The Himalayan Adventure : Ladakh Quest

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4th Jun 2016

Water Way ;)

Photo of The Himalayan Adventure : Ladakh Quest by Ajit Kumar
Photo of The Himalayan Adventure : Ladakh Quest by Ajit Kumar

Wohooo !!!

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Skyview

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The Beast !!

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House Boat Room :)

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Dal Lakee

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First View of Monsters!

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With the heros

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Kargil War Memorial

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Beauty

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Photo of The Himalayan Adventure : Ladakh Quest by Ajit Kumar

Padum city !!

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Photo of The Himalayan Adventure : Ladakh Quest by Ajit Kumar

Hall of Fame

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The roads .....

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Leh Streets

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The Point

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Way to Sissu

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Pangong

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Lost!!

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I'm the '1'

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21 loops

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Camping at sarchu

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Dal Lake

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Padum Roads

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Ramdum Storm

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Sissu Waterfall Trek

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Dinosaur :P

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Hullo folks,

This is my first longggggg bike ride :) Very much excited and am still excited for another one. Complete Trip details are mentioned in the itinerary.Let me brief you here about the places,biking tips and e.t.c

Travellers - Ajit and Surendra.

We booked our package with royal bikers where about 12 riders joined us.For the upcoming 15 days we are one and we looked after one another.It was pleasure meeting all of them.

Day 1 - Delhi to Pathankot

Day 2 - Pathankot to Srinagar ( Too much traffic in srinagar and boat house is amazing ).

Day 3 - Srinagar to Kargil ( Drass,kargil war memorial)

Day 4 - Kargil to Padum ( Toughest Ride - off Roading and tiresome.Place less travelled )

Day 5 - Rest day at Padum

Day 6 - Padum to Kargil (Penzila Pass,Chemba Rock Statue)

Day 7  - Kargil to Leh (Namikila Altitude, Moon Land, Fotula Top ,Magnetic Hill )

Day 8 - Rest Day at Leh ( Leh palace,Shanti Stupa,German Bakery,hall of fame)

Day 9 - Leh to Nubra ( Cancelled due to heavy snow fall)

Day 10 - Nubra to Leh ( Khardungla :D )

Day 11 - Leh to Pangong ( Camping )

Day 12 - Pangong to Leh (3 idiots point)

Day 13 - Leh to Sarchu ( Camping Taglangla ,Lachungla )

Day 14 - Sarchu to Sissu

Day 15 - Sissu to Bilaspur ( Rohtang Pass)

Day 16 Bilaspur to Delhi

Rules for ride -

1. Respect the road

2. Follow Rule 1

3.Follow Rule 2 ......

We Fell off the bike and also our bike skid at times where we cant afford that.One of the riders had a fracture.So please drive with caution.

A memorable trip of my life and of all Experience is the one that matters.Cheers !! Good Luck :)

