Leh-Ladhak Essentials

 

 LONG DISTANCE ROAD TRIP – CHECK LIST

 

While you’re planning for Leh-Ladakh, Sikkim or North East Road Trips, here is a check list which we have prepared for you all. This check list has all the points which you can go through and plan your respective road trips in advance.


1. MEDICINE – INCLUDING AMS

For AMS Related Problems, use herbal medicine Gingko Bilabo 

(Avoid Diamox anyway which causes Nausea).

In Bangalore you can get them at Lavish Pharmacy – Koramangala. Call Mahaveer: 080 2570 1211/ 9036102575

Why Gingko Bilabo ? Read more at: http://photoseek.com/2012/acclimatize-to-high-altitude/

a.) Carry medicines for fever, stomach upset, ache etc.

b.) Dettol, Cotton, Bandage

c.) Sunscreen: 100SPF


2. MOBILE CONNECTIONS:

When you are riding to remote areas especially near the International border, you can only use BSNL Post-paid Connections. Due to the restrictions, one might not be able to use Prepaid Sims.

Get the BSNL Post-paid Sims before the trips.


3. FOR MOTORCYCLES


1. ) Extra Clutch Cables, Throttle Cables, Extra Tubes for Tire, Chain Link Locks, Clutch and Break Lever (In case it breaks during shipping or on a fall), Spark Plugs, Headlight Bulbs etc. 


2. ) Extra motorcycle ignition keys (Just in case).


4. MOBILE CHARGERS


 Mobile Chargers with Power Sockets: Bolt Mobile chargers, Power Sockets. You can check this link: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/

If you are using 10maH or more Power Banks, you can carry Asus Power Bank as a backup. 


5. TYRE INFLATORS

Foot Pumps: Use Super Foot Pumps which are heavy duty once and these foot pumps come with extra spares too for the cylinder and the spring. Can be used to pump Car, Jeep, SUV and Motorcycle Tyres.

Air Compressors: We recommend you to use Kennedy Air Compressors as these are heavy duty once. Kennedy Brand just like Stanley is premium tools suppliers worldwide.

If you want to use these compressors for your respective motorcycles, you will have to install a Power Socket. Keep the Engine Running while using compressors.

You can purchase it here: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/riding/for-motorcycle/tire-inflators-for-motorcycles-cars-jeeps.html

 

6. TOURING TOOLS FOR ROYAL ENFIELDS AND OTHER MOTORCYCLES

We’ve handpicked all the necessary tools that are required for long distance road trips. NH4 Motorheads Touring Tools + Bag comes handy for any long distance road trips and has all the tools that are required to fix any Royal Enfields for e.g. Wheel Nut Opener, Chain Adjuster, Tire Levers, All Spanners, Allen Keys, Tyre Valve Remover, Knife, Chain Lube, Insulation Tape.


You can purchase this at: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/nh4-motorheads-touring-tool-kit-took-kit-bag-processing-time-3-4-days.html


7. BAGS TO CARRY


a.) SADDLEBAG

Motorcycle Saddle Bags (Highway 200-40L, Highway 500-50L, Highway 700-70L). Available at :www.nh4motorheads.com

 

b.) TANK BAGS

Street Mini Off-road Tank Bag, Street Master Off-road Tank Bag which can be used as a Tail Bag, DSLR Tank Bag which can be used as a Backpack (Designed for only DSLR Camera), Magnetic Tank Top. Available at: www.nh4motorheads.com 


c.) TOOL BAGS/ BOTTLE HOLDER OR FUEL HOLDER BAGS/ CRASH GUARD

Three Types Available: 4L 8L and 12L 

4L for Bajaj Avenger, 8L fits and Royal Enfield including Himalayan and 12L fits only Royal Enfield Himalayan. 

These bags are designed to carry tools, water bottles and fuel for long distance roadtrips. 

Available at: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/nh4-motorheads-bangalore-outdoor-adventure-and-travel-gears/motorcycle-crash-guard-bags-or-bottle-holder-bags-for-royal-enfield-bajaj-avenger.html

 

8. WAIST POUCH

Waist Pouch which you can use it as a Shoulder Sling Bag. Comes handy and one can carry wallet, small camera, mobile, money, vehicle papers etc.


