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INDIA 2015

 

Motorcycle:Royal Enfield Bullet 500

Where: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. (Spiti circuit)

When, how long and how far: August 2015, approx. two weeks and 1,100km

Comments: Joined a group of six others (3 Poles, 2 Australians, I American) in Delhi, plus a tour leader and caught train and bus to Shimla, where the motorcycles were. The trip was mostly in the mountains on narrow, winding, unsealed “roads”, with precipitous edges, where the maximum speed was 50 kph, and traffic was sparse. There was a back up team in two vehicles for luggage and repairs. Accommodation was in local hotels with some camping. There were was only one real incident, resulting in a bruised foot to the Polish lady.

 

Map of India showing location of Shimla

 

Route map: Shimla / Narkanda / Sangla / Kalpa /Nako / Kaza / Chandratal / Menali / Nagini / Tattapani / Shimla

 

Enfields parked at Narkanda

Rockslide that blocked the road

Pause on the way to Sangla

River in forested country

Refuelling stop at Kalpa

Dodgy bit of road at Nako

Road cut into rock face

Road beside river

Warning sign

Monastery

Mountain scenery

Way to the highest point

Overnight camp at highest point

Road towards the pass

Zig zag road down to Manali

Manali overnight stop

Truck traffic on last day

Finish: back safely in Shimla