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    Quote Originally Posted by sauman123 View Post
    Hi,

    Planning to finally visit Leh-Ladakh in July 2016. Wanted to know the forum's view on choosing a good tour operator for the trip as this will the first time I will be going there.


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    Bro, You want to ride and visit or in Taxi's ?
    Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaktiv3 View Post
    Will definitely keep an eye on the 800cc bikes crossing by

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    Even i am getting a bigger itch, so i might just ride through the nation

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    What details you require ?

    And Since, i don't have to worry about office leaves much. I might do Andaman to Ladakh via Kanyakumari

    Tentative Plan

    Starting Point:
    Chidiyatapu, South Andaman or Indira Point, Great Nicobar (Southern Tip of India)

    Bike will arrive in Ship (TCI maybe) and I will take a Flight

    Day 1: Chennai - Madurai (462kms)
    Day 2: Madurai -Kanyakumari (245Kms)
    Day 3: Kanyakumari- Kochi (305 Kms)
    Day 4: Kochi - Munnar (130Kms)
    Day 5: Munnar - Mysore (391 Kms)
    Day 6: Mysore - Bengaluru (145kms) : The Infosys fellows will join hopefully or from Chandigarh
    Day 7: Bengaluru - Hyderabad (569 Kms)
    Day 8: Hyderabad - Nagpur (500kms)
    Day 9: Nagpur - Jhansi (595 Kms)
    Day 10: Jhansi -Agra (234 Kms)
    Day 11: Agra - Chandigarh (459Kms)

    Might do it in less days depending on fatigue

    From Chandigarh same as the earlier plan.
    * Put in some time to visit interesting places in the cities you visit.
    * Also suggest you build in some buffer for unexpected things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shridhar.baddur View Post
    1. Is it really closed?
    If anyone who has done the Ladakh trip in recent 2015, can help me in a better way on this. If it is closed, which is the itinerary that you would suggest.

    2. Is it allowed just to go through the Rohtang pass and not do a picnic over there and return to Manali ?

    Please let me know you thoughts on the same.

    I would happy to know if the Rohtang pass will be open 2016 ride. Fingers crossed
    In 2015, they allowed crossing over with a permit. Also remember that the regulations kept changing based on Green Tribunal decision and court orders. So best is wait and watch. It is almost 5-6months till the pass opens, so situation on ground is likely to change.
    Other option is to go via Srinagar/kargil. Last year there were no restrictions crossing Rohtang in the other directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nagoo View Post
    We are also planning in May 16 [from Blr], but we have some specific plans
    landing in Chandighar and covering Badrinath and mana pass [if we get permit], then spiti vally and reach Leh, surrounding Leh and fly back from Leh.
    planning for 15 days , why fly back from Leh,coz we can save few days which i can spend in mountains
    Though your signature says "Nothing is Impossible", this is pretty hectic schedule (Chandigarh - Badrinath - Spiti - Leh in 15 days). Suggest you add more days or cover less places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dichkaun View Post
    * Put in some time to visit interesting places in the cities you visit.
    * Also suggest you build in some buffer for unexpected things.
    This ride is solely for being close to nature not for man's creation. Ya, Will do that, that's just a tentative plan might just munch more miles in a day depending on the scenario and buffer days include the short rides. will decide on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaktiv3 View Post
    Bro, You want to ride and visit or in Taxi's ?

    RIDE, 1 or 2 friends who cant ride wish to travel in the backup car if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauman123 View Post
    RIDE, 1 or 2 friends who cant ride wish to travel in the backup car if possible.
    Bro, there is some issue going on with local tour operator, i think they don't allow tour operators from other places (cars as well). don't know about current status.

    I visited leh this year. Took taxi's from Jammu- Srinagar (Rs 750), stayed a week in Kashmir & Lolab Valley, Srinagar- Kargil (800) and then Kargil to Leh (1200) in local taxi's that operate en route. (Local taxi's include Xylo, Scorpio and Tavera)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaktiv3 View Post
    Bro, there is some issue going on with local tour operator, i think they don't allow tour operators from other places (cars as well). don't know about current status.

    I visited leh this year. Took taxi's from Jammu- Srinagar (Rs 750), stayed a week in Kashmir & Lolab Valley, Srinagar- Kargil (800) and then Kargil to Leh (1200) in local taxi's that operate en route. (Local taxi's include Xylo, Scorpio and Tavera)

    I am sorry as I didnt understand what you meant. Are u saying there are no tour operators who organize riding trips to Leh- Khardung La - Pangong - etc...

    I saw a few online like Enfield Riders (Enfield Riders - motorcycle tour india, extreme leh ladakh bike trip, mumbai goa bike rental, manali leh motorcycle tour, bike on hire in nubra valley, mountain bike travel india, motor biking tour manali, bike rent gujrat, goa, uttarakhand, southern) &
    Ride of my life (Ladakh - Information - Ride of My Life — Ride of My Life)

    Also, I got a reply from them, they have not mentioned about any issues.

    I just wanted to know the forum's view/help in choosing a good company as it is our first time going Leh-Ladakh.

    Thanks,
    Sr

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    Default Re: Ladakh Planner 2016

    Who ever is planning to visit. Please make sure, not to make leh dirty, you may find many place dirty over there, plastic bags thrown carelessly, but be a resposible rider or resposible tourist and make sure, not to pollute environment from your side atleast. It may be a small step, but it will make a huge difference if everyone follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sauman123 View Post
    RIDE, 1 or 2 friends who cant ride wish to travel in the backup car if possible.
    Not sure about riding in backup car, but check this guy out on Facebook: "Akarsh Pall". On my Leh ride, I met a couple of guys who praised him highly.

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    Default Re: Which Touring Operator/Company?

    Quote Originally Posted by sauman123 View Post
    I am sorry as I didnt understand what you meant. Are u saying there are no tour operators who organize riding trips to Leh- Khardung La - Pangong - etc...

    I saw a few online like Enfield Riders (Enfield Riders - motorcycle tour india, extreme leh ladakh bike trip, mumbai goa bike rental, manali leh motorcycle tour, bike on hire in nubra valley, mountain bike travel india, motor biking tour manali, bike rent gujrat, goa, uttarakhand, southern) &
    Ride of my life (Ladakh - Information - Ride of My Life — Ride of My Life)

    Also, I got a reply from them, they have not mentioned about any issues.

    I just wanted to know the forum's view/help in choosing a good company as it is our first time going Leh-Ladakh.

    Thanks,
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    Frankly, there is no need to go through a touring company. All you need for your trip is a sane head, adequate riding gear, a non problematic bike and enough petrol. Help is available almost everywhere and June is a pretty busy time. People tend to be very friendly in that region :-)
    And yes, everyone has a first time. Take it easy. Roads are mostly good on the Delhi - Srinagar - Leh section (only Zozila has bad roads) and on Leh - Manali section things are getting better each year. You will find accomodation at many places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mik View Post
    Frankly, there is no need to go through a touring company. All you need for your trip is a sane head, adequate riding gear, a non problematic bike and enough petrol. Help is available almost everywhere and June is a pretty busy time. People tend to be very friendly in that region :-)
    And yes, everyone has a first time. Take it easy. Roads are mostly good on the Delhi - Srinagar - Leh section (only Zozila has bad roads) and on Leh - Manali section things are getting better each year. You will find accomodation at many places.

    I mean no disrespect or anything, but I do not wish to travel on my own as I do not know how to do basic repairs, have never been to that part of India (permits and all that etc...) and would much rather prefer travelling with a group through a touring company for peace of mind.

    Please let me know if the previously mentioned companies are trust-worthy or recommend any other ones I have not mentioned.

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