Sathya Kanth Pottumarthi


Sathya Kanth Pottumarthi

I am an IT professional from Bangalore, India. I have a passion for Motorcycling and am a part of a Motorcycling group called IFMR (International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians).

Asia » India » Karnataka » Bangalore June 12th 2011

We all decided to take it easy after the liquid celebrations the previous day and stayed back in the hotel and relaxed. Packed all the bags and had breakfast in the hotel itself. Brian and Payal reached the hotel by about 12:30pm. Then we all went together to Pal Dhaba and had lunch and returned to the hotel and checked out and spent about an hour in Brian’s room. At 3:30 pm our cab arrived and we left to the airport. At the airport we all took out the luggage and in that confusion Ravish left his camera in the cab. We realised it after we got checked in. We then called Brian who through the hotel reached the cab service office and told us that he would collect the camera from them. The Jetlite aircraft ... read more

Asia » India » Punjab » Chandigarh June 11th 2011

Got up as usual at 4:45am for which we all have got accustomed to by now, we got ready by 5:30 am and then packed all our luggages on our bikes and left at 6:30am. Rode through curvaceous and mountainous roads between Mandi and Chandigarh which was painstakingly slow because of the curvaceous roads with lot of gradients added to which heavy truck traffic and reached Chandigarh by about 1:30pm. Ofcourse we stopped for a quick lunch on the way just at the outskirts of Chandigarh because we didn’t want to waste time. As soon as we reached Sector 28-D, we checked into Hotel white Palace who gave us a palatial suite with 4 beds, a couch and a dining table. Then we all quickly packed all the luggage to be sent by truck and went ... read more

Asia » India » Himachal Pradesh » Keylong June 10th 2011

We started from keylong this morning @ 7 am and reached mandi by 7pm. We first went into Tandi and went to the petrol pump there but found that it was closed then decided to skip and take chances to reach Manali. Had breakfast at Tandi and then started. Tried to get petrol in lot of places on the way but in vain. Some how Ravish managed to get .75 lts of petrol in some road side shack. We reached Rohtang pass by about 9:30am. Had lot of fun at the top did some power sledging and took lot of picutres and spent about 2 hours there. The ride till there was fun. We were all excited in seeing a board which read Manali 51kms but our happiness was short lived. The road between Rohtang and ... read more

Asia » India » Himachal Pradesh » Keylong June 9th 2011

Got up at about 5 am and with great difficulty brushed and washed with boiling water which was fine when we used but our hands started hurting as the left over water in our hands started freezing later. After breakfast of the usual Aloo parotas left Pang at 7:30am. Passed Baralacha la and Ghata loops and reached Jispa by about 3pm. The Scenic beauty of Jispa was so good we thought of staying back tonight there but since none of the mobiles were working in Jispa decided to have lunch and move. We finally reached Keylong at about 5pm and checked into the hotel Dekyid. We rode a total of 186kms today. Though people had told that today’s ride will also be very tough one we all feel this is very much easy when compared to ... read more

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh June 8th 2011

Got up at 4:30am packed everything and left hotel Thongsal at 7am. Filled petrol and on the way visited Shey Palace and Thiksey monestry and reached Karu by 8:30am. Had breakfast the usual Alloo parantha with rajma curry and left at about 9:00am. We passed Upshi, Tanglang la the second highest pass @ 17,582 feet. The roads were very slippery full of slush and gravel. We encountered one land slide and one snow slide on the way. Luckily both the times bulldozers immediately cleared the paths and we just had to wait for about 10-15 mins each time. At the spot where the snow slide was there except Ravish’s bike all the other bikes got stuck and trying to get the bikes out was a very tough and we were breathless. Thankfully one of the cab ... read more

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh » Khardung La June 7th 2011

Got up at about 6 am and left to Khardung La. Ravish and JP decided to stay back and hence I went with Brian and Payal in the same xylo driven by Ali. We had breakfast before we left and reached Kardung La the highest motorable road in the world at about @ 18380 feet by 8 am. There me and Brian trekked to the highest point of pass and took some awesome photographs. Then had maggi and ladhaki chai at the cafeteria there and then started by about 10am and returned to leh by about 11:15am. Then had lunch at Thongsal and did most of the packing. At 4pm went and got my Bike’s crash guard fixed which had bent a little when I had a fall on the way to leh. Then went to ... read more

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh » Pangong Tso June 6th 2011

Got up at 5 am had tea and left to Pangong Lake by cab. Ali was the driver and xylo was the car. Left at 6am and then on the way had breakfast at Karu and reached the Lake at 11am. Then went for a walk on the banks of the lake. This is the biggest salt water lake in Asia which is 7 kms wide and 130 kms long. One third of this lake is in india and the rest lies in China. Took lot of pictures of the lake which throws out various shades of blue. This is where the last scene of the 3 idiots was shot. Then had lunch there and left at about 1:30pm and reached Leh by about 6pm. Then went out shopping with Brian and Payal and bought couple ... read more

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh » Leh June 5th 2011

We had the luxury or sleeping till 7am for the first time since we started this trip on the 26th of may 10 days ago. Got up and arranged for applying for the inline permits and then had breakfast and went to the main bazzar and went to a mechanic to get the JPs bike checked just opposite the SN memorial Hospital. The mechanic there did a few things and told us that was all he could do and at high altitudes the bikes give some small issues like this and it is not a concern. Then went and had lunch at German bakery and came back to the hotel by 4pm. Since the permit had not come cancelled the Khardung la program and then fixed up taxi for Pangong lake and then took a nap ... read more

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh » Leh June 4th 2011

Got up at 4:00am by now getting up at 4 has become a habbit and all of us are getting up 5-10mns before our alarms go off. Got ready and packed all the bags and put them on our bikes and this time to prevent dust we covered them with plastic garbage bags. We left our hotel “Hotel d’Zojila, Kargil” at 6:30am. We fueled up all the bikes just outside Kargil. Since we had got a message from prithvi that the roads between Kargil and Leh was good we were pretty excited. But to our surprise the roads were very bad as bad as the roads that we had encountered yesterday. As a matter of fact 75% of the entire stretch the roads were non existent. We reached Mulbek which is just about 35 kms from ... read more

Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Kargil Town June 3rd 2011

Got up at about 4am and got ready and packed everything on the bikes and were ready by 6 am. Left the house boat area by 6:20am and fueled up all the bikes and hit the Sonamarg road. Had breakfast at a dhaba at 8am. Then started riding and reached sonamarg by about 10am. Sonmarg was beautiful with lot of greenery and plenty of white snow all over. There were pleanty of ponies everywhere and a little crowded with tourists. After crossing sonamarg just before entering the zojila pass an army jawan stopped us saying we can’t go further as the pass is blocked and we need to wait. Just then another jawan by name “Thulasi reddy” came and started talking to us recognizing our number plates to be from Karnataka. He told us that he ... read more

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