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BEML BD80 bulldozer - khardungla pass - ladakh (india)

BEML BD80 Bulldozer - Khardungla Pass - Ladakh (India)

Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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:
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Khardung_­La

For more information on the Nubra valley, read the Wikipedia article:
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Nubra_­Valley

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.­

Photos of BEML BD-80 Bulldozers.­

The BD-80 is an Bulldozer produced in India by BEML Limited (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited).­

For more information, see the following web pages:
- www.­bemlindia.­com
- Dozers/­BD-80 Technical Specifications (pdf)