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CYCLING IN THE INDIAN HIMALAYA -- Leh, India to Mandi, India, August, 2002

Total Miles: 1800
Miles/Day: 28
Days Riding: 65
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 15

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 45 Lbs.
Camping: 8%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 20
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Bill Weir; 51 years old, travel writer, Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: I flew into Leh in Ladakh, a Tibetan region high in the Himalaya, then made my way south--with lots of detours--to the lower Himalaya.; Self-Planned

Health Issues: None, but I spent a week in Leh to gradually acclimatize.

Motivation: Tibetan culture and high-altitude Himalayan cycling.

Most Challenging Aspect:All-day climbs to reach the top of a 17,000-foot-plus pass.

Favorite Experience: Reaching the top of those Himalayan passes!

Least Favorite: Unfriendly Muslim kids near Kargil who threw rocks at me.

Tips: This ride is one of the great Himalayan classics--try to put on your life dream list!

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Date Entered: Apr, 2020

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