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Hyderabad to Sikkim road trip planning

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2 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

lovely and splendid :) .. would love to be part of this drive and 99.99% i should be able to do it in my car so that all of us can test and check and unleash the potential of my car :) .

I hope i don't face any hindrances in planning my leaves personally or professionally :)

 

I wish you could get that 1 month leave as you were hoping for :D which would make your attendance much easier for this..

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3 minutes ago, sagar said:

wish you could get that 1 month leave as you were hoping for

i did bring it up yesterday with bosses and straightaway it was rejected without a second thought .. :(

now i need to make other arrangements somehow for this sikkim trip .. ;)

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@karthik and his Duster is getting ready for the plan.

Spoke with him yesterday, He is planning to get 20 days leave 🙈 

After reading new post on Bhutan, he wants to add Bhutan to the list. 

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22 hours ago, ksa171983 said:

unleash the potential of my car


Your compass is 4wd or 2wd? 

 

I have already applied for leaves guys. 

I'm ready for the drive. 

 

How many days is the biggest question?
I'm considering Bhutan also.

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1 hour ago, Ranger said:

he wants to add Bhutan to the list. 

Yea we should do Bhutan one fine day .. are we planning to do Bhutan anytime 😜

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1 hour ago, karthik said:

 

I have already applied for leaves guys. 

I'm ready for the drive. 

 

 

Are you getting the same duster? Haven't you sold it yet? :D 

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1 hour ago, sagar said:

Haven't you sold it yet?

 

Naa still running fine!

Looking for a Automatic. 

Couldn't find any decent one in the market.

 

May be I will get Duster Automatic once the next  generation is launched. 

 

1 hour ago, ksa171983 said:

2wd

 

Great, You will be joining this time? 

 

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On 9/28/2018 at 3:39 PM, karthik said:

Great, You will be joining this time? 

and looks like I am going to join you guys this time :) ..

 

Do we have tentative dates ?

21st leaving Hyd and returning by 29th?

is this the ballpark date?

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On ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 4:35 PM, ksa171983 said:

Do we have tentative dates ?

21st leaving Hyd and returning by 29th?

is this the ballpark date?

We usually do it in such a way that we start during the Christmas weekend and get back by 31st December.. So , I'm think it would be between 22nd December (Saturday) to 31st December (Monday).

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On 10/5/2018 at 4:35 PM, ksa171983 said:

Do we have tentative dates ?

 

Somewhere between 15th-31st December. 

We can fix the dates by mid of November. 

 

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On 10/9/2018 at 9:53 AM, RajG said:

How many cars this time? 

 

Not sure as of now.
Karthik is getting his Duster and his leaves are approved. 

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Yes,
My leaves are approved and preparing for the trip. 😎

 

My primary destinations are :

 

1. Puri (beaches) 

2. Kolkata 

3. Siliguri

4. Lachung (If there is less snow)

5. Bhutan (Thimpu)

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Joining Karthik and Ranger this time. 

Hope there won't be any last minute drop outs. 

 

I know it is a very long drive but If every things goes as planned.

This will be my first cross country drive. 😉

 

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On 10/8/2018 at 12:13 PM, sagar said:

So , I'm think it would be between 22nd December (Saturday) to 31st December (Monday)

Look at me, I have declared holidays for these days in Deloitte and cannot make it! 😑 Swamy Sharanam

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1 hour ago, Sridhar Tandra said:

Look at me, I have declared holidays for these days in Deloitte and cannot make it! 😑 Swamy Sharanam

 

How lucky can you get at your work place for getting a declared set of holidays during that time of the year.. :) How I wish I have the similar rules at my office too :( 

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In case driving from Hyderabad to Bhutan and Sikkim,

First finish Bhutan then goto Sikkim.

If you finish Sikkim first then you won't love Bhutan.

 

Another advantage is east Sikkim permits you can take it on the way to Gangtok via Zuluk, Nathula pass and change lake, within hours permit will be issued.

 

Another option,

You need to get it done by somebody one day before u reach Gangtok,

 

If you want to get permits for north Sikkim directly get it done from Mangan,

Shortcuts needed due to time restrictions let me know will give u contacts.

 

For Lachen and Lachung you definitely need a good driving skills for driving on black ice don't go in Sedans or hatchbacks to these places, 4x4 is a better option, hope duster will do.

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14 hours ago, Tapahasu said:

In case driving from Hyderabad to Bhutan and Sikkim then first finish Bhutan then go to Sikkim,

 

Will note this point. 

Bhutan is still optional.

Any must visit places in Bhutan?
How many days required to cover Bhutan?We are planning for 3/4 days. 

 

14 hours ago, Tapahasu said:

let me know will give u contacts.

 

Will discuss with you on this, during Hampi meetup.

 

14 hours ago, Tapahasu said:

Lachen and lachung u definitely need a good driving skills for driving on black ice don't go with Sedans or hatchbacks to these places, 4x4 is a better option, hope duster will do.

 

This is my concern during December, peak winter. 

We don't have access to 4WD.

 

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