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The CBR250R takes to the Himalayas again

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My little trusty CBR250R completed 2,00,000 kms and it was time to take it out for a good long ride...and where better than saying hello to my favourite mountain range- the Himalayas- Spiti Valley to be more precise. The last time I took to Spiti was 5 years back- but things have changed now with most of the sections before Spiti Valley being laid with good tarmac. Anyways without much blabber- here's the pictorial journey of my trip. (Apologies for not so great quality of the images- all clicked from mobile phone)

Starting of with the map- it was Mumbai to Spiti Valley and back: total distance : 5250 kms approx.




Loaded and ready to take off



First click after the sunrise in Gujarat State



Won't waist time posting pics about my midway stops meeting friends and having food- so we head straight to the State of Himachal Pradesh and that's from where the real ride starts:























The roads constantly skirting between the mountains and the river



The Ka-Zigs, nice slidy and zigzagging ride up



The gorgeous roads that I rode thru till here



My little ride poses with the mountains- ofc lot more poses come up ahead



Overnight halt at Nako Village- staying bang opposite the Nako Lake





Hiked up the hill for the view of the village and lake?





Made a monopod using rocks and got this as a self timer click

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Sorry guys...not able to embed google images into this one...will fix it and post

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Looking forward to your repost.

Edit: I couldn't wait so I clicked the links. Great photos, you must have had a fantastic trip.
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That was my overnight resting place




Time to continue the journey



While the mountains kept me mersmerized



And the roads constantly going up and down



















Just for reference, posting a pic from my ride in 2014 where I had clicked at the same spot. Shows how better the road is now to ride.





Break for tea and snacks before riding up to Dhankar Monastery




The climb begins...thankfully this time I have roads



The 250 soaks in the views



My eyes were dripping nectar with such views






That's Dhankar Monastery in the distance nestled between the rocky spurs and in the background lies the confluence of the Pin (Left) and Spiti (Right) rivers.



Inside the monastery



The village near Dhankar (don't remember the name)



Gorgeous views from the monastery





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Time to roll down- going back via the tarmac route would add detour distance - this one though a loose surface saves time










My dormitory stay at the Travellers Shed at Kaza- 900 bucks for two nights (approx 13 US$)




Next day site seeing begins with plans to see Langza, Komic and Hikkim villages




That's Langza village in the distance




And the statue of Lord Buddha at Langza overlooking the Himalayas




A small make shift cafe to have tea and snacks




Langza village up close




Amazing views on the way towards Komic









At Komic village (thats Komic Monastery in the background)



Lovely cafe this...amazing tea and snacks



Just for clicks



Moving towards Village Hikkim




Thats Hikkim in the distance




The claimed highest post office in the world- you can buy and send postcards from here to your family and friends (only in India)




Time to head back to Kaza




And the views bowling me over every minute






That's the famous Ki Monastery




Views from Ki Monastery

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And on the way back to Kaza



New day, new place to see- this time towards Chicham and Kibber village




Thats Chicham bridge- Asia's highest







Next stop Kibber Village for breakfast




And on the way back to Kaza




Overnight stay and next day departure for Pin Valley. Refueling at the claimed highest fuel bunk in the world




Welcome to Pin Valley





Yaks for company



Bridge near Sagnam village






Bad roads compensated by visual spectacles of the snowcaps






Just mindblowing....ofc terribly cold too






The size of those glaciers would dwarf everything in its vicinity



The best place to stay at Mudh Village in Pin Valley



As comfortable as it can get- thats the room




Window view




Just sit out and chill with the Himalayan view





Dinner time



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Well, nothing goes ahead- Mudh Village is the last village in PIN Valley- though there is a road ahead of this glacier- but its way too treacherous and mostly used by the army




Having fun in the snow



Thats Mudh village- you can max come a km ahead not more- the glacier shuts it down.



Spot my 250...and the size of the glacier in comparison




Thats the bridge 8 kms before Mudh village which you need to cross and head for the bushes where you might encounter bsnl mobile network...talk about modernisation and connectivity




I didnt have a BSNL SIM to hunt for network...so I'm just here to chill



While my newfound friend continued to walk to find mobile range



********************...thats how far we walked. Oxygen levels aren't the best here- so you tend to breathe harder. You can still spot my CBR parked on the opposite side of the river near the bridge.



Next day time to move- and the return journey starts



Not a good feeling I tell you- knowing you'd be not seeing the snowcaps again




On the way dropped into at Gue Monastery





The Mummy of Sangha Tenzin



What a picturesque backdrop for the monastery



Once upon a time- the roads used to be so bad here, I would be scared as hell to even stop here- but not anymore



The last views of the snowcaps....and the sinking feeling inside



From the savage rocky snowcaps to the lush greens of Narkanda



Bought one kg of cherry and ate half a kg right here



Stopover at Taj Theog for a meetup with my friend Hanoz who was on family vacation in Shimla and was kind enough to invite me over for tea.



Hanoz busy nibbling his snack



The Western Peripheral Expressway- amazing stretch and saved me lot of time till Gurgaon



Next day from Gurgaon and its a non stop run till Mumbai



So that was it people- my recent ride to the gorgeous Spiti Valley, I miss the mountains so much and thanks for scrolling through my really long post.

will be posting more pics of my recent rides- till then take care everyone and rides safe.

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Fantastic views, thank you for sharing. Marvellous
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Nice surprise to get this in email notifications.

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Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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