15 Day Family Trip Himachal

Discussion in 'Itinerary' started by Partha, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks brother ... I am glad I was of help. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions. And I will take you on that Mumbai visit promise.
     
  2. Partha

    Partha New Member

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  3. Partha

    Partha New Member

    Hi Vargis

    A small and possibly silly query. I notice the temperature at Kaza and Nako is around -1c . Do I need to put antifreeze gel in our fuel tank ? It's a diesel scorpio. I am not sure if this is applicable in summer

    Regards
    Partha
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Not at all, do not worry about it. It will start at the slightest twist of the key.
     
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Couple of friends are in Kaza right now in their Duster, no starting or freezing problem at all.
     
  6. Partha

    Partha New Member

    Thank you !
     
  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    You are welcome brother
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Partha - Can you do us a favor? Please do update about road conditions once you are back.
     
  9. Partha

    Partha New Member

    Sure. So my first set of updates.

    1. Dalhousie-Khajjiar is a breeze and roads are fine. A small stretch approaching Khajjiar is a bit rough but nothing major.

    2. Dharamsala and Mcleodgang all good. No blocks anywhere.

    3. Dharamsala to Jibhi via Palampur all clear. Roads are narrow and steep as you approach Jibhi but smooth and clear

    4. Important : From Jibhi while crossing Jalori Pass the road is in very poor state.The bad stretch starts about 5km before Sojha and continues onto the other side for a very long stretch. At some points it's a dirt road. Repairs have started and we saw road repair crews all along the stretch.

    5. Important : Stretch along Baspa river before Bethal is in bad shape. Enjoy a bumpy and dusty ride for an elongated stretch

    6. Important : The main road entering Sarahan is BLOCKED. The base of the bridge is being strengthened. We used a 7 km not existant dirt road as a work around. This starts after you cross the bridge post State Bank at Jelori. You go ahead for a couple of km and then you will see a school followed by a small store on the main highway. Look for a dirt road climbing on the right. It's a terrible path but everyone is using it including public buses. Hats off to the drivers. Proceed with extreme caution. There is space for only one car so be prepared to reverse on a steep slope along a dirt road when needed. A Innova in front of us developed a flat tire. The path comes out at ITBP cantonment just ahead of Sarahan. It does save a lot of time but might not be everyone's cup of tea

    That's all till now. We head to Chitkul tomorrow. More updates later. Hope this helps.

    Regards
    Partha
     
  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member


    Thank you so much Partha Bhai, really appreciate the info. Waiting for more and also some pictures from your trip.
     

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