Over the Rohtang Pass towards Spiti Valley

August 17, 2010 at 08:24

Leaving Manali with the 2nd bus at 6 am we must go over the Rothang Pass. Few places on earth present you with such a dramatic change of landscape. On one side the lush green of the Kullu Valley and on the other the awesome vista of the Himalayas.

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This is the backbone of the valleys. Rugged trucks and their drivers bring everything what man needs up here. On the way back they transport the goods that are produced in the valleys behind the mountains.

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And that was that – nothing moves anymore if it has more than 2 wheels.

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Our bus.

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Unlucky truck – we saw a few like this one.

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Over 4 hours later – we move again!

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Lunch break – good food and a nice cup of tea.

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On the way to Manali

August 16, 2010 at 09:05

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Great – nothing can go wrong now!

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The friendly driver of the 1st leg of the journey

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The 2nd driver – there is no info radio so you simply ask the bus driver that comes your way if there is trouble ahead