|16th September 2009, 15:12||#1|
Leh-Ladakh in my Safari 4x4 -Photologue..July2009
I am not good at writeup so I just wanna share my pictures of my tour to Leh Ladakh this year in July.
It was a total of 3500kms trip .
We started form Gurgaon at around 9pm after buying 2 mountain bikes for riding down hill on mountain passes.
Put the bikes in rear after folding middle seats.
We reached around 6 or 7 am at mandi. Had a 4 hour nap there and reached manali by night.
Next day left Manali around 2 pm for Keylong.
Weather at Rohtang Pass was beautiful
Night Stay at Keylong.
A water crossing on way from Keylong to Barlachala
Now comes the suraj tal
Our 2nd Pass BARALACHALA,
It was the most beautiful pass ,
We did a bit of biking there as we got exhausted in 15 mins,
Reached Sarchu around 6pm and stayed there for night in camp sites,
|16th September 2009, 15:22||#5|
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Wow , Looks like quite a trip. I like your idea of taking the mountain bikes.
If not a good write up , please lets tons of pictures doing the talking.
|16th September 2009, 15:31||#6|
At Sarchu we felt a little breathless for the first hour but later on our body got calibrated with it.
We did cycling there for around an hour nearby our camp site.
Next day woke up at 5 am to leave for Leh,
Weather was superb, it was raining.
a weak bridge
And now the Gata Loops,
Took only one short cut there, some short cuts were looking really really steep with lots of gravel , so didnt took any chance.
More pics on way to Nakeela Pass,
Tried off roading at LachuLungla,
It was really steep, safari started skidding sideways, engaged reverse quickly and safely came down.
Last edited by Rehaan : 16th September 2009 at 22:34. Reason: Editing post so that pics are one below the other (not side-by-side).
|16th September 2009, 15:33||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Since you had 2 mountain bikes at the back I presume that only 2 travelled?
Did you get to use the 4 x 4 at all?
|16th September 2009, 15:39||#10|
Used 4x4 at many places, at a dry river bed where we got stuck but got uot easily with 4L, at river crossing just near pangong lake I thing that was pagal nala.
In Moree Plains , where at some places car was sinking in 2wd.
|16th September 2009, 15:52||#12|
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Nice pics. Looks like all the people here are heading towards Leh/Ladak. I have read atleast 5 travelogues visitng this region in recent past in this forum. BTW, pls attach/arrange the pics one below another. Otherwise, pics will appear in horizontal direction. People who stay in Northern part are most gifted ones as you are so near to Himalayas and can plan visits. Waiting for more pics to come.
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