Kashmir - Darjeeling Nov/motorcycle

#1 Aug 18th, 2005, 23:28
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Kashmir - Darjeeling Nov/motorcycle

What would be the best way to accomplish this task. I realize I may have to drop down south to avoid snow but how far south. I'm experienced rider with self sustaining survival gear. That said, preferably I'd like to survive
#2 Aug 19th, 2005, 01:43
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Perhaps it's time you invested in a map or two The Nelles maps aren't great but they will at least give a pretty good idea of driveable roads and should be available from a good book or map store (at least 'orderable' if not in stock) It looks like you would need three for coverage of this route: Northern India, Himalaya, and Northeastern India.

As there is no Himalayan Ridge Highway, you will have to drop down to the plains at some point or other. You can ride Kashmir-Leh-Manali, then on to Shimla, Dehra Dun and across Uttaranchal by a couple of different routes to the Nepalese border at Balbassa/Mahendrenagar (check if it is safe to drive in eastern Nepal before you go). After crossing Nepal, you can cross back into India at Kakarbhitta and continue on to Darjeeling. If Nepal isn't safe, to skirt it you will have a long ride through UP and Bihar on what are probably horrible and conjested roads.
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I agree with the maps, my second post at Indiamike was 'maps' and I was linked to another post which said army maps are best so I obtained some, I have the complete set of Army maps for Northern India in digital format but they are so massive and so detailed that it's hard to read them, scale is 1:250,000 and they even lock up my viewer. I'm laughing but it's not funny. Unfortunately, I still don't have a readable map, although I was thinking of burning a disk and going to a professional printer because I have no idea how big these suckers will be when printed

I'll try and locate better maps before I ask more questions but a lot of my concerns have more to do with snow and closed passes than maps, although even when ya'll help me I have to google for ten minutes before I know what you're talking about.

I live in a small Texas town, maps of Nepal are not readily available, so I'll go online and find something
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Originally Posted by -m2- If Nepal isn't safe, to skirt it you will have a long ride through UP and Bihar on what are probably horrible and conjested roads.
... And in parts of which banditry can be a real concern or so word has it. Anyway you've been advised to get off the road before nightfall already I think, which might help some.

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