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#16 Feb 7th, 2009, 14:06
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Difficult but possible .......

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Is it possible to trek upto Yulla Kunda, around 21st Feb-23 Feb08.
It might be possible this year by that time but don't expect any other human soul there and you are almost certain to walk over snow. I am saying possible because this winter Kinnaur experienced little snow and more rain. winter is milder in Kinnaur this year than the previous.

Even though Winter in Spiti was harsh, it is not the case in Kinnaur this year. Places like Moorang used to experience 5-7 feet of snow.But this year there was hardly any snow. It snowed a little but melted very quickly the next day. Places like Reckong-peo has not got any snow by now. Though it snowed in the higher reaches but villages mostly had rain. So, if you push for Yulla-kanda, you may reach there.

Remember, had it been a normal year of winter, what Lucid have written would have the exact thing.

But i guess its too early to go there.The beauty of the place is due to surrounding greenery which will be missing this time around. Besides, you may find difficulty in getting any local willing to accompany there. For Heaven's sake do not venture out alone in case you are still on for the place!



Hope this helps. All the best.
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Hmm interesting there uttam, its bizarre to find snow around manali and not kinnaur, just spoke to a friend in recong peo he said..that road upto pooh is all good and motorable and like uttam said kinnaur has not received any major snowfall this season, but be sure the clouds can bring it anytime soon, he also said sangla and chitkul are accessible

Even Kunnu charang are trekkable :-O
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Photographs..

After much dilly-dallying, finally i made myself to upload photos of my winter sojourn (Dec-Jan). If interested please, visit the links:-
http://uuttam.multiply.com/photos/al...inter_in_Spiti

http://uuttam.multiply.com/photos/al...ter_at_Kinnaur




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Juley uttam !!
Great pictures, brought back memories of my snowy experience in spiti.
For how long were you here ? and you entered spiti through malling evidently, but was the road motorable till losar ?

oh one more question >> where was this shot taken ? >> http://uuttam.multiply.com/photos/photo/36/94

cheers friend !!
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Thanks, Lucid.

Yes, you are right, i went to Spiti via Malling. I was there for about a month. It snowed heavily in the third week of December, so Losar was cut off. In the beginning of January, road till losar was cleared but after a couple of days it snowed heavier than previous month and again it got cut off.

The picture you pointed out was clicked from Moorang fort while taking a short-cut to shilling. The snowy ridge in the background is the one beyond which Timsey peak is located.

Tashi Delek!
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Nice pics, uttam.
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Thanks for the appreciation, Dilliwala.
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Amazing shots Uttam, which camera/lenses did you use?
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Thanks Rishabh. I use Kodak DX7440.
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Originally Posted by AndreasW View Post Hey uttam, make investigations about the old Chor gad route via Chungsakhago Pass...
http://books.google.de/books?id=u4ST...ckjQ#PPA233,M1

...or Nesang - Gangthang La - Dubling

Happy journey, it's a lot to explore!
Andreas, this time i could not go to Baspa valley, people outside the valley could not shed a light on Chungsakhago. May be some day i will come across an old shepherd in the valley who can tell something about the route. But here is something else which i got:- http://uuttam.multiply.com/journal/i...ail_in_Kinnaur.
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Hi fellow kinnaur lovers

I am headed to this region after 11th of march..what part is accessible right now ? kalpa, chitkul, ropa, moorang, charang possible ?
uttam, voyager61 ? whats the take ?

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Temporarily there may be some road blocks here and there due to rock fall because of unpredictable rains or broadening works of roads. But these are generally cleared in few hours time.

All the above places are accessible and except for Charang, there are regular bus service to these places.

All the habitable part of Kinnaur are accessible.Go ahead and enjoy your time!
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Originally Posted by uttam View Post But here is something else which i got:- http://uuttam.multiply.com/journal/i...ail_in_Kinnaur.
@uttam: Great investigations. Thanks, I appreciate it so much!
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This is the view from Tokto/Asrang to this mountain range. I think your photo is the same peak, isn't it?
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Therefore, it is a must to have shepherds' feedback in order to time one’s journey before these crevasses open up. Timsey peak towers above 6000 meters and remains obscure most of the time due to a ridge ruuning in front of it and the clouds. Tshimukh (also known as Tismukh) and Shurangbal are adjacent peaks of considerable height. However, if one is lucky to be on Old HTR near Jangi when there are no clouds, it is possible to view these peaks peeping above the ridge.
http://uuttam.multiply.com/journal/i...ail_in_Kinnaur
Hope you will come across with a lot of old shepherds in the valleys...
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Thank you for the kind words, Andreas.

Yes the peak in my photograph is same.

These are another view of the ridge which i shot from upper Ropa valley:-
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Hi thanks uttam..hmm interesting pictures of those peaks there..surprisingly i could not find it when i was in asrang..although i have one picture here..do tell me if i missed the peaks because of clouds ?

also uttam..what part of the ropa valley are those pictures from ? on the way to manerang pass ?

here is the picture
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