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Date:- 27.5.2022, Day 10 :- Hanle to UMLING LA PASS to Tso Kar = PART 3

"Going Back to Hanle after passing through heavy snow fall at Nurbula Top"

It was 9.10 AM, just after we finished our breakfast at UmlingLa Hut. Now we were ready to come down to Hanle.
My mission of this trip was accomplished. Now ride back via Chisumle- Demchok Road.

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Mission of reaching on motorcycle to Guinness Certified World's High altitude road.
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On 16th November 2021, Guinness has certified this pass to be world's highest.
Previously it was mentioned at 19,300 feet, but now corrected to 19,024 feet.
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There is a cafe here, a hut and an oxygen chamber. Toilets are behind hut.
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OD number plate (from Odisha) at Umling La Pass
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A short video shot at UmlingLa Pass using my GoPro is here:-



Time to say bye to this snow world
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Posing near board
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It was 9.17 AM. I spent 27 minutes here at Pass.

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So we should not spend more time on high altitude.


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Hurrey and good bye UmlingLa Pass.
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While coming down the view of road inside snow carpet looked good.
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Only this mountain had snow.
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Last selfie using gopro at Umling La road. Or
Chisumle- Demchok Road.
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The road ahead of me
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The view on right side of me
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The beautiful road behind me
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When I was riding up, this area had snow. Now snow had melted.
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Happiness in sunny weather.
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see the sunlight and clear weather here.
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It is said that weather changes very fast at mountains.

After this we reached Chisumle bridge. I saw some motorcycle rider on my way to Chisumle bridge. They were going up towards Umlingla. I waved at them to with good luck.

Now we were on ascend of Nurbula Top. Suddenly the weather changed. The sunny weather was gone. It was cloudy and dark.
We decided not to stop and cross Nurbula top as soon as possible.
Snow fall started and it became more fast.
I had problem riding as snowfall was making visibility poor. I was riding behind Toyota crysta only. There was snow on my pant, hand gloves, riding jacket.
It was very scary to pass in this heavy snowfall. This is the first time I was riding during snowfall.
I had to keep part of my helmet visor open to skip moisture on my specs and inside helmet visor. Effect of which = that cold air was coming inside helmet with snow. Making it more difficult to ride.
I did not stop anywhere till we crossed Nurbula top.

Then the descent of Nurbula top came. The muddy soil on those decent was very slippery. I was very slow to go down during turnings.
Then the plain off road to Hanle started.
And after 4-5 kms, suddenly the weather changed again. It was sunny again.
I took a break here. Cleaned my visor and had some water. But the Nurbula top area was covered with clouds. It might be raining snow there.
After riding ahead , we reached the river crossing near Hanle.
Suddenly it started raining there for some time. Somehow I crossed those river crossings. And reached tar road of Hanle.
Again the rain stopped and it was sunny once again.
Funny weather of mountains.

At 11.45 AM, I reached back to my homestay at Hanle.
I had packed my luggage as I planned to reach Tso Kar today by evening.
I had lunch at homestay. I thanked Homestay owner and driver of Toyata Crysta for UmlingLa Pass. Because of them route of the pass was easily found and car was of great help during poor visibility during heavy snowfall at Nurbula top.

At 1.25 PM, I was ready to leave for Tso Kar.
I called my wife at informed about UmlingLa success and informed that I am staring for Tso Kar.

The son of Homestay owner mixed with me very well. He wanted to ride with me.
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He was not getting down from my bike. Somehow her mother pulled him and he was unhappy about leaving me and my bike.
I gave his mother some money for his chocolate. And started riding towards Tso Kar.
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some last pictures at Hanle for memory.
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I don't know when will I visit this village again.
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I registered again at check post at the start of Hanle. He just asked when did I came and ticked at my entry of earlier date.
I again crossed a small sand storm before Rhongo and Loma. This time it was not scary as it was yesterday.
I registered at check post at Loma.
Then I reached Mahe bridge. There also I had registered at check post near bridge.
Now I could hardly see anybody on road. Then it was very bad off road passing Puga, and then Pologongka La Pass.
On descent of this pass, I found some bikers of Kolkata. They were going to Manali.

I could see Startsapuk Tso Lake on my left.
The bad off road still continued. I reached Tso kar at 6 PM.
I stayed at TsoKar Eco Resort for the night. Rooms here are not very good. But Tso Kar has very less option of stay. No network or electricity here at Tso Kar.
Weather was also very cold. But the food at this hotel was very good.


After I came back to Cuttack, Dheeraj Sharma of
Devil on Wheels posted this in his instagram. I was very happy and obliged.
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Coming up...NEXT ..... Ride till Kullu

Click HERE for next update.
 
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Tilak Francis

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Date:- 27.5.2022, Day 10 :- Hanle to UMLING LA PASS to Tso Kar = PART 3

"Going Back to Hanle after passing through heavy snow fall at Nurbula Top"

It was 9.10 AM, just after we finished our breakfast at UmlingLa Hut. Now we were ready to come down to Hanle.
My mission of this trip was accomplished. Now ride back via Chisumle- Demchok Road.

