Hidden Himalayas - Spiti Valley and Chandertal

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Chanderjeet, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    WOW, thats the best comment ever posted on my threads. Thanks. My Respect goes out to all you guys !!!!
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  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Love your posts, reports and pics.
    You guys are doing some very cool stuff and we appreciate your reports. All I can say is...keep it coming. :D
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  3. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Roger that
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  4. lostlobos

    lostlobos Adventurer

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    Incredible India what an understatement !! Congrats on a fantastic photo/ride report.
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  5. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    i love indian adventure riders. no nit picking about tkc's vs 606's, arai xd vs simpson, some $600 bit of gear vs the $900 bit. drape on the "rocket" jacket, get on the "apache" bike and go up to 13000ft to argue about food. total trip cost $80?. sweet. :clap
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  6. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Well Actually, it would have been $50 if i hadnt bought some shawls for Girlfriend and sister.
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  7. biking nomad

    biking nomad The Nomad

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    Chanderjeet, that is just awesome!My grandparents hail from Punjab but it's been more than a decade since I've been to India.

    Your thread is making me lust for a trip like that. Watching the trailer for Gaurav Jani's Riding Solo To The Top of the World got by blood pumping. Your spirit of adventure is setting my heart racing and giving me delirious thoughts of conquering mountains n experiencing the splendour of Bharat.

    I think I have a lot of questions I need your help with. Will drop you a line soon so I can start planning to do a Round India ride soon!

    PS: Glad that your thread has converted me from a long time lurker to a first post!
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  8. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Satsriakal ji. Glad that you liked the post. The splendour of bharat can only be experienced first hand. And i would be glad to help out with any questions.

    BTW, from where in punjab do they hail and where are you ?
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  9. biking nomad

    biking nomad The Nomad

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    my grandparents were from a village about one-two hours drive from Amritsar. They settled in Singapore decades ago. Unfortunately, they have now passed on.

    I'm in SIngapore. Born n bred here but can't wait to get out n see the world!

    I'm formulating some questions on best time of the year to travel in india, whether to ship from SG or buy a bike in India. Let me pen these down n would love your essential advice.

    Thks Chanderjeet!
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  10. hahmule

    hahmule Balding Gloriously

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    :clap This is the first time I've seen one of your posts. You guys rock! It's the reason I started riding dirt in the first place. I knew I would need some dirt riding experience to go to places like Spiti and Ledakh. Some of the tour operators in India offer those locations, but the trips are too long, four weeks or more are to much for me to manage, so they seem to be mostly German or British riders. I keep telling the tour companies to get it down to a week to 10 days and I'm there! cr
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  11. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Well, if you want to see it all and i mean all (except for wandering aimlessly), 3-4 weeks is really not to much. But if you really like to check out the main known places then 10-15 days is really enough. You can always cut down on the time if you start from manali and not start from delhi.
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  12. LovemaX

    LovemaX The Riding FreeBird

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    You were splendid, for you really brought us so much different views...
    I really wish you could have gone further and got us some shots of the lake... But I'll wait for your complete pics next time... :freaky

    CheerS
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  13. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Attempt two should be coming up soon...
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  14. Dirtnadvil

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    I feel bad for ever putting knobbies on my bike after seeing where you rode on STREET TIRES....
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  15. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    :ricky
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  16. Bongolia

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    Great post. I really enjoy the Himalayan posts from you guys.

    Keep them coming.
    :clap :1drink
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  17. hahmule

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    Manali, ehhhh? Hmmmm. Maybe some more web searches are in order. Thanks. :ear
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  18. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Next major ADVRider event -

    India!

    (Stupid question - is the booze safe? :evil )
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  19. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Totally. Though Are you safe after Booze ??? :tough
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  20. bigrichard

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    Yes in the same sense that a turbo Hayabusa is safe - the mountain folks make some mighty fine moonshine :bmwrider
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