MegaRoadTrip: Day -2, ~6500Km / 18 days

Varsha and myself, have been preparing for our mega road trip for more than 3 months now. Plan is still changing. Luggage not fitting, bike still giving issues, changing route at last minute based on feedback, only 50% of destinations of hotel reservation…STILL EXCITED. Can’t wait to get on the road 🙂

We will be covering around 6500Kms in close to 18 days. Meeting old (school time) friends, trekking, remote remote lakes, para gliding, river rafting, historic silk route, history war memorials, icy roads, national parks, elephant safari, workshop in organic farming, army hospitality, looking forward to visiting cleanest state of India, Sikkim.

This is how our route looks: Google Map Link

Sikkim Route

Sikkim Route

Usually I post couple of collages at the end of every day, this is my first trip with GoPro so lets see if we get good enough internet to post videos.

Packing List:

  1. Puncture repair kit, air pump, set of allen key, 10-15 size spanners, swiss army, brake fluid, engine oil, chain cleaner/lube, helmet lock, buggee cords, scala q3, thermos, araldite epoxy, medicines (for fever, acidity, lose motion, allergy, cold, pain relief, pudin hara, bandaid, bandages)
  2. Sony ILCE 6000, tripod, gopro, 11000mah battery backup
  3. Bike RC, tax paid receipt, insurance, pollution certificate (I don’t have this yet, will get it tomorrow. Although my bike is less than 3 months old so I legally speaking I shouldn’t need it), 10 passport size photos, license and couple of ID proofs.\
  4. Tank Bag, hip bag, tail drybag or rucksack (yet to decide). Not able to set things up with saddle bags without the pannier racks.