Leh Jouney on Bike

Overall Experience

The Manali to Leh Bikin expedition is a fairly demanding trip. Our team of friends have a well-planned itinerary for us to leave our worries aside (somehow :P) , focus on our ride and enjoy the natural wealth of the Himalayas

A itinerary we followed

    • Day 1: Chandigarh –  Bhuntar – Manali
    • Day 2: Manali  – Rohtang  – Khokshar – Keylong
    • Day 3: Keylong – Sarchu
    • Day 4: Sarchu – Leh
    • Day 5: Leh Localities :p
    • Day 6: Leh – Kunzum – Pangong Lake
    • Day 7: Pangong  – Pangong Tso – Sarchu
    • Day 8: Sarchu  – Manali
    • Day 9: Manali – Chandigarh

5 Deadliest Bikes set to rock on a big stage

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Bikes & Bikers

Anchit Sood – Karizma Zmr 5Speed 223cc
Vivek Thakur – RE Bullet 5Speed 350cc
Vanshul Banta – RE Thunderbird 5Speed 350cc
Kuber Sharma – Bajaj Pulsar 4Speed 150cc
Chirag Sharma – Bajaj Pulsar 5Speed 180cc

Off-course  I had no second thought to take any other bike then my own Karizma , though I have had heard a lot that sports bike like ZMR is not meant for these road trips but I gutted my felling to have this wonderful experience  which my bike fulfilled like a better half and proved my decision right.

 

Happiness Is Just Around The Bend Happiness Is Just Around The corners BRO- Border Roads Organisations & ARMY  are doing a commendable job.

A big `thank you’ to all of you, and possibly many more unnamed ones in this article from whom we have benefitted and were able to complete it.

At various stages of planning and execution, we got some nervy moments where we took a deep breath and kept going.

The maps prepared by the crew were extremely useful too. So was the planning and biking experience and time taken between various places. Also got updates about road conditions etc from fellow riders.

ZMR on tough conditionsZMR on tough conditionsZMR changla pass

When going gets tough, The tough get going.

Shortcuts are never easy and promising , Sometimes it needs vision and guts to go through. It was a shortcut that rally drivers follow to cut through there lap timings and I was willing to take this on.

This engine never asks to cool down, more I burn the throttle more it gives me the courage to ride.

Safety Saves – If it wasn’t the helmet our face must be tanned and it proved to be more safety anyways :p

 

Above All, they Said – Well said

ZMR -Above all

 

 

 

Unbelievable is not it !

World’s Second highest mountain pass and the feeling and energy level after reaching there was tremendous. It was like an achievement putting my mobike on that pass.I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair on my face. It was such a peaceful place. Perfect place to meditate.

Another big milestone – Khardungla WORLD’s highest motorable pass and getting there was more adventurous and biking to this pass really need some good biking skills. There isn’t a lot written about the motorcycle culture or any set of protocols but to get there you need to follow some and one of them is concentrated on the concept or else you are going went and gone.

CHANGLA Pass- Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I was riding through Changla Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You’re free of the gravity of what people think.

it was only minus 2 degrees Celsius when we landed here but it felt like the chilling station. It was really like a game of “Survival of the fittest”

I started my journey with a white bike, but mountains were complimenting the bike color all time we were crossing any pass.

Morning view at Pangong Camp

Morning view at Pangong Camp

At the moment where my mind, body, and soul are assaulted I know that I’ll never be the same ever again in such a wonderful place with my bike. The view has seized me and something tells me he isn’t letting me go.”

The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon. So i took some time to ask her about the experience and thrill we both had.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page This was the time when this quotes was on my mind as i was on that page of the book where everything written was making me more than happy.

Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and this single step I took to make this trip happen which became one of the best tours of my life. If you love biking and are open to adventurous challenges in life then this Leh tour on bikes is a must go tour for you. Believe me it was one of the best experience of my life driving my bike 9 days just 2 of us and we went through some wonderful moments , some nervy one also but overall it sums up to one thing that, Leh journey on bike is undoubtedly one of the best road trips in india and Memories are made of this.


14 Comments

  • Saakshi says:

    Wow it looks like a life time experience

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  • Vrindam says:

    Nice one man , we are also planning to go leh next week on bikes and your blog has made me more curious to go with my mean machine.
    Quick question : A friend of mine has cbr 250 and he is affraid of doing some harsh off roading . Is that bike comfortable for leh ? Any suggestions ?

