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Old 16th October 2012, 12:50   #46
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A couple of videos from the trip.

1. The fortuner thru the famous Sach Pass waterfall




2. Mule Tracks on the opposite mountain outside Sangla

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Nice!

This is the same fortuner that we got for the bootcamp after your trip.

And see what we did to it!

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...4wd-track.html (2012 Toyota Bootcamp : How to convert barren land into a 4WD Track!)

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Nice!

This is the same fortuner that we got for the bootcamp after your trip.

And see what we did to it!
Yeah . This baby is indeed having fun. Great to see the kind of confidence that Toyota has in its vehicles. I am sure all Fortuner owners feel great!!!
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Some more videos from the trip

3. A bus that was stuck outside Cheri as the road towards the valley had collapsed. Most passengers had alighted and were placing stones over the area that had collapsed to allow the bus to pass.

4. Apples being graded and packed at the Stoke's Apple yard.



5. A family of monkeys make their way thru the mountains right above where we were stuck on account of a landslide outside Sangla. The locals who were stuck with us were very worried looking at these guys pass above us and rightly so. Thats because these monkeys are very playful and fairly heavy too. So they can inadvertantly start a landslide which can be disastrous with all the cars waiting below at the base .


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The two of us just completed a trek to Dhakuri which is the first halt enroute to the Pindhari Glacier in Uttaranchal. We had the same fortuner KA 3811 from Toyota even for this trip. I must say that with every trip we make my respect for this vehicle increases exponentially.

I always felt that the roads could not get worse than those at Sach Pass and Spiti. Surprise surprise!! We were told by our guide Nandan that a new road(read mule track) had just been opened that could take us right upto the head of trail which started at a village called Kharkiyaan. However he was also very emphatic that our fortuner would not make it as that was only meant for 4x4 Mahindra Pickups. He did have best interests at heart as we found out as the trail went thru deep slush, over 6 inches of packed snow, broken roads and landslides.

The fortuner simply soldiered on taking all and sundry in its wake. There was one time when near Loharkhet when I had to get the passenger side front and rear wheels to climb up the heap of rubble from a landslide to allow us to pass and she did that effortlessly in 1st low. The footboards took a real hammering but this truck felt almost unbreakable

Here is a short video put together by Rishad that sums up most of the terrain we put the Fortuner through.

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Hi Satan,

That is an awesome travelogue and true test for a car's guts!

The pictures and videos are beautiful and are very informative both about the location as well the car.

Good show and many thanks for this wonderful travelogue, rated 5 stars!
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