old man with bad teeth - shyok valley - nubra valley - ladakh (india)

Old man with bad teeth - Khardung - Shyok Valley - Nubra Valley - Ladakh (India)

and here is a photo of me taking this photo (courtesy of my friend Manuel Vassalli): photos-g.­ak.­fbcdn.­net/­hphotos-ak-snc1/­hs210.­snc1/­7717_­159.­.­.­

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Khardung, 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.­