    Thanks
    Vrindam

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    • admin says:

      Hi Vrindam ,
      Thanks ! I am glad that you guys are planning this trip , trust me it will be the best biking experience ever. Now answer to your question , CBR 250 is very safe and comfortable to off road any day. I took my ZMR and people were saying you will face difficulties but you can see the pics above it was the most rocking bike of all. When we reached pangong lake all bikes were facing difficult time on sand driving but my zmr was clearing all sand and was behaving like a mean machine. We just have to be care full about ground clearance and speed on off roads as we have a big mounted fearing on our bikes. You can ask him to drive it and experience it.

      Cheers
      Anchit

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  • Vrindam says:

    Hey Buddy ,
    Thanks for your quick reply. You message has finally convinced him to take his cbr along. Also other thing i was wondering is that you have a sports bike and what i have heard of my friends is that sports bikes are very good on power and bhp but not on fuel efficiency but i am not seeing any picture where you are carrying out extra petrol cans or you had other crew carrying that stuff ?
    What sort of changes you made to this bike for tour ?
    Your post has inspired our group and we are already curious to make memories and some of them have decided to go after reading this post. So thanks.

    Thanks
    Vrindam

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    • mm Anchit says:

      Heyy Buddy ,
      Sorry for the late reply, I am very happy that he agreed to go along with you guys. Ask him to be confident and never feel like he is not having a good off roading bike. Now coming to your question : Yes you have heard right that sports bike with more bhp and power has less mileage , but not in my case. My bike has good bhp and thanks to its PGMFI (Programmed fuel Injection) its gives fuel economy of 40 – 45 kmp which is best in segment. You can carry one extra petrol can for bullet to be on the safe side.
      I am looking forward for your travelogue here.

      Cheers
      Anchit

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  • Vinay says:

    Awesome man

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  • Preeti says:

    Awesome pictures , I love bullets but would love to take on that white bike into himalayas. You guys offer bike rental ? If yes can you help me with this trip budget. I am planning to go along with my friends and family . Also is there a way safe for my family cozy I am sure they won’t love to go on bikes any day. Your story and planning looks good and moreover that white whiteam bike is meaning me crazy, it’s too crazy for girls to drive bike in india, but I love doing these crazy things.

    Preeti Sharma

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    • mm Anchit says:

      Hi Preeti ,
      First of all thanks for going through my post and liking it. Thanks again for your love for white bike (which belongs to me) and sorry we don’t offer bike rentals. If you want you can hire bikes from manali , chandigarh , delhi or what ever is your preferred start point. As far as your family safety is concerned the best thing you guys can do is that hire a SUV and a bike and your family can join you along and you can switch riders as well. In SUV its safe for your family. Do post your experience here. I liked your biking spirit being a gal .

      Cheers
      Anchit

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      • Preeti says:

        Thanks Anchit .
        Must say your bike is awesomeeeeeeeeee. Would love to gjve it a try to ride sometime maybe in chandigarh (in case i travel there) our trip is postponed 🙁 because of monsoon , but will keep in touch and if you can help us to plan it better.
        This blog also looks nice. I love to read travel stories and hope to read some new soon.

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  • Hi all
    Yet i have traveled almost all upper Himalayas but still to visit Leh is my dream tour of course on bike and this story is absolutely fantastic
    The pangong lake make me to remember Jab tak hai Jaan and 3 idiots scenes….OMG what will happen when we start the tour??what happened when we passing through rohtang,tanglang,khardunga la and other landmarks…….hey man you make me crazy ofcourse like other seems also…..Let’s c most probably next year this dream would true….

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    • mm Anchit says:

      Hey Gurdeep ,
      I am glad that you have traveled upper Himalayas as its the most exciting journey for bikers. And yes if you can plan for leh i can guarantee it will be one of the best tours of your life as if it a full action and beauty packed tour that will make you go more crazy about your bike. Passing through rohtang , tanglangla , pangong and other beautiful places will make you more happy and confident about your decision to drive 1000’s of km to explore the place. Plan soon and do post some of your biking tours here.

      Cheers
      Anchit

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  • Viren Vasquesz says:

    Looks like real fun and a great ride

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  • Parvinder Singh says:

    Nice one sir, we are also planning to go leh on bikes and your blog has made me more curious to go with my mean machine..

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