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  • [Photo Feature]: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

    Ladakh, every biker's dream destination.. After dreaming of it for 2 years, I was able to bring it to reality this year on my 2.5 year 36k km old Apache RTR 160.. (well 2 years isn't a big time for ladakh, I consider myself extremely lucky for having such a short waiting period)

    This was an exhilarating experience over 20 days and 3000 kms.. The journey that started with 11 people with 4 of us completing all the way to the end.. Experienced the extremities of rainfall, snowfall, cold and heat.. Met some wonderful people on the way.. Made new friends.. Learnt new lessons..

    A wonderful journey with some of my best friends.. Memories to cherish for a lifetime..

    Some pictures till the approval.. Hope you like them..


















    Links:
    Day 1: Ludhiana - Pandoh transit camp

    Day 2: Pandoh - Manali
    Day 3: Manali - Keylong - Darcha - Patsio
    Day 4: Patsio snowfall
    Day 5: Patsio - Sarchu - Pang
    Day 6: Pang - Leh
    Day 7: Leh sightseeing

    Day 8: K-top, World's Highest Motorable Road
    Day 9: Hemis Monastry
    Day 10: Pangong Lake
    Misc: Food Food Food
    Day 11: Leh - Lamayuru - Kargil

    Day 12: Kargil - Drass
    Day 13: Drass - Sonmarg

    Cheers,
    Pranav
    Last edited by pranav.k; 06-25-2014, 09:53 PM. Reason: Updated links
    Ladakh 2013

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    Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

    Travelogue Approved


    Nice start there bro
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    • #3
      Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

      The 5th pic!

      Wow, I will keep my eyes on this one.

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        Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

        I liked the 1st and last picture. Must have been fun to drive through those roads I guess...
        My DIY(s) - Sprocket bearing change | Paint job | Custom speedo dial

        Getting angry at somebody is the same as getting angry with a bike that just won't go. You should stop and start thinking.
        A good mechanic will let you watch even without charging you for it. | Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees youll ride alone.

        It is funny to know that we've been imitated and copied so well
        and surprising when we notice our mistakes are copied as well.

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          Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

          Originally posted by petrolhead_chn View Post
          I liked the 1st and last picture. Must have been fun to drive through those roads I guess...
          You should come by to North.. We can get Lehd I wanna go there too
          Splendor - 2k to 2006
          Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
          P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
          Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
          ZMR - 2010 to Forever
          RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
          Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
          RayZ - 2015 til now
          Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


          Delhi to Narkanda
          Delhi to Coimbatore
          Delhi to Nepal

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            Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

            Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
            You should come by to North.. We can get Lehd I wanna go there too
            Sure brother. I'd like to. Let me see. If you photoshop that 5th picture with some imported bike it would turn out to be a spot somewhere abroad, right?
            My DIY(s) - Sprocket bearing change | Paint job | Custom speedo dial

            Getting angry at somebody is the same as getting angry with a bike that just won't go. You should stop and start thinking.
            A good mechanic will let you watch even without charging you for it. | Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees youll ride alone.

            It is funny to know that we've been imitated and copied so well
            and surprising when we notice our mistakes are copied as well.

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              Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

              Originally posted by petrolhead_chn View Post
              Sure brother. I'd like to. Let me see. If you photoshop that 5th picture with some imported bike it would turn out to be a spot somewhere abroad, right?

              Man there are so many places in India which are much better than abroad.. but people just don't understand it

              ----consecutive posts auto-merged-----

              By the way.. awesome pics and waiting for more pics and when did you travel ?? from where to where??
              Splendor - 2k to 2006
              Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
              P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
              Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
              ZMR - 2010 to Forever
              RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
              Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
              RayZ - 2015 til now
              Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


              Delhi to Narkanda
              Delhi to Coimbatore
              Delhi to Nepal

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                Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                Man there are so many places in India which are much better than abroad.. but people just don't understand it
                Whereas the Indian Terrains are more difficult ranging upto 18300 feet altitude although equally beautiful compared to other parts of the world, there is lot more that can be explored in Himalayas ranging from Kashmir to Arunachal in a lifetime.

                Ladakh 2014
                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-till-end.html
                Sikkim-Bhutan
                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...-soloride.html
                Great Rann of Kutch
                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...ann-kutch.html
                Ladakh 2011
                http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/tourer/2...ngonglake.html

                WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GETS GOING

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                • #9
                  Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                  Good start up, bring up more pics. . .

