This blog is dedicated to my dream lifetime ride I had in June 2009.. On bike from Mumbai - Leh - Mumbai We four (Me, Gopi, Winzee & Prasad) conquered the worlds 3 highest motorable roads on the smallest vehicle on the Road- The MotorCycle

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day 10 : (15th June 2009)

Day 10 : 15th June 2009 (Destination : Places around LEH. A Stay today)


The sleep was just superb. A real satisfactory one. It was really bit difficult to believe that I got up from my sleep & was in Leh today.. Was it a dream.? Or a dream come true..! It was our holiday today. After three days, we had bath today . The room was superb, with cozy atmosphere, breath-taking view around. We thought of chilling out today &; watching nearby places around the city. We took a break from daily hard-core riding of 18-19 hours & where commuting inside the city. The guest house owner was a nice aunty with really very good nature. Her kid was another handsome hunk



First we decided to check out some tourist office where we can make some arrangements for getting permits to visit Pangang Tso lake. Finally got a good tourist guy who got us permits done in extremely low prices. We submitted our documents & he asked us to collect the permits in the evening.
Then we headed to Shanti-Stupa. Luckily our guest house was just below that. It was a small hill where we have to ride.
Shanti-Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a Hilltop. Its built in the memory of 14th Dalai Lama.
From up there, you see most of the Leh city & an amazing sculpture.

Shanti-Stupa




lord winzeee


and the rest three.. how will we be left behind


Beautiful artwork


lord buddha


Leh










Just moving around Shanti-Stupa, we spotted some really gorgeous little angels..




Typical LEH stray dog. Does it really look a stray animal...




No wonder, this city was so beautiful. You will surely feel like staying here for months & cutting out the from the regular stress-full & rushing life we live everyday. It was an obvious reason, foreign tourist come here to stay for months.

Later we visited LEH palace. Its a very old palace built in the 17th century. Its a 9 storeys high building. But currently its in a real poor condition.

LEH Palace


the old pillar standing strong


view of LEH city










the care taker


It was getting sundown. We picked up our permits from the tourist office. Spotted some nice cozy restaurant & had some nice chicken. An important thing to mention, throughout the day we where chilling with cold. The afternoon, just looked like noon through our watches, but the weather was chilling. Purchased some nice antique stuff from the market. I purchased a wonderful Ladakh bell, winzee purchased some stones , gopi & prasad bought awesome knifes (kukri)
Thats how we ended our day with incredible feeling. Thanking again our bikes who got us here 1000's of miles away from the rush-hour life. So tomorrow we are heading to the most awaited & beautiful place : Pangang Tso. Good night, but Stay tuned...!!!

Day 11 - Pangong Tso and Back

46 comments:

  1. what about day 11....not able to find the link....

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  2. Hey please write the next day. it is irresistible

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  3. I am going freaking crazy with this entire write up. Please complete this as soon as you can. The photography is mind blowing. Brilliant work.......!

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  4. dude...gr8 photoblog id rather call it...i too want to go ride to ladhakh

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  5. thanks guys.. Am working on the rest part.. Feels great to do this trip after your comments

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  6. Dude...even Im planning for 2011 ride till ladakh from mumbai...i'l need ur help in accommodation...expenses...petrol pumps...maps if you have and any other help u can give...

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  7. sure mayur, will help you in regards of this. Why dont you shoot me a mail on rachitkohli@gmail.com. We can take detail conversation over the mails.

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  8. Hi Rachit its Joy Shingadia from Mumbai & bought karima R 2 months go. it was every thing so nicely writen & discribed that I thought that I was been on the trip.Photography was too great. but boss where is the day 11th. write soon.

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  9. Hi joy, thanks for your appreciation mate... Glad you liked it & congrats for your new karizma..
    Yes, am working on the rest of the part..

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  10. Where is the rest boss!!!

    u have put it up so well it seems i am travelling with you guys!!!

    i am planning to go this year,but with your marvellous description it seems i have no need to go, ican enjoy it all here!!

    Please post the rest soon

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  11. Hey Thanks sachin for your wonderful words..! And am seriously delighted you are liking it.. This comments make me worth doing this mammoth ride..
    Will be updating the rest part soon..!! And all the best for your journey.. Do send your pix..

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  12. 4 days gone brother!!!

    waiting!

    waiting desperately!

    hope u complete this before i leave!!

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  13. OYE WHERES THE REST OF THE STORY ;)))

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  14. Well done guys! You conquered the ULTIMATE!!!

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  15. simply amazing dude....kudos 2 all of u'll!! :D
    waiting for d rest of ur logs...

