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    Default Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kashmir

    (Finally I made time to make this live :-D Better late than never)

    Riding to Himalayas has always been the most joyous moments of my life. Till now have made 4 big trips to the mountains and each time I came across new and cherishable moments to experience :grin:

    However, always one thing was constant. The places and routes from the itinerary were never followed as it is. Be it time constraint or some road block ahead, climate not favourable or someone in the group not feeling well. There was always some reason due to which we skipped a few places. And it use to break my heart.

    This year since the beginning I had decided that Im gonna make things happen for myself. Im thankful to God that Im physically fit for endurance rides and the budget for this trip was ready. Have been saving since a while now. :r:

    Bike was there, preparations were up to the mark. Only issue was time.

    I have been working on a payroll since 7 years now and finally decided to give up and start my own thing. So when I left my job I had this window where I could fit this ride in. And yes! I was excited to make this my longest solo ride. Something that I wished way back in 2007.

    On my Thunderbird 500, I rode the Himalayas for 36 days. Covered 8000+ kms over mountains, plains, passes Met wonderful people enroute and lived unimaginable experiences.

    Here I present you with some trailer photos of the ride. Sorry I couldn't give caption to each photo as posting itself was very time consuming.. But surely the photos will speak for itself. So enjoy some landscape and scenery photos along with waterscapes, people, food, festival, flora fauna, animals, birds and many more...

    Day wise entry Ill start in a week and update the links in my second post. Also have shot few videos on my GoPro; will be sharing those too in the same space.


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    If you like my work then you can connect to me on Facebook for more photos of many other places. You can put down suggestions and tips to help me improve my camera work.

    SET 2 - Live

    SET 3 - Live

    SET 4 - Live

    SET 5 - Live

    SET 6 - Live

    SET 7
    - Live



    Travelogue -

    Day 1 - The Warm Up!
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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    Topic Approved

    Some pictures have come out really well. Atleast add the location in each of the pictures
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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    Travelogue Link -

    THE AIR UP THERE

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG View Post
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    Some pictures have come out really well. Atleast add the location in each of the pictures
    Surely I'll add details when I post the narration... These are just 100, another 500 are waiting to go live.
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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    Really beautiful set of pics mate
    Leh and the adjoining parts are really beautiful.
    waiting for the next 500

    Ride safe and have fun.
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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    Absolutely gorgeous pics. Thanks for sharing a beautiful part of our country.

    Ride safe.
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    An absolute pleasure to the eyes and a reminder as to what I have been missing.

    Glued... waiting for more

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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    Now from where should i begin man, the photos have come out amazinglyyyyy well, each and every snap has something to say. Can't wait anymore, please do upload the remaining travelogue soon.
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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    WOWWWWW
    SImply WOWWWWW
    glued, stuck and subscribed.

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    Wow..!!!! Amazing pictures bro its like if you have not been somewhere you can live that place in those pictures... and you know was the best part when I finished scrolling and saw the written many more sets are coming.....
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    Default Re: Solo Ride - Jammu Kashmir 2013 | Zanskar | Spiti | Lahaul | Ladakh | Nubra | Kash

    Quote Originally Posted by nadz11.ns View Post
    Really beautiful set of pics mate
    Leh and the adjoining parts are really beautiful.
    waiting for the next 500

    Yes it is. Thanks. Next 100 will be up in a day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haroon View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous pics. Thanks for sharing a beautiful part of our country.

    Ride safe.

    Beautiful without a doubt.

    Quote Originally Posted by snehithpereira View Post
    An absolute pleasure to the eyes and a reminder as to what I have been missing.

    Glued... waiting for more

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by seahorses View Post
    Now from where should i begin man, the photos have come out amazinglyyyyy well, each and every snap has something to say. Can't wait anymore, please do upload the remaining travelogue soon.

    Thanks man; trying as fast as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by saquib3005 View Post
    WOWWWWW
    SImply WOWWWWW
    glued, stuck and subscribed.

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by itsmevini123 View Post
    Wow..!!!! Amazing pictures bro its like if you have not been somewhere you can live that place in those pictures... and you know was the best part when I finished scrolling and saw the written many more sets are coming.....

    Yes more sets are coming; and that's other than the travelogue photos
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