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Old 17th July 2010, 19:44   #46
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Wonderful updates. Those tents are really cozy when you are not troubled with AMS.
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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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Looks like we chose the same place to stay.
BTW Goldrop Tents is owned by same guy who own KC Garden at Changspa in Leh. his name is Tashi, a good friend of mine. His brother manages these tents, with most of the supplies coming from Manali. But this time had to bring the first supplies from Srinagar via Leh. Difficult time for them to keep these tents running. But then charge equally high .

But as Ramkya sir said, Sarchu is not a good place to stay, in terms of altitude. First time I stayed there, both me and wife were caught with AMS. Next time we stayed at Keylong and did non-stop Keylong-Leh, that was much better than staying at Sarchu

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Old 19th July 2010, 16:24   #47
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Started from Sarchu after b'fast for Keylong where we planned lunch. Keylong is a quaint little town and the greenery was a change from the barrenness of Ladakh. A resident of Keylong
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-keylong-man.jpg
Street in Keylolng
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There were 56 ladies in our group and they gave this jewellry seller a lot of buisness.
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This man had come to the hot springs Chumithang for a pinful knee and had some relief.
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Reached Manali by evening. traffic had increased tremndously after the last pass. this is the view from our hotel
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-manali-view-hotel.jpg
Manali Market
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Johnson hotel
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Morning at a wooden house in Manali
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Beautiful pics. The place seems very quite and pleasant. The flowers add to the beauty. There are lots of vegetables too.

56 ladies!!! I think he would have earned for a month. Did he have anything left with him?

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Amazing pictures, specially the arch photos. Please tell me about the camera you are using. Thanks. I have been there recently, except Tsomoriri, via Srinagar and back.
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Beautiful pics. The place seems very quite and pleasant. The flowers add to the beauty. There are lots of vegetables too.

56 ladies!!! I think he would have earned for a month. Did he have anything left with him?
Sorry for the awful typo should be 6 ladies.

bonny I am using a panny FZ35. It is an amazing camera, and i'm still learning all its capabilities
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Thanks for explaining about the tents to both of you.
All of your pics are wallpaper stuff, but not sure which is best among the best!!! The wooden house in Manali is a true wallpaper stuff. The hues are amazing & at one glance you'll say this place is somewhere in Europe.
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@ goandude great pictures and amazing photos.

I guess you guys had great fun and wonderful to see convoy of Innova’s and the arc picture takes more points. Great stuff.
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Great Man !! I too feel like doing this trip once.

The only factor is most Innova were "E" Model, did the AC/Heater reach the rear most bencher ?
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Great Man !! I too feel like doing this trip once.

The only factor is most Innova were "E" Model, did the AC/Heater reach the rear most bencher ?
Except one of the innovas was of the upper end variety with power windows.
We were told not to use heaters as the already rarefied air would become more rarefied. .
As for AC not a chance when temperature was in single digits for most of the time. We were five per inoova and quite comfortable. The luggage had to be on the carrier, covered due to dust and rain (once). Also had the chance to experience snowfall at Tsomoriri

Thanks for the compliments about the pics. I had taken about 300+ but put only the better ones up. Some more are in the pipeline.
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Hi Goandude,

This is Bangaloredude here . Really loved the pics. You really cant get enough of this place, can you?
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Hi Goandude,

This is Bangaloredude here . Really loved the pics. You really cant get enough of this place, can you?
Thanks. It was a trip of a lifetime and the pics are the ones to remember it by. So here come some more
At K'dungla
"Innova"ted Ladakh: A photologue-khardungla2.jpg
Bridge over the indus close to where "3 idiots" was shot
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Normadic camp Tsomoriri with the vilaage of Zanskar in the back
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Our driver paying homage to the departed by placing stones on top of each other.
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Sign board just before Sarchu
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Enterance of the Shey Monastery. We reached after it closed
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Cause of our water problems at Sarchu. Frozen stream tells it all.
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Indus river valley. Check the colour of the mountain behind , kind or purple.
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We stayed at Johnson Hotel in manali.
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Keylong is a pretty place.
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Johnson Hotel garden
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Paragliding from Rohtang.
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Zango our hotel dog - photogenic?
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View from Shey Monastery
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My first attempt at panoramas. Should have studied the manual more closely as I was quite pleased with this result. only 2 pics could be stitched from a chain of 4. Tsomoriri deserved better.
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The rock erosions were something to be marvelled at. nature is at its best at Ladakh.
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manali is full of pretty lodges. Tried to capture the beauty of the rays of sunlight filtering down.
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wonderful update.

BTW the pics you tagged as Shey Monastery is actually Thiksey Monastery
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Excellent Pics Man, share more if you got more.

I will surely make this trip once in my lifetime.
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Excellent pictures and narration. You have proved that one can go to Ladakh and enjoy to the hilt even if one doesn’t have (or drive in) the SUV of his own. I remember the Johnson Hotel in Manali. The famous trout (fish) is what attracted me to the place and of course the place is managed pretty well. Very different from rest of the hotels.
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