Leh Planning

Accommodation in Leh circuit

Accommodation in Leh circuit

With 4 days to go, need to decide on the accommodation in leh – whether to book in advance or try on the spot. Advance booking has it’s own perils....

Of rains and cloudbursts

Of rains and cloudbursts

TV news yesterday were full of news about earthquake in Jammu region and cloudburst at Kargil. They wlso stated that Drass was affected and that the National highway was broken...

8 days to go…

8 days to go…

8 days to go and the spirits are up! Yay!! Thanks to HVK, we have now a detailed and firm drive plan. The Quechua Forclaz 500s have arrived too and...

Destinations

17 Days to go…

17 days to go… howz the preps going?? OK, so finally Yayawar’s had a day long meeting, taking stock of situation, discussing, raiding the market, gorging on whatever is available....

24 Days to go.. Are we prepared?

24 days to the D-day.. are we prepared? Let’s take stock of the situation. What’s ready? Car – Service done Car – Carrier added for lugguage Car – Air compressor...

DESIRE TO GET LEH’D

The countdown begins

The countdown begins

29 days to go…        

Preparation

Preparation

Now.. what all do we need for the trip so that it is safe and sound? HVK again to rescue. HVK has created a very detailed things to carry list...

Recheck – Refine – Replan – Approved!

Recheck – Refine – Replan – Approved!

So finally we drop Padum & Hanle from our itinerary, revise our plan, recheck it and send to HVK for his comments and approval. Here’s what it looks like. Plan...

Red water patch

A small red water patch of pangong tso on the way to man,merak..!!!

Vagaries & Visceral Fears of KAZA

Vagaries & Visceral Fears of KAZA

Precarious weather and land slides which add boulders esp. on the way from Manali to Kaza(world’s toughest road to travel) may cause intermittent breaks but nothing to fear about…”Dar ke...