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Old 17th April 2008, 12:36   #31
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Nice pictures and account Tanveer. We missed Narkanda during our trip last Decemeber (yet to write about that trip).

Next time you should probably have a tusker with you. Will be a lot of help to get rid of all the obstacles on the way.
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I am thinking of getting a JCB, and putting a sticker on my car.
"My other car eats cars for breakfast"

That said we saw a couple of JCBs lying idle on the way.
It had been snowing for a couple of days, and I guess they are waiting for the weather to improve so that they can start clearing the road.
This chansal road goes to a remote village near china border.
That village is accessible in winter only through a pedestrian route which is a 35kms trek through snow.
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Awesome pics. Man, you are taking that indica to places where it doesn't belong. Like others said, its time for the 2.2l beast!
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actually, its time for you to get an alto VX

2.2L beast is too heavy for alot of things and had you gotten stuck - darn tough to pull out.
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who needs a 4X4 when you've got guts?
great pics.

do you inspect the undercarriage after each trip?
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Yup, my blue jeans had turned brown due to this.
I had to get down 3 times to inspect undercarriage.
At one point(snow pic) we had to get down and literally drag the car across with wheels spinning full throttle.
This after breaking the ice for 15 minutes with rocks and stocks and whatever debris we could find.
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Soft and hard Ice have their own pro's and con's but to get out of them, swivel your Steering left-right continuously in small radius while keeping your Revs low. It helps.

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Yup, my blue jeans had turned brown due to this.
I had to get down 3 times to inspect undercarriage.
At one point(snow pic) we had to get down and literally drag the car across with wheels spinning full throttle.
This after breaking the ice for 15 minutes with rocks and stocks and whatever debris we could find.
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Yup thats what I did dadu, and the car shook itself out of foot deep snow.
Going back was downhill, so it was just a gentle slide.
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Great travelogue and fantastic pics. You have got guts to take an Indica with 1 lac plus kilometers up there. I am sure most Indica owners would not know what their cars are capable of doing.
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Great pics & travelogue Tanveer! Just one thing though, going in this kind of terrain, don't you think having even just one shovel in the car would have been a great help?

I would say it would have made that snow crossing a lot easier.
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Lovely pics tsk. that IT guys earn a lot but i doubt if they have the time to go on a holiday like you.
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Yup, a shovel would have helped a lot. We had just one snow clump to cross.
Infact an axe would have helped remove the fallen log too.
Next time I will carry a shovel and some sticks of dynamite. Naa Rahega Baans, Naa Bajegi Bansuri
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Why not buy a Jeep with a mounted gun on it? If you go in the Ladakh sector you can even retaliate to the Pakis!
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Default Amazing pictures

You make me feel nostalgic. Have been missing the Himalayas badly. Threads like yours are like balm for the soul.
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Somehow had completely missed this - was looking for Rohru and - wow! Amazing pictures, and hmm' - just Rohru and around may be enough instead of my in-the-making Sangla trip plan....
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