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Unhappy thanedar in febraury???

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Originally Posted by vasuki View Post No trains available, Shimla onwards. Buses are available from Shimla and leave from Rivoli Bus station as per following timings

1) Delhi - Thanedhar - 7 am
2)Shimla - Bhutti - 8.45 am
3)Shimla - Bhutti - 12.10 pm (private bus)
4)Shimla - Bitthal - 1.10 pm
5)Chandigarh - Bhutti - 2 pm

All these buses cross Thanedhar. Shimla to Thanedhar is a 4 hours drive.

Taxis will cost around 1500/ for a drop though it can be negotiated.

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How about thanedar in mid-febraury09? the roads will be likely to be open??
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Originally Posted by sthitapragnya View Post How about thanedar in mid-febraury09? the roads will be likely to be open??
Thanedar in mid feb is definitely possible ... firstly the only way roads will close is if it snows and the snow has becoome un predictable so really cant say if it will ( we hope it does else no apples again for us ) or will not .

If it doesnt snow then its the usual Simla - Thanedar drive !! incase it snows when in Thanedar .. there is an alternate route out which is open 365 days a year .

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altenate route to thanedar, in case it snows hard

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Originally Posted by khaadu75 View Post Thanedar in mid feb is definitely possible ... firstly the only way roads will close is if it snows and the snow has becoome un predictable so really cant say if it will ( we hope it does else no apples again for us ) or will not .

If it doesnt snow then its the usual Simla - Thanedar drive !! incase it snows when in Thanedar .. there is an alternate route out which is open 365 days a year .

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Thanks a lot Khaadu75,

Please outline the alternate route you spoke about. As of now, i'm relying on public transport only.

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Originally Posted by sthitapragnya View Post Thanks a lot Khaadu75,

Please outline the alternate route you spoke about. As of now, i'm relying on public transport only.

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Hi , the laternate route out of Thanedar incase of the Narkanda section getting snowed in would be as follows

Thanedar - Bhutti - Bithal - Luri - Sunni - basantpur - naldhera - Simla !!

Its definitely longer than the Thanedar - Simla stretch but when snowed in thats the only way out !!

Let me know incase u need any help when in that area ... wud have offered you my house as ur base camp but its all locked up and everyone is in Delhi till March .

Cheers
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route to thanedar, again

One more question,

Can I avoid passing through shimla if coming from mandi( by kangra route)? As of now, I am relying on public transport.
And in mid-february.

thanks again,

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Originally Posted by sthitapragnya View Post One more question,

Can I avoid passing through shimla if coming from mandi( by kangra route)? As of now, I am relying on public transport.
And in mid-february.

thanks again,

Sthitapragnya





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You could but it all again depends on the amount of snowfall that region experiences ... as from Mandi one of the routes wud be via Jalori Pass and that may get blocked due to snow . Also there is another route via karsog but I havnt been on that stretch so cant say much but Im sure u can miss Simla ..

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hmm...

You could but it all again depends on the amount of snowfall that region experiences ... as from Mandi one of the routes wud be via Jalori Pass and that may get blocked due to snow . Also there is another route via karsog but I havnt been on that stretch so cant say much but Im sure u can miss Simla ..

Cheers[/QUOTE]


hi,

So, i guess i'll go ahead with the journey till mandi. Depending on latest snowfall status i'll decide. I guess buses should'nt be much of a problem, since it's so-called-low season
anyway, in case i need to ask anything specific, it'll be nice to have your contact num. or something.

Thanks aggain

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Originally Posted by sthitapragnya View Post You could but it all again depends on the amount of snowfall that region experiences ... as from Mandi one of the routes wud be via Jalori Pass and that may get blocked due to snow . Also there is another route via karsog but I havnt been on that stretch so cant say much but Im sure u can miss Simla ..

Cheers

hi,

So, i guess i'll go ahead with the journey till mandi. Depending on latest snowfall status i'll decide. I guess buses should'nt be much of a problem, since it's so-called-low season
anyway, in case i need to ask anything specific, it'll be nice to have your contact num. or something.

Thanks aggain

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Im PMing you my number ... send me a sms on that and Ill store it !! Just remember that I myself am travelling between the 6th - 15th feb and as Im in Goa may not have the phone with me 24/7 , so incase u dont get thru just send me a text .

