New road to Gunji (Kailash/Mansarovar route)
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#46
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I was there in Sept,2010 and did not seen any sign of road after Garbadhar.Even the road was blocked before mangti nala at two places and it looked like major destruction.We had to take our jeep from Pangla.Road between mangti and garba was also blocked due to landslide covering huge area.Some ITBP personal told us that work is going on in gunji.That means they are making road from gunji to lipulekh first and then later they will join it with this side(mangti).
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#47
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Sorry,same post so deleted.
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#48
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Originally posted by: tilak2909 View Post

shall be leaving on 1st June, also shall try to upload daily trip report on a blog... going for a special cause, wish me luck guys :D


Wish you a safe and successful journey. But last year in Sept I saw no road after Garbadhar.Even road was blocked from Pangla.So, there was no service upto Mangti.Hope road is repaired now.
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#49
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Originally posted by: tilak2909 View Post

shall be leaving on 1st June, also shall try to upload daily trip report on a blog... going for a special cause, wish me luck guys :D


Any update?
#50
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Thats a pitty

Originally posted by: Dilliwala View Post

You can completely forget this. This crossing is not even available for Indians at other times of year, forget about foreigners.


Thank you! I've heard from several people that its nog possible for foreign tourists. I hope in the future the Chinese will become more flexible on the entries into Tibet. For me it would be very special to go on this yatra with Indian pelgrims. For all the people who are going: Enjoy this special trip!!
#51
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This is a very interesting thread and i am very keen to drive to Lipu Lekh pass. The map however shows the road from Dharchula border as being in Nepal and not on the indian side. I guess being indian it does not matter but the bridge is motorable?? i will be in my gypsy 4x4. The points mentioned as Mangti nala and points north are not on any map online that i have found. Is there a specific map that you are using online or a road map hard copy?? The road from Dharchula (indian) to Budhi, Garbyang, Chhangru, Gunji is mostly inside the Nepalese border according to Google maps. Google Earth shows none of this at all. the Google maps version shows a yellow line to Gunji and thereafter a thin black line till Lipu Lekh Pass. Considering that this thread is almost a year old from the last post, i would really appreciate that some of you great travelers and trekkers update the condition this year. I wish to go in October some time. thanks
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#52
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1) You cannot drive on a road that does not exist as yet.

2) GMaps is cr.p. And I can't think of any map in existence that shows the correct ground position as of now.
#53
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Originally posted by: Dilliwala View Post

1) You cannot drive on a road that does not exist as yet.

2) GMaps is cr.p. And I can't think of any map in existence that shows the correct ground position as of now.


thanks for this info so it seems that after dharchula all things are shaky.

theview from Gunji or Garbyong seems to include OM parvat and I am very keen to do this. What about the nepal side?? How far can one drive?
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#54
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No idea about Nepal side, other than that Nepali citizens in fact cross into India at Dharchula to get to Kailash-Mansarovar. Basically because there's no road to the Nepal-Tibet border either, and to go via India-Tibet border they need permission from SDM Dharchula, so that's where they cross over.
#55
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Originally posted by: sdsudarsan View Post

Hi Earth.anon,

OCI wont do for KMY! But, you can as an individual apply for permit from concerned DMs and then on the Chinese side, it would be your luck!

So, two yatras!


Sorry for replying... like 5 years too late :)
Could you be a bit more specific... I'm lost with so many abbreviations: OCI, DMs...
#56
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Originally posted by: Sadanand Kamath View Post

I had crossed over to Nepal Darchula on two occasions - 1993 and 2009 and on both the occasions, I have not seen any custom/immigration counters operating. Only a policeman on each side was posted and people were freely crossing the suspension bridge without any check. By the way, the Dharchula-Darchula suspension bridge is closed from evening to morning.

I had also crossed over to Nepal ( I think, the Nepali village was Tinker) from a suspension bridge near Garbyang in 1993 and there were no policemen on either side of the bridge.


In addition, I am a bit confused about one more thing:
If I read correctly, are there 2 options to cross from India to Nepal: one at Dharchula-Darchula suspension bridge and another suspension bridge near Garbyang?

I also couldn't find Tinkar in Nepal on the map... how can I find it?
#57
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Originally posted by: aid View Post

Sorry for replying... like 5 years too late :)
Could you be a bit more specific... I'm lost with so many abbreviations: OCI, DMs...


The reply was in context to the query. OCI is Overseas Citizen of India. Means, the person does not hold an Indian Passport anymore.

DM - District Magistrate.

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