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Day 7 Tongul-Rangdum-Pensi La-Padum continued…
Awesome post and pics there again, Anshuman.

Apart from dimming sunlight in the evening, another reason we had to turn back towards Padum that day after going miles and miles of exploration was lack of any human contact in that region. We had left the local population and villages too far behind and the mountains were looking not too intact. It was an unnerving feeling and we even spotted minor landslides from top of a mountain on our side of road only. The basic behavior of landslides is that they start off very small stone coming down from the top and can gain massive momentum in no time due to cascading effect of gravity, taking along bigger chunks of mountains.

We began to realize the gravity of the situation a bit slowly, we were in a very remote location and if there was a landslide in that area that could block our way back to Padum, it would have meant that we could have been stuck for hours (possibly days) in that region before anyone would have been able to contact us. There was absolutely ZERO traffic/human movement on that section, none other than us, zilch!

A very good decision we made there, to turn around and reach Padum before it got dark; but man what amazing vistas, long and long stretches of blissful drive.
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Here are a few pics from my end, of the journey so far... nothing splendid as Anshuman's gear, these are quick iPhone clicks.

Both cars on its way to Sach Pass. Do notice the GoPro on top of Fortuner through which we recorded our Sach Pass Drive video.
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Anshuman getting some fresh ice for our icebox.
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At Sach Pass vantage point.
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A few pics from the time we were waiting for landslide on the road to be cleared on our way to Killer from Sach Pass.
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As mentioned, here is a Panorama shot at top of Shingo La Pass.
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The Altitude reading at Shingo La Pass from my watch: 15600 ft. Please ignore the temp reading, the reading is 22.9 degree Celsius due to being on my hand for long. The real temperature there at the top must have been 12-13 degrees.
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A few shots from the Drive from Jispa to Pang.
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At Tanglang La top.
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Fortuner at Thiksey Monastery
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At the banks of Indus River on our way to Kargil.
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On our way to Zanskar Valley
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Anshuman taking down the Hella 3003 lights and taping down the wiring.
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A bit of solitude and soaking up the views at Pensi La.
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Here are a few pics from Toyota Workshop at Kargil, we had to replace the coolant after the car heatup incident.
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BTW, slightly off-topic from the thread, here is an interesting info I found about the Mercedes Expedition Truck we saw in Leh.

The truck in question is a Mercedes 1017 ex Bundeswehr, belongs to Ellen & Perry Rodan. their website here

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The mods list on this truck as per them,
  • Engine optimized for more torque and power by Rüdiger Schramm
  • Longest of the 4 possible ratios Vmax 120km / h Consumption at 85km / under 20 liters / 100km (axles converted)
  • Air intake raised
  • Spring packages new and reinforced
  • Tires on front axle 13 x 22.5 on aluminum rims rear 425/65 x 22.5 on steel rims
  • Freewheel hubs on the front axle
  • 500 liters of water
  • 400 liters of diesel
  • Webasto Airtop heater 3500
  • Eberspächer D5WS Water heater with heat exchanger and radiators
  • 800 watt solar on the roof
  • 2.5 KW Honda generator
  • Rear garage can be lowered



What amazing way to travel across the continents! Three cheers to both of them and their spirit!
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Default Day 8: Padum - Drang Drung Glacier - Rangdum - Kargil - Lamayuru

Day 8: Padum - Drang Drung Glacier - Rangdum - Kargil - Lamayuru

This was going to be a long day for us in terms of driving time. While the driving distance was less than 350 kms in total, it was the same Zanskar Valley unpaved road torture that we were taking back to Kargil.

Our hotel room in Padum. It was nice to have a cozy bed, good food and hot water for shower. The room was done up nicely too. All wooden interiors looked awesome.

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The restaurant where we had our breakfast before leaving from Padum.
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The view of main street in Parum town. We had decent number of small time hotels, guest houses and restaurants on this street.
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We had a light breakfast (omelette, bread toasts etc) and started our day journey around 8:30 in the morning.
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The no road torture continued as we approached Pensi La on our way back.
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The very first glimpse of Drang Drung Glacier from the road.
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It was sunny towards the Glacier side while clouds had started to come from the other end. We saw the open unused sandy sections and the view of small water body was amazing.
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We decided to get a little adventurous and decided to get as close to the Glacier as we could.
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We both got out of the Fortuner and searched for a trail from which we could descent off-road. We walked around and found an appropriate approach to get off-road.
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Once a track was located, I went to get the car down.
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Here is a quick video of the same.


The approach was not very difficult and the trail was a mix of sliding sand coupled with small to medium size stones.
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A view as we got closer to the Glacier.
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We drove the car as close to the glacier as we could, however there was a huge stream, called Stod River, a tributary of River Zanskar, and its feed lake which was originating from the Glacier. We walked around to find whether we could cross the water body from any sides. With no back up vehicle with us and no human contact in sight, we weren't going to take any chances to drive the Fortuner into water. If we got stuck, it would have meant the whole day going waste and it would have been quite a nightmare to pull a bogged down vehicle in middle of nowhere, since Fortuner is very heavy.

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With no luck finding any way to cross the water stream, we decided to leave the Fortuner there itself and decided to trek up to the glacier.

