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Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 15th, 2012, 18:37
Replies: 148
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Posted By hvkumar
You are right, you don't need ILP - what I had in...

You are right, you don't need ILP - what I had in mind was the forest department permit
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 15th, 2012, 08:37
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
No, Indians do not need ILPs in Spiti Valley...

No, Indians do not need ILPs in Spiti Valley unless they want to trek beyond Mud into the Pin Valley.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 5th, 2012, 23:56
Replies: 12
Views: 4,836
Posted By hvkumar
Here is an interesting blog from Tarun Goel on...

Here is an interesting blog from Tarun Goel on the Khillar-Kishtwar road:
http://www.tarungoel.in/2012/07/03/the-pangi-kishtwar-ride-amazing-rock-cut-roads-and-beautiful-gulabgarh/

Last summer, I...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jun 14th, 2012, 21:57
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
He can get it on his own - without being part of...

He can get it on his own - without being part of a conducted tour - at Kaza. Simple work, except that he may have to stay there overnight so as to apply and get the permit the next morning. There are...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jun 9th, 2012, 18:38
Replies: 30
Views: 8,855
Posted By hvkumar
Does the Pathankot-Bharmour bus take all day? How...

Does the Pathankot-Bharmour bus take all day? How much time from Chamba - and how were the roads?

The road to Dharol - is it Maxx-able?
Forum: Arunachal Pradesh May 22nd, 2012, 16:44
Replies: 337
Views: 166,090
Posted By hvkumar
Good time to go. Rains would have just ended,...

Good time to go. Rains would have just ended, especially the North East monsoons. Roads also should have been made up post-summer rains. Weather will be good, and even in high-altitude places like...
Forum: Other Areas Jan 16th, 2012, 01:16
Replies: 83
Views: 60,185
Posted By hvkumar
Thank you, KS, for the detailed stories from the...

Thank you, KS, for the detailed stories from the NE.

kshil, do not be fooled by Google Maps and other maps that show lots of roads in the region - but most of them are either non-existent like the...
Forum: Arunachal Pradesh Nov 30th, 2011, 22:31
Replies: 93
Views: 69,445
Posted By hvkumar
Is the car ferry from Dibrugarh to Oriam a new...

Is the car ferry from Dibrugarh to Oriam a new development? In 2009, I was forced to go all the way to Shilapather to take a ferry across to Kareng because they told me the Oriam Ghat was not a car...
Forum: Other Areas Nov 23rd, 2011, 19:58
Replies: 83
Views: 60,185
Posted By hvkumar
I thought they had scrapped the ILP requirement...

I thought they had scrapped the ILP requirement for NL and MZ - when did they restart?

Have a good trip!
Forum: Buses, Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Bicycles Nov 9th, 2011, 10:16
Replies: 40
Views: 78,523
Posted By hvkumar
The GOlden Quadrilateral (GQ) is a series of...

The GOlden Quadrilateral (GQ) is a series of National Highways which connects the following circuit:

Bombay/Mumbai-Delhi-Calcutta/Kolkata-Madras/Chennai-Bangalore/Bengaluru-Bombay

The NH...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Oct 25th, 2011, 00:08
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
No problem. No permits needed. You...

No problem. No permits needed.



You should get permission within a few hours. Normal passport sized photos. You can always take your photos in the studios in Recong Peo town.




Ask for...
Forum: Crossing the Border Oct 18th, 2011, 16:35
Replies: 122
Views: 29,543
Posted By hvkumar
Yes, with an early start from Trashigang, you can...

Yes, with an early start from Trashigang, you can comfortably reach Guwahati by evening.

Some hotel recommendations:

Thimphu: TT Hotel, Norzin Lam, 00975-2-332352/272/17660644
Thimphu: Hotel...
Forum: Crossing the Border Oct 17th, 2011, 14:38
Replies: 122
Views: 29,543
Posted By hvkumar
Please see my comments against each sector,...

Please see my comments against each sector, below.



