Finally, to Leh/Ladakh

Discussion in 'T&AA - Travel and Anything Automotive' started by JD666, Aug 1, 2012.

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Just got over from a call to a very dear friend ( whom you will be seeing pretty soon on R101 ).

    The plan is to move out for Leh/Ladakh on the 19th of August, and back on the 1st.

    Need inputs!

    - Budgeting
    - Riding gear
    - Stuff to carry
    - Stuff not to carry

    ( I have a list in mind, just want to be doubly sure! )

    Yeeehaw!
     
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  2. mavihs

    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    Its going to be very cold there!!!
    make sure to visit the pangong(the name is something like that) lake(3 Idiots was shot there & its a beauty)!!!
     
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  3. ManISinJpr

    ManISinJpr Want to resurrect.. !!!

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    Too short a time !!
     
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  4. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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  5. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Firstly , what will you be riding..?
     
  6. MrsJD666

    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    Thats like 8 times more than the reaction I gave..
     
  7. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    wow thats awesome JD​
     
  8. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    just 11 days?
     
  9. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    you have to consider that i have been tortured on this subject since i was in my early teens. My own dad is a 7 times i-spent-more-time-in-thoise-than-these-backpackers-spend-in-J&K-in-all veteran. so every time i hear someone say 'leh', i flip.
     
  10. MrsJD666

    MrsJD666 Ruling the Devil Staff Member

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    rpm - "leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh leh" >:)
     
  11. mavihs

    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    i think that did the trick.....he must be exhausted doing all the flips!!!
     
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  12. rpm

    rpm Lizard king Staff Member

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    no. I am just wondering. whether to say "aww, so cute" or [bimg=fright]http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/2/7/a44918e3-fb50-4c36-b53d-30786d534718.jpg[/bimg]
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    20k, thermals, plastic gogs u can wear inside helmet, good paid of gloves (real good), some pain killers might be handy (for your balls and butt), you know everything that needs to be done on bike, a road-map. Make a 15+ day trip, 11 days too short.
     
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    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    don't forget sunscreen & sunglasses with UV protect!!!!!
     
  15. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Travel plans are 14 days long, just confirmed. Ill be keeping all the above pointers in mind.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 2, 2012 ---
    lll be riding the duke.
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Wait.. does that mean you're not going? :(
     
  17. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Yup, current temps are between 14-15 minimum to 20 maximum. Hoping it to remain the same.

    We've extended it to nearly 2 weeks, and Day 1 is starting from Chandigarh, not Gurgaon. And last day is ending in Chandigarh, not Gurgaon, so Trip has 2 hidden days.

    Thanks man, hope to get some good clicks to share here!
    Extended sir - 14 days.

    Yup I need some tools, light, spare throttle cable, Spare clutch cable, Puncture kit ( Tubeless tyre ), A mini pump, A jerry can for fuel, need saddlebags to load everything.

    Am taking my riding jacket with woolen lining for top half. For the lower half, thermals under Jeans. Riding boots, and need some good gloves.

    Will have a balaclava to cover my face and neck, also a bandanna for the face.

    Can't decide which helmet to take ( closed face ) or Closed face with a front opening ( lift upward ).

    Oh Yeah, I remember seeing Rockfella's pics of him being completely burnt out.

    Current posse of bikes going -

    1) RD350 - Yep, Yamaha RD350B! Done only 7000 kms.
    2) Bajaj Avenger x 2
    3) KTM Duke ( Mine, tentative )
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 2, 2012 ---
    Bike Ride, 3000 kms, Treacherous roads, routes, mountains. You think?
     
  18. mavihs

    mavihs RAID Rookie

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    The temp can change pretty fast from one area to another!
    i was there last to last year in Leh in summers & it was snowing there, so you can imagine!!!
    also remember there are lots of frozen road/snow filled tracks so check what do you have to do to travel on them. our cars had to be fitted with some chains on the tiers!!!
    & there can be landslides there (our car almost got caught in a landslide) so check for any emergence no.s you can call for help & some supplies you should keep!!!
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    JD666 - Where do you plan to put all luggage you'll be carrying ..? The Duke has a very small pillon.. are there any attachments to help strap down a bag onto it ?
     
  20. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    am thinking of buying saddlebags from cramster.in

    these -


    Saddlebags


    The COLT model.
     
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