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Mission of reaching on motorcycle to Guinness Certified World's High altitude road.
View attachment 799858


On 16th November 2021, Guinness has certified this pass to be world's highest.
Previously it was mentioned at 19,300 feet, but now corrected to 19,024 feet.
View attachment 799859

There is a cafe here, a hut and an oxygen chamber. Toilets are behind hut.
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OD number plate (from Odisha) at Umling La Pass
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A short video shot at UmlingLa Pass using my GoPro is here:-



Time to say bye to this snow world
View attachment 799862

Posing near board
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It was 9.17 AM. I spent 27 minutes here at Pass.

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So we should not spend more time on high altitude.


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Hurrey and good bye UmlingLa Pass.
View attachment 799866


While coming down the view of road inside snow carpet looked good.
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Only this mountain had snow.
View attachment 799868

Last selfie using gopro at Umling La road. Or
Chisumle- Demchok Road.
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The road ahead of me
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The view on right side of me
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The beautiful road behind me
View attachment 799872

When I was riding up, this area had snow. Now snow had melted.
View attachment 799873

Happiness in sunny weather.
View attachment 799874

see the sunlight and clear weather here.
View attachment 799875

It is said that weather changes very fast at mountains.

After this we reached Chisumle bridge. I saw some motorcycle rider on my way to Chisumle bridge. They were going up towards Umlingla. I waved at them to with good luck.

Now we were on ascend of Nurbula Top. Suddenly the weather changed. The sunny weather was gone. It was cloudy and dark.
We decided not to stop and cross Nurbula top as soon as possible.
Snow fall started and it became more fast.
I had problem riding as snowfall was making visibility poor. I was riding behind Toyota crysta only. There was snow on my pant, hand gloves, riding jacket.
It was very scary to pass in this heavy snowfall. This is the first time I was riding during snowfall.
I had to keep part of my helmet visor open to skip moisture on my specs and inside helmet visor. Effect of which = that cold air was coming inside helmet with snow. Making it more difficult to ride.
I did not stop anywhere till we crossed Nurbula top.

Then the descent of Nurbula top came. The muddy soil on those decent was very slippery. I was very slow to go down during turnings.
Then the plain off road to Hanle started.
And after 4-5 kms, suddenly the weather changed again. It was sunny again.
I took a break here. Cleaned my visor and had some water. But the Nurbula top area was covered with clouds. It might be raining snow there.
After riding ahead , we reached the river crossing near Hanle.
Suddenly it started raining there for some time. Somehow I crossed those river crossings. And reached tar road of Hanle.
Again the rain stopped and it was sunny once again.
Funny weather of mountains.

At 11.45 AM, I reached back to my homestay at Hanle.
I had packed my luggage as I planned to reach Tso Kar today by evening.
I had lunch at homestay. I thanked Homestay owner and driver of Toyata Crysta for UmlingLa Pass. Because of them route of the pass was easily found and car was of great help during poor visibility during heavy snowfall at Nurbula top.

At 1.25 PM, I was ready to leave for Tso Kar.
I called my wife at informed about UmlingLa success and informed that I am staring for Tso Kar.

The son of Homestay owner mixed with me very well. He wanted to ride with me.
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He was not getting down from my bike. Somehow her mother pulled him and he was unhappy about leaving me and my bike.
I gave his mother some money for his chocolate. And started riding towards Tso Kar.
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some last pictures at Hanle for memory.
View attachment 799878

I don't know when will I visit this village again.
View attachment 799879

I registered again at check post at the start of Hanle. He just asked when did I came and ticked at my entry of earlier date.
I again crossed a small sand storm before Rhongo and Loma. This time it was not scary as it was yesterday.
I registered at check post at Loma.
Then I reached Mahe bridge. There also I had registered at check post near bridge.
Now I could hardly see anybody on road. Then it was very bad off road passing Puga, and then Pologongka La Pass.
On descent of this pass, I found some bikers of Kolkata. They were going to Manali.

I could see Startsapuk Tso Lake on my left.
The bad off road still continued. I reached Tso kar at 6 PM.
I stayed at TsoKar Eco Resort for the night. Rooms here are not very good. But Tso Kar has very less option of stay. No network or electricity here at Tso Kar.
Weather was also very cold. But the food at this hotel was very good.


After I came back to Cuttack, Dheeraj Sharma of
Devil on Wheels posted this in his instagram. I was very happy and obliged.
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Coming up...NEXT ..... Ride till Kullu

Click HERE for next update.
Sajal ji..... it's high time you get an anti fog visor fitted helmet as you may go for many rides in snow and cold. I had this issue in my Odisha trip while crossing Malkangiri. I enjoyed virtually visualizing riding in snow fall as I read your ride.
 

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