f5 THE TRANS HIMALAYAN MOTORING EXPEDITION-SAVE THE YAK-2011 THE  FIRST  TRANS-HIMALAYAN MOTORING EXPEDITION-SAVE THE YAK-...
<ul><li>TEAM MEMBERS </li></ul><ul><li>DR.VINOD L.THAKUR </li></ul><ul><li>SHAHRUKH J.CASSAD </li></ul><ul><li>SHIRAZ K.DO...
 
Vivek Nayer, senior vice president, marketing, automotive sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., flags off the Save the Yak exp...
 
Entering Orissa
HI TECH DHABA  <ul><li>NOTHING  HITECH ABOUT  IT. </li></ul>
SEVOKE ROAD  TURNING TO GUWAHATI. <ul><li>STRAIGHT ROAD GOES TO RANGPO,SIKKIM. </li></ul>
Tea garden in Assam
PICKING THE TEA LEAVES.
AT THE KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK  VIEW POINT.
THE FAMOUS  ONE HORNED RHINO AT KAZIRANGA.
VAST  GRAZING FIELDS IN ASSAM.
A TYPICAL  ASSAMESE  VILLAGE HOUSE  ON STILTS.
YOHANN DOONGAJI ENJOYING AN ELEPHANT RIDE.
LOHIT RIVER IN ARUNACHAL.
ONE OF THE MANY SUCH SUSPENSION BRIDGES WE CROSSED.  <ul><li>BUILT BY BRO.THE  UNWRITTEN  RULE  TO  REMEMBER HERE IS THAT ...
MEETING THE TRIBALS OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH. <ul><li>THE WOOLEN  CAP,  POUCH  AND THE  KNIFE  ARE  PART  OF  THEIR  TRADITION...
ON  WAY TO  KIBITHU.
 
WELCOME BOARD BY THE ARMY .
AT  KIBITHU.
IN THE  BACKGROUD IS CHINA.AT THE HELIPORT  IN KIBITHU.
A GROUP  SNAP  WITH THE  ARMY  PERSONNEL.
TAWANG MONASTERY.
ON WAY TO THE YAK FARM,NYUKMADUNG.
 
THE MITHOON, A BISON LIKE ANIMAL, NATIVE ONLY TO ARUNACHAL PRADESH.
A  BEAUTIFUL  RAINBOW GOING ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN PEAK.
<ul><li>Ferns, creepers and  trees cover the sides of the road  in Arunachal Pradesh. </li></ul>
THE YAK RESTAURANT, LOHITPUR. <ul><li>THEY  DON ’ T  SERVE  YAK  MEAT. AND THE CHICKEN MOMOS  WERE DELICIOUS . </li></ul>
<ul><li>THIS  BEAUTIFUL  AND DENSE  FOREST  IS SHORTLY GOING TO  BE  CUT  TO  MAKE  WAY  FOR  A NEW  FOUR  LANE  HIGHWAY  ...
DRY  RIVER  BED  NOW, THIS  PLACE  IS DEEP UNDER DRY NOW, UNDER DEEP WATER  DURING THE RAINS.  NEAR  ROWING, ARUNACHAL  PR...
ANOTHER  DRY RIVER BED TO  CROSS.
RIVER  CROSSING  IN  ARUNACHAL.
SHIRAZ  DOONGAJI  CROSSING  A  RIVER  AND IN THE  PROCESS  WASHING THE  UNDER BODY  OF  THE  MUV.
Turning back point.
<ul><li>RIVER  CROSSING  BY  FERRY  WHERE  NO  BRIDGES  EXIST  AND THE WATER  IS TOO  DEEP  TO DRIVE ACROSS. </li></ul>
DR. VINOD THAKUR  POINTS TO THE  WAY  WE  HAVE COME BY FERRY.
 
A BACK PACK  AND  HAT  MADE FROM CANE. THEY ARE  ALL  WEATHERPROOF  AND USED ALL  ROUND  THE YEAR.
THIS  FINELY WOVEN  CANE  HAT  COSTS A BOMB, LASTS A LIFETIME IF  WORN  ALL  ROUND THE  YEAR.
 
