Hotel Tashi Delek
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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 ...
Keylong isn’t exactly open for tourists yet, in fact it turns out that I’m the first one they have seen in six months as all the roads into this area are closed, the whole place becomes shut off from the rest of India for a full six months every year. I speak to the owners of one of the guest houses and he opens up for me providing a lovely room at a very reasonable price.
Once I’ve my bearings I walk down to the Commissioner’s office ...
We had gotten up very early on our last morning in Manali to get one of the early local buses out of town to Keylong, where we would spend the night before continuing up to Leh in Ladakh the next day. Unfortunately, we had just missed the last of the early buses by the time we got there, and would have to wait nearly 3 hours to catch the next one. Instead, luckily someone pointed our way to a share-taxi which was doing the same drive. ...
get to our designated bouldering area we had to cross the Rohtang
Pass. On the way there, we already experienced that driving over the
Rohtang Pass is not a stroll in the park. The narrow winding road is
very much a victim of weather and the seasons and therefore can
transform into a snowfield, waterfall or in our case, mudslide. This
doesn't hinder ...
... the vehicle had and the van was to all intense and purposes useless for the time being; suppose it's lucky he opted to stop here rather than being stranded 100kms further on....
In these situations it is absolutely impossible to get a straight answer from anyone, the driver promptly forgot all his English (which earlier had been fluent), and even forgot his Hindi when dealing with the Indian member of our bus party and began conversing in shrugs and ...
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