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Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by varoon9999, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. himanshu4886

    himanshu4886 Regolare

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    Punto came out with flying colours. The above two videos are not available. Please check.

    Waiting for detailed travelogue.
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  2. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Thanks mate for all your sweet replies.

    I Would like to share some of the pointers which i feel is required if somebody is planning Leh trip.

    1.Sarchu (Manali-leh route) is at very high altitude compare to Manali and Jispa.Avoid staying there to escape from severe AMS.

    Tents at Sarchu are sober enough but washrooms there are not in best of the conditions.
    Sarchu you get very limited options to eat as well.

    2.No harm in having diamox before you start from Manali,though we did not have,but had hard time to fight with AMS.

    3.On high altitude avoid exerting your body,take rest and have lot of fluids.

    4.On the way if somebody is feeling unwell,one can visit any of the army camps and take their help.All the army camps are well equipped with docs and the medicines.They are happy to serve you and nothing will be charged.

    5.Small oxygen cylinders can be bought from medical stores at leh which lasts for 2 minutes,they are small cylinders costs something close to Rs.380.If these cylinders remains unused one can return the cylinders to the medical store with Rs.150 as deduction.We did buy 2 cylinders when we visited Khardungla but both remained unused.

    6.Most of the Cellular networks have reach at leh.Vodafone,Aircel,Airtel,Bsnl.

    7.Lot of poor laborers toil hard on the way to Manali-Leh,if possible stock your vehicle with plenty of biscuits,fruits and water bottles.These can be distributed to the needy people.

    8.Carrying fuel is not at all required if driving down before November.We also carried 20ltr jerrycan,it was all leaking badly.Roads are so bumpy leakage is bound to happen.

    9.As the altitude rises performance of the vehicle goes down drastically. Dont panic it is due to lack of oxygen.

    10.At times you can see soot of white smoke while driving towards khardungla from your car.It is common en-route to such high passes.

    11.Leh has plenty of local workshops,you can get your car checked there easily.

    12.Tempting roads,be cautious while you go harder on the gas peddle.

    13.Last but not the least 165 mm GC car can do this terrain easily,saw one CH registered chevy Cruze doing the same what we were doing,happy mile munching.
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  3. pv_krish

    pv_krish Regolare

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    @varoon9999, great info. These points are really helpful and valuable.
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  4. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Adding some of them from my camera.

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  5. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Another set.

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  6. pv_krish

    pv_krish Regolare

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    @varoon9999, nice photos of Leh, especially the one with the snow.
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  7. Naughty

    Naughty Superiore

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    Awesome travelogue and superb clicks...

    My my... Every time I go through any travelogue of Leh, I feel like - I wanna go there right now...

    Following this thread closely...

    Cheers...

    Neel
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  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    One can't get bored of seeing colorful pictures of Leh/Laddakh.

    Who's is other Punto parked next to your car? With snow/ice, it is so nice to look.
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  9. varoon9999

    varoon9999 Superiore

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    Other TW punto belongs to the owner of Padma hotel @ Jispa Mr.Bir, talked to him about the performance of the car and he was very satisfied with the car.His car has clocked 1.25 lacs kms and broke down abruptly at Baralachala.It was brought back to Jispa on a local truck.He said he will be sending the car to Mandi (Haimachal) at FASS for the repair job.As per him it is for the very 1st time when the car refused to start.

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  10. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Nice photos.How was air filter condition during your trip ?

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