Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th July 2010, 19:02   #136
Senior - BHPian
 
ramkya1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Palakkad, Keral
Posts: 1,817
Thanked: 362 Times
Default

23rd June, 2010: Day to laze, day to get permits, day to get the Wolt cleaned, day to get inforamtion about route, day to replan and a day to do what we want.

We give the permit job to Santhi Guest house people for Rs.150/- per head including Turuk off Nubra. Next priority was to find a tube for the spare tyre and give the Wolt for a full check up at M&M service station. Got the tyre done and give the vehicle to M&M, there we found the man in charge of the patch work / painting and tinkering section Imran to be a close friend of Prajesh, this was a great help, he turned out to be the seeing-eye-dog in many aspects.

The fanbelt assey was making an uncanny sound, suspected the bearings (I had carried extra bearings) got bearings out, cleaned and greased it up and put it back, no problems. The service was a thorough job, lots of air and water, lots of soap, at least 6 guys working on it for 3-4 hours, one of the best services I have seen. Got all the fluids, hoses, nuts and bolts checked, the Wolt was shining like never before; around 0500 PM we are ready to roll.

In the afternoor Imran dropped us to a roof top restaurant, lovely little place with wonderful soup, momos for lunch. KP do you remember the name of the place?? After lunch we went up the Santhi Stupa wiith Imran for a photo shoot, great place to get a view of the city around.

Around 6 PM, Imran joined us, went to Shey Palace, spent time there and also to a Mosque nearby, one of the oldest in the region and then drove up the mountain for a Leh view, beautiful view, lovely wind and a tranquil place.

A snap from near Shey Palace just a sample, Prajesh has some knockers, probably coming up later......

==========
Attached Thumbnails
Leh-docked-img_0719aaaaaaa.jpg  


Last edited by ramkya1 : 8th July 2010 at 19:07.
ramkya1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2010, 19:19   #137
Senior - BHPian
 
TaureanBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 311 Times
Default

What a pic! I love that little duck and reflection of ornagish cloud in water. These little ripples and the snow peak in the distance gives an additional beauty.

Last edited by TaureanBull : 8th July 2010 at 19:21.
TaureanBull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2010, 19:23   #138
Senior - BHPian
 
hvkumar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,369
Thanked: 3,354 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramkya1 View Post
The service was a thorough job, lots of air and water, lots of soap, at least 6 guys working on it for 3-4 hours, one of the best services I have seen. Got all the fluids, hoses, nuts and bolts checked, the Wolt was shining like never before; around 0500 PM we are ready to roll.
Did you go to Lehling Nawang Auto Engg? They are superb, their mechanics know what is to be done and do it well. The Works Manager himself personally supervises, I remember him from my earlier trips to the garage in 2003 and 2004.
hvkumar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th July 2010, 23:09   #139
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,599 Times
Default

Welcome to LEH
Name:  65 Small.JPG
Views: 1459
Size:  45.4 KB

Shanti Guest House
Leh-docked-66.jpg

Mr. Shirin Owner of guest house

Leh-docked-dsc03823.jpg

Dr JIGGY BARTANWALA
Leh-docked-dsc_0255-large.jpg

Mr Ramky LLAMA
Leh-docked-dsc_0258-large.jpg

Last edited by kpzen : 8th July 2010 at 23:10.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 00:02   #140
Senior - BHPian
 
TaureanBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 311 Times
Default

Nice pics. Ramky sir looks tired in the pics.

@jiggy (since you are bartanwala ) : are those flasks in the left hand corner. I like the designs.

Finally, thanks a lot for diverting this thread again to the travelogue. Though I had also contributed a little bit in diverting out.
TaureanBull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 00:58   #141
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,599 Times
Default

While the car was in good hands, we decided to explore some places in LEH...

Lunch @ Le CATERRA - The best momos i have ever had. Fantastic food.

There we see the 1st NANO bought in LEH.
Leh-docked-dsc03197.jpg

After hogging up to the brim we are taken to ZORAWAR FORT....

Leh-docked-dsc03201.jpg
Leh-docked-dsc03204.jpg
Leh-docked-dsc03206.jpg
Leh-docked-dsc03208.jpg

Last edited by kpzen : 9th July 2010 at 00:59.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 01:11   #142
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,599 Times
Default

Around LEH in a 3 lakh + kms done M800..... Still does the job in that terrain and altitude.. WATTA CAR...
Leh-docked-dsc03224.jpg

Our Next Destination - SHANTI STUPA

Leh-docked-62.jpg
Name:  Sanchi2 Large.JPG
Views: 1405
Size:  63.3 KB
Leh-docked-sanchi3-large.jpg
Leh-docked-kp6-large.jpg
Leh-docked-jr3-large.jpg
Leh-docked-72.jpg
Leh-docked-73.jpg
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 06:47   #143
Senior - BHPian
 
MileCruncher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 3,992
Thanked: 356 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post

After hogging up to the brim we are taken to ZORAWAR FORT....