 
A SHORT  SPAN  BRIDGE  BUILT BY  BRO.  THE  NAILS  USED  CAN  PUNCTURE  YOUR  TYRES  EASILY  AS WE  FOUND  OUT IN  LOHITPUR.
TRIBALS  WITH  A  WILD  MOUNTAIN  GOAT  WHICH  THEY  HAD  HUNTED  FOR  A  VILLAGE  FEAST.
OUR MEMBERS POSE  WITH  ANCIENT  RIFLES  AND  KNIVES  OF THESE TRIBAL  HUNTERS.
A  MASSIVE  MITHOON  SITS  NEXT  TO  A  MILESTONE  SHOWING  DON-7  KMS.
YOHANN DOONGAJI HOLDS A BASKET LIKE THE LOCALS DO.
AN UPCOMING RESORT  NEAR  ZIRO,ARUNACHAL.
YAK  MOTHER  AND  CALF
A  HERD  OF  YAKS  TURN  ROUND  TO SEE  SOME  UNUSUAL  INTRUDERS  (US) ON  THEIR  GROUND.
AT  SELA  PASS  NEAR  TAWANG. 13700 ft.
 
With Mr. Naba Basumatary,President of Rotary Club of Bongaigaon,Assam.
TSIRANG,BHUTAN
YOHANN, AT TSIRANG, WONDERING ‘HOW DO I PACK ALL THIS IN?’
ENTERING THIMPHU, BHUTAN.
CLEAN , NEAT & DISCIPLINED TRAFFIC.
MAIN SQUARE,THIMPU.
MAIN STREET,THIMPHU.
 
A HOTEL ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THIMPHU.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDIES.
 
 
OUTSIDE THIMPHU.
WELCOME GATE AT THIMPU.
PHUENSHOLING GATE.
HAVING SNACKS FROM SHIRAZ’S MAGICAL BLACK BAG.
DOMBANG VALLEY,SIKKIM
DOMBANG VALLEY
LACHUNG,SIKKIM
 
PUTTING ‘SAVE THE YAK’ STICKERS ON TAXIS IN YUMTHANG VALLEY.
YAKS AT YUMTHANG VALLEY.
 
THE SCORPIO AT NATHULA GATE.
YOHANN CHECKS OUT THE CHINESE VEHICLES COMING IN THRU NATHULA GATE.
A YAK SHEPPERD
A  DECORATED YAK FOR JOY RIDES  AT CHHANGU LAKE,SIKKIM.
AXIS BANK ATM @ 13200 ft.
MRS.VERMA,PRESIDENT –ROTARY CLUB OF GANGTOK.
AT ONE OF THE NUMEROUS WATER FALLS  IN SIKKIM.
A  POLICE CAR  LEADS  OUR  TWO  VEHICLES  THRU’ THE  DESERTED  STREETS  OF  NEPAL..
MAHENDRA  NATIONAL HIGHWAY  IN NEPAL.  ON WAY TO KATHMANDU.  DESERTED  DUE TO A  BANDH.
RIOT POLICE  WATCH US FILL  UP FUEL  IN KATHMANDU.
DARBAR SQUARE,KATHMANDU.
DARBAR SQUARE,KATHMANDU.
 
 
 
 
FROM KATHMANDU.
TOWARDS MAHENDRANAGAR.
WITH NEPAL POLICE
INDO-NEPAL BORDER BETWEEN MAHENDRANAGAR & BANBASSA.
At Sharda Canal just inside I ndia.
A 110 year old steam locomotive which used to work the gates of dam at Banbassa’s Sharda Canal till recently.
THE  GUEST  HOUSE IN SUNGURI.
FRONT VIEW.
VIEW  FROM  SUNGURI  GUEST HOUSE.
ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE GUEST  HOUSE, SUNGURI
ON WAY TO NAKO,HIMACHAL.
SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS
A VIEW OF  THE  HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN RANGE.
 
<ul><li>ANOTHER VIEW. </li></ul>
EARLY MORNING.
 
 
 
IN UTTARAKHAND
WAITING FOR THE BULDOZER TO CLEAR A LANDSLIDE.
A BULDOZER WORKING TO CLEAR A LANSLIDE.
 
 
<ul><li>GUPTKASHI IN  UTTARANCHAL. ON WAY  TO  UTTARKASHI . </li></ul>
LOCAL  TAXI IN UTTARANCHAL. <ul><li>25  PEOPLE  IN A  BOLERO  MEANT FOR 10. </li></ul>
Giving our ROTARY FLAG to Mr.Sharma,member of the recently chartered ROTARY CLUB of Uttarkashi
THESE ROADS  HAVE BEEN  CARVED OUT OF  SOLID ROCK.
 
