Photos from the bike trip to Leh

14 Aug

All the photos have been clicked by Nikhil Bangera(you can see him in one of the pics). These photos are a part of our bike trip to Ladakh. You can see more photos at . Nikhil uses a Nikon D40 and drives a Glamour 125

Start of the Manali-Leh highway

Climbed a small hill after Rohtang and it was carpeted with multicolored flowers


The most difficult river crossing came soon after ZingZing Bar. That's fresh glacial melt flooding down and a Spark was stuck in the middle when we reached.

Baralach La - with the snow walls!!

Suraj Tal - immediately after Baralacha La

21 hairpin bends of Gata Loops

The storm finally broke out - it started with a dust storm. We reached the tents at the end of More Plains just as the dust storm started to get threatening

The highest me or my bike has ever been - Tanglang La at 5328 meters. It was unbelievable that my bike made it!

Thiksey Monastery -- around 20 kms before Leh. It is a 12 storey monastery complex

Colourful Leh town from the top of Tsemo

Leh market at night

I had one chocolate which I gave to this guy's friend. I tried explaining to him in Hindi, English, and sign language but he just didn't get it

Camping ground at Baltal - an alternate starting point for the Amarnath yatra

Shikaras at Dal Lake

One of the structures at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh


15 Responses to “Photos from the bike trip to Leh”

  1. Anees August 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    scenic…would love to visit it 🙂

    • Kunal August 15, 2011 at 4:55 am #

      @ Anees – you should totally visit it!! The visuals are breathtaking…You can check Amey’s posts for more details about the trip

  2. magiceye August 15, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    beautifully shot!

    • Kunal August 15, 2011 at 4:54 am #

      @ magic eye – Thank you 🙂 The trip itself was a blast!! Plenty of pictures, you can see more of them on Nikhil’s picasa stream

  3. prasanna babli August 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    all the time I imagine i was there too… simply spectacular shots…
    rock on

  4. vandsriv August 16, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    Awesome guys! loved the pics!

  5. Chintan August 16, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    lucky you 😀 loved the photos…

    • Kunal August 16, 2011 at 10:42 am #

      @ Chintan – thank you!! Travelogue is being written by Amey,, be sure to check in 🙂 Plus new photos from Nikhil’s trek to Gorakhgad in Maharashtra will be coming up soon!

  6. An i P (@an1k3t) August 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    Amazing pics. Amazing place. Heading to the picasa link . . NOW.

    • Kunal August 18, 2011 at 5:30 am #

      There you go Aniket!!! good job..expect money for this soon 😛

  7. balagopal August 18, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    the picture do wake up the travel bugs for sure.

  8. jitaditya September 6, 2011 at 11:00 am #

    Mind blowing pics… epic wilderness!!!
    Can u jot down the travel details?

    • Kunal September 7, 2011 at 6:19 am #

      Amey was writing a travelogue for the trip! But he kind of got stuck in Sakinaka traffic and wasn’t seen for over a week. Expect the complete trip info within the coming week 🙂

  9. Kirklops October 17, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Have been seeing a lot of Leh Ladakh pics lately. Yet the beauty never ceases to amaze me. Hope to visit the place sometime.

    • Tushar Chhajed October 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

      Believe me! I have been there, the pictures sometimes dont to justice. Its an experience of a life time. 🙂

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