Ride to Himalayas on a street bike - 23 days , 5340 kms

Tripoto
3rd Sep 2016
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The great mountain calling adventure to the Himalayas completed successfully! Covered about 5340kms in 23 days ride started from Chandigarh to all the way upto Leh and back until bangalore! Used to be my dream ride until last week. I am not sure what I am feeling about the complete ride but feels like I am a different person now from the day I set out for the ride. So many things I learnt on the way, so many places I saw and so many people met on the road. Not very good at expressing what I feel about the ride but this one ride is going to be special for many reasons. My vocabulary is limited to describe the beauty of Himalayas , one must visit to experience it first hand. Finally it's worth it to avoid watching any videos related to Leh - Ladakh because I wanted to see it for myself without any spoilers. Riding all the way back from Manali solo is one of the different but amazing experience of a lifetime.

I have so many people to thank for this amazing ride. I am not sure if I am worth it but I feel so privileged to be around with such people who wish well for me and helped me with so many stuff which I needed for the ride. The list is so big that I couldn't put them all in one post! Love you all guys!

Day 1 :Flight to Chandigarh - Chandigarh to Bhilaspur

Day 2 :Bhilaspur to Manali

Day 3 :Manali to Jispa

Day 4 :Jispa to Rumtse

Day 5 :Rumtse to Leh

Day 6 :Buffer day, down with AMS, Rest

Day 7 :More rest, fixing Bike.

Day 8 :Leh to Magnetic Hill, Hall of Fame, failed attempts to Khardungla,Chuchote

Day 9 :Leh to Khardungla top to Pangong Tso

Day 10:Pangong Tso to Leh

Day 11:Leh to Upshi

Day 12:Upshi to Sarchu

Day 13:Sarchu to Manali

Day 14:Manali to New Delhi to Ambala

Day 15:Ambala to Agra, Tajmahal

Day 16:Agra to Narsingpur

Day 17:Narsingpur to Hyderabad

Day 18:Day out in Hyderabad, catch up with old friends, Biryani and Bike Service

Day 19:Hyderabad to Challakere

Day 20:Challakere to Theerthahalli to Mangalore

Day 21:Chill at home, sea food and meet friends

Day 22:Full bike service and Rest

Day 23:Final lap - Mangalore to Bangalore

Play list of day to day video logs : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5iyjRuGJgivxhGxEadtXtC6AjR_10z0H

As for now this is the first of the many rides to the Himalayas!

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a solo ride? how difficult was it as compared to going with a travel company? stay options n mechanical support all was easy ? plz pen down regarding this?
Sun 10 23 16, 02:42 · Reply (1) · Report
I did solo from Manali to Bangalore on my way back. You can do solo as well, as there will be riders on the way in case of breakdowns and ask someone to get help from the nearest city. Do not ride in the night as temperature drops down too fast and never stay at high altitudes for long. Stay options are plenty if you make it to the destination. You will find some dhabas here and there which also offer stay.
Mon 10 24 16, 08:35 · Report
waoo you inspired me again for this beautiful trip
Sat 10 22 16, 20:45 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you
Mon 10 24 16, 08:35 · Report