All set to get Lehd
Departure Kingfisher airlines – BLR to DEL 19 Sep 17:30 PM – per person – Rs. 3718
Rest of us return Kingfisher airlines – DEL to BLR 2 Oct 8:45 PM
Since last week all we have done is serviced our bikes and got them modified to suite Ladakh conditions.
Shopping is almost done.
6 bikes, 9 WRs
Our Draft Plans are all ready, Sunil has done a fabulous job in sketching out this plan :
Sep 20 –
Depart by 11AM to Rupnagar (60kms from Chandigarh), Better to stay in towns than cities for cost cutting. ( Rupnagar hotels url : http://rupnagar.nic.in/html/hotel.htm ,you can check out BHAKRA NANGAL damn if u have time as its just 10kms away :), easy for you kickoff the lesser himalayan terrain early in the morning avoiding traffic.
Total Km Coverage: 250kms ( Achievable )
Sep 21 –
Early morning Leave to Manali which will take 8 to 10hrs so by 5pm easy check at MANALI.Check in
Total KM coverage: 250 kms ( Achievable coz good roads and no stop overs )
Sep 22 –
Just 3 to 4 places to see in Manali which can be covered in 2 to 3hrs so by 12NOON if u depart from MANALI you can reach SISSU or reach KEYLONG if possible. SISSU again is COST CUTTING compared to KEYLONG just 25kms away from KEYLONG.
Total km coverage — 100kms ( Quite achievable as you crossing one of the first big PASS — ROHTANG, traffic expected )
Sep 23 –
Morning Sissu Dept by 9am(worst case) reach SARCHU(J&K border)by 5pm.Check in to a TENT AT SARCHU 🙂 enjoy the AMS ( acute mountain sickness)
Total km coverage– 170kms ( Achievable by 8hrs considering 20kms per hr and you will be passing the second highest pass on the manali-leh highway – BARALACHA LA )
Sep 24 –
Depart to Leh from SARCHU by 7AM (****important****) reach LEH by 6pm.Check in LEH, RELAX RELAX RELAX.
Total km coverage — 200kms ( Achievable with in 10 to 12hrs and you will be passing thru 2 highest passes on the way — LALCHUNG LA and TANGLANG LA, passes take much coz of ascending and descending them, MORE PLAINS is one where you can test your LIMITS… LOL )
Sep 25 –
Depart to KHARDUNG LA ( HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD IN THE WORLD) by 9am and be back by 4 or 5pm as MONASTERIES and LOCAL PLACES at LEH can be seen at night too 🙂
Total kms coverage: 120kms ( Easily achievable To and fro KHARDUNG LA )
Sep 26 –
Here starts the confusion in your MINDS—2 options> COME BACK VIA SRINAGAR or VIA MANALI…THINK THINK THINK… can you make it??? bharat has only 3 days to hit back DELHI including this day….
PLAN 1: Dept to KARGIL
Total kms coverage: 210kms ( SUPER ROAD as you will also pass thru MAGNETIC HILL, remember DONT TRY STUNTS as BULLETS WILL START INCREASING) lmaozz
PLAN 2 : EARLY morning dept to PANGONG TSO ( Beautiful high altitude lake) which is on the way to MANALI Route and come back and stay at PANG/ Go as further as possible as the objective is to RETURN ASAP.
Total kms coverage: 230kms ( Achievable)
Sep 27 -According to:
PLAN 1- Reach Sringar by evening, check in.
Total kms coverage: 230kms (Achievable as you will be passing thru one of the coldest passes in south asia — DRASS)
PLAN 2 – REACH KEYLONG or SISSU by Evening and CHECK IN
Total kms coverage: 180 to 200kms ( Same route 🙂 )
Sep 28 – According to:
PLAN 1: Check out in and around Srinagar– like GULMARG and PAHALGHAM and depart to JAMMU (150kms ) if not time reach straight down to PATHANKOT ( 250kms)
Total kms coverage: 150kms if site seeing in SRINAGAR , 250kms if nothing 🙂
PLAN 2: Dept to MANALI— and CHECK IN
Total kms coverage: 150kms ( Same Route)
Sep 29: According to:
PLAN 1: Now DESTINATION is DELHI. Go to AMRITSAR check WAGAH and come to JALANDHAR/ LUDHIANA for staying back.
Total kms Coverage: 250kms to 300kms ( It is NH-1—-JUST IMAGINE!!!)
PLAN 2: Depart to CHANDIGARH or DELHI STRAIGHT
Total kms coverage:– DEPENDS ON YOU HOW FAST YOU CAN COME BACK!!!!
Sep 30 – According to:
PLAN 1 —- CAN EASILY REACH DELHI!!!!
PLAN 2 —- CAN EASILY REACH DELHI!!!!
P.S:— PLAN HAS BEEN MADE CONSIDERING COMMON UNCERTAINITIES 🙂
Weather at Manali, Leh has become verry unpredicatble in the last few days..Keeping our fingers crossed..
Plan 1 or Plan 2????????????