India: Manali > Leh Highway - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand

Morris 4x4 Jeep
Find out how to advertise on Ausjeep?

Go Back   AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM Jeep News Australia and New Zealand > LOCATIONS | EVENTS | TRIPS > OS Visitors


Portal Register Forums Trading Your Jeep New Garage Mark All Read

Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 17-03-2017
Jimmyb's Avatar
Jimmyb  Jimmyb is offline
Head Honcho
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,431
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 842
Liked 900 Times in 518 Posts
Check out my Ride(s)
Default India: Manali > Leh Highway

I am currently planning this ride, plan is to fly into Delhi in early June, rent a Royal Enfield and make the ride from Delhi to Manali, then climb through to Leh.

The highway in northern India connetcs Leh in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir state and Manali in Himachal Pradesh state. It is only open for only about four and a half months in a year in summer between May or June, when the snow is cleared, and mid-October when snowfall again blocks the high passes.

The average elevation of Leh-Manali highway is more than 4,000 m (13,000 feet) and its highest elevation is 5,328 m (17,480 ft) at Tanglang La mountain pass.



__________________
No.1 Aussie Jeep Forum AusJeepOffroad Merchandise 10'000 Club midlifemate.com
Wiseguy Pizzeria Thailand

Sponsored Posts
  #2  
Old 17-03-2017
CJ6np435's Avatar
CJ6np435  CJ6np435 is offline
Lowranger Shocker
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hobart TAS
Age: 56
Posts: 1,634
What Jeep do I drive?: CJ
Likes: 14
Liked 97 Times in 68 Posts
Default

looks very speccy Jimmy, I have always thought of getting a crew together, modifing some mahindras and exploring some of the le sser travelled roads of india, nepal, buhtan etc,
__________________
Not another V8!
  #3  
Old 17-03-2017
trbn8r's Avatar
trbn8r  trbn8r is offline
CrawlerStar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 367
What Jeep do I drive?: JK
Likes: 15
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

http://lallisingh.com/home.htm

Check him out mate. He is the best guy for Enfield in Delhi. He can also get you in touch with some group of tourists doing the same route....

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
__________________
Jeep: More fun than a girlfriend, More expensive than a divorce.......
  #4  
Old 26-04-2017
Jimmyb's Avatar
Jimmyb  Jimmyb is offline
Head Honcho
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,431
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 842
Liked 900 Times in 518 Posts
Check out my Ride(s)
Default

Thanks mate, good to know you recommend him as he is actually who I am using.

https://www.facebook.com/Lalli-Singh...7004872673743/

The rental on the bike for 14 days is actually cheaper than my flight from Thailand to India haha

I have one of my Thai mates coming with me on this trip, and also have another mate in Dehli who is joining us, so will only be a small group of 3 doing the route.



With the conflicts rising in the area, we have had to change the route a few times, and now we are staying to the eastern side of Kasmir to avoid getting shot!
__________________
No.1 Aussie Jeep Forum AusJeepOffroad Merchandise 10'000 Club midlifemate.com
Wiseguy Pizzeria Thailand

Last edited by Jimmyb; 26-04-2017 at 02:44 PM.
Sponsored Posts
  #5  
Old 14-06-2017
Jimmyb's Avatar
Jimmyb  Jimmyb is offline
Head Honcho
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,431
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 842
Liked 900 Times in 518 Posts
Check out my Ride(s)
Default

Well from planning to execution, I leave in 2 days flying out of Bangkok into Dehli for the ride.

There some serious conflict going on in the west of Kasmir, so we have changed our route considerably to avoid the bullets and bombs.

The road is officially opened for the season, though it is still snowing, so that will make things interesting to say the least.
__________________
No.1 Aussie Jeep Forum AusJeepOffroad Merchandise 10'000 Club midlifemate.com
Wiseguy Pizzeria Thailand
Likes: (1)
  #6  
Old 14-06-2017
bruggz351's Avatar
bruggz351  bruggz351 is offline
SpicerSlicer
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Casino
Posts: 5,548
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 5,510
Liked 1,325 Times in 717 Posts
Default

Good luck, Jimmy. And have fun man.

Sent from my HTC_0PJA10 using Tapatalk
__________________
Sponsored Posts
  #7  
Old 07-07-2017
Jimmyb's Avatar
Jimmyb  Jimmyb is offline
Head Honcho
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,431
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 842
Liked 900 Times in 518 Posts
Check out my Ride(s)
Default

Well the long and the short of it is I didn't make it, I made it up to 4600mtrs and after 5 days of AMS (acute mountain sickness) which can actually kill, I made the decission to cut me loses and come down off the Himalayas and live to fight another day.

Still enjoyed the ride, disappointed I didn't make the whole journey as so much as been put into the organisation, but had to listen to the body.

Last year riding in China to Shangr-La near the Tibet boarder, I was at 4800mtrs with no AMS, mind you I was only at that height for a short time.

HAS MY FEELINGS ON INDIA CHANGED NOW? No, I still dislike the country
HAS MY FEELINGS ON THE PEOPLE CHANGED? Yes, I dislike them more than I used to
WILL I GO BACK? Highly unlikely






__________________
No.1 Aussie Jeep Forum AusJeepOffroad Merchandise 10'000 Club midlifemate.com
Wiseguy Pizzeria Thailand

Last edited by Jimmyb; 07-07-2017 at 07:00 PM.
  #8  
Old 07-07-2017
Jimmyb's Avatar
Jimmyb  Jimmyb is offline
Head Honcho
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,431
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 842
Liked 900 Times in 518 Posts
Check out my Ride(s)
Default




__________________
No.1 Aussie Jeep Forum AusJeepOffroad Merchandise 10'000 Club midlifemate.com
Wiseguy Pizzeria Thailand
  #9  
Old 13-07-2017
Jimmyb's Avatar
Jimmyb  Jimmyb is offline
Head Honcho
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 12,431
What Jeep do I drive?: XJ
Likes: 842
Liked 900 Times in 518 Posts
Check out my Ride(s)
Default

__________________
No.1 Aussie Jeep Forum AusJeepOffroad Merchandise 10'000 Club midlifemate.com
Wiseguy Pizzeria Thailand
Post New Thread  Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


» Advertisements_AS2
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3



All times are GMT +10. The time now is 07:44 AM.




AJOR does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of AJOR or any entity associated with AJOR, nor should any advice be substituted as technical advice replacing that of a mechanic. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use AJOR to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, religious, political or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by AJOR. The owner, administrators and moderators of AJOR reserve the right to delete any message or members for any or no reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless AJOR, the administrators, moderators, and their agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). The use of profile signatures to intentionally mislead or misdirect any member on this forum is not acceptable and may result in your account being suspended. Any trip that is organised through the AJOR forum is participated at your own risk. If you or your vehicle is damaged it is your responsibility, not that of the person that posted the thread, message or topic initiating the trip, nor the organisers of AJOR or moderators of any specific forum. This forum and associated website is the property of AJOR.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

AJOR 2002 - 2018 AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM. All corporate trademarked names and logos are property of their respective owners. Ausjeepoffroad is in no way associated with DaimlerChrysler Corporation or Fiat Jeep.
www.midlifemate.com wayalife.com jkwrangler.com ausjeepforum.com jk-forum.com canadianjeepoffroad.com cryptoprofitcalculator.net
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=