When you are young you are unstoppable, there are no limits to your passion and whatever lies between you and your dreams seems insignificant. The beauty of dreams is they are not bound by reality. Practicality takes a back seat when your dreams travel far and wide. For many like us, I didn’t know how it was started, May be after I made trip to Manali , Kasol, Kheerganga and I realized how much I love being around mountains. A thought which one might agree “Mountains brought me closer to MYSELF”, somehow in those lush green mountains I found an endearing paradise.
So we planned a trip to Leh- Ladakh a converted road trip of all time for solace seekers & Adventure enthusiasts. I always wanted to have this feather in my cap it was in my bucket list from quite a long time.
It was Jan 2018 I started reading maps and travelogues of bikers who have made it. The maps were simple but stories were scary, I didn’t knew Manali – Leh route is one of the deadliest route of world. But I also read about the unique experiences such terrain provides to a person and I was excited.
Our journey was planned for 15th June 2018 and all preparations were underway. Leave applications shopping, bookings all started in full fledge.
Ladakh the land of endless discoveries. A traveler will find barren land, desert, sedimentary mountains, ample greenery, snowy mountains, everything! Roads of the Ladakh valley are a bikers dream. A dream place for mediation, exploration, expedition, adventure and solace.
By any standard and from any perspective, the Leh-Manali journey has epic written all over it. With roads that open up for only a few months a year, these 470 kms will test you, scare you, shock you and leave you spellbound. You will believe life is beautiful!
The journey - 4 Friends - 2 RE Standard 500 - 1700 KMS - 7 High Mountain Passes - Unlimited memories.
Delhi - Manali - Rohtang - Kokshar - Keylong - Jispa - Zingzingbar - Baralacha La - Pang- Sarchu - Lachang La- Gata Loops - Moore plains - Tanglang La - Upshi - Karu - Leh - Chang La - Pangong Tso - Nubra Valley - Khardung La - Leh - Manali - Vadodara
The YouTube links of the travel vlog