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  16. hey rachit
    this is swapnil frm pune i m also planing thr trip in next month
    want ur help my mail id is swapnil.havaldar@hotmail.com
    well done
    Thanks

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  17. hi rachit, pls pls write abt rest of the trip

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  18. Dear Friend

    Can you pls tell me the total expance amount for entair tour

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  19. hi tony,
    individual cost was around ~ 25k for the entire trip..

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  20. Man freakin awesome.. well narrated tooo//

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  21. thanks a lot allan.. appreciated.!!

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  22. Buddy, you guys are ultimate..Really must appreciate..keep it up guys..Wish you all the best for your future endeavours

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  23. thanks kishor.!! those where such wonderful wishes... Take care.!

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  24. Hey pls post the remaining part soon... i cant wait...

    Helmet Off to you guys

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  25. waiting eagerly for rest, can't wait

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  26. hey this is Pradnyan from mumbai/pune
    Was really nice reading this blog. You guys r really gr8 ..lived ur life
    Me too wud be goin to ladakh ..route / travel mode not fixed yet ..
    Wat was the total distance covered by you.. to and fro ??

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  27. thanks a ton pradnya for the beautiful words..!!
    total distance was bit more than 7000kms..!!

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  28. Nice dudes,
    you all had done a great job man. but i am waiting for the entire post that you all had done.. :) :) :)

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  29. hey bro complte ur next dayzzzzzzzzz yaar
    we need ur help
    and if u planing on these year we come to join u...
    and i ll send u request on facebook........

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  30. Awesome bro...all it needs is the rock strong courage..n u all had that..!
    I know it wil tough for to recollect the remaining part now...but try atleast!!

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  31. I want to Cccumeeeeeeeeee......

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  32. we seven of my friends are planning for a led ladhak tour on motorcylces can u help me with this on my email id kaushal.malap@yahoo.in would like to take ur help in this....

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  33. You guys are dream workers... :) Awesome guys...words aren't enough to appreciate your courage and determination...

    Feels like bringing imagination to reliaty, I thought with 1200 KMs in 8 days I should be very proud but it seems, its time to give some heat to my CBR for rock n roll.. :)

    Rachit: Thanks for dedicating time to craft the entire journey in form of this blog, at one point I cold feel being part of it. :)

    Imran..

    imrans.ebox@yahoo.co.in

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  34. Hey Rachit,

    This is Dhaval. I have read your blog and i was so much impressed that on the very next day early morning i left for the ride. I was not sure about the destination, but just wanted to see the limit i can drive alone. And i am proud of myself. that i have managed to reach at least till Delhi. And I was all alone. I would request you in future if you again plan a trip. i would like to be a part of ur trip.

    Dhaval
    dhavalnsuthar@gmail.com

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    1. Sure buddy.. Happy to do such rides, when people like you like it.. Really inspiring..
      And wishing you safe ride in future.. Please be safe first & have helmet & other riding gears while riding on the road..

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  35. Hey Rachit,

    I was reading your blog in my office on Friday...really made my day,,i shld say my weekend...am also planing my trip to this heaven..but now m damn sure i shld reach dere on my bike only..pics r awesome..

    Thanks for writing..but where are next pages???

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    1. Hi sagar,

      Thanks for liking the blog.. And wish u all the best for your trip too..
      Am been thinking from a really long time now, to complete the rest pages.. In the meanwhile I did my second similar trip too in 2011 ;)

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  36. Thanks so much for the write up. Courageous effort to ride all the way up to there. And the remarkable patience to write it up. It's truly awesome.

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    1. Thanks a lot mate.. Writing is really tough then riding up there..;) hence still taking time.. :)

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  37. That was some trip, Really Awesome. and pictures fanTastic.

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    1. Thanks Mr. Anonymous for your nice comment..

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  38. Bikes, Mountains, Rivers, Freezin cold conditions, 4 friends, Leh-Ladakh.. Dude uve put on one hell of a lifetime dream.. Truely inspiring. Waitin fr d rest of it.. #darsh

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    1. Thanks a lot darsh for the wonderful words.. Its been years I completed this & also did another similar ride to ladakh,.. but somehow this log are so tough to complete than the actual rides.. Will do it for sure soon.. :)

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  39. hi i am siddhesh, can hardly belive that i have actually read it all 10 pages.... but one could only start reading it n cannot able to stop it.

    Buddy! please complete your post or share your link if you already have completed.

    On more thing i would like to request you to please share your budget of this tour.

    hope to see you soon.... :-)

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  40. Hi, what about the return journey?

    Let the journey come full circle...

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