Day 12 Sarchu-Delhi 20 June 2011
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Previous day was full of unexpected events due to puncture and we lost whole day due to this disaster.
We could only resume journey around 3.30 pm and managed to reach Sarchu around 7.30 Pm.
Sarchu,a beautiful place,flat place surrounded by tall mountains.
Lots of Dhaba tents,Luxury tents and a liquer shop is also there.
We decided to make this place our night halt and a rented a separate tin shed type room fro 200 bucks.
Even though i had been to 18 K feet at Khardung La Top few days ago,i was still hit by mild AMS at Sarchu.
People are advised not to make Sarchu their stay.Your night stay here may turn very painful.Many other tourists were also complaining of headache.
Next day i.e.today woke up to a beautiful morning with crisp sunlight and clear weather.
But one anxiety is humming in my head,Heap of dead bodies.
Can we cross over this heap???
Thinking about this I resumed my journey towards Khoksar and reached there around 1.30 PM.
Since Rohtang was just stone throw distance,we decided to have our lunch there.It was a very long lunch.2 hrs long.
Assuming that all the honeymooners and vaccationers and other drunk tourists may have disappeared from Rohtang by now,I started my ascent towards Rohtang and worst fear came true.
Rohatng was a living hell waiting for us.
Got stuck there for 3 hrs,Daldal filled road,rain and hundreds of trucks,tourists vehicles.
Welcome to the insane place called Rohtang Pass.
Somehow,reached Marhi and things became somewhat better in terms of road conditions but massive traffic was still there.
Reached Manali,choked city.
We could only come out of Manali after 3 hrs long nightmarish jam.
Time was now around 9 pm and we were on Naggar road heading towards Delhi,our home.
I had already made up my mind to make this a cannon ball run straight to Delhi.No breaks.It is going to be very long drive.
Finally after 15 hours,we were at our home @ Dwarka.
But alas!!!!All other good things come to end.
Lachunlung La Pass after Pang