kawazaki KLR 650 motorcycle - khardungla pass - ladakh (india)

Kawazaki KLR 650 motorcycle - Khardungla Pass - Ladakh (India)

I have the same bike at home, and I love it.­ We saw two of those on this road.­ It is quite rare to see this type of motorbikes in India (they are not sold there), and they are probably harder to get fixed.­ But those are perfect bikes for this type of roads.­

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Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos of the Khardung-La Pass and Nubra Valley region, in Ladakh (India).­

Those pristine valleys are very close to Tibet, and near the border line with Pakistan-administered Kashmir.­ A special Inner-line permit is needed to travel in this region.­

The Nubra Valley region is only accessible by road during a couple of summer months, via Khardung-La Pass (elevation 5359 m or 17,615 feet).­

For more information on the Khardung-La pass, read the Wikipedia article:

For more information on the Nubra valley, read the Wikipedia article:

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­