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Old 9th July 2009, 15:45   #76
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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.
Same method used for fuel transfering only we used cloth for filter purpose.

your eyes are spot on we used the short cut road and had good fun(more photos on 4x4 excursion later).
Tagalanga we landed late and it was cloudy with snow flakes falling so could not find short cut route.

Moore plain we enjoyed but had to be in fast.
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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?
Same mineral water bottle funnel, just covered with a cloth for filtering petrol.

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man d scenery is too good. Looks like u enjoyed off roading than the sceneries... very good snaps.. keep them comming
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Sha & gang, great effort guys! Thanks for sharing your photos & story... felt a bit like I myself went there. Your travellogue is like a tribute to Nature, Man & Machine. You guys breathed life into Ad lines like "Impossible is Nothing", "Next is what?". My five stars for this thread.
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Old 11th July 2009, 00:26   #80
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Day-8 Leh Town


Last night we reached late and very tired, next morning I was supposed to get up early morning for permit work but I was mentally and physically tired so told the manager to make permit and I gave him the list of places to be mentioned in permit. We had our dinner and went to sleep, got up late had our breakfast and again one more round of sleep, by afternoon me and vijay decided to go outside for lunch and town sightseeing we could only find Gypsy's what a sight it was. Market is crowded nothing but small chickpet area, had lunch in market next to SBI ATM food was ok. Reached hotel and permit had just arrived had a glance felt like hitting him even telling him 10-15 times about places he got general route permit and his answer was DC will not issue what can be done so decided to go next day to DC office and make permit ourselves and then leave to Nubra valley.


Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t9.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t13.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t29.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t34.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t38.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t44.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t49.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t56.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t71.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t73.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t74.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t75.jpg   <div style=
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Old 11th July 2009, 14:31   #81
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Day-9 Leh-Khardung La(World's Highest Motorable Road) and Nubra Valley


We went early morning to DC office and it took us about 1 hr to make permit and procedure was easy. Met lot of bullet gang members from Bangalore and heard one good news that Khardung La was closed till 10 am now its opened, many tourists visit only world official highest motorable road-Khardung La and never venture into nubra valley.
Khardunga La at 18380 ft is official world highest motorable road but its easy to climb, when reached huge traffic jam had to cross fast to reach nubra valley otherwise would have stuck in traffic jam but while coming we had good photo session.
Nubra valley is different with sand dunes and camel ride. Stayed at Hunder, there are many camps here depends upon budget can choose the camp. While passing Gujrat I searched for Gujrati food in highway but nobody serves it but here we had Gujrati dal.





DC office-preparing for permit.

Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t1.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t2.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t3.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t4.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t5.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t6.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t7.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t8.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t9.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t10.jpg <br />
Khardung La-World Highest Motorable Road<br /> <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t11.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t12.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t13.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t14.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t15.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t16.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t17.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t18.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t19.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t20.jpg <br />
Entering Nubra Valley<br /> <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t21.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t22.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t23.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t24.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t25.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t26.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t27.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t28.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t29.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t30.jpg   <div style=
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Old 11th July 2009, 15:16   #82
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More photos of Day-9

Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t31.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t32.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t33.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t34.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t35.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t36.jpg   <div style=
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Sha, seeing the photos is quit inspiring.
actually 4 of us are really thinking of doing this trip in 2010.
but we are thinking of going in my baleno. let me know if baleno will hold the trip.(no choice either)
the trip is in very very initial stage. once it materializes will get back to you guys for more information and feedback.
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Sha, seeing the photos is quit inspiring.
actually 4 of us are really thinking of doing this trip in 2010.
but we are thinking of going in my baleno. let me know if baleno will hold the trip.(no choice either)
the trip is in very very initial stage. once it materializes will get back to you guys for more information and feedback.
From what all the gurus who had done it had expressed in the forum, baleno can do it. But it solely depends on the driver.
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Old 14th July 2009, 11:35   #85
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but we are thinking of going in my baleno. let me know if baleno will hold the trip.(no choice either)
Any vehicle can go it all depends on Driver skills, Navigator help in guiding to cross stream and No over confidence.

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Day-10 Nubra Valley-Leh


We had actually planned to take Wari La route and reach Pangong lake but this road was closed currently so again back to Leh.
No traffic jam at Kardungla was a good sign so we spent lot of time and had good photo session with bullet gang member forgot his name but adventurous guy. Army has medical centre at kardungla for high altitude problems.

Organic Retreat Camp- Good place to stay but cost is high 2000 rs. for one day with dinner and breakfast.
Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t1.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t2.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t3.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t4.jpg <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t5.jpg <br />
Sand Dunes- Sand is so fine looks beautiful what a sight to find sand at higher altidue. <br /> <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t6.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t7.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t8.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t9.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t10.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t11.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t12.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t13.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t14.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t15.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t16.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t17.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t18.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t19.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t20.jpg <br />
Huge convoy of army vehicles so have to backup and wait untill they move on. Taxi guys getting frustrated they where not able to overtake.<br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t21.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t22.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t23.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t24.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t25.jpg <br />
Had good photo session with bullet, my friend next year want to do leh trip in bullet.<br /> <br /> <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t26.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t27.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t28.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t29.jpg <a href=Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t30.jpg <br />
Return back to leh and stayed in different hotel - Cho Place.</div>   <div style=
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Excellent pictures. Infact the area between Diskit, Hunder, Partapur is the Shyok Valley and an established Cold Desert. You find Bacterian camels (double hump back) there. The area or the valley towards your right side from Hunder is the Nubra Valley which goes on to Panamik (hot water springs) and thereonto Siachen. From the posts I believe you guys missed on Panamik. Did you venture out to the Shyok river?
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Excellent pictures. Infact the area between Diskit, Hunder, Partapur is the Shyok Valley and an established Cold Desert. You find Bacterian camels (double hump back) there. The area or the valley towards your right side from Hunder is the Nubra Valley which goes on to Panamik (hot water springs) and thereonto Siachen. From the posts I believe you guys missed on Panamik. Did you venture out to the Shyok river?
Hunder or panamik we had to choose so we choosed Hunder, while coming if we had known Wari La is not opened definately we would have seen Panamik also.
We saw the camels in the sand dunes.
We did not venture into Shyok river.
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Hey Sha, Could you please tell about the hotels in Leh where you stayed in leh? And also what was the tariff

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Hey Sha, Could you please tell about the hotels in Leh where you stayed in leh? And also what was the tariff

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Stayed in two hotels.
Hotel Caravan Centre - Tariff 2250 (Including Tax & breakfast)
Hotel Cho Place- Tariff 2000 (Including Tax & breakfast)
Both are good hotel with ample parking space.
you can get cheap hotels but parking our vehicles will be problem thats why i choose hotel with parking facilities.
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