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Old 19th July 2014, 11:53   #16
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Great travelogue sir. You have a very humorous style of writing which keeps one engaged. I guess being in a trip with your extended family also added its own fun along with the Ladakh scenery.
Thanks a lot for your appreciation catchjyoti.

Yes, its indeed a different kind of fun when we are travelling with family. Our trip turned out to be a very memorable one.






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engrossing read and very nice pictures. which camera did you use and the lens? also, grateful if you could let me know how much did the hotel charge and what was the vehicle related cost?
Thanks a lot for your kind words.

I have a Nikon D3000. I have two lenses; the standard 18-55mm kit lens and an additional 70-300mm Nikkor lens.

I don't know the break-up costs. The final expenditure came to*Rs. 23,900/- per person on twin sharing basis. Air tickets were at Rs. 29,700/- per person.
In addition to the above, we paid approx Rs.5,000/- per person; which included the lunch, tea and other food expenses ( lunch wasn't included in the package ), transport to and from the Bangalore airport and also the tip amount paid to the hotel staff, drivers etc.
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Hey SChakravarthy, great lucid write-up buddy.

The beautiful pics further do justice to a complete before-the-eyes visualisation.

A treat for the otherwise bored souls.



A query, is the terrain suitable for a low ground clearance vehicle?
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Hey SChakravarthy, great lucid write-up buddy.

The beautiful pics further do justice to a complete before-the-eyes visualisation.

A treat for the otherwise bored souls.



A query, is the terrain suitable for a low ground clearance vehicle?
Thank you for the appreciation!

I'm not sure I'm the right person to answer your question. There are many other veterans here who are better suited to answer your query. But let me make an attempt though.
I saw many 800s, Ritz-s, Swift-s and the other small cars doing the Khardung La, Chang-La route. The roads are mainly good and I feel the small cars, with a little underbody scraping at places, can do the route. If you intend to stick to the same schedule that we followed, a small car, if driven carefully, can easily do it. But if you really want to explore the region, you definitely need an all terrain vehicle.
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That answers my question. I have to buy myself a 4*4 to do this trip. Thanks mate for the prompt reply.
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A very well composed and written travelogue. Was a pleasure to read especially due to the 'writing style'.

Thanks for giving a non-self driven perspective of Ladakh, though are these are more common in general, they are hard to come by on Team-BHP .

Will definitely help me as I plan my trip to Ladakh, hopefully next summer.
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A very well composed and written travelogue. Was a pleasure to read especially due to the 'writing style'.

Thanks for giving a non-self driven perspective of Ladakh, though are these are more common in general, they are hard to come by on Team-BHP .

Will definitely help me as I plan my trip to Ladakh, hopefully next summer.
Thank you for the appreciation charanreddy. I'm glad you enjoyed reading.

No self respecting petrol head will admit that he did a Ladakh trip as a hapless passenger! Maybe that explains the dearth of "non-self driven perspective of Ladakh" here on TeamBHP.
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Excellent travelogue! Those pictures speak a thousand words and you have paced it beautifully! Definitely a leh'ed trip on anvil. Amazing as to how beautiful our country is and how blessed we are!
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Amazing as to how beautiful our country is and how blessed we are!
Very true words Sir! There's so much to see here; I sometimes wonder why people spend so much and vacation outside!

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" Trimming the hyphen lines. Actually not needed "
The "actually not needed" part might be because another mod (aditya?) edited the post and shortened the lines a couple of days back.
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Superb photography.
Amongst the best I have seen in terms of clarity, composition and sharpness.
Did you do any photoshopping?
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Superb photography.
Amongst the best I have seen in terms of clarity, composition and sharpness.
Did you do any photoshopping?
Thank you!

I'm not a fan of Photoshopping images and fortunately or unfortunately, my Mac doesn't support it either!
The stock images appear a bit washed out, so what I did was change the brightness and contrast a bit. Nothing else.
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