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Old 25th October 2009, 12:01   #526
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Bravo! Brilliant! Multiple viewpoints, many cameras, one superlative trip ...and a superb ending too.
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Bravo! Brilliant! Multiple viewpoints, many cameras, one superlative trip ...and a superb ending too.
Thank You. Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as we did while on the trip, and making this travelogue.
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Last but not the least I put in my deepest gratittude to our brothers in the BRO for creating this trip a possibility by the connectivity they had provided on one of the toughest regions in the world, and to the soldiers who keeps us safe from all the intrusions from up there.

Jai Ho!!
My salute to the Indian Army, for protecting this region as an integral part of our country. BRO's amazing efficiency has made most part of this region accessible to general public.
They live their life, everyday, as real patriots

They deserve much more than mere words, and so my prayers are with you the great souls.

Here is the Army getting ready to leave for the Siachen glacier. My last two pics to this thread.

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And thanks to HVK for his superb planning and execution. Thanks to the RoadRunner team (Glenn/Lalu/Ganesh) for making this trip such a memorable one.

Thanks to the entire Raid De Leh team. If was truly a different experience than just a holiday trip. May never happen again in life.

Not but the least, thanks everyone on this thread for their appreciation, create criticism and time.
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Congratulations! A marathon trip and a marathon travelogue. I have enjoyed every page of it athough I have joined in when you are finishing it . Great narration and some stunning pics.
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Congratulations! A marathon trip and a marathon travelogue. I have enjoyed every page of it athough I have joined in when you are finishing it . Great narration and some stunning pics.
Thanks Roameo. Great to note you liked our logs.
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Here is our trip summary

12-Sep-09 Day 1: Bombay-Shahpura, 1273 kms
13-Sep-09 Day 2: Shahpura-Patnitop, 885 kms
14-Sep-09 Day 3: Patnitop-Kargil, 422 kms
15-Sep-09 Day 4: Kargil-Padum, 250 kms
16-Sep-09 Day 5: Padum-Kargil, 257 kms
17-Sep-09 Day 6: Kargil-Leh, 258 kms
18-Sep-09 Day 7: Leh, 115 kms
19-Sep-09 Day 8: Leh-Khardung la-Deskit, 269 kms
20-Sep-09 Day 9: Deskit-Wari la-Pangong Tso-Tangtse, 273 kms
21-Sep-09 Day 10: Tangtse-Tso Moriri, 284 kms
22-Sep-09 Day 11: Tso Moriri-Keylong, 359 kms
23-Sep-09 Day 12: Keylong-Kaza, 204 kms
24-Sep-09 Day 13: Kaza-Tabo-Sumdo-Sangla, 288 kms
25/26-Sep-09 Day 14-15: Sangla-Chitkul-Shimla-Delhi-Bombay, 2164 kms
Total 7301 kms

We drove across 8 States, ex-Bombay.
The first 3 days, we drove almost 2,600 kms, Bombay-Kargil
The last 2 days, we drove almost 2,500 kms

Fuel cost us Rs 3.85 per km.
Mileage was 9.5 per litre
My all-inclusive cost was around Rs 1000 per day (Fuel + Food + Hotel + Misc)
I spent Rs 22,000 on preparing the car and repairing/servicing it after the trip (not included in the above cost).

The log book of the trip is attached.

You can also view it in the following link (also has links to GPS points, Log Books, Photo Albums & Trip Checklists):

LADAKH Sep 2009 - hvkumar | Google Groups
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Amazing trip guys, and what a data log Kumar sir,

BTW did guys lost a day somewhere or dates in actual log is wrong from planned log.

Planned log, say Mumbai in 26th, Actual log say Mumbai in 27th
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Here is our trip summary

12-Sep-09 Day 1: Bombay-Shahpura, 1273 kms
13-Sep-09 Day 2: Shahpura-Patnitop, 885 kms
14-Sep-09 Day 3: Patnitop-Kargil, 422 kms
15-Sep-09 Day 4: Kargil-Padum, 250 kms
16-Sep-09 Day 5: Padum-Kargil, 257 kms
17-Sep-09 Day 6: Kargil-Leh, 258 kms
18-Sep-09 Day 7: Leh, 115 kms
19-Sep-09 Day 8: Leh-Khardung la-Deskit, 269 kms
20-Sep-09 Day 9: Deskit-Wari la-Pangong Tso-Tangtse, 273 kms
21-Sep-09 Day 10: Tangtse-Tso Moriri, 284 kms
22-Sep-09 Day 11: Tso Moriri-Keylong, 359 kms
23-Sep-09 Day 12: Keylong-Kaza, 204 kms
24-Sep-09 Day 13: Kaza-Tabo-Sumdo-Sangla, 288 kms
25/26-Sep-09 Day 14-15: Sangla-Chitkul-Shimla-Delhi-Bombay, 2164 kms
Total 7301 kms

We drove across 8 States, ex-Bombay.
The first 3 days, we drove almost 2,600 kms, Bombay-Kargil
The last 2 days, we drove almost 2,500 kms

Fuel cost us Rs 3.85 per km.
Mileage was 9.5 per litre
My all-inclusive cost was around Rs 1000 per day (Fuel + Food + Hotel + Misc)
I spent Rs 22,000 on preparing the car and repairing/servicing it after the trip (not included in the above cost).

The log book of the trip is attached.

You can also view it in the following link (also has links to GPS points, Log Books, Photo Albums & Trip Checklists):

LADAKH Sep 2009 - hvkumar | Google Groups
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No, rkbharat, we had planned to return to Bombay the late night of 26th (or 27th early morning). And we returned early in the morning on 27th.
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Congratulations on an awesome trip! Just went through all the pages (while the wife was waiting for me to take her out, ouch thats going to hurt me)

People can be classified in 2 classes - 1 those who have been to Leh and 2 Those who have not. Unfortunately i am still in class 2. Hope that i get to change that sometime.

Thank you everyone who posted some mind blasting pictures - atleast i get the chance to see the awesome beauty that awaits ahead!
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No, rkbharat, we had planned to return to Bombay the late night of 26th (or 27th early morning). And we returned early in the morning on 27th.
Perfect sir, what an accurate planning
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Perfect sir, what an accurate planning
Now let us plan the next one in style, the April one
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Perfect sir, what an accurate planning
Yes, happily, the trip went as per plan, and we were just 1.30 hours late from the original (reached Thane at 400 am instead of 230 am!), although we spent extra time at Chitkul and dropped the night halt at Behror to achieve that!

I look back at our trip and see that we have left each day at unholy times - 240 am (D1), 316 am (D2), 625 am (D3), 545 am (D4), 635 am (D6), 600 am (D8), 628 am (D9), 630 am (D10), 610 am (D11), 650 am (D12), 645 am (D13). Only on 2 days, we left after 7 am. Our longest day was actually 2 days-2 nights, the drive from Sangla to Chitkul and return journey to Bombay, which was in 1 sitting. There were no other all-night drives. We stayed 2 nights at Leh, in no other place we stayed more than 1 day at a stretch.

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I look back at our trip and see that we have left each day at unholy times
That explains the secret of us covering lot of ground, and the number of photoghraphs!!
The thread says 1555 attachments
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That explains the secret of us covering lot of ground, and the number of photoghraphs!!
The thread says 1555 attachments
Lalu, are your photographs in an album also somewhere? If so, please provide us the link.
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Nice compilation of various perspectives of one superb and stunning trip. Exceptional planning and execution. Superb coordination & teamwork.
Waiting for my turn to hit those highs sometime next year.

HVK, your logbooks are insanely amazing!
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