6:00 - 256.7 km / 4 hours 37 minutes - 10:38
Chandigarh - Patnitop
The plan was to get to Patnitop, starting to travel in the mountains but in reality we landed in Mandi - one of Himalayans failing to charge the battery... RE service helped but we only did 200 km this day.
Mandi - Srinagar
We know we would not make it so the plan is to go as far as posssible. A biker met on the way advised antoher road and finally we land in Udampur and join a pack of other bikers who help us find hotel.
Udampur - Srinagar
The plan is to service the bikes in Srinagar and service them there but:
extremely heavy traffic and tough road + a punture slow us down. It feels dodgy in Srinagar (afternoon) and is too late to service the bikes so we decide to continue to Sonamarg and arrive there @ 10pm
Inspite of tought conditions and rain we make it easiliy to Kargil.
Scenic road and better weather, easily getting to Kargil + afternoon walk.
Sightseeing in Leh, peimits arrangement, shopping, good food, bikes service + fixing (stand welded), trip to Indus.
Leh - Khardung La - Hunder
Early start, Khardung La, Hunder, Dunes, valey trip.
Hunder - Spangmik (Pangong Lake)
Nobra Valey, Dunes, Deserts, Pangong
Pangong - Karzok
Pongong shore, desert, Chushul, China border, forbidden road, Loma Bend, Indus, Korzok (Tso Morriri)
We don't make it to Keylong, no cash, no fuel, overnight in Serchu
Serchu - Manali
Baralacha La, Waterfall blockade, Rohtang in the clouds, Manali - bike service, overnight.
Rainy day, crazy drivers of the lowlands are back, hotel issues in Shimla
Shimla sightseeing, shopping, easy trip to Nahan, Nahan sightseeng & food.
Hot rain, hotel arrival, last Himalayans Delhi offroad adventure, dinner in Delhi.
Delhi sightseeng, Red Ford, Old Bazar, Spice Market, dinner...