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Old 4th July 2009, 12:21   #1
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Default Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days

Leh trip was planned during last munnar OTR and it was shear coincidence vijay (swastikviji) was also interested in Leh trip. It was decided that we will leave in second week of June when the roads are opened. Every OTR we used to discuss our trip and planned accordingly with lots of input from offroading friends and special thanks to Dwaraka who guided us immensely.
We decided to leave on June 9th but my Gypsy was not ready I guess just two days before leaving front shaft started to make some strange sound in city driving firstly I thought its small issue just 10 days back I had serviced my Gypsy fully, I took it to my regular service centre Suraksha to check it. It was found that both the ends of shaft not rotating properly tried for nearly 1 hour to make it smooth but I guess it was manufacturing defect. Now I knew getting new part of gypsy will take at least 4-5 days and postponing my trip. But lokesh of suraksha centre requested me to postpone just one day and he will get parts in one day but I was 100% it will take 4 days. I decided to postpone one day, next day I went to workshop to check whether my new shaft has arrived I was shocked to see new shaft, it was shear effort of lokesh who got it in one day and I have no words to thank him for his effort, every Gypsy owner knows how difficult it's to get parts. It took only 15 mins to fix and Gypsy was ready to leh trip.


Route taken to reach Manali


Bangalore-Pune-Thane Godbunder road- Vapi- Surat- Ahmadabad(Sardar patel ring road)-Udaipur-Jaipur-Behror- Rewari-Rohtak-Panipat-Ambala-Banur- Rupnagar(Roopar)-Bilaspur-Mandi-kullu-Manali.


We by passed Delhi and Chandigarh and it was good decision saved lot of time.


A teaser photo...

Bangalore to Leh in two Gypsy's- covered 8000 KM in 18 days-t14.jpg
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Great. So finally its completed

I think the Travelogue section in here is going to make a record logs of Leh trips. Keep them coming.
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congrats sha.
waiting for the log and pictures.
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Great news. Just came back from Suraksha and saw Vijay's Gypsy there :-)

Guys, congrats & more than a report here, we ned to meet and hear the STORIES irst hand from you all.

Congrats again.

PS: The sticker on the stepney looks awesome. Great idea.
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Great. So finally its completed

I think the Travelogue section in here is going to make a record logs of Leh trips. Keep them coming.
Yeah mate, bhp travelogue seems to make this record o leh trips for sure.
Congrats on your wonderful trip, awaiting for detailed log with pictures.
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Old 4th July 2009, 16:07   #6
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Highlights of the trip
  • Crossing Mumbai was easy never got lost thanks to HVKumar log book.
  • Lassi was good in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Harayana and Punjab.
  • Masala dosa for 50 rupees in Behror RTDC motel.
  • Took gamble by taking Rewari-Rohtak-Panipat route, it was good decision route is excellent.
  • Manali is like garbage town, collecting 300 Rupees for Green tax still can't figured out why.
  • Rohtang pass is like sunday bazaar, people are crazy playing in black snow.
  • Sarchu- Bhpian's travelling to Leh must stay here.
  • Offroading at Gata loop(14000 ft.)
  • Leh- I love this place just its simply full of Gypsy's.
  • Conquered world highest motorable road- khardung La with easy.
  • Conquered unofficial world highest motorable road- Marisimik La(this year first guys to conquer)
  • Conquered mighty Changa La, Every vehicle will be tested here.
  • Offroading at Pangong Tso lake, small battle with Volvo V8 SUV but next day it was towed.
  • Getting struck at Baralacha pass at 7.30 PM it was freezing night.
  • My Gypsy drank 600 litres of fuel for full trip.
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Yeah mate, bhp travelogue seems to make this record o leh trips for sure.
Most travelogues seems to have hyped the destination and drive too much. I am waiting to get a realistic view of the trip, and hope this is the one .

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Great news. Just came back from Suraksha and saw Vijay's Gypsy there :-)

Guys, congrats & more than a report here, we ned to meet and hear the STORIES irst hand from you all.

Congrats again.

PS: The sticker on the stepney looks awesome. Great idea.
Thanks, Definately will meet and discuss many offroading stories.

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Most travelogues seems to have hyped the destination and drive too much. I am waiting to get a realistic view of the trip, and hope this is the one .
This travelogue will never hyped the destination.
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Thanks, Definately will meet and discuss many offroading stories.
Hope you discuss the stories on this travelogue or in the 4x4 excursions section for the benifit of other offroad enthusiasts like me. Would love to hear each one of your stories if possible with pics.

Great start to the travelogue. Waiting for the whole episode.

Cheers,
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Wow
must have been hell of an adventure.
waiting impatiently for the details of battle between Volvo and gypsy,and journey to marsimik la
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Very interesting teaser.

laluks: The route is just broken high altitude - that means loss of power and care while going through some sections. Rest its just horribly overhyped - its just a road. Its no endurance test (Marsimek etc maybe due to high alti sand as per bulleteers who did it) - definitely not for car guys who are sitting cocooned in AC.

Its become the chawdi bazaar - everyone's going there. Soon it'll be as mad as Rohtang
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i think its a dream trip coming true for sha.Congrats man

Not all dreams come true ;-)

BTW where are the photos?????
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Getting impatient... Post some pic and put some good write up.
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Waiting for more Sha.. Don't delay, or you run the risk of getting banned from here for ever....

How did you manage to get permits for Marisimik La. We didn't get. Wonder why?

I'll be very inetersted to see this battle between the Gypsy & the Volvo. Do show the pics of it being towed...

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Highlights of the trip
  • Crossing Mumbai was easy never got lost thanks to HVKumar log book.
  • Lassi was good in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Harayana and Punjab.
  • Masala dosa for 50 rupees in Behror RTDC motel.
  • Took gamble by taking Rewari-Rohtak-Panipat route, it was good decision route is excellent.
  • Manali is like garbage town, collecting 300 Rupees for Green tax still can't figured out why.
  • Rohtang pass is like sunday bazaar, people are crazy playing in black snow.
  • Sarchu- Bhpian's travelling to Leh must stay here.
  • Offroading at Gata loop(14000 ft.)
  • Leh- I love this place just its simply full of Gypsy's.
  • Conquered world highest motorable road- khardung La with easy.
  • Conquered unofficial world highest motorable road- Marisimik La(this year first guys to conquer)
  • Conquered mighty Changa La, Every vehicle will be tested here.
  • Offroading at Pangong Tso lake, small battle with Volvo V8 SUV but next day it was towed.
  • Getting struck at Baralacha pass at 7.30 PM it was freezing night.
  • My Gypsy drank 600 litres of fuel for full trip.
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Waiting for more Sha.. Don't delay, or you run the risk of getting banned from here for ever....

How did you manage to get permits for Marisimik La. We didn't get. Wonder why?

I'll be very inetersted to see this battle between the Gypsy & the Volvo. Do show the pics of it being towed...
Did you applied through agents or hotel guys. It was simple procedure applied and got it without any fuss. you need to have map with you when applying and explaining them where you need to go.

I am processing photos will start by evening posting photos and write up.

offcourse we have volvo towed photos. volvo belongs to filmy personality and famous stars.
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