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werewasi

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A member of the local Classic bike club and I are doing a Nepal ride starting Delhi on 25 March and returning on 10/11 April. (you'll need 3 weeks)

I've done rides with I AM ADVENTURE to Leh in 2015 and Spiti valley in 2018 and know enough to now do an unsupported ride.

Rental HIMALAYANS are R1250 per day and we are spending about the same on hotels so it's not an expensive
trip in comparison to the organised ride prices.

Qualifications - agreeable nature and sense of ADVENTURE.

Special invitation extended to Dai (and he can tell you what a ride like this is)

datetrip dayridefromtodistance
F22ndLeave SYD or BNE .
S23rd1DelhiArr Delhi 10.30pm on 22/3
S24th2Delhip/up bikes
M25th31DelhiTanakpur342
T26th42TanakpurNepalganj234
W27th53NepalganjButwal249fuel? chai -at Chaulahi,
T28th64Butwalat Pokhara166(111kms East of Kohalpur)
F29th75Pokharaat Pokhara
S30th86Pokharaat Pokhara
S31st97PokharaKathmandu204
M1-Apr108Kathmanduat KathmanduGo to Bhakitpur and Nagerkot,
T2nd119Kathmanduat Kathmanduand Phulchoki
W3rd1210Kathmanduat Kathmandu
T4th1311Kathmanduat Kathmandu
F5th1412KathmanduButwal280
S6th1513ButwalBardia276
S7th1614Bardiaat Bardia
M8th1715BardiaTanakpur200
T9th1816TanakpurDelhi342
W10th19Delhiat Delhireturn bikes
T11th20at Delhi
F12th21
total2293kms
18 days bike hire'


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What do you ride in Nepal? A couple of times when I was in Nepal I'd rent a 250 or 450 and have my trekking guide ride on the back to show me the way around the Kathmandu Valley and out into the countryside.

I do remember that riding the Kathmandu roundabouts at rush hour was a hoot, especially the time a cow decided to join in.


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werewasi

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We'll be riding the 410cc Himalayans for the whole trip and I was pleasantly surprised the last time I got one, how good they were. Rather than fly in and hire bikes locally, I'd rather get known good bikes from a guy in Delhi and be able to go to other places like the BARDIA National park on the way in. The downside is that the initial day from Delhi to the Nepalese border is pretty exhausting - even though it's only 342 kms. It's all to do with the idiot drivers you are in close proximity to.

If there are guides to accompany us, then we may use them. Nepal is far more relaxed than the Indian flat stuff so this isn't a hard ride (like going to Leh).

Honestly- this is the opportunity of a lifetime.

- Escape the cold weather
- Ride with the nicest people
- You won't do it cheaper than this
- All the organizing, a bike and hotels done for you.


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1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

Dai

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If I had the spare money I'd be severely tempted. Actually, I'd be more than tempted as Elizabeth just asked me if I want to go. Dammit, dammit, dammit. Sad

The Himalayan is a good bike for that trip, with one proviso. If it's the home-market carbureted model, you'll need to rev the nuts off it above about 8000 feet. I'm 5' 10" and I found it had an almost perfect handlebars-to-footpegs ratio when standing on the pegs. Just don't repeat my trick; I still can't figure out how I managed to scrape the crashbars on a right-hander...

One question Dave - where did you go in the Spiti valley? We stopped in Nako, Kaza, Nabo, Chandrataal, Kee Monastery and Komic.


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Re: Indian drivers. Has anyone ever figured out how they determine right of way? My theory is that it's done through telepathic intimidation.


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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Re: Indian drivers. Has anyone ever figured out how they determine right of way? My theory is that it's done through telepathic intimidation.
When I was in Nepal right of way was determined by a combination of vehicle mass and horn volume/frequency of use. I learned very quickly not to sit in the front row of buses since most had EXTREMELY loud horns that were liberally applied.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

RicK G

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Re: Indian drivers. Has anyone ever figured out how they determine right of way? My theory is that it's done through telepathic intimidation.
I spent 5 weeks there in 1996 and left without really figuring out which side of the road you were supposed to drive/ride on. scratch


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Dai

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@RicK G wrote:I spent 5 weeks there in 1996 and left without really figuring out which side of the road you were supposed to drive/ride on. scratch
The bit where the space is. I've got a couple of beaut photos of five vehicles line abreast on a two-lane highway. Needless to say, there warn't no space for a bike there.


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@RicK G wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:Re: Indian drivers. Has anyone ever figured out how they determine right of way? My theory is that it's done through telepathic intimidation.
I spent 5 weeks there in 1996 and left without really figuring out which side of the road you were supposed to drive/ride on. scratch
I spent 3 weeks there in 1987. We hired a cab driver/concierge for all the time we were in Bombay. All the while he was driving(actually zig-zagging through traffic) he was pointing at stuff and telling us all about what we were passing. I can't recall him stopping for anything until we got to our destination.

And now that you mention it, I'm not sure what side of the road you're supposed to drive on either.


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Yes. They are shite drivers and display no driving "discipline" - a dose of which would mean that everyone would get there a lot faster and less aggressively.

Dai,
We went to Sangla ( TR and SE off the NH22) and stayed at a very upmarket 'tent camp', intending to go up the steep climb to Chitkul but it was too wet.
Then Kalpa, on to Tabo, but I got a flat on the climb up to Chango and had to spend hours at a little dhabba waiting for the support vehicle to fix the puncture and bring the bike up.
Kaza, and out to Kye monastery and Komic and Kibber.
On the way back went SW down the valley to Mud.

Went off on my own to do Shimla and Mussoorie.

Have done a ride report/blog but didn't complete it because I lost photos of Chicham bridge.

If anyone wants to read it, i'll complete it and post.

All Indian domestic Himalayans are injected and mine was too.
Carb models still being sold in AUS. $6900AUD ride away so good value.


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1985 K75, Guzzi V7 Special, 1986 GB500, 1974 T500, 1986 MB5 with the whoppa 100cc engine transplant, NC 700 SA Honda, two 1986 Kawasaki BR250s
    

Dai

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'Up market' is a good way of describing a lot of those campsites. We stayed in the Kinner campsite at Sangla, rather than Orchard (?) just up the road. Chicham Bridge was still under construction when we went through - just a couple of huge concrete pillars. I've just done a Google on it and although the bridge is spectacular, it does rather take away some of the fun of the low road.

Shame you missed Chhitkul. The road itself isn't as bad as it's made out to be, unless you decide to have a close encounter with the drop into the Baspa River. I still get a mild dose of the shudders even today when I think how close I got to doing just that. I'd been straightlining some of the shallower bends when I decided I'd had enough of that and started following the road again. The next bend had a large chunk missing on the river side and it wasn't visible until you were almost on top of it...

So you went through Pooh as well as Mud? I'd love to see your report as it seems we've covered quite a lot of the same route. For any new members interested, here's my report from two years ago:

www.simpilot.net/~india/index.html


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