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Old June 20th, 2006, 12:27 AM   #1
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Arijeet's Rohtang Pass Pictures

The Rohtang Pass connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 3,978 Mts ( a little above 13000 ft) on the highway to Keylong, the pass affords a wide-spread panorama of mountain scenery. Here the visitor's eye meets a range of precipitous cliffs, huge glaciers and deep ravines.

I have tried to capture some of the grandeur during my trip in May 2006 which I am posting in this thread.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 12:39 AM   #2
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Manali

Starting off at the "base station" Manali for a 51km journey till the top.
The river Beas accompanies us for most of the journey right from the foothills of Chandigarh
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Old June 20th, 2006, 01:54 AM   #3
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Upward climb begins

The river bed is dry , the vegetation thick with snow capped mountains in the distance
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Old June 20th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #4
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With very little road space and many damaged by landslides , it simply added onto the thrill
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Old June 20th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #5
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Amazingly beautiful!
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Pretty high up...



We reach Marhi which is at the 'foothills' and about 40km from Manali. A quick break and we prepare for the "steeper climbs" up ahead

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The Climb

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Old June 20th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #8
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The road ahead..



And the road below
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Old June 20th, 2006, 03:59 AM   #9
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The 'Road Ahead' is a crazy-ass pic! Reminds me of my school trip to Mussorie. We were walking down a steep mountain trail with the trail being just approx 1 meter wide towards Kempty Falls,a popular tourist attraction in Mussorie. One wrong decision and that was it. In fact I slipped once and was fortunate that there were small plants on which I quickly grabbed on to. Thank God the Plant was there

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Old June 20th, 2006, 06:27 PM   #10
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great pictures Arijeet. Please consider them posting as thumbnails due to their large size. takes a while to load up.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #11
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Arijeet, nice pics...very few people amongst us go these places..Good effort..

I have been to himachal, but only to Shimla and Kufri, as any other usual tourist. Eager to see Kulu, Manali, Lahual & spiti etc. Pending in the list is Ladakh in J&K and Uttaranachal. Hope to cover all in one trip.
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Thanks Guys!! Visiting these sorts of places is bound to give anyone a new high
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Angry Congestion in the mountains....

We were stuck for about 2 hours on the 1/2 lane road. Short sighted people had simply parked their cars and continued the rest by horses or on foot adding onto everyone's woes coming from below.
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thanks arijeet!! those are stunning pics!!

interesting that i was also in Manali around the same time as you!

unfortunately, we got to go only upto Marhi..

keep em coming dude - really beautiful shots..
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arijeetb..................I dont know what to say. Wow!!. I'm speechless. Stuff that dreams are made of to rest of us. Except you, who is already there.
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Quote:
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arijeetb..................I dont know what to say. Wow!!. I'm speechless. Stuff that dreams are made of to rest of us. Except you, who is already there.
Thanks Hindusthani....btw You have not seen the best yet
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well, we're waiting.. don't keep us in suspense
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Only one word. Stunning.
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Smile @ 13000 feet



The frequent fog and continous winds were a chilling experience
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