9. WARM WEAR

If you are planning for Leh-Ladakh, Spiti-Lahaul Valley, Sikkim & Bhutan, North East Trips, you can purchase these warm wear:

Sweaters: mals. Check this link: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/apparels.html

Shemaghs: mals. Check this link: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/apparels.html

Multifunctional Headwear: mals. Check this link: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/apparels.html


10. HELMETS


Helmet: It’s very important to use a Good Quality full face helmet with clear visors for any long distance road-trips. It’s Mandatory for both rider and pillion. You can opt for MT helmets. 


11. TORCH AND SMALL KNIFE

During the dark hours, if you need to fix something on the highway, Led Lenser Torches comes really handy. You can check: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/brands/led-lenser.html

Quick access tool which comes really handy is Stanley 12-in-1 Multifunctional Tool, which comes with a Belt Pouch: Check:

http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/stanley-12in1-multi-tool.html


12. BOOTS, GLOVES, KNEE GUARDS


You can use Army Boots, JCB Excavator Boots and good quality Knee Guards.

 

13. BUNGEE CORDS OR STRETCH CORDS


Bungee Cords  - Set of 4 or Set of 6. You can purchase it here: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/bungee-cords.html


14. WATCH


Watch: 100m/200m like G-Shock.


15. SUNGLASSES


Sunglasses: Any sunglasses with good UV Protection.


17. TENTS


Tents: If you wish to carry tents, you can purchase it at:  http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/sundome-tent.html


18. SLEEPING BAGS


Sleeping Bags: If you wish to purchase sleeping bags, check: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=sleeping


19. TYRES FOR LONG DISTANCE ROADTRIPS

Your life is depended on those wheels and to be in Safer Side, use good button tires, avoids stock MRF ZAPPER Tires as Traction isn’t much in it and chances of slip is always there. CEAT, BIRLA, MICHELIN Etc will help.

Tire Pressure: Front 22-23, Rear: 32-33 – Use Nitrogen instead air. During peak summer, air tends to expand whereas Nitrogen doesn’t.

(Note: Do not use Puncture Patches, during peak summer puncture patches tends to come out and it’s very risky if you are at 70-80kmph.) 

 

20. ACTION CAMERA


Motorcycle Helmet Mount Camera's (Action camera's) - Record your respective trips with SUNCO Camera's. Check: www.nh4motorheads.com or you can purchase Go Pro or Sony Action Camera's too. 


21. GARBAGE BAGS

 Garbage bags M Size to cover your feet during any water crossings and if you are planning for Camping, use it for the Trash.

 

22. Himalayan Saddle Stays

If you install Himalayan Saddle Stays, you can use bigger saddlebags like Highway 500-50L or Highway 700-65L

You can purchase Saddle Stays at:  http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/saddle-stay-for-royal-enfield-himalayan.html



Highway 500 Link: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/nh4-motorheads-bangalore-outdoor-adventure-and-travel-gears/motorcycle-saddlebags-in-india-for-royal-enfield-harley-davidson-ktm-dukes/motorcycle-saddle-bag-for-royal-enfield-harley-davidson-triumph.html

Highway 700 Link: http://www.nh4motorheads.com/store/nh4-motorheads-bangalore-outdoor-adventure-and-travel-gears/motorcycle-saddlebags-in-india-for-royal-enfield-harley-davidson-ktm-dukes/highway-700-motorcycle-saddle-bags-for-royal-enfields-harley-davidson-triumph.html

23. TOWING ROPES - For motorcycle get an 1 inch Nylon Ropes, available on any Hardware Shop and For Cars, use the 4 Ton Towing Ropes.  


24. MOTORCYCLE TRANSPORTATION


VRL Logistics using Pallets: Call Shankar from VRL and Refer NH4 Motorheads at: 9379015377

Indian Railways - Bangalore: Call Mahesh at: 9986695944