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Group Bike Trip to Leh Ladhak

by Wilson Tom Traveller
We are planning to explore the world's highest motor able road in the month of April/May 2012.Those who are likely to join our group trip are cordially welcome.
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Khardung La has its head in the clouds and its height in doubt. Khardung La is an amazing place and "only one in the world" experience. The sights on the way to and from this place are fantastic beyond words. Khardung La (la means pass in Tibetan) (elevation 5359 m) is a high mountain pass located in the Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The international spelling is used here, but it is locally spelt "Khardong La". The pass on the Ladakh Range lies north of Leh and is the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. The Siachen Glacier lies partway up the latter valley. Built in 1976, it was opened to motor vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike, mountain biking and Group Tour.

This pass challenges bikers from all corners of the world testing their metal. Thin air and low oxygen levels makes riding to this pass even more difficult. Flocks of tourists visit this pass in their SUVs each year during mid June to mid October. Weather conditions can be unpredictable, and snowstorms can happen even in the height of the summer. There can be a lot of heavy traffic on the road, especially Indian Army trucks. Acute Mountain Sickness is a serious risk, and visitors are not recommended to spend too long at the top.

It is probably a cliche to use the word breathless when you are referring to Ladakh. But it is not every day that you drive up the towering mountains beyond 17000 feet, amidst stunning landscape and then plunge down to 10000 feet to rest in a picturesque valley. Vehicles travelling to and from Khardung La are allowed only in one direction at a time: from 9am - 1pm in the Leh - Khardug La direction, and from 1 pm - 5 pm from the Nubra Valley via Khardung La towards Leh. It is best to check timings locally, though.

We are planning to explore the world's highest motorable road in the month of April/May 2012. Those who are likely to join our Group Bike Trip can post a mail to wwilson.tom@gmail.com or shanky.panicker@gmail.com or you may even post your view and suggestion in http://wilsontom.blogspot.com/2011/09/planning-to-visit-khardung-la.html

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