 
 
WATCH OUT FOR ‘PAGLA  NALAS’. BECAUSE OF THEIR  UNPREDITABLE NATURE  KNOWN  FOR SUDDENLY  DISCHARGING  HIGH  VOLUME  OF WA...
<ul><li>NAKO  VALLEY. </li></ul>
NAKO VALLEY, HIMACHAL  PRADESH.
NAKO  VALLEY
 
APPLE ORCHARD  AT HIGH  ALTITUDE NEAR NAKO.
WARNING BOARD AT  JALORI PASS.  ON WAY TO  MANALI. TRECHAOUS
WITH ACTIVISTS FROM  YOUTH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA.
AT ROHTANG , VOLUNTEERS ASKING TOURISTS NOT TO LITTER THE PLACE. IN THE BACKGROUND  A LONG LINE  OF CARS  WAITING TO  REAC...
 
ROHTANG  PASS
ROHTANG
<ul><li>A GROUP  SNAP AT THE TOP OF ROHTANG PASS. </li></ul>
 
A  BRO  BULLDOZER  CLEARING THE SNOW  ON  WAY TO KELLONG.
TANDI
Next Pump-365 kms.
BETWEEN KELLONG & BARALACHA.
 
Ahmed at BARALACHA
AT  BARALACHA  PASS ON 4 TH   JUNE 2011.
SARCHU ARMY CAMP. 14300 FT. AND SUB-ZERO TEMERATURES & A TIN SHED.
WITH ARMY JAWANS AT SARCHU.
SAND & SNOW IN LEH.
 
ON WAY TO MARSMIKLA
BARREN,DRY AND DESOLATE.LADAKH.
SOME AMERICANS ON THEIR WAY IN LEH.
ON WAY TO MARSMIK-LA.
MARMIK-LA  ON 6 th   JUNE  2011. <ul><li>ON 6 th  JUNE 2011 WE REACHED HIGHEST MOTORABLE PASS  IN  THE  WORLD. 18634 ft. <...
AT  MARSMIK-LA.
ROTARIANS SHAHRUKH & SHIRAZ HOLD THE ROTARY CLUB OF NAGPUR FLAG AT MARSMIKLA
IN THE BACKGROUND IS PANGONG LAKE.HIGHEST SALT BODY IN THE WORLD,AT 14000 FT.145 KMS. LONG [35 IN INDIA,110 IN CHINA].ALSO...
RETURNING FROM MARSMIKLA.
MARMOOT [FIA] ,NATIVE OF THE HIGH ALTITUDES.
 
 
 
 
 
TAGLANG-LA @ 17582 ft.
 
 
 
MOON LAND. BETWEEN LEH & KARGIL.
Traffic Jam at Zoji-la.
AT  ZOJILA  PASS.
SHEEP  AT  ZOJILA  MOVING  NORTHWARDS  TOWARDS  LEH.
THE ROAD DOWN FROM  ZOJILA  TOWARDS  SRINAGAR.
ON THE  WAY TO DRASS.
AT KARGIL.
CHILDREN WAVE US GOODBYE AT KARGIL.
MAIN BAZAR,KARGIL.
AT DRASS.
AT  DRASS. AT  6.00 am  WE  ENJOYED THE LUXURY  OF HOT  TEA  AND  OVEN-FRESH  NAANS.
 
SONMARG.
LEAVING THE SHER-E-KASHMIR UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL  SCIENCES  &  TECHNOLOGY.
AT THE FLAG-IN AT THE INDOOR SPORTS STADIUM, NAGPUR ON 11 TH  JUNE 2011.
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Through these beautiful pictures we hope that we can communicate to you the joy & excitement, the highs & lows that we experienced on this trip which covered 17 diff. Indian States, 2 countries-Bhutan & Nepal and a distance of 16000 kms. over a period of 42 days.

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Trans Himalayan. Motoring Expedition - Save the Yak 2011

  1. 1. f5 THE TRANS HIMALAYAN MOTORING EXPEDITION-SAVE THE YAK-2011 THE FIRST TRANS-HIMALAYAN MOTORING EXPEDITION-SAVE THE YAK-2011 ORGANISED BY THE HIMALAYAN EXPLORERS SPONSORED BY MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD., MUMBAI.
  2. 2. <ul><li>TEAM MEMBERS </li></ul><ul><li>DR.VINOD L.THAKUR </li></ul><ul><li>SHAHRUKH J.CASSAD </li></ul><ul><li>SHIRAZ K.DOONGAJI </li></ul><ul><li>ASHISH LIMBANNA </li></ul><ul><li>YOHANN S.DOONGAJI </li></ul><ul><li>AHMED PANJWANI </li></ul>
  3. 4. Vivek Nayer, senior vice president, marketing, automotive sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., flags off the Save the Yak expedition from Mahindra's Automotive Plant at Kandivali.
  4. 6. Entering Orissa
  5. 7. HI TECH DHABA <ul><li>NOTHING HITECH ABOUT IT. </li></ul>
  6. 8. SEVOKE ROAD TURNING TO GUWAHATI. <ul><li>STRAIGHT ROAD GOES TO RANGPO,SIKKIM. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Tea garden in Assam
  8. 10. PICKING THE TEA LEAVES.
  9. 11. AT THE KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK VIEW POINT.
  10. 12. THE FAMOUS ONE HORNED RHINO AT KAZIRANGA.
  11. 13. VAST GRAZING FIELDS IN ASSAM.
  12. 14. A TYPICAL ASSAMESE VILLAGE HOUSE ON STILTS.
  13. 15. YOHANN DOONGAJI ENJOYING AN ELEPHANT RIDE.
  14. 16. LOHIT RIVER IN ARUNACHAL.
  15. 17. ONE OF THE MANY SUCH SUSPENSION BRIDGES WE CROSSED. <ul><li>BUILT BY BRO.THE UNWRITTEN RULE TO REMEMBER HERE IS THAT ONE VEHICLE AT A TIME ONLY IS ALLOWED. </li></ul>
  16. 18. MEETING THE TRIBALS OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH. <ul><li>THE WOOLEN CAP, POUCH AND THE KNIFE ARE PART OF THEIR TRADITIONAL TRIBAL DRESS. </li></ul>
  17. 19. ON WAY TO KIBITHU.
  18. 21. WELCOME BOARD BY THE ARMY .
  19. 22. AT KIBITHU.
  20. 23. IN THE BACKGROUD IS CHINA.AT THE HELIPORT IN KIBITHU.
  21. 24. A GROUP SNAP WITH THE ARMY PERSONNEL.
  22. 25. TAWANG MONASTERY.
  23. 26. ON WAY TO THE YAK FARM,NYUKMADUNG.
  24. 28. THE MITHOON, A BISON LIKE ANIMAL, NATIVE ONLY TO ARUNACHAL PRADESH.
  25. 29. A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW GOING ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN PEAK.
  26. 30. <ul><li>Ferns, creepers and trees cover the sides of the road in Arunachal Pradesh. </li></ul>
  27. 31. THE YAK RESTAURANT, LOHITPUR. <ul><li>THEY DON ’ T SERVE YAK MEAT. AND THE CHICKEN MOMOS WERE DELICIOUS . </li></ul>
  28. 32. <ul><li>THIS BEAUTIFUL AND DENSE FOREST IS SHORTLY GOING TO BE CUT TO MAKE WAY FOR A NEW FOUR LANE HIGHWAY AND A SIX KMS. LONG BRIDGE. </li></ul>
  29. 33. DRY RIVER BED NOW, THIS PLACE IS DEEP UNDER DRY NOW, UNDER DEEP WATER DURING THE RAINS. NEAR ROWING, ARUNACHAL PRADESH.
  30. 34. ANOTHER DRY RIVER BED TO CROSS.
  31. 35. RIVER CROSSING IN ARUNACHAL.
  32. 36. SHIRAZ DOONGAJI CROSSING A RIVER AND IN THE PROCESS WASHING THE UNDER BODY OF THE MUV.
  33. 37. Turning back point.
  34. 38. <ul><li>RIVER CROSSING BY FERRY WHERE NO BRIDGES EXIST AND THE WATER IS TOO DEEP TO DRIVE ACROSS. </li></ul>
  35. 39. DR. VINOD THAKUR POINTS TO THE WAY WE HAVE COME BY FERRY.
