God's allow Blor Betty passage to Zanskar-Solo

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  1. Yogesh Sarkar

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    Slight correction, it is JKTDC in Panikhar and rest of Ladakh and Kashmir. HPTDC is in Himachal.

    Beautiful photographs. The road looks better than earlier, still a dirt track but comparatively smooth.
     
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    Beautiful photography!
     
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    Shukriya Nadeem

    :oops: JKTDC it is.
    The road was smooth were it had dirt patches-but 95% was rocky and bumpy.


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    Fabulous report and pictures!
     
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    At Rangdum ,stopped in front of the La Himalaya Guest house-found the rooms neat and clean and so took a room for Rs1200-steepest tariff of the entire trip-that the owner Dorje was a talkative guy answering all the questions i was shooting at him played a big role in my booking the room.After shifting my saddlebags to the room and roaming by the Suru riverbank ,came back to have a lunch of dal-chawal-nothing tasty but piping hot-it was just 3pm-and then a rider on a modified bike walked in-motocross helmet,motocross shoes and all-a nod and a smile at each other and introductions were exchanged and we got talking-he is Madhu Sudan-he was doing a recee before participating in the Raid De Himalaya-we bonded well and rode together for the next 4 days.
    After Madhu had also booked himself in the guest house and had food we were standing in the sun outside the guest house when we were invited by Dorje for a trip to the Rangdum Gompa in his pick up truck-the man Dorje was no less than a rally driver himself the way he hustled and slid his Tata207 pickup on the loose gravel road-i hung on for dear life for the less than 5 minutes it took us to the top of the Gompa from the guest house,3 minutes on the way back-one wicked ride for sure. DSC06801.jpg

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    The road leading to Rangdum after the Saru police outpost
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    Clouds hugging the peaks in the distance-must have been snow time at the top
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    The vastness and emptiness personified
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    View to the south of the Gompa
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    The north west view
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    Entrance of the gompa
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    The main prayer hall building
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    The courtyard
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    Diya's being made ready for an upcoming ceremony
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    Prayer hall inside
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    The scriptures of the Gelupga Buddhists sect kept neatly stacked
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    Dorje's rally car-his Tata 207:cool:
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    View to the northeast of the gompa
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    Madhu Sudan and me
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    With Dorje -right
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    The men and their steeds -KTM D390(mine) and modified TVS Apache 200(Madhu's) in the back
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