Hotel Tashi Delek
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Being single and having a fairly mobile job, I tend to check my "bucket list" items off pretty quickly. But one item has been on my tick-list for over ten years: to take ...
... Jeeps. These are packed to the brim, but it is possible to hire your own private jeep, or buy two seats in a shared jeep to give yourself more space if you like. Jeeps leave once full, so it's best to try and rope who ever you can find in bars in Manali... Probably sharing a you know what ;).
The first leg of our journey took 7 hours, beginning with the steep climb from the Manali Valley to the top of Rutang Pass, and a decent into the opposite Valley ...
After our long journey from Seattle to base camp, we were ecstatic to find ourselves at the base of the peaks we had been looking at for months - from photos taken from previous expeditions we found on the Internet and in the American Alpine Journal. We had read about these peaks several times - but to actually see them in person - it was very inspiring.
"The pass to Leh is opened" was inscribed in Hebrew on one of the travel agencies windows. It was time, enough mucking around, time to get to business and make our way up to the northern state in India, Jammu & Kashmir, where supposedly the snowy mountains and cool weather were as best as it gets. First level landscapes, the Crem De La Crem as Diana my Aussie friend I met in Patagonia had described to me.
The road to Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India - A beautiful yet dangerous and bumpy ride to Manali involves a 22-25 hour drive with a stop over in Keylong. We decided to stay over in Keylong but had no idea what we were about to endure.
The start was a bit nervous, the driver and conductor found sleeping in the bus just before we left. We hoped they had a good nights rest! Had they ...
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