Let's Get Leh'd (Jun 07) - Ladakh India!

Discussion in 'Asia' started by hitanshu, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. hitanshu

    hitanshu Free-Rider

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    Friends, their sisters and fellow ADVers ;)

    Am planning a ride to Ladakh in June 2007, right when the passes open. Am starting this thread, to see if other ADVers are doing it too, so I can meet some really cool fellas along the way :freaky:evil

    Have uploaded my Checklist/itinerary at:
    http://www.sharebigfile.com/file/94239/Checklist-xls.html
    In text, the plan is such: (all dates in june)
    <table x:str="" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 331pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="442"><col style="width: 39pt;" span="2" width="52"> <col style="width: 29pt;" width="39"> <col style="width: 224pt;" width="299"> <tbody><tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl25" style="height: 12.75pt; width: 39pt;" height="17" width="52">Date</td> <td class="xl25" style="width: 39pt;" width="52">ETD</td> <td class="xl24" style="width: 29pt;" width="39">ETA</td> <td class="xl24" style="width: 224pt;" width="299">Place</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">1</td> <td class="xl26">3am</td> <td class="xl22">7pm</td> <td class="xl22">delhi-Marhi/Gulaba/Kothi</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">2</td> <td class="xl26">6am</td> <td class="xl22">3pm</td> <td class="xl22">Marhi - pang</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">3</td> <td class="xl26">8am</td> <td class="xl22">4pm</td> <td class="xl22">Pang - leh</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">4</td> <td class="xl26">
    </td> <td class="xl22">
    </td> <td class="xl22" x:str="leh ">leh </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">5</td> <td class="xl26">6am</td> <td class="xl22">7pm</td> <td class="xl22">Leh-nubra-leh</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">6</td> <td class="xl26">6am</td> <td class="xl22">8pm</td> <td class="xl22" x:str="Leh-Pangong/Marsimek ">Leh-Pangong/Marsimek </td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">7</td> <td class="xl26">5am</td> <td class="xl22">6pm</td> <td class="xl22">Pangong-Chushul-Nyoma-Hanle</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">8</td> <td class="xl26">6am</td> <td class="xl22">5pm</td> <td class="xl23">Handle Nyoma Tso Moriri</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">9</td> <td class="xl26">6am</td> <td class="xl22">4pm</td> <td class="xl23">Tso mori-mahe-upshi-tanglang la-pang-sarchu</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">10</td> <td class="xl26">5am</td> <td class="xl22">8pm</td> <td class="xl23">Sarchu-baralachala-Koksar-Kaza</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">11</td> <td class="xl26">
    </td> <td class="xl22">
    </td> <td class="xl22">Stay at Kaza</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">12</td> <td class="xl26">5am</td> <td class="xl22">6pm</td> <td class="xl23">Kaza-Tabo-Chitkul/Sangla</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">13</td> <td class="xl26">9am</td> <td class="xl22">7pm</td> <td class="xl23">Sangla-Narkanda</td> </tr> <tr style="height: 12.75pt;" height="17"> <td class="xl26" style="height: 12.75pt;" x:num="" height="17">14</td> <td class="xl26">8am</td> <td class="xl22">7pm</td> <td class="xl22">Narkanda-delhi</td> </tr> </tbody></table>Total should be about 3500km.


    Suggestions/co-riders and criticism eagerly awaited :D
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  2. KneticNrg

    KneticNrg Steep

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    Rode a mountain bike from Manali to Leh two summers in a row. It was AWESOME!

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  3. hitanshu

    hitanshu Free-Rider

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    Yo Bro.

    So planning to ride a motorbike this time? Am looking for wingmen :D
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  4. KneticNrg

    KneticNrg Steep

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    If we go again, we will NOT be pedalling! Currently living in Argentina, so will spent the next couple of years riding S.A. That being said, my wife is talking to a company in India that will provide Enfields for moto tours......

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  5. hitanshu

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    Lemme know. My mech back in Delhi does the same thing - he also provides service backups. The going rate for an enfield is about INR 350-400 if i recall correctly (USD 8/day). What are you getting?

    Do lemme know what dates you plan to ride. We could hook up :)
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  6. RS22b

    RS22b Adventurer

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    OMG i wish i had a butt load of money and time off from work to come over and do this.
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  7. hitanshu

    hitanshu Free-Rider

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    My travel cost would be like 300-400 USD anywhich way :)

    Your plane tickets would be the major cost, and about 200 USD for hiring a bike locally - India's cheaper than you think! :)
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