Attachment 383778
Attachment 383779
Attachment 383780
Attachment 383781
Where is this Zorawar Fort and what is its significance?
MileCruncher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 07:02   #144
Team-BHP Support
 
ampere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15,605
Thanked: 8,600 Times
Default

The duck photo is truly amazing! Depth of focus was good. Ability to focus on the duck and at the same time, not missing out the panoramic details!

Looking at the Ramkya-Sir-LLAMA (to be read in one breadth) snap reminds me of Tintin and the Prisoners of the Sun!

Last edited by ampere : 9th July 2010 at 07:04.
ampere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 10:35   #145
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,955
Thanked: 15,648 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MileCruncher View Post
Where is this Zorawar Fort and what is its significance?
Its near the airport road. For significance, read up on Zorawar Singh.
In Leh there is an army museum/Hall of Fame which touches in detail upon Zorawar Singh.
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 11:49   #146
Senior - BHPian
 
ramkya1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Palakkad, Keral
Posts: 1,817
Thanked: 362 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hvkumar View Post
Did you go to Lehling Nawang Auto Engg? They are superb, their mechanics know what is to be done and do it well. The Works Manager himself personally supervises, I remember him from my earlier trips to the garage in 2003 and 2004.
The very same place, I remember you told me about their service and it proved to be right, they are authorized service centre for Matuti also. The Works Manager was a storehouse of information (was a truck driver on Leh Manali route 6 years back) very co-operative and the mechanics were very thorough. Having Imran there also helped us speed things up, the overall experience was very satisfying.

Flash photo inside Shey, near the Buddha is not allowed, still camera charges Rs.20/-

====

Some more photos from the day...
Attached Thumbnails
Leh-docked-img_0680.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0685.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0688.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0690.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0692.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0695.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0700.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0701.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0696.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0703.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0704.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0706.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0707.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0708.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0709.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0710.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0712.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0714.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0716.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0717.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0725.jpg  

Leh-docked-img_0727.jpg  


Last edited by ramkya1 : 9th July 2010 at 12:05.
ramkya1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 11:59   #147
Senior - BHPian
 
ramkya1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Palakkad, Keral
Posts: 1,817
Thanked: 362 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MileCruncher View Post
Where is this Zorawar Fort and what is its significance?
Lots of information here on General ZS here,

General Zorawar Singh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Imran showed us this place and said it's lit up beautifully on many days, we wanted to look it up so that we can come in the evening for a photo shoot with lights, we tried on 2-3 days, but no lights.
ramkya1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 12:06   #148
BHPian
 
Captdey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 160
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Hi Ramkya1 ,

Did you feel or find your scorpio engine gasping for
air anytime during your this high altitude driving or
any modification done to the engine air flow because
of High altitude thin air ?

Cheers
Captdey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 12:12   #149
Senior - BHPian
 
TaureanBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Indore
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 311 Times
Default

Ramkya sir awesome pics. Wolt after bath is shining bright.

The hills in the foreground gives look of muddish kind of surface. Dont know if its only in the pics.

I love the orangish shade in the pics. Awesome effect.
TaureanBull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2010, 12:14   #150
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,599 Times
Default

Shey Palace
Leh-docked-63.jpg
Leh-docked-all2-large.jpg
Leh-docked-shey-palace1-large.jpg



Leh-docked-all3-large.jpg

Leh-docked-67.jpg

Leh-docked-64.jpg
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
got leh'd Mumbai-Leh-Mumbai 6100 kms, 4 bikers razorBlades Travelogues 4 13th October 2010 14:29
Leh cloud burst! Flash floods kill 44; Leh completely cut off sudev Street Experiences 79 13th August 2010 23:32
Delhi - Leh - Delhi, Lay Man to Leh Man on Bikes (29th may - 14th June) SamtheLeo Travelogues 84 21st July 2010 10:50
Drive to Leh Or Fly to Leh deky Route / Travel Queries 27 9th July 2010 22:43
The Nimitz is coming : Now Docked! tsk1979 Shifting gears 34 7th July 2007 00:56


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:28.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks