Day 8: We want to cover our journey up to manali.So theoreticallly v decided to start it sharp at 6:00AM, but practically v make it at 7:00AM. Route was Lato- Rumtse- taglangla-debring-Pang-Sarchu- Baralachula pass- zingzing bar-patsio-Darcha-Jispa-Stingiri-keylong-Tandi-Sissu-Koksar-Rohtang pass- Manali.
In leh -manali higway condition of d roads were not gud(but most of d places it is very nice n beautiful.. as per d photo it was awesome location in NH-03 😀 ;)), may b it is due to adverse weather conditions. Every year BRO/Nhai works on it,still lots of heavy patches of broken roads were dere.In morning v took our breakfast in Pang, i was in d impression dat it would b a large place, but i was wrong ,I talked with locals of Pang n they told that it is a small village, nd i was surprised dat dere were no schools, ppl use to go in leh 4 dere higer secondary nd senior secondary education (v need more Phunsukh wangdu over dis region). Here v got two passes one was taglangla pass (elevation 17582 ft) and it was also written in milestone as second highest pass, but changla pass( elevation 17688 dat v covered it on day 7) would be d second highest (winner is surely khardungla pass-18340 ft) The other pass that v encountered today was Baralacha pass,there were lots of snow views after Sarchu. Sarchu itself is a place mainly for camping.There were lots of camping stations. Sarchu is d gateway to himanchal pradesh nd it ends d journey of J & K state,I truely loved d journey of j & k state nd hospitality of d ppl.Now v were in himanchal, one minute if u r thinking dat now all ur phones will starts working then plz forget it, u will get d signals after crossing keylong (that is true only for BSNL customers, others will get it either after crossing Rohtang or 10 to 12 km before Manali )V took our lunch before zing zing bar, it was a road side dhaba nd hav not much options, v took rajma chwal (actually it was ready made available food item n v don want to kill our more time in waiting)but yes it was fine(perhaps v were hungry so it seems to b fine).There were lots of running water patches having good flow of water, while crossing these patches it seems like u r travelling through a water boat 😛 but due to these patches d roads were in pathetic conditions. Sometimes u will not be able to recognize d road,as it will b a part of dry river.
From this route d height of places varies, very frequently, somtimes it increases or sometimes decreases, thats wy v were feeling the change in atmospheric temperature (sometimes cold or sometimes hot .. kabhi khushi kabhi gam 😛 ).Jispa is also a place where lots of camping as well as cottages were available. Actually travellers who r going from manali to leh, usually takes their breaks in Keylong, Jispa or Sarchu so dat before reaching d leh they can aclamatiz themselves for environment, thats wy lots of modern staying options were available here. In between d route v got Rohtang pass (13058 ft) as well. Here lots of snow fall (perhaps few hours back) v jst came here n took very few photographs (very chilled environment nd very difficult to bear it), This pass is famous 4 huge traffic jam but fortunately v cud not enconter it.Meanwhile I was just counting that in last 2 days of our traveling,v have coverd Zojila pass, Khardungla pass, Changla pass, Baralachula pass,Rohtang passe, in which khardungla was d father of all. Thus after crossing d Rohtang pass continuously rain had been started, which lead to a traffic jam, so v decided to finish our dinner first so dat v can avoid d jam, but i think rest of d ppl were as smart as us 😛 i think they also followed d same strategy because even after d dinner v faced d same traffic jam… Our halt is at A D power guest house Manali (Tx to Ashu 4 dis) but v were struggling to reach at d guest house due to heavy traffic n less internet connectivity.After lots of struggle finally v reached to our manali guest house around 11:30PM, nd achieved our target from Lato to Manali.It was tiring day nd 4 me d bst sleep of d trip.
No plan 4 tomorrow(17/06), but aim is to reach delhi latest by monday.
#bgkidiary …on 16th June 2018