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trekking, adventure driving, camping


Also known as the Sir Bhum Chun, this is an important halting point on the Leh- Manali Highway. This is on the border area of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir or Ladakh. Here you will also find an Indian Army camp near the Tsarap Chu River. The routes surrounding this area are the Baralacha La on one side and the Lachulung La to the other side. This place being on such a high altitude, it is usually difficult to cross the whole route in one day. Also, the terrain is variable and travellers and tourists take around two days at least to move ahead. This place is thus used as a camping ground as there are a few tented accomodations here. When the winter increases here, the roads are all blocked with snow and even the tents of the Indian Army are closed here. The Sarchu area acts as the starting point for more difficult treks towards the Zanskar Region of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.
Puneet Kumar
After Nakeela and Baralacha La, we reached Sarchu safely and were tired as hell. We had a cup of tea, it is 5 pm already and we knew the fine line between cautious and reckless. So, decided to stay the night at Sarchu.We got two beds for Rs.200 each, geared down, parked bike, stretched on the bed for awhile. Anshu then called home via a satellite phone through a Military Station nearby. Anshu settled down for sleep as I kept up for awhile taking long exposures of stars peeking through the clouds.
Ishwar Walikar
Crack of dawn on day 3 we had our breakfast and resumed our trip. What we were about to be experience was exhilarating. The stretch of 250 kms from Sarchu to Leh has salient acquaintance. Coz we were about to incident few stirring part as riders,1.Gata loops: A 10 km stretch with a series of 22 hairpin bends that takes you to the top of Nakeela La-Pass with an altitude difference of roughly 500 metres between its start and end point. As if this was not enough, The multiple stories of a mysterious ghost encounter in this region will surely send a chill down the spine for travellers.
Hippie Child ✌
Day 3: Sarchu
DAY7 SARCHU TO LEHWe woke up in morning 6 o'clock ,its very hard to do the daily routine thing like ,washroom, brush etc but in morning there was pin drop silence ,I manage to do brush and washed my face only ,they provide you hot water ,the sick friend still not feeling well but if want any treatment we have to reach leh anyhow then we packed up and doing cold start one bike dominar didn't start we shocked and scared what will we do now we pushed bike but nothing happen ,then we open battery clear all dust refit it but nothing happen and dominor doesn't have kick and have almost every thing automatic it sucks we done everything but nothing happen ,we wasted more than hour on it than we sat down and start planning what to do next suddenly one of our friend the lucky guy accidentaly press the start button guess what it start yes dominar finally our all plan is same thanks to god ,okay then we start our journey from sarchu to leh , roads are really smooth buttery ,beautiful landsacape and off course off road ,ladakh the land of passes next pass was NAKEELA TOP(15547FT) winds are extreamly cold ,we just stop for the photo grap ,it really hard to remove helment in this cold weather but its once in a life time trip how we cannit take the picture next we stop at pit stop for a break because one friend is no well he slept there for 2 hours after medicine and oxygen inhale ,its very important in trip to takecare of each other beacuse no one is there for no phone no family no medical treatment etc so be happy,be kind,and just do it . next pass was LACHUNGLA PASS(16616FT) was not much cold but yes there was no road off roading extreme levels after this beautiful lanscape ,indus river ,clean water mean it was worth what we are facing, nature give it back beautiful weather,nature this heavon on earth ,ladakh must go go go!!! after it we stop for lunch ,breakfast whatever break had thupka veg and black coffee people was very helpful,while eating sand strom came and detroy everything but everthing is a part of journey, anyhow we manage to pass it but next at TANGLALA PASS means the roads was extreamy good but weather wind and snow fall wow we were amaze also scared rest journey to leh we faced rainfall,thunderstrom ,snow fall means everything but we were clear we have to reach leh today anyhow , at 7:30 pm we saw the direction board where the leh is 50 km and we were so happy to see that board after around 9:30 we reached leh and we already booked Hotel which I describe everything in next day.
Travelled from Leh to SarchuDistance 270 kmsTime taken 10 hrsToday, we started our journey towards Manali. It was raining heavily since morning, but today we were to cover the longest distance of our tour.But what we didn't know that today was going to be the most adventurous day of our trip.When we started climbing the Tanglang la, heavy snowfall started along with rain. Visibility became very low due to snow and fog and temperature was freezing which i think went below 0°. Fingers were hurting too much due to excess cold and wet gloves. We stopped at the top for some time and then started our journey downwards.