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Old 12th July 2010, 11:57   #16
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One more TL on Leh. Cool. Bring it on. I am all for it. Cant get enough of it.
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Old 12th July 2010, 11:57   #17
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Sorry about my ignorance, but what is AMS? I seem to be asking more questions than contributing right now . Well building my knowledge I guess
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Old 12th July 2010, 12:12   #18
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Sorry about my ignorance, but what is AMS? I seem to be asking more questions than contributing right now . Well building my knowledge I guess
AMS stands for acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness. Happens when the body is suddenly catapulted to a high altitude, example being landing into Leh (3505 Mt) from Delhi (239 Mt) via an airplane.

The sudden difference of ~3200 Mt makes the lungs believe that there ain't enough Oxygen and you have various ramifications of that.

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Old 12th July 2010, 14:18   #19
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That's one fast trip & you missed the famous Zozilla pass & view point at the entrance of Srinagar. Anyway, Leh is leh you guys made it.

I would like to know more about hiring cars at Leh. Appreciate if you can share some details on it. Tks.
We went to Leh in first week of June, it was group of 5 frnds(all married but gone alone because of small kids). We took flight from Delhi to Srinagar then hired Innova(Rs 25000/-) for round trip as our flight back to Delhi was from Srinagar. We stayed at Sonmarg, Kargil on our way up to Leh and at Drass on our way back. In all it was wonderful trip with kind of scenic view that I have never seen in my 34 yrs life. Must go for all.
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Old 12th July 2010, 14:22   #20
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^^^Err...sorry, I should've been more clear; I wanted to know about the contact details of the rental/person/location. If you've any hesitation posting details in public, requesting to PM. Appreciate your help. Tks.
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^^^Err...sorry, I should've been more clear; I wanted to know about the contact details of the rental/person/location. If you've any hesitation posting details in public, requesting to PM. Appreciate your help. Tks.
No probs. We hired cab through pre-paid counter of Srinagar Airport, it was not the initial price but they came to it after bargaining. I have kept the number of Driver(Mushtaq) - 0941954980. He is in age group of 50-55 and drove well.

One thing to take care of is that such taxis which are hired outside of Leh are not allowed for local sight seeing like Panyong lake for this we hired Xylo at 5100 - 20% discount.
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Old 12th July 2010, 16:50   #22
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Hey Goandude,

Nice start with nice snaps, waiting for more snaps from your new Pan.
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Old 12th July 2010, 17:48   #23
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@Sang - Oh!!! Thank you; Somehow, I got under the impression that the Innovas were self driven vehicle. So these were regular cabs. Thanks for the info & sorry about the confusion.
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Old 12th July 2010, 18:37   #24
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Goandude, I am all glued to this thread.
I am planning for Leh next year (Bike trip).
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Old 13th July 2010, 15:06   #25
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Here are some more

Convoy of Innovas toPangong
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-convoy-pangong-lake.jpg
Crow with a yellow beak??
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Place where 3 idiots was shot. Indus river flows at the side
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-indus-river-where-3-idiots-shot.jpg
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Old 14th July 2010, 15:23   #26
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Pangong Lake is truly a photographers paradise. We had to go through Changla pass which is more treacherous with worse roads than Khardungla IMO
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-our-driver-negotiating-roads.jpg
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The army vehicles had snow chains on the front left and rear right tyres spotted just before at Khardungla.
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-snow-chains.jpg

Pangong Lake
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-pangong5.jpg
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-pangong7.jpg
Dust Storm at Pangong
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-dust-storm-pangong.jpg
Gulls at Pangong
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That's a blackbird. Not sure how exactly it's different from a crow. But it's I guess a different family tree.
Check this.
BBC - Wildlife Finder - Blackbird (video, facts and news)
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That's a blackbird. Not sure how exactly it's different from a crow. But it's I guess a different family tree.
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BBC - Wildlife Finder - Blackbird (video, facts and news)
Thanks for the correction

After a night at Pongang travelled via Chumthang to Tsomoriri. There were a large number of birds at this lake. But nothing to beat the beauty of Pongang. However, I must say we reached in the afternoon and the sun was obscured by clouds which could be a factor in photo quality.
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-birds-tsomoriri2.jpg
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-bird-tsomoriri2.jpg
The Sun trying to pierce its way to our campsite
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-play-light-clouds.jpg
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-tent-tsomoriri.jpg
Another Duck and duckling
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Innovas at Tsokar
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Bad roads to Sarchu
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-bad-roads-sarchu.jpg
Rock formations
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Rock formations
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If not for that tiny bit of bridge sticking out, I'd not have got the perspective of how big that natural formed arch is!
Good photo lesliepinto!
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Great pics. The pic 5 (in serial 4) of lake is awesome.

BTW what those three flags represent shown in the camp. I mean saffron, white and green are ingredients of our flag but separately what do they depict there in the camping area?
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