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Old 05-17-2014, 02:56 AM   #1
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Talking Himalayan Adevnture 2014

Hi All
I see a few threads here about riding the Himalayas so I though I'd add some more background information, not only about the trip planning, but also about the actual ride.

So..some background! There are four of us, 2 aussies and 2 kiwis travelling from Oman, where we work and live, to India to spend 11 days riding through the Himalayas on Royal Enfields. I'll upload the itinerary in due course and I'll post all the gear we bought and the precautions we took and eventually let you know what worked and what didn't.
This is the first time I've ever used a forum or blog or whatever for doing this so bare with me as I learn the ropes. Any feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 05-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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Aussie,
We'll be in Dehli on the 5th, hoping to get out of town on the 7th for three weeks. Counter clock wise loop up through Spiti, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar, Amristar and back to Dehli. Staying in Karol Bagh and hiring Enfields there. SchlepRock
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:56 PM   #3
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Himalayan Itinerary

Here's the intinerary -
Day 1 Delhi - Chandigarh
Day 2 Chandigarh - Shimla
Day 3 Shimla - Kalpa
Day 4 Kalpa - Kaza
Day 5 Kaza - Chhatru
Day 6 Chhatru - Sarchu
Day 7 Sarchu - Leh
Day 8 Leh (rest day)
Day 9 Leh - Hundur
Day 10 Hundur - Kardung La - Leh
Day 11 Leh - Delhi (flying)
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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NH 22 and Kaza Leh Route Closed

Aussie,
When are you guys planning the start of your trip? NH 22 up Past Kaza is closed and they don't expect the road to be open until mid to late June.
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Hey Schleprock, we leave Delhi on the 21st June. Thx for the information. We'll keep an eye on the news, I don't think it will worry us too much.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:19 AM   #6
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Hi Guys, Just back from the Himalayas ride and report will follow. The rest of this report is dedicated to the memory of Nelson Kumar who tragically died of a heart attack whilst guiding our group through the Nubra Valley in Northern India. He was a dedicated adventure rider being the first Indian to ride solo from the southern tip of Argentina to the Northern tip of Alaska. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:31 PM   #7
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The Nubra Vallley is beautiful, not a bad place for your final breaths. RIP Nelson Kumar.
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:28 AM   #8
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oz and kiwis

not sure if you've gone yet, couldn't find a date.
anyway I've ridden up there on RTW trip 20 years ago. all i can say is try not to have a schedule , don't over organise, and take as little as poss, which means pack it all up with absolute must haves then half it.
enjoy your ride lads, you'll love it……………most of the time.
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