Have a good trip .. :-)

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PS - Ull have to activate ur PM option as ur set not to receive any !! And I aint posting my number fr all to see !
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There is an overnight bus from Dharamshala to Recongpeo which departs Mandi at 22.30 in the night. This bus will cross Karsog - Luhri and you can get down at Bitthal. Bus will reach Bitthal around 6 in the morning. It will be dark at this moment. You can try your luck here and look for a shared taxi to take you to Thanedhar. (approx 22km) The route from here is Bitthal - Bhutti - Thanedhar. Better option would be to travel to Rampur in the same bus (coming from Mandi) arr Rampur at 7.15 am. From Rampur you will get Rampur - Narkanda bus at around 8.45 am which arrives Thanedhar at around 11.30 am. There are two buses in the morning from Rampur to Narkanda, one via Nankhari and another via Thanedhar. Make sure to board the correct bus.

Also just do a search for Mandi to Rampur here and look for the buses via Karsog. Click on the bus routes for detailed journey route. You have to get down at Bitthal which is just 15 minutes after Luhri. Plan in such a way that you reach Bitthal latest by 3 pm in the afternoon as the last bus for Thanedhar leaves here at this time else you will have to rely on shared cabs or taxis.

Only problem I can forsee is if it snows by mid Feb, road after Karsog at Kelodhar would be closed. You will have to come via Shimla then. I have seen a bus from Kullu to Ani via Mandi, Tattapani, Sunni, Luhri route (basically the same route from Sunni onwards as from Shimla) it reaches Luhri at around 5 pm and from Luhri you will have to take a cab to Thanedhar, an hours journey. Couldn't find info about this bus online. Will try and find out from Ani bus station and post later

Hope this helped

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has anyone mentioned mashobra? i haven't been but it's supposed to be nice and not too far from shimla.
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Have become very commercial place now... could be the next Kufri kindda thing.

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certainly chail - stunning scenery all around. but not that close to shimla. took us four hours on a very difficult hairpin-bends, winding road.
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Originally Posted by vasuki View Post There is an overnight bus from Dharamshala to Recongpeo which departs Mandi at 22.30 in the night. This bus will cross Karsog - Luhri and you can get down at Bitthal. Bus will reach Bitthal around 6 in the morning. It will be dark at this moment. You can try your luck here and look for a shared taxi to take you to Thanedhar. (approx 22km) The route from here is Bitthal - Bhutti - Thanedhar. Better option would be to travel to Rampur in the same bus (coming from Mandi) arr Rampur at 7.15 am. From Rampur you will get Rampur - Narkanda bus at around 8.45 am which arrives Thanedhar at around 11.30 am. There are two buses in the morning from Rampur to Narkanda, one via Nankhari and another via Thanedhar. Make sure to board the correct bus.

Also just do a search for Mandi to Rampur here and look for the buses via Karsog. Click on the bus routes for detailed journey route. You have to get down at Bitthal which is just 15 minutes after Luhri. Plan in such a way that you reach Bitthal latest by 3 pm in the afternoon as the last bus for Thanedhar leaves here at this time else you will have to rely on shared cabs or taxis.

Only problem I can forsee is if it snows by mid Feb, road after Karsog at Kelodhar would be closed. You will have to come via Shimla then. I have seen a bus from Kullu to Ani via Mandi, Tattapani, Sunni, Luhri route (basically the same route from Sunni onwards as from Shimla) it reaches Luhri at around 5 pm and from Luhri you will have to take a cab to Thanedhar, an hours journey. Couldn't find info about this bus online. Will try and find out from Ani bus station and post later

Hope this helped
Hi vasuki,

Thats as detailed as one can get. I'm new to IM, but the only other place where I've seen people to be this helpful and taking pains is some unix forums.

Thanks a load,....and more.

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For some reason, i'm not allowed to activate PM option in my control panel! However, i've activated my alternate email in IM.
Thanks again,

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Originally Posted by anar View Post certainly chail - stunning scenery all around. but not that close to shimla. took us four hours on a very difficult hairpin-bends, winding road.
Just wonedering about the 4 hr journey that u mentioned ... 4 hrs from where to where ??


And yeah .. all you have to hope for is that it doesnt snow and getting to Thanedar shudn't be a problem but if it does then it could throw all your plans out of gear .

Also arriving at 6 am at Bithal will be of no use as you will find noone or nothing to take u onwards from there ( its just a shack there ) .. wud be better if you follow his other advise about heading to rampur and then taking the morning bus to Thanedar and again making sure its via Bhutti and not Nankhari ( this route will take ages ) .

Are you planning on staying at banjara camps ?

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