  36. 41. A BACK PACK AND HAT MADE FROM CANE. THEY ARE ALL WEATHERPROOF AND USED ALL ROUND THE YEAR.
  37. 42. THIS FINELY WOVEN CANE HAT COSTS A BOMB, LASTS A LIFETIME IF WORN ALL ROUND THE YEAR.
  38. 45. A SHORT SPAN BRIDGE BUILT BY BRO. THE NAILS USED CAN PUNCTURE YOUR TYRES EASILY AS WE FOUND OUT IN LOHITPUR.
  39. 46. TRIBALS WITH A WILD MOUNTAIN GOAT WHICH THEY HAD HUNTED FOR A VILLAGE FEAST.
  40. 47. OUR MEMBERS POSE WITH ANCIENT RIFLES AND KNIVES OF THESE TRIBAL HUNTERS.
  41. 48. A MASSIVE MITHOON SITS NEXT TO A MILESTONE SHOWING DON-7 KMS.
  42. 49. YOHANN DOONGAJI HOLDS A BASKET LIKE THE LOCALS DO.
  43. 50. AN UPCOMING RESORT NEAR ZIRO,ARUNACHAL.
  44. 51. YAK MOTHER AND CALF
  45. 52. A HERD OF YAKS TURN ROUND TO SEE SOME UNUSUAL INTRUDERS (US) ON THEIR GROUND.
  46. 53. AT SELA PASS NEAR TAWANG. 13700 ft.
  47. 55. With Mr. Naba Basumatary,President of Rotary Club of Bongaigaon,Assam.
  48. 56. TSIRANG,BHUTAN
  49. 57. YOHANN, AT TSIRANG, WONDERING ‘HOW DO I PACK ALL THIS IN?’
  50. 58. ENTERING THIMPHU, BHUTAN.
  51. 59. CLEAN , NEAT & DISCIPLINED TRAFFIC.
  52. 60. MAIN SQUARE,THIMPU.
  53. 61. MAIN STREET,THIMPHU.
  54. 63. A HOTEL ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THIMPHU.
  55. 64. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDIES.
  56. 67. OUTSIDE THIMPHU.
  57. 68. WELCOME GATE AT THIMPU.
  58. 69. PHUENSHOLING GATE.
  59. 70. HAVING SNACKS FROM SHIRAZ’S MAGICAL BLACK BAG.
  60. 71. DOMBANG VALLEY,SIKKIM
  61. 72. DOMBANG VALLEY
  62. 73. LACHUNG,SIKKIM
  63. 75. PUTTING ‘SAVE THE YAK’ STICKERS ON TAXIS IN YUMTHANG VALLEY.
  64. 76. YAKS AT YUMTHANG VALLEY.
  65. 78. THE SCORPIO AT NATHULA GATE.
  66. 79. YOHANN CHECKS OUT THE CHINESE VEHICLES COMING IN THRU NATHULA GATE.
  67. 80. A YAK SHEPPERD
  68. 81. A DECORATED YAK FOR JOY RIDES AT CHHANGU LAKE,SIKKIM.
  69. 82. AXIS BANK ATM @ 13200 ft.
  70. 83. MRS.VERMA,PRESIDENT –ROTARY CLUB OF GANGTOK.
  71. 84. AT ONE OF THE NUMEROUS WATER FALLS IN SIKKIM.
  72. 85. A POLICE CAR LEADS OUR TWO VEHICLES THRU’ THE DESERTED STREETS OF NEPAL..
  73. 86. MAHENDRA NATIONAL HIGHWAY IN NEPAL. ON WAY TO KATHMANDU. DESERTED DUE TO A BANDH.
  74. 87. RIOT POLICE WATCH US FILL UP FUEL IN KATHMANDU.
  75. 88. DARBAR SQUARE,KATHMANDU.
  76. 89. DARBAR SQUARE,KATHMANDU.
  77. 94. FROM KATHMANDU.
  78. 95. TOWARDS MAHENDRANAGAR.
  79. 96. WITH NEPAL POLICE
  80. 97. INDO-NEPAL BORDER BETWEEN MAHENDRANAGAR & BANBASSA.
  81. 98. At Sharda Canal just inside I ndia.
  82. 99. A 110 year old steam locomotive which used to work the gates of dam at Banbassa’s Sharda Canal till recently.
  83. 100. THE GUEST HOUSE IN SUNGURI.
  84. 101. FRONT VIEW.
  85. 102. VIEW FROM SUNGURI GUEST HOUSE.
  86. 103. ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE GUEST HOUSE, SUNGURI
  87. 104. ON WAY TO NAKO,HIMACHAL.
  88. 105. SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS
  89. 106. A VIEW OF THE HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN RANGE.
  90. 108. <ul><li>ANOTHER VIEW. </li></ul>
  91. 109. EARLY MORNING.
