Zero Bhp on The Tribal Belt of Himanchal - Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti

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Day 3 - Rekong Peo - Pooh

Started around 9 am from Rekong Peo . The road right under Rekong Peo was under development (in September 2017).
Had to stop at a check post in between. The road is mostly undulating with beautiful vistas and you feel like stopping everywhere to take pictures.

When you are ready to RIDE DOWHILL
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The overhanging stone sections after Rekong Peo
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The bridge where valley narrows and river flows at full speed. Rivers are so noisy.. but I love the sound.
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Taking every opportunity to stop and take photos... Sometime people looked at me with crazy, googly, amazed eyes.
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I had just started to realize what this signpost meant... by the end of this journey , I had no doubt about it.
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The mighty Akpa Bridge.. Soon the old one will get closed down once the new one gets operational.

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The new one is on my left.. This bridge is so beautiful.. :)
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I think this is the entrance to Sumdo.. I ate lunch here. after this the road was smooth till Pooh
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I want a photograph... god knows when I will come back to see this beauty.
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The road is a mix of good and bad but on bicycle, the bad stretches seem endless and good ones are just too good (jaw drop).. Riding on Delhi Roads vs riding on this landscape... no comparison.
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Each and every waterfall was beautiful.. when we go slow enough, we can actually enjoy the true himalayan beauty.
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Refilled my bottle with icy cold mineral water.
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Just before Pooh.. The road around this area is super smooth... The landscape looks awesome...
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The entry gate to Pooh.. Found a place for 350 rs a night .. ate chicken dinner for 200rs a plate (buffet style) and slept.
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Note: This day was very calm and minimal traffic. Food was authentic and people were humble..
Good workout for the mind and body.
No issues with the bicycle. Just that the roads were rough at times.
Tomorrow will be Pooh to Nako
Cheers.


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dwaipayan das

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Day 3 - Rekong Peo - Pooh

Started around 9 am from Rekong Peo . The road right under Rekong Peo was under development (in September 2017).
Had to stop at a check post in between. The road is mostly undulating with beautiful vistas and you feel like stopping everywhere to take pictures.

When you are ready to RIDE DOWHILL
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The overhanging stone sections after Rekong Peo
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The bridge where valley narrows and river flows at full speed. Rivers are so noisy.. but I love the sound.
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Taking every opportunity to stop and take photos... Sometime people looked at me with crazy, googly, amazed eyes.
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I had just started to realize what this signpost meant... by the end of this journey , I had no doubt about it.
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The mighty Akpa Bridge.. Soon the old one will get closed down once the new one gets operational.

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The new one is on my left.. This bridge is so beautiful.. :)
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I think this is the entrance to Sumdo.. I ate lunch here. after this the road was smooth till Pooh
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I want a photograph... god knows when I will come back to see this beauty.
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The road is a mix of good and bad but on bicycle, the bad stretches seem endless and good ones are just too good (jaw drop).. Riding on Delhi Roads vs riding on this landscape... no comparison.
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Each and every waterfall was beautiful.. when we go slow enough, we can actually enjoy the true himalayan beauty.
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Refilled my bottle with icy cold mineral water.
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Just before Pooh.. The road around this area is super smooth... The landscape looks awesome...
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The entry gate to Pooh.. Found a place for 350 rs a night .. ate chicken dinner for 200rs a plate (buffet style) and slept.
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Note: This day was very calm and minimal traffic. Food was authentic and people were humble..
Good workout for the mind and body.
No issues with the bicycle. Just that the roads were rough at times.
Tomorrow will be Pooh to Nako
Cheers.


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Day 4 - Pooh to Nako

As usual, high altitude and heavy workout dont mix together. I barely slept last night even after taking a hot shower to help me relax. The body, despite the beating it took over the last three days was not ready to give up. I woke up to a morning chill and smoehow managed to get out of bed. The room for 250 rs a night didn't have much to offer besides a creaky bed and a cupboard to put things into. It took me an hour to get ready and another 30 mins to eat breakfast and pack lunch as I was planning to visit gue monastry.

The road out of pooh is a long downhill till the satluj base and connects with the national highway. There are two roads leading out of the village (one I took to climb up) and we need not take the same road as the other road saves a few kilometres of riding.

The place was filled with army cantonment, supplies and repair work going on in army trucks. As we reach to the main highway, the road gets smooth and soon we change sides to move to the right side of the river.



The Morning View​
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The Early Rays on Pooh Village​
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Pooh Monastry​
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Place of Stay (Karma GuestHouse)​
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Tibetian Prayer Wheel (Tibetian Influence felt at Pooh Village)​
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The Gradual Descent from Pooh Village​
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The Bridge to the Other Side​
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The Road to Namgia and Shipkila (Left for Next Time)​
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The Majestic Khab Bridge
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Spartan on the Bridge
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The Most Enchanting of Places
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Dont Look Up (Count the little steps and enjoy the ride)
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Kazigs Start (Loved the Climb)
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That's How it Looks after Climbing for an Hour or two
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Roads get broken and dusty
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Would Love to take this route someday (with stay at Leo Village)
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Mountains and Clouds
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Not all those who Wander are Lost - J.R.R. Tolkien
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Climbing is all I did That Day
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The mind goes to unimaginable places when you are all alone in this land
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Etches of Human Presence on Mountains
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Leo Village in the Vincinity
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Diversion for Yangthang
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A restaurant few kilometres before Nako
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The Entrance to Nako Village
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Nako Lake (Would love to see this in Winters)
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Good things come to those who wait
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The Free Exploring mind of the Individual is the most Valuable Thing in the World - J. Steinbeck
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Only those who risk going out too far can find out how far one can go - T.S. Elliot
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Time to clean and regrease front forks
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The climb was gradual and steep at the last few kilometres but it was worth it at the end.
The hotel where I stayed charged 500 for one day including dinner.
The evening was spent inside as it was too cold to venture out.
I went to bed early as the next day was another riding day with loads of action. Network is not working here on so I had to call home from a Bsnl mobile phone (which took a lot of time ) as the network was bad due to clouds in the evening. BSNL is the only network that works in this part of the country.

Singed off the day with a tired body and a peaceful sleep.
Day 5 Pooh to Nako via Gue Coming up soon!!

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