Fighting our way through snowstorms at Khardung la and sandstorms at Nubra Valley
This is when other riders decided to head back home after attempting Khardung la (the highest motorable road in the world!) but I convinced them to go with me all the way to Turtuk, the last village of India where civilians are allowed(Pakistan is just 7 Kms from this village)
On our way to Khardung La, we witnessed snowstorm, vicious roads covered with silppery black ice, a head on collision of two trucks, bikers skidding on thick ice sheet. After a tiresome ride with captivating views of the mountains and literally driving in the clouds, we reached Khardung la top.
The feeling you get when you reach the top, is none less than of an achievement. The weather at the top will turn tables in no time! with hard sun at one moment and snowfall after five minutes. It was advised to not stay here for more than 15-20 minutes but we spent two hours without any difficulty, waiting for other riders. The top has an army camp and a canteen run by the army jawans, and they serve maggi with hot tea(yes MAGGI!) They told us that their maggi was not banned! :P
After taking descent from Khardung la, we crossed Khalsar, Hunder, Diskit, Changmar to reach Turtuk. The way to Turtuk will give you the feeling of what the last man on Earth would feel like! we crossed through sandstorm driving through the Shyok river, which originates from China and makes it way into Arabian sea through Pakistan. By 4 pm we had reached Turtuk