I met a group of bikers at the last petrol pump from Chamba towards Sach Pass.
‘Dude are you riding alone? You will get stuck at one of the streams to Sach Pass.’
‘I got stuck at the very first stream to Sach Pass,looked around, waited for help for 10 minutes, meanwhile kept
trying, but the bike wouldn’t budge. Got down,shoes in 3 feet water, found my grip and pulled with all my might and Lo!,
Teza(read as bike Name) was out.Somehow this helped me in my ride to the top, I managed to reach the top without any further misadventure.’
When i had started from Gurgaon on a very hot afternoon, I had some vague idea of what I was planning to do,but I had
no idea I would be riding 2000 kms in 9 days. I remember entering the 70th Mile Dhaba in my riding jacket and sweat on my forehead.While people came out of AC cars and ordered Shikangi and ice creams I ordered Chai. Yes very much, I survived my ride on Chai,on random conversation with strangers, a hi five with kids on the mountains, and singing out songs loud in my hoarse voice.10,000 turns may be 20,000 turns, i don’t know, but it was mostly winding rodas, clouds, mountains, waterfalls, snow,forests,flowers, birds, tents, maggie, chai, homestays. That is how it happened, locals asked me where do iwork? I often told them,’i work for a
hotel(difficult to explain Oyo Rooms) and almost all of these gave me their numbers for ajob at hotel during winters. It has
been yet another amazing experience.
Gurgaon-Zirakpur-Dalhousie-Bairagarh- Sach Pass-Palampur-Mcleodganj- Barot-Bilaspur-Gurgaon – Done and Dusted
I started traveling extensively 13 years back and India has often surprised me with its diversity and possibilites.It makes
me so proud to be an Indian, hope I get to see more of it in times to come.
Dalhousie was unavoidable as it is on the way to Sach Pass, so i had planned a night’ s halt here. Any known destination in Himachal in May and June is full of tourists and I really wanted to avoid people and enjoy nature. I stayed at Nomadic Dalhousie in a tent and upto 8pm it was devoid of people and I got my me time. Perched on a mountain top, this place is far from the maddening crowd and has an amazing view. June month is the time of flowers and the whole campsite is full of flowers.Clicked few birds and enjoyed to listening to them as well.I just had the dinner at the place and rate it as very good.