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Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 5th, 2011, 22:41
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I was again in Zanskar in January of this year. I...

I was again in Zanskar in January of this year. I did the Chadar trek over the frozen Zanskar river from Chilling (near Nimmu) to Padum. The road is not finished into Zanskar. The road ends just...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Oct 15th, 2009, 02:09
Replies: 4
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I don't know about hard drive cameras in...

I don't know about hard drive cameras in particular, but my sony DV camcorder kind of lost it from 4500m upwards in Tibet. All footage was over-exposed and in a weird blue-magenta tone (lacking...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Sep 27th, 2009, 23:32
Replies: 39
Views: 5,708
Posted By vzzzbx
That might not be a bad idea. I don't know if you...

That might not be a bad idea. I don't know if you want to start walking from Darcha, but the road leads up to Palamo nowadays. This is quite close to Shingo La, 2 or 3 days walk.

I walked in the...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Sep 26th, 2009, 21:58
Replies: 39
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Posted By vzzzbx
Maybe when all passes are closed, you can take...

Maybe when all passes are closed, you can take the chadar (frozen river) trek back. just kidding (sorry). :D

I guess if they will know in Reru about the condition on Shingo La, they will know it...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Sep 22nd, 2009, 14:38
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Posted By vzzzbx
We camped there too. A bit further back towards...

We camped there too. A bit further back towards Photoksar there was a tea tent as well. The owner of the tent said (translated by our guide) that they came from several valleys away, which was quite...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Sep 21st, 2009, 22:06
Replies: 39
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Posted By vzzzbx
I did the trek last year. There was a tea...

I did the trek last year.

There was a tea tent (or two) just before Shingo La, near Lakang. I think it's possible to crash in tea tents. It looked "semi permanent", i.e. it looked like it's...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 19th, 2009, 19:40
Replies: 13
Views: 7,887
Posted By vzzzbx
There are internet cafes in Leh. Mobile...

There are internet cafes in Leh.

Mobile coverage depends on your provider. I have a Dutch provider and my cell phone was useless in Leh. But I was told you need a special sim card in J&K that...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 1st, 2009, 18:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By vzzzbx
Wow. On my trek I also saw trekkers with full...

Wow. On my trek I also saw trekkers with full packs (food, camping gear and all). I had only a small day pack. My stuff was on the back of a mule. But I had great respect for the people who did it on...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Sep 1st, 2009, 15:05
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By vzzzbx
Thanks for the update. I walked this trek a year...

Thanks for the update. I walked this trek a year earlier and saw the construction works too (of course). I knew the plans, but the reality just hit home. Especially reading that they're so near to...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 31st, 2009, 15:41
Replies: 2
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Posted By vzzzbx
This is what I'd do: Friday: chill out, walk...

This is what I'd do:

Friday: chill out, walk around "downtown" Leh

Saturday: still take it easy, not so much physical activity, maybe drive around by bus or taxi to monasteries near Leh, such...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 31st, 2009, 14:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By vzzzbx
I have no experience with rafting. I've seen cars...

I have no experience with rafting. I've seen cars with boats near Chilling, but maybe they go rafting in the Indus.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 30th, 2009, 19:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By vzzzbx
You bring your own tent and camping equipment....

You bring your own tent and camping equipment. You can rent this too in Leh and hire a horseman and/or guide.

There are no camps where you can stay. In Zanskar you will see a tea tent occasionally...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 30th, 2009, 15:45
Replies: 5
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Posted By vzzzbx
I would go to Thikse, Stakna, Lamayuru, Likir and...

I would go to Thikse, Stakna, Lamayuru, Likir and of course Leh itself.

Having been to both Zanskar and Nubra, I'd go to Zanskar if you have the time. Visiting Zanskar will take much more time...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 29th, 2009, 21:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By vzzzbx
As far as I know, the first part from Chilling to...

As far as I know, the first part from Chilling to Karsha is a narrow gorge with steep walls of rock on either side of the river. When people walk over the frozen river, they only climb up if the ice...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 28th, 2009, 15:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By vzzzbx
Which route are you taking? Chiling - Karsha is...

Which route are you taking? Chiling - Karsha is the Chadar route, over the frozen Zanskar river in the heart of winter. But in September..?
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 27th, 2009, 15:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,694
Posted By vzzzbx
Padum to Leh in a day is not possible. The...

Padum to Leh in a day is not possible. The fastest option is by car/bus (via Kargil) which takes 2 days.

The only other option is hiking, which takes about a week I think. I'm not sure what the...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 26th, 2009, 23:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,896
Posted By vzzzbx
I trekked through Zanskar last year. We camped...

I trekked through Zanskar last year. We camped wherever it was suitable, but everywhere someone from the nearest village came to collect a camping fee. That's how it works.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 25th, 2009, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By vzzzbx
1. there are (at least 2) atm machines in leh. i...

1. there are (at least 2) atm machines in leh. i don't know how widely accepted credit cards are in leh, maybe not so much

2. this is all possible in leh.

3. i don't know.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 10th, 2009, 15:32
Replies: 15
Views: 8,458
Posted By vzzzbx
I don't know if it's safe, but I would never take...

I don't know if it's safe, but I would never take a two year old to Leh. I myself experienced headache and fatigue the first day in Leh after flying to Leh. I wouldn't like to do that to an infant.
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Aug 6th, 2009, 20:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,576
Posted By vzzzbx
Thanks for sharing! Amazing photos, looks like a...

Thanks for sharing! Amazing photos, looks like a great trip, but very strenuous I reckon, by bike.
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Aug 1st, 2009, 01:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By vzzzbx
I'm just curious, what's your idea of Zanskari...

I'm just curious, what's your idea of Zanskari villages?

Here's an example of a village (Tangzen) towards Shingo La.

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/5854269.jpg

There are...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 31st, 2009, 14:14
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By vzzzbx
I haven't seen yaks being used in the region....

I haven't seen yaks being used in the region. Only mules and such.

You can buy new food in Padum. Lamayuru - Padum is 10 days walking.

Carrying all your food? Wow, I've seen others do it too,...
Forum: Trekking and Mountaineering in India Jul 30th, 2009, 16:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By vzzzbx
No acclimatization days during the trek. This...

No acclimatization days during the trek. This wasn't necessary. You gradually sleep higher each night. The highest camping spot (in the first part of the trek) was just before Sengge La at 4800m....
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jul 30th, 2009, 01:07
Replies: 8
Views: 2,234
Posted By vzzzbx
I trekked from Lamayuru to Darcha (through...

I trekked from Lamayuru to Darcha (through Zanskar). I'd say Padum is the least interesting place in Zanskar. The rest of Zanskar is wonderful. From Padum you can do some short treks. If you only...
Forum: Ladakh & Zanskar Jul 29th, 2009, 23:48
Replies: 5
Views: 5,096
Posted By vzzzbx
I wouldn't just take speed and budget into...

I wouldn't just take speed and budget into consideration, but also what's the most enjoyable.

Overland by jeep (Leh-Manali) is very much recommended! The landscape is spectacular. Everyone...
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