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Anshuman lacing up his boots for the Glacial walk!
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Day 8: Padum - Drang Drung Glacier - Rangdum - Kargil - Lamayuru - CONTINUED...

The glacier looked pretty close in our sight, however the trek was about 30 mins to reach the snout (Glacier's Foot). We could spot a couple of Icelandic trekkers on Glacier's surface! How long would they take to reach to the summit, a good 23 kms away (YES 23 kilometers, that's the length of Drang Drung's corrie!, it is the 2nd longest glacier in Karakoram Range of Indian Himalayas after Siachen).

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Trekking, even for 30 minutes at that altitude, was never going to be easy.
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As we got further closer, our hands, face, ears were getting numb due to the chilly winds coming from the Glacier side. Took care of that!
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Here is a quick contest. SPOT THE TREKKERS in the two pics below!
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The view kept better and better!
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A few ponnies that we spotted near Stod River's Stream.
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Moreover, our eyes weren't able to scale down the massive size of the glacier. As we got closer and closer, Drang Drung kept getting larger and larger.
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Once close enough, we realized that the large stone like structures in the snout were actually MASSIVE chunks of glacial ice.
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Finally, made it to the Glacier Terminus.
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And started our climb on the Glacier itself!
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Stunning view of the Glacier Head!
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Once we started climbing, we realized the glacier surface was extremely slippery! Our head went huh, why? We had plenty of small stones etc under our boots to provide us needed grip! But we noticed something. The surface under those stones was Solid ICE. Thousands and thousands years old glacial ice. It was as solid as a rock!

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Day 8: Padum - Drang Drung Glacier - Rangdum - Kargil - Lamayuru - CONTINUED...

We obviously didn't want to take unnecessary risks since we had no ice climbing gear with us. Therefore, we decided not to venture too far on the glacier and came down quickly.

Anshuman sat down and enjoyed the amazingly raw beauty of a sight to behold. And if some of you are wondering about the color effect, this is how this picture came out of the camera! The glacier in background is indeed grey and the stone on which Anshuman is sitting has all these natural colors.
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I went ahead to have a peak into those wide and huge toes in glacier's foot (Crevasses, as they are called).
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The ice pack in crevasses was slowly turning into small chunks of ice, melting and percolating, to feed Stod River.
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The purist form of water anywhere in the world! Don't you agree!
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I took a small chunk out and went WOW! It was as clear as a crystal!
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We spent some more time, enjoying the scenery.
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However, the clouds from the other side were growing at rapid pace and we could sense the weather was deteriorating very quickly.
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We decided to make quick move back to our car.
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And started our journey back towards Kargil.
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Leaving the amazing Drang Drung behind!
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Soon we saw weather on glacier getting bad to worse.
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We could also see trekkers on the Glacier also descending down, fast!
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A few more pics from the main road, and the glacier in the background.
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A Panorama I took while Anshuman pondered upon how else can we click this amazing view.
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Light drizzles started by the time we were approaching Pensi La.
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Soon the drizzles turned into pouring rainfall, one of the heaviest we saw during this trip. Lasted for approx. 40 minutes only but filled all those dried down streams remaining on our way back to Kargil.
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Then, something strange happened. I noticed a few droplets of water on the inner side of the windshield! Must have been some minor gap in the seal of windshield. I got worried for a moment, however it was raining heavily and we wanted to cover ground as fast as we could, so we ignored it. Anshuman was of the opinion to get it checked once back in Delhi, however after so many months and so many more torrential monsoon rains here in plains, the windshield never leaked again! EVER! Strange but true!

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Day 8: Padum - Drang Drung Glacier - Rangdum - Kargil - Lamayuru - CONTINUED...

We covered rest of the distance towards Rangdum, Parakchik and Kargil as fast as we could. However, the weather had turned very cold and we simply clicked most of these pics below sitting inside the car only.

A quick video of a small stream crossing on our way back.




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Nice smooth tarmac returned as we got closer to Kargil.
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However, it already had gotten dark by the time we reached Kargil, and our stay point for the night was Lamayuru. So, we decided to keep driving and this was first time we had to drive in dark. Unfortunately, our Hella 3003 Aux lights were down and out and on our way to Lamayuru, one of my low beam also went kaput!
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So, 3 lights out of a total of 6 were done! The road to Zanskar Valley was taking its toll on the car and how! We kept driving and reached Lamayuru around 11:30 PM. Found ourselves a place to crash and wrapped up one of the most exiciting day of the trip!

That's it for now and stay tuned for rest of the story.

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Wonderful thread. Rated 5*
The pics are just magnificent and the way you have narrated really make one feel, as if he is travelling with you guys! Kudos to you for this brilliant travelogue.
The Leh circuit itself is a challenging terrain and you guys have chosen the roads less traveled ! Hats off to you guys.

I do follow the ownership thread of this Fortuner silently and i must say i have become a fan of this SUV. Its brute and from its stance it makes one believe it can go anywhere ! Off-late i search You-tube too, to see the offroading video's of this Fortuner!

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Its brute and from its stance it makes one believe it can go anywhere ! Off-late i search You-tube too, to see the offroading video's of this Fortuner!
You must see this Fortuner in action, it is awesome! Search Anshuman Bishnoi's you tube videos to see what all it does.
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