Yes, you have hotels on that route at Wangdue, Trongsa, Jakar, MOngar & Trashigang. However, lower your expectations - these are basic lodges...
Forum: Crossing the Border Oct 7th, 2011, 11:49
Replies: 122
Views: 29,543
Posted By hvkumar
It is a Govt office, works to normal office...

It is a Govt office, works to normal office timings on working days. In Phuntsoling, it opens at 9 am local time.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Oct 2nd, 2011, 23:12
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
Some further clarifications from my side: 1....

Some further clarifications from my side:

1. ILPS are required for only foreign nationals beyond Recong Peo (KInnaur Valley) through Pooh, Nako till Tabo (which is Spiti Valley).

2. Offices in...
Forum: Arunachal Pradesh Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:59
Replies: 337
Views: 166,090
Posted By hvkumar
I would simply walk in and get rooms in these...

I would simply walk in and get rooms in these places, they are unlikely to be full unless you are planning to do your trip in either Diwali or Dussehra time.
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 26th, 2011, 11:01
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
AFAIK, ILPs are required only in the sector...

AFAIK, ILPs are required only in the sector between Spello & Tabo.
If that be indeed the case, you can come from Manali side to Chnadra Tal & Kaza without permits but not beyond.
Forum: Crossing the Border Jul 26th, 2011, 10:58
Replies: 122
Views: 29,543
Posted By hvkumar
I have never been by air to Bhutan, but Druk Air...

I have never been by air to Bhutan, but Druk Air flies regularly to Thimphu from Delhi ad Calcutta, and you can do online bookings in their web-site http://www.drukair.com.bt/PG_Home.aspx.

Hotels...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jul 26th, 2011, 02:34
Replies: 122
Views: 29,543
Posted By hvkumar
No, Indians do not have to pay the USD 200...

No, Indians do not have to pay the USD 200 tariff. AS long as you have the visit permits, you are free to go around Bhutan, stay anywhere and use any form of transport - including your own...
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 21st, 2011, 13:58
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
You mean to say that you cannot get it on the...

You mean to say that you cannot get it on the spot? Have to hang around in Recong Peo for at least 1-2 days? Any way to expedite the process?
Forum: Himachal Pradesh Jul 21st, 2011, 12:54
Replies: 148
Views: 115,229
Posted By hvkumar
A few queries for my understanding on how a lone...

A few queries for my understanding on how a lone foreigner can get a permit to travel beyond Recong Peo to Kaza via Nako & Tabo:

- Get the permit only in the Recong Peo office?
- Office works...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jul 19th, 2011, 00:52
Replies: 122
Views: 29,543
Posted By hvkumar
The pathway at the base (on the road) of Taktsang...

The pathway at the base (on the road) of Taktsang Gompa starts 8 kms after Paro town (or 3 kms after Lango village) on the road to Drukyel Dzong. Local taxis - share a seat ones - ply regular;y...
Forum: Arunachal Pradesh Jul 15th, 2011, 22:53
Replies: 337
Views: 166,090
Posted By hvkumar
hvkumar@gmail.com, 9821045167. I also stay in...

hvkumar@gmail.com, 9821045167.
I also stay in Thane.
Please contact any time.
Forum: Arunachal Pradesh Jul 11th, 2011, 11:39
Replies: 337
Views: 166,090
Posted By hvkumar
Please check the log book below, which has the...

Please check the log book below, which has the details of my drive on the Siliguri-Guwahati-Tezpur-Tawang-Tezpur-Kaziranga-Jorhat-Kohima-IMphal-Silchar-Karimganj-Shillong-Guwahati
...
Forum: Arunachal Pradesh Jul 2nd, 2011, 17:25
Replies: 93
Views: 69,445
Posted By hvkumar
Why don't you contact Jungle Travels, Guwahati,...

Why don't you contact Jungle Travels, Guwahati, http://www.jungletravelsindia.com/index.php, who organises several NE tours for non-Indians and see what they have to say?
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