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Hi, I'm in Delhi right now (and yes it is verry hot around here) after spending 3 months in the south of India. For the coming month I will be travelling alone (before picking up some friends in Delhi on the fith of june) and I wonder if there is anyone who would like to do a part of the road together... I have no fixed plans, except staying away from the killing heat... I travell on a 500cc Enfield Machissmo... By the way: does any of you know if I should change the tires before going into the mountains? Right now I'm still on the "original" tires that came with the bike - but I'm not shure they're up for the mountainroads in the norht of India, Nepal (and maybe Tibet). Greetz
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Are you going to do Manali-Leh and then Leh-Srinagar? If you are - lucky man! If not, I think you should consider it.
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That's the direction I'm heading for... except I'm thinking of doing it in the other direction...
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Nepal to China???

Hi, We're in Iran, heading to Pakistan-India in next few days. In month 9 of a world circumnavigation.

Likely in north India mid-May. If other like-minded bikers are around, would love to hook up ...

We are thinking/studying hard about crossing thru Nepal to China.

Does anyone know about driving thru those enormous gorgeous mountains in June-July? Any suggested web sites, travel blogs to read?

How dangerous are the road conditions? (forget the other drivers, just need to know about the roads and weather).

Is altitude a problem while driving?

Any suggestions extremely welcome.

Our only known alternative it to jump a boat from India to somewhere ... prefer to drive around via China however, if Tibet passable.

We already have a China tour guide selected, just worried about Nepal crossing.

Thanks!
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Done Nepal To China

Hi,

I crossed into Tibet (China) from Nepal in 2004. All i can say is that it is not easy.........not the roads........but the officials who dont allow foreign motorbikes. I was stuck at the border crossing for two days.

After the border crossing all that you have to worry about is altitude altitude and altitude

Feel free to write to me at: sanjeev(at)dextrys.com
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Hi, We're in Iran, heading to Pakistan-India in next few days. In month 9 of a world circumnavigation.

Likely in north India mid-May. If other like-minded bikers are around, would love to hook up ...

We are thinking/studying hard about crossing thru Nepal to China.

Does anyone know about driving thru those enormous gorgeous mountains in June-July? Any suggested web sites, travel blogs to read?

How dangerous are the road conditions? (forget the other drivers, just need to know about the roads and weather).

Is altitude a problem while driving?

Any suggestions extremely welcome.

Our only known alternative it to jump a boat from India to somewhere ... prefer to drive around via China however, if Tibet passable.

We already have a China tour guide selected, just worried about Nepal crossing.

Thanks!
Here are some beautiful pic blogs Trans-Himalayan Safari II - ADVrider

You might need to take care abt AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness) when you are in high altitudes. The best suggestion to avoid AMS is Don't ascend too fast , try to spend a night for each 500ft after 10000ft.

Please check the below links


Ladakh - Complete Guide | BIKERS TRAVELOGUES

60Kph - Manali-Leh Highway Tips

Leh’d : BN

Where Eagles Dare: Mumbai-Leh solo trip


Your bike performance might degrade a little as there is little oxygen in high altitudes , You might need to tune your carb settings once u reach there.

I'm going to Leh - Ladakh on June 5th ,How long you gonna be in Leh ?

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Bigger holes in the filter

during my first high altitude ride into North Himalayas - me too was advised to change the carb settings. Now, wiser after many such rides my advice to others - DONT fiddle with the carb settings. Instead, make BIG holes in the air filter and / or take it out completely (in non dusty terrain).
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