Unalike to Frozen Nako and Malling

Lavs

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Day – 2 - February 10th, 2015 - Rampur to Nako

The hotel at Rampur was quite comfortable with very friendly and helpful staff. But somehow I could not sleep well this night for unknown reasons. Targeted to leave hotel by 0830 HRS so as to escape the early morning chill. Was ready well in time and left Rampur at 0830.

Had fuelled the bike the previous day at Ambala, so decided to refuel somewhere ahead. It was a bright sunny morning but very windy. Winds were so fast that even the bike was swaying on turns. Tanked up at Tapri and even filled up the five litre can that I was carrying. The fuel bunk at Powari is no more functional, so if you don’t tank up at Tapri then either go to Peo or carry on with whatever fuel you have.

Had to stop at a few places for Landslide clearances. Roads were bad as usual with some good roads in Ribba and Akpa area which were iced. Beyond Khab the roads became better but the amount of snow also increased. Throughout the way there were icicles hanging from the mountains and they were not melting. Went on with some video on-off stops and a few pictures on the way.

Rest I will let the pictures say……

The video below starts from Khab, Kazigs and goes upto a little before Nako....


Some pictures from the way...

Few compulsory pit stops..

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The beautiful bumpy roads..

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Ribba / Akpa area..

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POOH.........

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Yours truly at Kazigs...

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Beyond Kazigs.....

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More pictures coming....

 
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Reached Nako Helipad Dhaba and stopped for lunch at around 1430 HRS. The plan was to carry on to Tabo or at least Chango. On discussions with locals I came to know that there was no staying options at Nako Village except Helipad Dhaba. And no one was aware of any staying options at Chango or Tabo. So instead of taking the risk of not getting a place to stay at Chango, Hurling or Tabo, I decided to stay at Nako Dhaba and go to Nako Village and Lake.

More pictures......

Ribba..

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View from Ribba...

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Kazigs...

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Unalike at Kazigs..

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Lunch at Nako Helipad Dhaba..

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Nako Village - Strolling towards Lake...

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Views around...Indian Switzerland..

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Nako Lake - all frozen with soft snow on it...

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Strolling through the trees to the lake...fell twice while going down the slope....

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Going to the centre of Nako Lake.....

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How it looks from centre of the lake...a few views and a video...

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A video looking around from the lake centre.....



 
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Itching pictures Sanjay bhai!!!! These are so marvelous. I couldn't believe my eyes for sometime and the mind keep on saying that its not in India. The views around are so pristine. Truely remarkable.
 

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Sanjay Ji whenever you come next time just give me a ping on FB...
Banda hazir ho jayega...
Next time onwards Kandaghat will be a pitstop always....

Awesome journey Lavs paji.
Thanks Santanu Da..

Wow,
Nice click & Narration .. Keep going..
Thanks dear...

wonderful Sanjay bhai :)
Alok Da Thanks...

Lovely Sanjay bhai
Thanks Gaurav for the appreciation..

Sanjay Sir , Hats off to you for riding in such extreme conditions ...!!
Will need your help in planning a ride to winter spiti.... :)
Thanks Doc, most welcome....

I'm thoroughly enjoying the snowed Kinnaur thru' your lens, Sanjay Ji.
My pleasure Satish, snow is endlessly postponing your trip....

great..............great...............great................
Thanks Amit....

Hats off Sanjay Sir for riding in such extreme conditions. You inspire us :)
Thanks Amit, believe me, except for a little numb finger tips, I was quite comfortable. Maybe because mentally I was prepared for even worst conditions..

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Thanks Paaji, kuch toh bolo.....

Lovely pics !!!!
Thanks Sahil.......

Fabulous ride Sanjay ji-awesome click that half one with ice inhibited camera-absolutely different perspective. As for the cold,bhaaji,if one wears a raincoat inside his riding apparel,it is much better in the cold climes-the raincoat and rain pant has to be the second outermost layer-feels a bit weird intially but seals out the cold much effectively-try it to believe it:D
Thanks Gaurav, a wonderful idea. I could not reach Tabo/Kaza this time, but I am sure in that area I would have donned the rain suit also..

Fantastic Sanjay Ji.
Thanks a lot Pande ji.....

Lavs ji wonderful captures
Thanks a lot Bala....

Zabardast, ride
Gud clicks.
Nice!
Polly! Thanks a lot.....

Itching pictures Sanjay bhai!!!! These are so marvelous. I couldn't believe my eyes for sometime and the mind keep on saying that its not in India. The views around are so pristine. Truely remarkable.
Thanks Amit, after going to Nako Village, I was happy that I stopped at Nako...

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Thanks Paaji......once again....


Ek selfie toh banti hai.......

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