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    Default Re: Tales of a Solo Traveller [Ladakh '18]

    Treat for the eyes Nadeem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Globe Trotter View Post
    Amazing pics...such clear views in every shot...wow...
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Rituraj_singh View Post
    Amazing beauty ...
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by zestbiker View Post
    Treat for the eyes Nadeem
    Thank you

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    Day 6..
    17th May, 2018
    Diskit - Pangong Tso - Leh 320kms

    I started riding at 7:20 am from Diskit. Went to pump and got extra fuel for the journey.



    I took Agham-Shyok route. This route was much more remote than what I had imagined. Only a few cars were going with me and none came from the other side till we reached Shyok. No shops or any small villages in between.




    Huge respect to BRO for making such roads possible. What may be remote for us, is a daily routine for them.

    Coming to road condition, the road is good for the most part with bad patches here n there. And some really bad sections. Huge ass landslides. The road was washed out at a few places, probably last year as there wasn't any water this time.



    BRO workers clearing a landslide. We didn't have to wait for long as the clearing was almost done.




    I didn't take many breaks en route (nothing much to see except the landscape). Had food at Dembok and continued towards Pangong Tso. I was at Pangong at 11:40 am. There were quite a few people. I went a few km further down where I was alone. Found a track going towards the bank and spent about half an hour there.

    Nubra disappointed me a bit. The place looks much better in pics. But Pangong is different. Pics don't do justice to this place. Now, this is only one of the many lakes in the region and I will go back just to visit them.



































    I left Pangong at 12:30 pm and started for Leh.
    Saw a couple of Kiangs near the Lake.




    For the journey back, the main attraction was going to be Chang La and it remained true to its 'mighty' tag. In terms of difficulty, this is many folds tougher than Khardung La.



















    It was very cold and windy up here. A couple of pics and I resumed my journey for Leh.










    Stakna Monastery


    Reached Leh at 5:05 pm and went straight to the booked room and didn't go out after that. I wanted to rest for tomorrows long haul.
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    Ride safe and have fun.
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    Default Re: Tales of a Solo Traveller [Ladakh '18]

    Quote Originally Posted by nadz11.ns View Post
    Thank you for the appreciation

    It isn't as big of a deal as people tend to make of it.


    You too from Jammu?
    Ya, Dukes aren't very common here yet. But people are buying them nowadays.

    and thank you very much.
    Ya Bro. Greater Kailash.
    But now in Bangalore.
    I wish to ride in Jammu again, visit my school and college.
    And most of all, visit most of my school time picnic spots like, jhajjar kotli, Mansar Lake, Bhaderwah.
    Border roads are amazingly smooth but sort of dangerous too.
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    Default Re: Tales of a Solo Traveller [Ladakh '18]

    Some of the best pictures I have seen of Pangong Lake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollum View Post
    Ya Bro. Greater Kailash.
    But now in Bangalore.
    I wish to ride in Jammu again, visit my school and college.
    And most of all, visit most of my school time picnic spots like, jhajjar kotli, Mansar Lake, Bhaderwah.
    Border roads are amazingly smooth but sort of dangerous too.
    Ah.. Greater Kailash. That's very near to my place, channi himmat.
    You should come and enjoy riding here. Roads have improved a lot and so has the safety issue. No worries.

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Some of the best pictures I have seen of Pangong Lake!
    Thanks Krishna for the appreciation

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    Day 7..
    18th May, 2018
    Leh - Srinagar 420kms

    This day was all about covering distance and reaching Srinagar safely. I didn't take many stops unless necessary.
    I woke up at 6:45 am, freshened up and left at 7:10 am. I rode non stop till Sangam point, clicked a couple of pics and rode again. After that, I rode non stop till after Lamayuru where I had a couple of bananas and a chocolate.


    I reached Kargil at 11:25 am, tanked up here and left immediately. I must have been only a few kms from Kargil, it started to rain. It kept on pouring, sometimes heavy and sometimes drizzling.
    I had lunch at a small village called Maitan before the climb to ZojiLa starts. The whole climb up was slushy.. Water n mud everywhere. Near the top, it started to snow and it got really cold.









    That's snowfall.




    A fresh layer of snow.




    At the top of Zoji La










    As soon as we reach the Zero point, tourists rush starts and the infamous traffic jam of ZojiLa. Rain + snow + slush + taxi rush + trucks + army convoy.. All add and we get a huge traffic jam. Wasted over a couple of hours in the jam here.

    And the traffic jam. There are many bottlenecks and the road is such that even a two-wheeler cannot pass.


    I reached my place in Srinagar a few minutes past 6 pm.

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    This concludes my short trip to Ladakh.
    This thread was more of a photolog with focus on pics. I think all trips are somehow the same, with some minor difference. I penned down my thought in a short manner.

    I couldn't explore much but hopefully, in the near future, I will visit again and see the places more leisurely.

    The bike performed exceptionally well even with the stock tyres. No punchers thankfully.
    Returned a mileage of 27-28kmph and overall spent approx. Rs. 6200 on fuel.

    Most of the pics are from Nikon D5200 with 18-140mm lens and some from Samsung S5
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    Ride safe and have fun.
    Regards
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    Awesome Brother. Loved the pics a lot. Out of curiosity Which is the camera??
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    Quote Originally Posted by apacherider View Post
    Awesome Brother. Loved the pics a lot. Out of curiosity Which is the camera??
    Thank you

    Pics were taken with Nikon D5200 and 18-140mm lens

    Ride safe and have fun.
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    Default Re: Tales of a Solo Traveller [Ladakh '18]

    This is a proper bucketlist route accompanied by some amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    This is a proper bucketlist route accompanied by some amazing pictures! Thank you for sharing!
    Thank you for the lovely comment

    Ride safe and have fun.
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    I have just one word to describe your pictures....

    BREATHTAKING.

    Thanks for sharing such awesome pictures... What a journey.
    Once I have donned my black helmet, I become anonymous. My face ceases to identify me. My black visor shields others from the rigours of my passing glance while shielding me from their attempts to peer into my soul. I am an anonymous rider shrouded in black. I am no longer a specific self. I am a passing Traveller.

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