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    Default Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Prologue:
    It was 8.40 AM, we were climbing slowly, very slowly, around 15-20 kmph, with great difficulty, I could still see 2-3 uphill bends, at 4500mtrs this was highest point of my whole trip. Air was thin, oxygen less, my motorcycle was gasping for breath, then the doubt crept in my mind, was it a mistake to bring this motorcycle to Kunzum Top, with all luggage-saddle bags, tank bag and a pillion.
    It was cold outside but there was sun too, same was happening with thoughts in my mind, sometime dark sometime bright, again uphill turn, loose soil everywhere, rocks, losing my momentum every time, full throttle in first gear until 5k RPM, second gear no juice left, Kunzum Top still 3 KMs.
    Snow capped mountains,gentle breeze whispering in my ears – you have come till this point, you will surely go through this, with difficulty but eventually you will come out victorious. I smiled, short lived smile, HRTC bus honked with élan breaking my thought process, with curve ahead, no momentum I had to stop to give it side, now what? Will my machine die on me or will it take me through to more and more beautiful places far and high?

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Thread approved.
    Waiting for the rest of the travelogue and more pictures.

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    ITINERARY:
    DAY 1 – Delhi - Solan
    Bike was booked in train and reached from Hyderabad to Delhi with me, train was half an hour late and excitement was on top level, go station gate pass formalities done in 2 hrs., Delhi heat was unbearable but luckily(after some time weather became cool and cloudy.
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    Tanked up near NDLS railway station and started journey at 11.30 AM, stopped for lunch in Murthal , had nice lunch of rice , daal , curry and Lassi, by evening we crossed Chandigarh and were nearing hils, first sight took all our tiredness away, it started drizzling and hot tea in that weather was awesome.
    Reached Solan by the night 9 PM, Solan was too crowded for our liking but there was no option, all hotels where full, we got one and crashed for night.
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    DAY 2 – Solan - Tapri
    We started early and fresh, we had our breakfast after rustling bustling Shimla, enjoyed the vistas and views, whole day as uneventful, we enjoyed sceneries enroute, weather was cool, windy and slight drizzling. Enjoyed good food and company to calm and warm people, that’s what I love about Himachal, welcoming and warm people, good weather and best food. Crossed Rampur and we were early to stop in Sarahan and decided to go ahead, that was mistake as there is no single hotel after that till Sangla as per the locals. We entered Kinnaur and encountered famous rocky roof mountains (shown in Highway movie), luckily, we got only hotel at Tapri at last - after last night ride we didn’t want to ride in night, took hotel in Tapri at 6 PM, enjoyed local bazar and called it a day.

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    DAY 3 – Tapri-Karchcham-Sangla-Chitkul-Karchcham-Kalpa
    From today onwards the journey was to become more interesting with more vivid sceneries, we started form Tapri at 8 AM and reached Karchcham Dam to take right diversion towards Sangl/Chitkul, the roads were broken but scenes were awesome, we stopped at Sangla for breakfast and then proceeded towards Chitkul, we went till last barrier after that we were denied any further, so we decided to park bike on road and go towards river flowing downhill near mountains, spent 2 hours near water and then came back to Chitkul Village for lunch , after lunch we traced back to morning route and by evening we were crossing powari-Roads were bad between karchcham and Powari in some places ( stones being blasted and road clearing process, new roads being laid and so on), but most part roads were good and we reached Reckong Peo turn at around 5 PM, we went ahead and enquired peo petrol pump and got to know that it is opened 24/7.We retired for the day in a beautiful Tab Exotic hotel in Kalpa, which had nice view of Kinnaur Kailash ranges.

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    DAY 4 – Kalpa-Pooh-Khab-Nako-Tabo
    Early start and got chance to see magnificent Kinnaur Kailash range in morning sun, there were bad roads again till pooh, which slowed us down, breakfast break at spillow, nice small place, stopped at sangam of Spiti and Satluj river at khab. Started climbing up towards Nako and scenery started changing, Impulse was having difficulty in breathing but it pulled nicely, Lunch at Nako, enjoyed views , Nako lake, Nako monastery and Helipad and started our ride for Tabo. Famous Malling Nalla was dry , less snow this year so most water bodies were dry, crossed chhango and sumdo to reach Tabo, most of the roads were tarred and good till this time. Took nice home stay called Kesang besides Tabo Monastery and called it for the day, homely cooked food was best in trip, the owners were too good a host, very nice and highly recommended. Bonded with fellow travelers over dinner and slept tight.

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Nice one. Waiting for more!

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Nice intro bro, keep it up

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    great pics and wonderful views bro. enjoyed reading it too. impulse looks good in its territories.

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Hi, how is the performance of impulse?
    I have honda xr150 and xr450. Thinking to bring it to india

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Hi @xfiasco,

    Any carburetor or air flow related modification is being done before starting this ride. I am not very much technically sound person, but I do own Impulse from last 5 years and read multiple thread here in xBhp where people took Impulse to mighty Himalaya found mostly these changes.

    Nice write up waiting for more to add.

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by Jitendra47499 View Post
    Hi, how is the performance of impulse?
    I have honda xr150 and xr450. Thinking to bring it to india
    HI Jitendra, Performance was very very nice and I was satisfied, honda xr150 will be fun to ride here, bring it on !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harshmane View Post
    Hi @xfiasco,

    Any carburetor or air flow related modification is being done before starting this ride. I am not very much technically sound person, but I do own Impulse from last 5 years and read multiple thread here in xBhp where people took Impulse to mighty Himalaya found mostly these changes.

    Nice write up waiting for more to add.
    Hi harsh, thanks for reading, I do felt some power loss around KUNZUM pass( which was heighest point of journey) but rest of journey was all OK with pillion, I guess for more height ( like khardung la ) trouble may start, but for SPITI it was all good, I didnt do that wire in carb tectic I wanted to check its performance on stock!!!
    I guess if you are alone you may not feel it at all.

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    Default Re: Impulsive Spiti - 2018

    Pour more , interesting so far

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