The Dirty Dozen "SURVIVED" Ladakh

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  1. hiambuj

    hiambuj Moderator Staff Member

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    The travelogue is making me Re-live those 11 days... & I'll re-live Ladakh for years not only through my travelogue but through all the travelogues that come on BCMT about Ladakh...

    Thanks Akshay... I promised it would be worth... I was aware of the capabilities of Manu :)
     
  2. darkside_of_d_sun

    darkside_of_d_sun Moderator Staff Member

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    Heard the stories, now reading them, this is fantastic!

    Cheers,
    Shamik
     
  3. Prasham

    Prasham Armchair Traveller :(

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    Keep rolling...
     
  4. abhi1975

    abhi1975 The Great Gambler

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    Mind blowing stuff. Great write-up and superb pics, waiting for more. :)
     
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    Amazing right up and breathtaking pic.takes you right there . waiting to hear more.

    Did'nt you guys take diamox?? wat was the real rush were u doing cannon ball run?? (just a question) as some people were not feeling good. AMS?? (not good)

    Please name the Hotel where you had your stuff stolen so that we strike it out from our list.

    How cold was it there?? went below 0???
    and that river crossing i see with scorpio? do u have to cross it? (dont think bikes can take that much water and hard to stay upright?)
     
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  6. hiambuj

    hiambuj Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Shamik & Abhi..

    Thanks Rahul, next part coming soon..

    We took diamox religioulsy, half tab morning & half in night. We also drank plain & glucose water alternately every half an hour. Cannon ball was not intentional. We had less days in hand, with one day already wasted in Manali-Rohtang La Jam of 7-8 hrs. Didnt want to just touch Leh & return back. If it had been me alone, I would have prefered to take another day to do the route & miss on may be Nubra. My midset is so as I keep on reading & discussing such issues here on BCMT. But the group was more of tourist like mindset who wanted to touch all the places in this single visit. As far as health is concerned, it was only vomits which can happen with anyone (mainly females) on any curvy route. Yes, the driver caught fever as he didnt dress properly & was only in T-Shirt at BarlachLa. I repeatedly asked him to cover properly, mainly ears, but he didnt listen & faced consequences. No AMS attack to anyone.

    Hotel Moonlight on Old Manali Road

    Temperature was not too low in day time but the winds were chilling. At Passes it was beating cold due to winds. At Tanglang La the temperature was sub Zero, we crossed it too late in the evening. Yes the water streams on road have to be crossed. & there are many such streams in the route.
     
  7. manufredy

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    thanks everone..!!
    I am glad you liked the travelogue!!
    I am still re-living those days! And it gives me great pride that everyone is virtually getting Leh'd this weekend through our efforts!!
    Cheers!!!:)
     
  8. Yogesh Sarkar

    Yogesh Sarkar Administrator

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    Rahul don't worry, such water crossings are easily crossable on motorcycle. They just look scary, all one needs to do is keep the revs up and let the momentum do the rest.
     
  9. tsk1979

    tsk1979 Reclaimed and Recycled

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    Hey guys! Complete the rest of the travelogue... We are waiting!!
     
  10. joie de vivre

    joie de vivre Guru

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    Thanx MANU, for writting a good travel article.
     

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