Trip report : Kinnaur Spiti tour - April 2008

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#1 Apr 16th, 2008, 17:38
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A Himachal Pradesh trip report through Kinnaur and Spiti - August 2008
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Originally Posted by bijondhanbad View Post Nayan,
Fantastic report. We propose to do the exactly same trip in October 2008.Please help me out with the following details:
1)How did u arrange trip from New Delhi to Shimla?where can we do the bookings for Volvo/Sumo?Is advance booking allowed?
read post#1 for volvo booking website

read post#13 for driver details ( Sumo/Qualis/Tavera)

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Originally Posted by bijondhanbad View Post Nayan,
2)Names/room rates of hotels in Shimla,Sarahan,Kalpa/RecongPeo, kaza,etc?How can we do the booking for these hotels?Is advance booking allowed?
read post#13 for hotel details

October is peak season because of Durga Puja holidays.......... please book well in advance

Wish you a happy journey
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Thanks nayan
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Originally Posted by nayan View Post here is the link to pics
Hello,
I'm giving a look at your pics, very very beautiful... I've been in the same places last august (http://fbxx.altervista.org).
But I've got a question for you regarding this picture
http://picasaweb.google.com/koustav....96352541812978
I think, but not sure, this is the confluence between Sutlej (and not Baspa) and Spiti River. I'm quite sure, I have a similar pic in my album (http://fbxx.altervista.org/tibet/kal...p8160263.html).
Am I wrong?
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yes you are right..... its an error on our part in naming the picture.
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Originally Posted by nayan View Post yes you are right..... its an error on our part in naming the picture.
ok, thank you...
I'm looking your pics in ladakh too... I'm planning to go there in the next august and maybe in kashmir.
Probably I'll ask you some question about ladakh...
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welcome.....
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Hi Nayan

that was a wonderful and interestingly written travelogue

i loved the pics so much that i'm now interested in doing this trip myself.

i will be happy if you can provide the route details i.e. places and kms and kind of road and kind of slope.

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Just (re)read your report again, nayan - great stuff. I remember reading Part 1 last month, but not the other two becos as I see from the posting dates, that was the period when I was on the road myself (left 17th morning).
I see now that you had already given all the cooking, 'fishy', and ethnic info , missed it last week when I skimmed thru the info about Prakash GH.

That's news to me that Kaza is now the highest pump location, does that mean that the previous record-holder (the one at Khardung La) is closed, or Kaza's higher?

Looking at your Ladakh pics right now. Very nice, specially Pangong Tso. Damn! I wish I was on my way now.


P.S. You also need to change the location of that sangam - Khab Bridge rather than Jangi.
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thanks for reading

didnot see any petrol pump in khardungla when we went there last year august .... when was your last trip? was it a retail outlet? or a commercial pump ie for sole use of army? (anything at khardungla should be much higher than Kaza)

Hubby used to be in the oil industry earlier.... so when I was oohing and aahing at the scenary he was talking shop with the pump manager

will definitely be changing the photo caption.... you are the second IMer pointing it out.
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My last trip - never! (yes, I know, I know - inexcusable).
But 20 years ago there was definitely a pump there, I remember seeing it in a TV report on (I think) the Himalayan Rally of yore. It then was touted as the highest retail pump (IOC) in the world. They must have closed it.
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truely inexcusable.....
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Attn Mods

I suggest the trip-report be converted into an article. It makes for very good reading in one go.
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Recommending to the boss.

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Great info........ur and mantru's post give lots of details....hotels .... rates........road condition etc. We are planning a trip in 3 week of June on a indica (petrol) driving outselves upto Kaza.

Might trouble you for details later......do post any tips if it comes to ur mind.
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