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Old 15th August 2012, 08:52   #91
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Awesome write up!! Glued to this thread now.

HVK sir and team: Would this route be doable in a Palio?
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Awesome write up!! Glued to this thread now.

HVK sir and team: Would this route be doable in a Palio?
As I keep saying, 75% is driver capabilities, balance the vehicle's.
Kishtwar-Khillar is fine for all cars.
But as you will see from the TL as it goes on, the Khillar-Chamba "road" has lots of bad sections where utmost care has to be taken. As you probably read in our last year's Ladakh TL, the Swifts did the sector admirably, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...radesh-47.html
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What was the detailed route from Kishtwar & timings in each sector?



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But the worst sections are just ahead....will the food churn in our stomachs?
Fantastic. Waiting for the exciting part after Gulabgarh, Tyari. Bring it on...

Kumar sir, Will you be uploading a map/ route/ GPS Logs of the this stretch later, once the TL is complete. I cant seem to locate some of the places on the map, like Tyari's not there...

Anyways whenever I would be starting my drive for this section for future, I know to who I can turn to.

Also sir, do you think that I can do it on my TLC. I do not doubt the physical capability of the vehicle, but WIDTH wise. The roads in some of the videos I saw were very narrow.

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Fantastic. Waiting for the exciting part after Gulabgarh, Tyari. Bring it on...
Yes, the dangerous cliff hanger, glacier & water crossings sections coming up next......

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Kumar sir, Will you be uploading a map/ route/ GPS Logs of the this stretch later, once the TL is complete. I cant seem to locate some of the places on the map, like Tyari's not there...
Yes, we have GPS tracks & car cam videos also of all sections.

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Anyways whenever I would be starting my drive for this section for future, I know to who I can turn to.
Log book also coming!

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Also sir, do you think that I can do it on my TLC. I do not doubt the physical capability of the vehicle, but WIDTH wise. The roads in some of the videos I saw were very narrow.
Narrow, but doable in the widest of cars. Don't worry, your TLC also can do it
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Just one suggestion in this epic - you should call them ThanksLog, not Triplogs, going by the avalanches of Thanks that we all are compelled to click, on seeing the beautiful pics and the lovely narration
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Just one suggestion in this epic - you should call them ThanksLog, not Triplogs, going by the avalanches of Thanks that we all are compelled to click, on seeing the beautiful pics and the lovely narration

Keep clicking
More of my clicks coming your way for your enjoyment and clicks
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Day 2
24 - July - 2012

The scariest sections were awaiting us
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To Be or Not To Be, That is the Question
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Somewhere I was told this is so called jeep-able width roads. Anyways we certify them to be Scorpioable and Safariable roads


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We drove on
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Somewhere in this road, Agent Vinod and Madam Safari were just about to meet their Creator . But Agent Vinod's presence of mind and availability of support by way of friends in another car just behind helped us through. Even today my spine chills as I write these words.


The roads are muddy - in rain this could be dangerously slushy
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Streams across the road - Could be very dangerous
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There are a few waterfalls also falling on to the road
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Old 15th August 2012, 12:35   #99
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Day 2
24 - July - 2012

We reached a vantage point
and relaxed for a few moments. Agent Vinod needed all the fresh air for some time. A few locals who were standing there were watching the ordeal we had been through from a distance.
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The roads we traveled through
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I found this guy interesting!
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After a few moments of rest, we moved on

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24 - July - 2012

Madam Safari kicked up a lot of dust
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Woods are Lovely Dark and Deep, But we have miles to go
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Pine fruit?
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We were nearing a bridge
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We were welcomed to Pangi Valley

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The road continued...
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We reached Sansari check post
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We have to give all traveler details
, and then we will be videographed with the vehicle.
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The check post official was chatting away with HVK about his posting in Mumbai for a long time. Finally HVK managed to wriggle out and we continued our drive.



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24 - July - 2012

The roads continued.
The nice road going up is to some village, and the road to Khillar is to the right.
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We were in Pangi Forest Division in Khillar Forest Range
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The road to Khillar
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Ah! The familiar road to Sach pass
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We took a right to Sach pass a few Kilometers before Khillar.

Khillar Town at a distance

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Our familiar bridge
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New Bridge details
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The Old Bridge
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Warning for the Old Bridge
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Day 1
23 - July - 2012

We ordered Lemon Soda and ended up ordering quite a few items
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Look at that Vehicle
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Sirji, why did you guys not order Parantha or Minral Water ?

Is the guy in front of the vehicle, worshipping with his hands above his head? Such a petrol head? Love his attitude!

Menacing presence of the MPV there. I never knew Army bought these, thought they were still on trial.
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The river
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We crossed the bridge
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We moved on towards Sach Pass
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It was 15:00 hours already. Last time during IPHE drive also we reached here by 15:00 hours. But then that has raised a lot of questions in our minds. Me and HVK had a small chat on the same, and come what may we go ahead!!

Wait for the exhilarating Sach Pass drive.

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