The Chronicles Of Ladakh

Discussion in 'Travelogues' started by Vargis Khan, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Considering that we had travelled long distances on bad roads in last couple of days, we decided to continue the trend and head straight to Manali from Pang. With that decision made, we decided to get up early and hit our respective beds after a delicius dinner.


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  2. Vargis Khan

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    Day 9 - Pang To Manali


    As decided last night, by 6 AM we were all set to leave Pang. One thing that we did not anticipate on however was how cold it was going to be that early in the morning. Our conditions were such that we were literally praying for the sun to come up.

    Little after Pang came our first high altitude pass for the day, Lachulung La. We were crossing it a 2nd time in this trip and this time it was our 15th high altitude pass.



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  3. Vargis Khan

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    Next was Nakeela for a 2nd time. Now our 16th high altitude pass. By now the sun was shining bright in the sky, raising our spirits a little which were dampen by the cold early in the morning.


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  4. Vargis Khan

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    For most part of this day we just kept riding, with our minds set on reaching Manali. We stopped at Sarchu to grab something to eat and continued on. Next break came at Chamba Dhaba, before Baralacha La


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  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Atop Baralacha La again, now our 17th high altitude pass.


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  6. Vargis Khan

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    Sooraj Taal again.


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  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    And then Deepak Taal.


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  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    A nut bolt on Shoaib's Enfiled had come lose, causing it to make an irritating noise. This we got repaired at the Mechaninc in Tandi.


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  9. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Soon we were ascending on Rohtang, which was our 1st high altitude pass of the journey and was now going to be the last as well, this time our 18th high altitude pass.


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  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Shoaib, Sunny and I stopped for a photo session at Rohtang while Rohit kept riding on and reached Manali way ahead of us and checked into a hotel. By the time the three of us reached there, it was already quite dark.


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