india: north, may 2009
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
Are you going to do Manali-Leh and then Leh-Srinagar? If you are - lucky man! If not, I think you should consider it.
That's the direction I'm heading for... except I'm thinking of doing it in the other direction... :scooter:
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.
Done Nepal To China
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
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
Lehâ€™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 ?
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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