Leh to Hunder via Khardungla Pass on Discover 135

1st Jun 2020
Day 1

Day 7  - Leh to Hunder via Khardungla Pass (130 Kms approx.)

Today I have started my journey around 8:30am and covered South Pullu, Khardung-La Pass, North Pullu, Diskit and reached Hunder by 6:30pm.

It was the big day to fulfill my dream ride to Khardungla Pass (One of the highest motorable road in the world), that too on my own BajajDiscover 135.

I have started from Leh (height 11,500 ft) and reached south pullu around 10:00am. It was quite cold and tiring ride, as the road condition was not that good. After south pullu, the toughest route started on narrow un-constructed road, deep valley beside, risky and tiring ride. I made it to Khardungla-Pass (Height 18,380 ft) by 11:30am, but the ride was real hardcore & super thrilling.

I have spent close to 1 hour at khardungla and had Maggi/tea, whereas its not recommended to stay more than 20 mins at this place due to high altitude and less oxygen level. As people get mountain sickness & breathing issues. However, for me it was an amazing, achievement feeling for which I’ve waited for many years.

Around 12:30pm, I have started getting down the other side of the mountain, which was not at all easy. It was equally tough and risky with steep down road beside deep valley.

My Bike was getting drifted down at some places due to heavy load and was about to skid few times, but fortunately it didn’t. It took me almost 2 hours to complete 15 kms (Imagine how bad the road condition was) to reach North Pullu by 2:20pm, where I had my tea break.

After that, I reached Khagral village around 4:00pm and had my lunch break and had a cup of tea. After refreshing myself around 4:40pm, I started my ride again towards Diskit village. I reached Diskit around 5:30pm and visited 106 feet tall, Lord Buddha statue. It was really big, beautiful and mesmerizing. It was 5:45pm, the sun was about to set in west & I was riding towards my final destination of the day ‘Hunder – Nubra valley’.

I reached Hunder around 6:30pm and checked into a homestay taken care by an old couple. It was a good, comfortable & cozy place to stay. After whole days exhausting ride, I had an awesome, filling dinner around 8:30pm and slept by 10:00pm.

Watch all the Episodes of My Ladakh Trip:

Episode 1.) Delhi-Ambala-Ludhiana-Amritsar - https://youtu.be/OGWggm5P-GY

Episode 2.) Amritsar-Pathankot-Udhampur-Ramban-Srinagar - https://youtu.be/0Oo-IcRemyg

Episode 3.) Srinagar-Sonamarg-Jojila-Drass-Kargil - https://youtu.be/IqwRB6GuKjE

Episode 4.) Kargil-Magnetic Hill-Gurudwara Pathar Sahib-Leh - https://youtu.be/I8teXM-_32I

Episode 5.) Leh-Khardungla-Disket-Hunder(Nubra Valley) - https://youtu.be/VlpXxkp_3LM

Episode 6.) Hunder to Turtuk (Last village of India) - https://youtu.be/QtFqQcFbI20

Episode 7.) Hunder(Nubra valley)-Durbuk-Pangong Lake - https://youtu.be/FfKN6pIgdNI

Episode 8.) Pangong Lake-Changla Pass-Leh - https://youtu.be/_Jix4Fpg4XI

Episode 9.) Leh-Karu-Upshi-kiari-Chumanthang-Nyoma - https://youtu.be/PkKGyBRVX8w

Episode 10.) Nyoma-HANLE-Sumdo - https://youtu.be/PNlZAAhYQaY

Episode 11.) Sumdo-Tsokar-Debring-Pang-Lachungla Pass-GATA Loops-Sarchu - https://youtu.be/ZpPIDKh07_g

Episode 12.) Sarchu-Baralachala Pass-ZingZing Bar-Darcha-Jispa-Keylong-Rohtang Pass-Manali - https://youtu.be/iZeri4rHF3M

Episode 13.) Manali-Kullu-Mandi-Chandigarh-Delhi - https://youtu.be/MDxZ-IpkEaQ

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