  92. 113. IN UTTARAKHAND
  93. 114. WAITING FOR THE BULDOZER TO CLEAR A LANDSLIDE.
  94. 115. A BULDOZER WORKING TO CLEAR A LANSLIDE.
  95. 118. <ul><li>GUPTKASHI IN UTTARANCHAL. ON WAY TO UTTARKASHI . </li></ul>
  96. 119. LOCAL TAXI IN UTTARANCHAL. <ul><li>25 PEOPLE IN A BOLERO MEANT FOR 10. </li></ul>
  97. 120. Giving our ROTARY FLAG to Mr.Sharma,member of the recently chartered ROTARY CLUB of Uttarkashi
  98. 121. THESE ROADS HAVE BEEN CARVED OUT OF SOLID ROCK.
  99. 125. WATCH OUT FOR ‘PAGLA NALAS’. BECAUSE OF THEIR UNPREDITABLE NATURE KNOWN FOR SUDDENLY DISCHARGING HIGH VOLUME OF WATER. <ul><li>A </li></ul>
  100. 126. <ul><li>NAKO VALLEY. </li></ul>
  101. 127. NAKO VALLEY, HIMACHAL PRADESH.
  102. 128. NAKO VALLEY
  103. 130. APPLE ORCHARD AT HIGH ALTITUDE NEAR NAKO.
  104. 131. WARNING BOARD AT JALORI PASS. ON WAY TO MANALI. TRECHAOUS
  105. 132. WITH ACTIVISTS FROM YOUTH HOSTELS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA.
  106. 133. AT ROHTANG , VOLUNTEERS ASKING TOURISTS NOT TO LITTER THE PLACE. IN THE BACKGROUND A LONG LINE OF CARS WAITING TO REACH THE SNOW COVERED SLOPES OF ROHTANG.
  107. 135. ROHTANG PASS
  108. 136. ROHTANG
  109. 137. <ul><li>A GROUP SNAP AT THE TOP OF ROHTANG PASS. </li></ul>
  110. 139. A BRO BULLDOZER CLEARING THE SNOW ON WAY TO KELLONG.
  111. 140. TANDI
  112. 141. Next Pump-365 kms.
  113. 142. BETWEEN KELLONG & BARALACHA.
  114. 144. Ahmed at BARALACHA
  115. 145. AT BARALACHA PASS ON 4 TH JUNE 2011.
  116. 146. SARCHU ARMY CAMP. 14300 FT. AND SUB-ZERO TEMERATURES & A TIN SHED.
  117. 147. WITH ARMY JAWANS AT SARCHU.
  118. 148. SAND & SNOW IN LEH.
  119. 150. ON WAY TO MARSMIKLA
  120. 151. BARREN,DRY AND DESOLATE.LADAKH.
  121. 152. SOME AMERICANS ON THEIR WAY IN LEH.
  122. 153. ON WAY TO MARSMIK-LA.
  123. 154. MARMIK-LA ON 6 th JUNE 2011. <ul><li>ON 6 th JUNE 2011 WE REACHED HIGHEST MOTORABLE PASS IN THE WORLD. 18634 ft. </li></ul>
  124. 155. AT MARSMIK-LA.
  125. 156. ROTARIANS SHAHRUKH & SHIRAZ HOLD THE ROTARY CLUB OF NAGPUR FLAG AT MARSMIKLA
  126. 157. IN THE BACKGROUND IS PANGONG LAKE.HIGHEST SALT BODY IN THE WORLD,AT 14000 FT.145 KMS. LONG [35 IN INDIA,110 IN CHINA].ALSO SEEN IN ‘3 IDIOTS’.
  127. 158. RETURNING FROM MARSMIKLA.
  128. 159. MARMOOT [FIA] ,NATIVE OF THE HIGH ALTITUDES.
  129. 165. TAGLANG-LA @ 17582 ft.
  130. 169. MOON LAND. BETWEEN LEH & KARGIL.
  131. 170. Traffic Jam at Zoji-la.
  132. 171. AT ZOJILA PASS.
  133. 172. SHEEP AT ZOJILA MOVING NORTHWARDS TOWARDS LEH.
  134. 173. THE ROAD DOWN FROM ZOJILA TOWARDS SRINAGAR.
  135. 174. ON THE WAY TO DRASS.
  136. 175. AT KARGIL.
  137. 176. CHILDREN WAVE US GOODBYE AT KARGIL.
  138. 177. MAIN BAZAR,KARGIL.
  139. 178. AT DRASS.
  140. 179. AT DRASS. AT 6.00 am WE ENJOYED THE LUXURY OF HOT TEA AND OVEN-FRESH NAANS.
  141. 181. SONMARG.
  142. 182. LEAVING THE SHER-E-KASHMIR UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY.
  143. 183. AT THE FLAG-IN AT THE INDOOR SPORTS STADIUM, NAGPUR ON 11 TH JUNE 2011.

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