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Old 9th July 2009, 00:30   #61
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Old 9th July 2009, 00:57   #62
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Drive from Rothang till Keylong is scenic with really bad roads but not for us, we offroaders enjoyed the ride.

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Just missed rock falling....

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Tandi fuel bunk

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keylong town

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Bullet gang getting ready for ride..

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Old 9th July 2009, 01:09   #63
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Wow you just made me thinking of buying a gypsy and heading to leh.Wow.I hope I do this long time dream trip sometime soon.
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Old 9th July 2009, 01:50   #64
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Jispa is good place for camping and river offroading. Standing in between river felt so good with nature beauty.

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Riding alone in cycle hats off him.

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Small offroading trail.

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Scenic drive...

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Wow the gypsies look so relaxed in that terrain,ready to take on anything that comes their way
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Old 9th July 2009, 02:44   #66
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Offroading photos, just could n't control doing offroading.

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Stream crossing.

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Climbing Baralacha Pass with good sunlight. Need to climb fast with fast photography if there are trucks no doubt there will be traffic jam, while coming down got strucked in traffic jam.

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Old 9th July 2009, 03:19   #67
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Frozen lake at baralacha can't remember name.

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Baralacha Pass Conquered.

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getting down.

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After getting down from baralacha it's plain drive with scenic. Time to halt it's was already 5.30 pm at Sarchu, Need to bargain here for tent rent.

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Sarchu can't forget this place, it's different enjoyment here with windy,cold and lack of oxygen. In night 14 members of one family where suffering from AMS in camp they where shifted to Military camp for treatment.

End of Day-6 Journey....
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The place you went to the river side is Darcha - about 67 kms beyond Jispa. Effectively this is where climb for Baralacha la starts. Your enjoyment is coming through in the pictures and with Gypsy's under you there wild side come out.
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Another classic thread on Leh. Awesome pictures and they speak for themselves and the beauty of the place. Great stuff people. Cool.
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Old 9th July 2009, 10:07   #70
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800 odd kms covered on the first day and 900 some kms on the second! Wow! Was it solo or two drivers pushing the Gypsy in tandem?
Solo driving, Driving in GQ is easy buddy easily 1000-1200 Km can be done in one day with fast vehicles ours was gypsy we can go only 80-90 Km.

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Arrey, I was waiting for this travelogue to complete by now and I see you guys are still stuck in day 5. Hurry up man...
Trying my best to complete by today.

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The place you went to the river side is Darcha - about 67 kms beyond Jispa. Effectively this is where climb for Baralacha la starts. Your enjoyment is coming through in the pictures and with Gypsy's under you there wild side come out.
You are right it's before check post.
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Solo driving,



Trying my best to complete by today.



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Let me ask you this. how many people were there in the 2 gypsies.

Hey do not complete so fast. Post everything in detail.
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great pics... keep them coming....
BTW how many pilots were there to fly two gypsy's.?
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Old 9th July 2009, 14:21   #73
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Day-7 Sarchu to Leh


Route: Sarchu, Pang, Upshi, Rumstse, Karu and Leh
Fuel stops: Jerry can stop.
Night Stay: Hotel Caravan centre, Leh
Milestone crossed: Gata Loop, Nakeela pass, Lachulungla Pass and Taglangla Pass.




Spending last night at Sarchu was great achievement, Vijay can highlight more into it. It was freezing morning had light breakfast. Vijay's Gypsy could not start in morning and with lack of oxygen it was not possible to push start it decided to start with towing with my vehicle and it started with 1 km of towing.
First encounter Gaata Loop its like hair pin bends but our eyes where on offroading trail we by-pass all the hair pin bends and reached top(nakeela pass) more report and photos in 4x4 Excursion.
Reached Pang after crossing lachulungla pass, while having brunch got bad news taglangala pass is blocked from night. While taking rest in dahaba just glanced at map there is route before taglangala pass which goes through Tso Kar(lake) and then Mahe from there Karu and then leh but we cannot venture into this roads without permit, went to army check post to check weather permit can be issued here. The hospitality what we got here I will never forgot in my life even in 5-star hotels you will not get it, Salute to army guys. Spoke to officer but he told he has no authority to issue permit only DC can issue it, my main concern was phone havn't spoken to my family for 27 hrs but officer told come at 4 pm you can call from army camp felt good and return to dahaba where had good chat with all bullet gang members spent around 4 hours suddenly heard shouting voice and check out vehicles are coming and the pass is opened but it was already late around 3pm only major hurdle to cross was taglangla pass which was about 78 Km we decided that we will move on rather staying here in pang, bullet gang stayed here they did not want to take risk in night fair decision.
In no time we left dahaba and thanked army guys at check post they gave green signal by saying “Gypsy hai sirjee tension nai lena rasta banao ka jao”.
Next then we encounter was Moore Plain I named it UNLIMITED EXPRESSWAY LANE, here you can choose your route cruised in 80 Km speed, with loose sand need to be careful one mistake tyres can get stuck.
By evening we conquered Taglangla Pass, from here once got down is flat and good road reached Leh by 8.30 pm. There is toll tax from central excise department paid 70 rs. Still cannot figure why excise department is taking toll.

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Gol Drop camp Sarchu
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One of the best ways to transfer fuel without spillage is to cut a water bottle in to half and then use the drinking mouth as funnel. How were you guys managing it?




For people in 4x4's driving from Nakee La to Lanchunlung La one of the most interesting short cut is to take a left along the stream at the bottom and then climb straight towards Lachuglung La. (see the pictures below) Pure adernalin fun. In summers even Sumos/Qualis use this to come down from Lachunglung La on their way back to Manali. There is even more hair raising shortcut on the other side of Tanglang la. To be done only if you are fully confident about yourself and your vehicle

Although your picture (one before the cyclist) suggests that you were indeed headed for the short cut.
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A great pity that you had to rush through More Plains. I love this place and the best fun is drive to a remote corner of the plains away from the road/path. Then you realise the immensity of the plains even more. Also in a 4x4 climbing the side hills is great fun.

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