keep the pictures coming. I am hooked to this thread.
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I simply loved the moon shot. So clear and crisp. Can you please share the EXIF details and the camera and lens you used for this compilation.
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It's a cropped picture.

Nikon D5100, 55-300mm Lens, Handheld, -1.3EV, Spot Metering, 1/500sec, F5, ISO 100, 195mm
RAW file processed into JPEG through Adobe Camera Raw

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Excellent pictures by 5100! (need to learn a lot from your pictures) Hats off.
I feel most of the pictures are clicked by a wide angle lens too (i might be wrong)
Were there any scrapping done by the laura during the journey?
About the P8 curtains do they need to cut the door's fiber cladding a bit to accomodate them?
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