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Old 14th July 2010, 19:55   #31
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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
Wait till you see the Zozilla pass, then you'll change your perception. The pictures are really awesome.
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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?
Let me take a guess on this.

1. Guesthouses/ hotels are usually denoted by colourfull flags, hence the campsite owner must have put these.

2. As there is a "proper code" for flying the National Flag, he must have come out with this idea of flying seperate colour flags to get the "Indian" feeling and yet not breaking the code. Very good idea I must say and they do stand apart.

Back to the thread, I think the pics and the write up is awesome. Hoping to read more soon.

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Wonderful pics, and ducks are really special

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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!
MX6, more to add to your perspective, from my last year trip, I did a little trek passing through that arc.

"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-dsc01138.jpg

"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-p9191275.jpg

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Old 15th July 2010, 15:27   #34
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jacs - some more pics coming up
rabnawas, MX6, Tbull,aargee and deky thanks. The camera is good.
rkbharat - I didnt know just how big that hole in the rock was. thanks for sharing.
leaving Tsomoriri next stop was Sarchu
Another pic of Tsomoriri
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-tso-moriri2.jpg
Goat jam on the way to barachangla pass
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-goat-jam-barachangla-pass-4060m.jpg
Oh I forgot a snowman at Khardungla
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-snowman-kdungla.jpg
on the way to Sarchu
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Camp Goldrop at Sarchu. It was very cold and breezy here. And basic things area luxury like water. Our promised bucket of hot water wasn't delivered in the morning - the water was frozen.
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Hai,

Lovely pictures...

Looks like we chose the same place to stay.
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Hai,

Lovely pictures...

Looks like we chose the same place to stay.
Thanks Ramkya. What a coincidence considering the number of places to stay within a km of this place.

BTW Did your water supply freeze too.

One thing about Sarchu I noticed was the wind coming in from the mountains, which added to the wind chill in a big way.
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Thanks Ramkya. What a coincidence considering the number of places to stay within a km of this place.

BTW Did your water supply freeze too.

One thing about Sarchu I noticed was the wind coming in from the mountains, which added to the wind chill in a big way.
No, but was freaking cold. The wind chill was a killer, had to turn the car away from the wind.
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Thanks RKbharat. Amazing photo that of that arch.
goandude. Laughed out loud seeing the snowman.
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Another Leh Travelogue. Im never tired of seeing photos from there. . Beautiful pictures so far and nice ones of the arches.
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Great TL Goandude!

P'Tso as Gull Habitat is fairly unique given that these gulls migrate out of northern water masses (East Europe, Russia have quite a few) and fairly unique to Gulls, their migration isn't seasonal, they are known to reside in their migrated habitat till they are fit to breed sometimes 3-4 years.

I learnt from a Aviary Biologist colleague.

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Great pics again. The camp area looks clean and well-organized. What were the expenses like?

The snowman looks good!
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@Goan & @Ramkya - Are those campe private or belong to military? Appreciate to shed some light this. Also at what all places can one locate this camps? Are these intended for Leh travellers due to lack of building a proper accomodation?
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The pictures are heavenly. Can't get enough of Leh as many times you get a photolog. I hope it is not spoilt by humans in future.
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@Goan & @Ramkya - Are those campe private or belong to military? Appreciate to shed some light this. Also at what all places can one locate this camps? Are these intended for Leh travellers due to lack of building a proper accomodation?
These are all private camps. and are located all some places on the leh manali rd. they are there at P'gang and tsomoriri too. The locals do not want permanent structures there thus the camps.
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These are all private camps. and are located all some places on the leh manali rd. they are there at P'gang and tsomoriri too. The locals do not want permanent structures there thus the camps.
Sarchu ones are all private and seasonal, one of the most oraganized on this route, the prices fluctuare on demand and supply. As most travellers take a break, it's about mid way, one can reach there on a Leh-Manali drive by evening, logical to break journey. The problem is the altitude, cold and wind-chill which plays a heavy toll on some people, specially those who come on the Manali-Leh route without acclamatization.

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