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Jun 20, 2015 - 17 June 2015 - Nubra Valley

We left Leh at 7.30am for our second attempt at the pass. This time the sun was shining and we reached the top in a couple of hours, passing through magnificent mountain scenery and lots of deep snow. We stopped there for the obligatory photos then continued over the other side to our stop at Tirith Camp in the Nubra Valley. And what a beautiful spot this was. The fixed tents were nestled among laden apricot, apple and plum trees and surrounded by snow capped mountains. There was also a huge vegetable garden which supplied all their needs...

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Oct 3, 2009 - Nubra Valley

The attached photos show a two day visit to the Nubra Valley. In a previous entry I mentioned how I would have liked to visit Pakistan to see the Khyber Pass and the Kharakorum. Well according to my driver we saw the Kharakorum this trip – the Nubra valley is close to the border with Pakistan. On the way to the Nubra valley we went over Khardung La pass. At 18,308 feet this is the highest motorable pass in the world. At this point I was higher than Everest Base Camp and the highest pass on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. That would explain...

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Sep 8, 2007 - Leh, Ladakh

hey guys, so i finally got some time to sit down and write an email! i'll be honest - its not that there arent many internet cafes, its just that we've been so busy that its been hard to take a time out to do this. anyways, enough excuses and let me tell you how things are going! so...today we are in leh - part of ladakh in the jammu and kasmir region. we arrived yesterday at the butt crack of dawn and deboarded the plane to be welcomed by some refreshing crisp mountain air. it actually felt like we should be getting ready to go skiing...

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Aug 3, 2007 - Sarchu to Leh via 2nd highest road in the world

Started at 6:30am from Sarchu - many had a rough night at 4000m but I was fortunate. Crossed almost immediately into Jammu & Kashmir (state). Travelled through spectacular high desert, crossing two 5000m high passes before descending through a valley marked by strange eroded cliffs. Crossed part of the Tibetan plateau, desert harder and flatter than the highway, so for around 10km we rode flat out across the desert (got a bit dodgy when the wind got up and visibility was cut to 10m. Rejoined the highway and promptly got the bike stuck in...

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