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    Default The Spiti Marathon

    This just had to happen! It was a matter of when, not how!

    So one fine wednesday night, post a reprimand from me seniors back in office, i gulped down a red-bull, ate some energy bars and saddled up my extreme, to ride out to kaza. I had a long night and then a long day ahead!

    Day 1: (Better as night 1): Picked up some tools, spares, jockeys and dumped them in the saddle bags, a couple of fags and some energy drinks later, i rode off, time being recisely 12 am. Stopped enroute at Narkanda, Powari and Sumdo for red bull et-al! Reached Kaza around 6 pm the same day. Visited Tabo and Geyu (of the mummy fame).

    Day 2: Visited Key,Kibber and loitered around Kaza, devouring german delicacies and puffing the ''fobidden"! Coincidently met Shamik at Kibber.

    Day 3: Shamik and I started off at 6 in the morning from Kaza. Got to Losar in a couple of hours. Then rode on to the main reason I did this trip, Kunzum La! Was immensly satisfied, post kunzum. Rode on till manali via batal, chota dhara, chattru and gramphoo!

    Wondefully horrible roads! Off-roading here was awesome. Good enough to put Koksar-Leh to shame..

    Reached Manali at around 8 pm after negotiating the filthy Rohtang, a good 14 hours later! Avoid Rohtang during the season. Mud, diesel fumes, plethora of tourists and what not! Shamik decided to stay back in manali and I decided to head to chandigarh. Another red-bull, another explosion of KCal, saw me leaving manali at 2030 hours.7 and a half hours later I was snoring heavily on my pad back in panchkula!

    Would post the details and all the pics later. In the meanwhile enjoy the following teasers




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    Wonderful stuff Kurtrules! Do post loads of pictures of Spiti, I just can't get enough of that place.

    Did you guys manage to visit Chandrataal too?
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    Good Going Vaibhav...truly amazing...loved it.....


    @ Aryan: Guess he dint do Chandertaal this time....Are you games for it...the wall of snow and the heat of Delhi wants me to Go to that place...what about you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcs View Post
    @ Aryan: Guess he dint do Chandertaal this time....Are you games for it...the wall of snow and the heat of Delhi wants me to Go to that place...what about you?
    What the heck are we waiting for!? Chandrataal is one destination which I am really keen and VERY eager to visit. Let's plan it for the near future.
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    Phew what a trip log! Crisp, short and precise. The last pic? Where was it exactly?
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    WTF, I am so jealous about all you guys!
    Geographically, the closest I can get to SNOW now is my refrigerator!

    People going places, and plans happening "Right here-Right now" ... sigh!

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    Great stuff there Kurt!!! And wonderful timing of the trip with the Kunzum just opening.

    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    Phew what a trip log! Crisp, short and precise. The last pic? Where was it exactly?
    That in all probability is the road down from Kunzum towards Batal.

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    WTF, I am so jealous about all you guys!
    Geographically, the closest I can get to SNOW now is my refrigerator!

    People going places, and plans happening "Right here-Right now" ... sigh!

    *Waiting for more*
    Satyen: my heartfelt sympathies....

    Aryan: going by the look of Kunzum...I doubt if Chandratal would have been possible on anything but two feet.
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    wow that third pic was just amazing.... I loved the view of the bike b/w snow ... gr8 trip there buddy

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    Thank You All..

    Quote Originally Posted by ken cool View Post
    Phew what a trip log! Crisp, short and precise. The last pic? Where was it exactly?
    This place was between Batal and Chota Dhara...

    Chandrataal was open for 8 kms and the rest 6 km was a trek..

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    wow......beautiful pics....when will i ever get to ride my ZMA in the snow..??
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