Simply Spiti with Love !


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Dear Friends,

A little about me,
I am a businessman, age 50, height 6-1" very good health, fair Colour, Sharp features & this is not a matrimony ad., I am very happily married
In 1985, Father saab ne order diya, ki ladki hamen pasand hai, khandan Shareef hai, Tumhe koi Aitraj to nahin, I said No objection Me Lord ! Sagai 29th Nov. 1985 ko ho gayi aur Shadi apx. 9 months ke baad, 3rd July 1986 ki tay hui, shayad Brahmin's & God dono hi mujh se Naraj the, aap sabhi 9 months ki peeda jante hain. At that time, we were a combined family almost 12 members, then became 13 members with my wife. Grandmother, Father, Mother, Uncle & Aunti, we three brothers & 4 cousins (two brothers & two sisters), My father & my only Uncle lived together apx. 52 Years, Our family was an example in our neighbourhood, my Uncle was really a brother he always obeyed my father, so understand my position, no free will.
I was very fond of travelling & all the family gave me the name yeh to Awara hai hamesha Ghoomta rehta hai,our family got seprated in 1986 due to less place in old home & we got a new Home. After marriage I tried to be the same Man a Traveller. Till today I have touched apx. 13 Countries land, started from Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Burma, Norway, Sweeden, Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Moscow & Emirates. This year I came to know about
Wow ! what a platform, many experienced Travellers, Moderators, specialy Anup Mathur Sir, & Yogesh Sarkar with a very good experience & knowledge of travelling on Bike, So, a plan came to my mind to visit Leh-Ladakh on Bike, I checked India Travel Form, got a message from Skysat2005, Satish to visit Leh Ladakh on 29 Sep. for 8 to 10 days, he has already visited Ladakh by Car, So, I met Satish personaly, my friend & travel partner Satish, he is a Mechanical Engineer. doing his job in Gurgaon, then we both met in New Delhi a very pleasing personality Narender Bhai, he gave us some very good tips about this Trip, then attended a Dhaba Meeting also, due to bad luck, Satish got stucked in a very urgent piece of Official work & programme got delayed for uncertain time, I got a call from Satish as on 12th Oct. are you ready for this trip to depart on 17th Oct. I asked him to make it 18th Oct. we both were agree, at 17th Oct. I could not sleep well, almost all the preparations were made, Bike checked & repaired well, it cost me around 4,500/- New clutch plate, New Piston with rings, Engine Oil & some spare parts for tour etc. I made a Tank full of my Bike CBZ Extreme, with 900/- 13.25 liters Petrol. Kilometers at my Bike meter was showing kms. 21631..

DAY 1.......
18th Oct. morning apx. 6-45 A.M. I got a call from Satish, he was passing Samalkha 17 kms. away from Panipat, I asked him to reach Panipat Toll Plaza, 1 km away from my Home Sector-6, Huda G.T.Road Panipat. 7-20 A.M. he was at Toll Plaza, I reached in next 5 minutes there, We started our journey apx. 7-35 A.M. first target was Jhilmil Dhaba Karnal for Tea Break ! it took around 30 minutes there, then we flew to Ambala, speed was around 70 kmph.
At Ambala we took our Lunch, I was having homemade parantha's & Paneer veg. we enjoyed dhaba's daal & curd also. the bill with two Mineral water bottles was 105/- around 1 P.M. we were again on the road, we took evening tea at Kiratpur, here Satish made a call to Mr. Top Singh Bodh, he invited us to meet him at Bilaspur, soon we were with him at his office, he is really a gentleman, he gave us a warm welcome & some good tips about where to stay in night at Manali, suddenly his Boss Mr. V.P. Pathania appeared in his office & shared tea with us, he offered us to stay at Wildlife dept. office near Hadimba Devi temple at Manali. He telephoned his office in Manali & informed them that two of his friends are coming there, We were quiet happy to hear this night stay solution at Manali. At Sunder Nagar we stayed for Tea break & my Driving License fell down there, We crossed apx. 4 kilometers suddenly I got a call from an unknown number, he was the restaurant owner named Family restaurant, he told me that he is having my D.L, so we went back & took back my Original D.L. I gave him my heartiest thanks.
We took our Dinner Daal Chawal etc. before Kullu & reached Kullu city in night apx. 9-00 P.M. we were tired & exhausted well, so we stayed at Kullu & missed our stay in Wildlife rest house. Hotel tariff was 550/- & we parked our bikes in Hotel owner’s Home, he was Army retired & a nice person. We sold our horses & slept very well. Day 1 Kms. Mine were 430 & Satish covered 540 kms. due to his departure from South Delhi.

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Hi Sir ji... I think I have met you at the Dhaba meet.

Good start with the sunrise and prepration stuff... btw seems like aap apna Luck pehan ke chale the with Lux. So looking forward to your travelogue :grin:


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interesting part of little autobiography was moodsetter initially, it is obvious as we are looking more from a real/hardcore traveller .


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Being a co-rider on this trip, let me also assist Nandwani ji in putting details –

Riders - Adventure50 (Nandwani ji) on CBZ Xtreme, 2010 make and me (Satish aka skysat2005) on Apache RTR 160, 2011 make

Our tentative tour plan was something like this -
Day -1 : Delhi to Manali
Day -2 : Manali to Kaza, Via Rohtang & Kunzum
Day -3 : Kaza to Nako
Day -4 : Nako to Kalpa
Day -5 : Kalpa to Sangla/Chitkul
Day -6 : Chitkul to Narkanda
Day -7 : Narkanda to Delhi

About Adventure50 – He’s a businessman based in Panipat, Haryana. He already has posted his detailed auto-biography.

Me – I am born in an Army family, traveled many places with dad getting transfer every 3 years. A Mechanical engineer by qualification and now working in Gurgaon into Product Marketing. Traveled Leh in Sept, 2010 (post cloud burst scenario) with wifey and co travelers clubbed thru BCMT Travel partners forum. Covered Kalpa (kinnaur) in Jan 2012 with wifey, in our Ford Figo.

The men and their machines -

Subhash Ji

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His Bike


Me and my bike

Following the finest tradition on BCMT, here are some teasers......