                  Cheers!!!
                  Yamaha Rx135 - 2005 - 2007 (stolen :mad:)
                  Scooty Pep - 2008 - 2012 (sold)
                  Honda Unicorn - 2012 - 2015 (crashed)
                  Hero Honda Splendor+ 2015 - present (temporary ride)
                  Bajaj Pulsar AS200 - 16th September 2015 - present ride

                  10 years into riding :D
                  Live2Race. . .

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                    Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                    Originally posted by Hoodibaba View Post
                    Whereas the Indian Terrains are more difficult ranging upto 18300 feet altitude although equally beautiful compared to other parts of the world, there is lot more that can be explored in Himalayas ranging from Kashmir to Arunachal in a lifetime.
                    Yes sir.. you absolutely correct Indian Terrains are difficult and beautiful... but it is us who are spoiling the Beauty of our Country.. Sad but True
                    Splendor - 2k to 2006
                    Karizma - 2k3 to 2009
                    P180 - 2k6 to 2k9
                    Hunk - Oct 2k7 til now
                    ZMR - 2010 to Forever
                    RX135(2k) - 2013 to 2018
                    Ninja 250R (2010) - 2016 til now
                    RayZ - 2015 til now
                    Ninja 650 (2014) - 2017 til now


                    Delhi to Narkanda
                    Delhi to Coimbatore
                    Delhi to Nepal

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                      These are one of the best pics i have ever seen, i am dying to get to that place very soon...

                      Please bring on the whole travelogue...it would be more breathtaking....

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                        Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                        Beautiful pics . . Please bring the rest soon. Pics are so tempting to make THE ride soon.

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                          Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                          Originally posted by The Monk View Post
                          Travelogue Approved


                          Nice start there bro
                          Thanks for the approval..

                          Originally posted by Mik View Post
                          The 5th pic!

                          Wow, I will keep my eyes on this one.
                          Thanks..
                          That day turned out to be the most unexpected and interesting day of the entire trip..

                          Originally posted by petrolhead_chn View Post
                          I liked the 1st and last picture. Must have been fun to drive through those roads I guess...
                          Glad you liked.. Yes, it was a wonderful experience..

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                          Originally posted by petrolhead_chn View Post
                          Sure brother. I'd like to. Let me see. If you photoshop that 5th picture with some imported bike it would turn out to be a spot somewhere abroad, right?
                          Originally posted by rreneav1987 View Post
                          Man there are so many places in India which are much better than abroad.. but people just don't understand it

                          ----consecutive posts auto-merged-----

                          By the way.. awesome pics and waiting for more pics and when did you travel ?? from where to where??
                          Thanks a lot.. I'll post the rest asap..
                          I took the train from Mumbai to Ludhiana and started the road trip from manali side.. Returned via srinagar - jammu and boarded train from Delhi..

                          Originally posted by Hoodibaba View Post
                          Whereas the Indian Terrains are more difficult ranging upto 18300 feet altitude although equally beautiful compared to other parts of the world, there is lot more that can be explored in Himalayas ranging from Kashmir to Arunachal in a lifetime.
                          Yes sir.. This is the beginning.. Hoping to do much more in the future..

                          Originally posted by Rakesh Rok View Post
                          Good start up, bring up more pics. . .

                          Cheers!!!
                          Thanks mate..

                          Originally posted by anuplakade View Post
                          These are one of the best pics i have ever seen, i am dying to get to that place very soon...

                          Please bring on the whole travelogue...it would be more breathtaking....
                          Thanks a lot..

                          Originally posted by kumarsathishms View Post
                          Beautiful pics . . Please bring the rest soon. Pics are so tempting to make THE ride soon.
                          Thanks.. You should definitely go there.. Worth every penny..
                          Ladakh 2013

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                            Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                            Nice log n pics bro

                            Helmets off bro
                            "Life is all about burning petrol and the most efficient way to do so is by riding a bike"
                            "A man who dreams of being an astronaut or a pilot, is yet to drive a motorcycle."
                            "Often, I find myself in the middle of nowhere,Rarely, in the middle of nowhere, I FIND myself..."

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ladakh 2013, a dream come true

                              Some mesmerizing clicks there... As I keep telling this to myself - Leh never ceases to be a feast for the eyes, especially when seen through lenses of photographers like you.
                              Way to go, mate!!!
                              BENEATH THE REMAINS.........
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