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The road trip spanning 13 days and over 1000 kms across three spectacular districts of Himachal Pradesh India, took place staring 2nd Jun 2012 with lot with a lot of uncertainties. This is a travelogue reflecting those spectacular few days in perhaps the most beautiful places on Earth.
Frozen landscape, snow fall and chilly wind blowing at tremendous speed does not represent fun. This was the situation at the higher reaches of Kumzum pass. The glaciers have made sure the pass remained closed. Yet, amidst all the confusion, there was a tiny ray of hope. The human factor it is said…..
Music was in the air. The village of Dhankar had gathered around a lake to celebrate the opening of new Monastery. Unable to contain my excitement, I started walking towards the lake where the ceremony was to take place.
The morning started on a positive note. All three of us were ready on time. I insisted that we take a detour at Sumdo to check out the Gue Mummy. The others not aware of existence of such a mummy, agreed instantly.
Route: Nako -> Sumdo -> Gue -> Sumdo -> Tabo -> Dhankar
Sleep eluded me. The thought of not having enough fuel for the trip made me uneasy. I was certain that if I don’t fuel in Peo, I might have to stay back. In any tightly scheduled trips, such delays meant disaster.
Route: Kalpa -> Recong Peo -> Poo -> Nako
Tiredness was not an excuse. I was back on the street repacking my bags to continue the journey that had stopped previous day. Breathing the fresh morning air revitalized me giving that kick-start to the vertex of my spine.
Route: Sarhan -> Karcham -> Sangla -> Chitkul -> Sangla -> Karcham -> Recong Peo -> Kalpa