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Old 6th January 2018, 18:38   #31
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Zanaskar is beautiful. Even if you don't get a group you should be fine with the ultra reliable Gypsy. We did Zanaskar in 2012 -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post3231242 (Jullay Ladakh!!)
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Hi Blackpearl,

Yep agreed. Ultra-reliable Gypsy

What scares me is, when i picked up my brand new vehicle from the showroom, the vehicle lost power within a km and stalled. No matter what i tried it wouldnt go even in first gear.

I had to call a mechanic who figured out the brakes were a bit tight and fixed it by loosening it it and i had no issue from then. Now just imagine having such a simple issue in Zanskar that i cant fix myself in the middle of nowhere. Thats what scares me !

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Hi Blackpearl,

Yep agreed. Ultra-reliable Gypsy

What scares me is, when i picked up my brand new vehicle from the showroom, the vehicle lost power within a km and stalled. No matter what i tried it wouldnt go even in first gear.

I had to call a mechanic who figured out the brakes were a bit tight and fixed it by loosening it it and i had no issue from then. Now just imagine having such a simple issue in Zanskar that i cant fix myself in the middle of nowhere. Thats what scares me !

Shyam
That is a one-off case and hopefully nothing should happen in future. But I agree that you need to know some basic stuff to get yourself going in case of an emergency in a remote place if you want to travel alone.
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Hi All,

I have been planning to make my first trip to Ladakh for the last few years. Finally decided to do it this year. After lots of research i have planned to cover Zanskar valley from Srinagar and then travel out of Leh from the Manali side. I would like to visit several villages on the way (layamuru, Kanji, Dah etc).

I dont have a hard time limit and want to keep my stay a bit flexible. Iam looking at least 3 weeks or more. My mode of transport will be by road on my Gypsy which is new (bought last year) and has only 8k on odometer.

Would love to be a part of a larger group since iam currently solo. I know the Zanskar route is very very challenging/unpredictable and iam not very familiar with my car . Iam planning to do the trip in early june 2018.

Just wanted to check if anyone else would like to join me??

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Hi Shyam, we are planning to cover zanskar, leh and back via manali. A group of 4-5 people in XUV 500, but starting on 16th June 2018 from Delhi. Let me know if this works for you and we can share further details.

PS: This would be our second trip to Ladakh, the first was in 2014, then did Spiti in 2017.
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