Hello all !! Day 1 - We started from delhi at around 7 a.m.Never been to such road trip before almost covering over 3500 + kms over 16 days. Very much excited About the trip and the beauty of himlayas :) . First day turned out to be very exhaustive,travelling over 470kms to reach pathankot and climate has been very supportive at 50 c. Hell yeah!! very supportive.Reached patankot at 6 pm and rest rest rest !! Stay at pathankot - Woodland hotel ( decent one )
Photo of Delhi, India by Ajit Kumar
Day 2 - Geared up for the next place Srinagar which is 360kms away.Started at 6:30 and reached at around 9 pm due to high traffic at srinagar.You can feel the flavour of bangalore traffic at srinagar :P.Got our stay at House boat.House Boat is beautiful and loved the stay here. Stay at srinagar - California house boat ( loved it )
Photo of Pathankot, Punjab, India by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Pathankot, Punjab, India by Ajit Kumar
Day 3 - Started to Kargil which is 280 kms Away from Srinagar at around 6:30.Tough roads begins here after Srinagar and also the first view of Himalayas starts today.I was awestruck the moment i saw the monsters (himalayas).Such a scenic appearance :) .One the way to kargil you cross Drass ( Second Coldest inhabited place in the world ). Before Entering Kargil you would come acrosss War memorial.Do visit this place to pay respects to our heros of kargil war.Reached Kargil at around 8 pm. Kargil War memorial - Looks stunning.There is gallery where you can find letters written by soldiers during war,Guns,granides,pakistan flag captured by our Army.Every 30 min or so, An army personal tells people the war details (Very inspiring). JAI HIND !! Stay at kargil- Rangyul ( Good )
Photo of Srinagar by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Srinagar by Ajit Kumar
Day 4 - Today is the toughest ride.We started to padum in zanskar district,its 230 kms off-road ride with water passings.Very Very Adventurous road.We stopped at Ramdum for lunch and our timing was good enough to escape the storm which came by the minute we stopped for lunch.The tiring journey continued till 8 pm. Stay at padum - Rigyul ( loved it )
Photo of Kargil by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Kargil by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Kargil by Ajit Kumar
Day 5 & 6 - We had to rest at padum for a day due to off-roading :P . Went to monastery nearby.We had to walk to reach the place after riding.At such altitudes walking over 1-2 kms will be so tiring to level of 10 kms.The view of padum city from the top is beautiful !! I'm novel freak,Started novel Stone Cold by David Baldacci in this beautiful place. The next day we are on our way back to kargil at 6:30 am.Now that we are mentally prepared for the ride we are going to do,road didnt scare us anymore. You pass by Penzila Pass Height (14000 ft) Almost reaching Kargil, back tyre of my bike was wobbling and bike started to skid evrytime the brakes are applied. For 2 hours,This scared the shit out of me ( this is the moment the trip felt risky and adventurous ;) ). later we de-routed karsekhara were you can find the tallest rock statue of buddha in the world named "Chamba Rock Statue ".Reached Kargil around 6:30 pm. Stay at kargil- Rangyul
Day 7,8,9 & 10 - Now the main destination."LEH - LADAKH".The place people are crazy about.On our way we came across second tallest rock statue of buddha at mulbekh.Later we came across several points - 1. Namikila Altitude - 12198 ft 2. Moon Land - Rocks,Mountains are pink here. 3. Fotula Top - 13479 ft. 4. Magnetic Hill - Gravity works weird way here :P . Check it out yourself. On our way to fotula top,it started to rain and over the journey I was so freaked out because of the cool breeeze and it was so chilling.I had to stop riding for a while.You would find beautiful Roads on the way to magnetic hill. The following day was rest day - visited few places like Leh palace,Shanti stupa ( Breath-Taking view of the city form here),Hall of Fame.Had lucnh at KC garden Restaurant ( Foreigners den :P ) and you get the best at German bakery. We were supposed to go nubra valley on day 9.On our way we would pass through "KARDHUNGLA".But before we were half way through the climate went crazy and heavy snow fall ( My first experience.Cheers!!).People suggested us to go back and so did we.Spend the rest Day at Leh. The next day which acc to our plan would be return journey from nubra to leh turned out to be something else.Now we decided to go Kardhungla and come back.Because you cant miss Kardhungla in your ladakh trip :) . Stay at leh - Nirvana Palace (decent one )
Photo of Leh by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Leh by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Leh by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Leh by Ajit Kumar
Day 11 - This is the day. Very much excited to visit this beauty " Pangong Lake ".Started at 8 and reached pangong around 6. On our way we got World's third highest pass - Changla.We stayed at camps here very much near to the lake. The lake is beauty,Sky decides the way it looks and water is very clear.now comes the craziest thing we did.Took a Dip in the lake and it was WOW !! Was frozen for a sec :D. Day 12 - Started from Pangong at 9 to reach Leh. On our way went to three idiots point at pangong lake. Stay at pangong - Royal Camp ( loved it )
Photo of Pangong Tso by Ajit Kumar
Photo of Pangong Tso by Ajit Kumar
Day 13 - Started to Sarchu from leh at 9 . The road was famous for its beauty and scenic views.Moore planes where you hit 100+ speed at ease. Ghalatop - the road of 21 loops :). We also came across Taglangla - 17582 ft. Lachungla - 16616 ft Reached around 7 and we did camping here.The climate but the breeze is heavy and cold.Loved this place. Stay at sarchu - Redrock Camp ( Awesome )
Photo of Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ajit Kumar
Day 14 - Started by 7 at sarchu and reached sissu around 4.The roads are damn good.We found a waterfall at sissu. We did a trek on your own to reach top of the waterfall and we pretty much made it to the top :) .
Photo of Sissu, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ajit Kumar
Day 15 - Started form sissu to reach bilaspur.We passed by Manali,kullu and the famous Rohtang Pass. Stay at bilaspur - Panchwati ( Good one ) Day 16 - I was sad.This is the last day of this amazing trip and back to Delhi.
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