Trip Report - Kinnaur Spiti Lahaul - June 2010

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#16 Jul 9th, 2010, 22:00
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@ kshil
thanks a lot. ya, I checked your snaps. And I think I can do with that.
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Originally Posted by Nilanjana Mahata View Post Around 9-15 october,can you tell me about general weather at kinnaur?
I dare to answer this as you mentioned the term "general", else no one would dare to comment on Himalayan weather at any time of year.

In general Oct is extremely pleasant if the post monsoon rain won't create a problem. Should be dry with blue sky and fall colors all along. I have seen 10 years climate records in IMD, Kinnaur rainfall reduce drastically in Oct, also it's apple season there. Don't think so much on a factor which is next to impossible to predict, better follow the basic thumb rules like keeping itinerary flexible and having extra days to accommodate any unforeseen event.

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ya, that's why I used the term 'general'. We never know! looking forward for a memorable trip. If weather is not so good, then also it will be memorable!just waiting for Nature's turn to reveal herself as she wishes!

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any feedback about rupin view hotel, rakchham?
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Great write-up Kshil. Very informative. I didn't expect any less though.

I liked the Lahaul part especially, because I couldn't go there myself.
Great going. Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Nilanjana Mahata View Post any feedback about rupin view hotel, rakchham?
Nilanjana, not sure about Rupin View, seems to be quite ok from outside but most hotels look like that from outside, but if you want to stay at Rakcham, a very nice place where you can touch Baspa easily, you are not having much option.

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Originally Posted by username_x View Post Great write-up Kshil. Very informative. I didn't expect any less though.
Thanks username_x, I know my trip report would be something like a superior/intelligent google search where information may outclass the literacy style, but you have to give credit to a techie for atleast writing so long, one of my friend even commented he can see a budding content writer
But on a serious note I was expecting some tips on photography part from a brilliant photographer like you, One must learn the frame composition and post processing from you. Great snaps in flickers!!

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Originally Posted by username_x View Post I liked the Lahaul part especially, because I couldn't go there myself. Great going. Cheers!
Planning to go once more in August end for Chandratal, Lahaul, Pangi Valley, Sach Pass to finally come to your preferred place Mcleod. Come and join

You would see Lahaul and I would learn some photography

Cheers!!
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Originally Posted by kshil View Post Planning to go once more in August end for Chandratal, Lahaul, Pangi Valley, Sach Pass to finally come to your preferred place Mcleod. Come and join

You would see Lahaul and I would learn some photography

Cheers!!
Wish I had that much time on my hands ...

I would love to go to Lahaul Spiti gain but there are so many places I want to go to in the next two years. I may end up going to Spiti if my work takes me there (hey .. I went there this time because of some work I had in Kinnaur. So .. basically .. I was paid for going there. Jealous?). Otherwise ... too many places to visit!
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Originally Posted by username_x View Post Wish I had that much time on my hands ...

I would love to go to Lahaul Spiti gain but there are so many places I want to go to in the next two years. I may end up going to Spiti if my work takes me there (hey .. I went there this time because of some work I had in Kinnaur. So .. basically .. I was paid for going there. Jealous?). Otherwise ... too many places to visit!
I noticed that you had some work in Karcham but can you not atleast give some tips on how to get jobs that pay for your Kinnaur Trip and has a bright chance of paying for Spiti and Lahaul even in future, not only me, anyone would be jealous for sure
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ya, we are considering staying at rakcham...so..options are less.
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Great detailing Kshil and the pics are great too. Such story telling helps other plan better and prepare well. Congratulations
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Originally Posted by Nilanjana Mahata View Post @kshil

ya, we are considering staying at rakcham...so..options are less.
Though Chitkul is also a nice place to spend the nights with much more options but Rakcham is excellent as well, specially for three reasons

a. Less crowd than even Chitkul
b. Approaching to Baspa river is much easier
c. You have a mobile connectivity (BSNL) in Rakcham, that's still missing in Chitkul

Can consider the PWD RH at Rakcham as that would be surely be one of the best available option in Himachal's context.

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Originally Posted by Sumit Bajaj View Post Great detailing Kshil and the pics are great too. Such story telling helps other plan better and prepare well. Congratulations
Sumit, sincere thanks for kind words and as I wrote I am not a natural writer and the effort was mainly as an initiative to give back something to the community that helped me so much, put so much efforts in making my trip so nice. It's a nice feeling indeed if this write up helps anyone to plan better and prepare well.

Cheers!!
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You have also got awesome snaps. It is interesting how different perspectives of the same place by two different people enables one to enjoy the pictures better. Really enjoyed pictures of Lahaul, which I didn't visit.
Your write up is by far the most useful on Indiamike as it has all the details one needs.
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Nice writeup Kaushik....
And amazing snaps...

As I will be there next month doing Bhabha Pass from Kinnaur side, I have one question.

How is the transportation from Mud to Kaza?

We will finish our trek at Mud and we are hoping to reach Mud before 4 Pm.So is it possible to reach Kaza by the evening that same day?

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Originally Posted by maneeshgoal View Post You have also got awesome snaps. It is interesting how different perspectives of the same place by two different people enables one to enjoy the pictures better. Really enjoyed pictures of Lahaul, which I didn't visit.
Your write up is by far the most useful on Indiamike as it has all the details one needs.
Maneesh, just in other post I was talking about this perspective, you are so very correct, as we have seen same frame together and now see each others snaps and find out the difference in perspective. This is really amazing!!

About Lahaul, I have received same comments from username_x, another brilliant photographer in IM, you can check his Mcleod travellogue and the snaps are stunning. May be Lahaul is so much a difference to our eyes after Spiti, the vast greenary in sharp contrast to the snowlines made it something special. I am sure you would comeback to this nice place again sometimes soon.

Thanks for your kind comments on write up and snaps, as you also felt it is an extremely helpful place for them who wants to plan for their trips and I am sure apart from weather and driver if anything comes as a reason for my excellent experience there, would surely be this forum. So any small contribution from our end if could help the community, it's of a great satisfaction.

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Originally Posted by samya.indya View Post Nice writeup Kaushik....
And amazing snaps...

As I will be there next month doing Bhabha Pass from Kinnaur side, I have one question.

How is the transportation from Mud to Kaza?

We will finish our trek at Mud and we are hoping to reach Mud before 4 Pm.So is it possible to reach Kaza by the evening that same day?

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Samya, thanks buddy for your comments.

Ok, on transportation from Mud to Kaza, I am not 100% sure but I have observed

1. In all expedition travellogue of Bhaba and Pin Parvati, I have noticed people arranged private vehicles to pick them up for this part from Mud to Kaza.

2. In my whole day in Pin Valley, I haven't crossed a single HRTC/Private bus and the roads are very straight so you can't miss it by any chance.

3. I also checked HRTC time table in their website, didn't find any connection to Mud.

Having said that, I noticed in all these remote places like Mane, Lingti, Lallung, shared jeeps (Most of the cases Tata Sumo) are available between Kaza to those places for the locals to manage their regular requirements. But that is surely goes in a specific time and infrequent.

If you have read my second post here, I put some phone numbers of Mud, the person is a very experienced guide for Bhaba and Pin Parvati Pass and owns a hotel in Mud. You better give him a call straight away and get the ground level information on the transportation between Mud and Kaza.

Tara Guest House : Phone Number: 9418365251/9418441453/9418571167

Wish you a safe and nice expedition,

Cheers!!
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@ Kaushik : Thank you so much for those valuable input....

I will surely give a call sometime....

Cheers.........
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