A few bumpy kilometers after we drove off from the welder, roof rack fixed up, we came across two UK teams on the side of the road. One had similar Roof Rack issues that was being Duct Taped and the other just letting the engine breathe.
Neither team did NH34. But used NH7. Which, based on their description, is an exact twin of the dreaded NH34. Thus, there is no easier route to Dalkhola!
We went our way along the same route. They being ahead of us. We bumped into them again 10 minutes later. They decided to turn back and go along NH31D leading to NH31. We stayed our course and aimed for NH31C leading to Guwahati. Let’s see which route is kinder to which team.