Manali To Jispa
Finally, 'the day ' has came and we were about to commence our dreamy bike ride to Ladakh. Our instructor gave us all the briefing , do's and don'ts for the rest of the journey.
So, for this day we had our stay arranged at Jispa which is around 140km from Manali. We started our journey, and as closer we were moving towards Jispa, the today's attraction of Rohtang pass was coming even closer. After a ride of around 1.2 hours we were at Rohtang Pass, we saw the snow rocks for the very first time in our life, the whole view was majestic and damn beautiful , however, we couldn't take any picture on the pass, as it was advised to not stay much there as well as we all were feeling too cold. (P.S. This year there was snowfall till the month of June). Then we moved ahead to Khoskar Post, where we saw the whole waterfall frozen, first time ever. We were amused to see everything , coz we were seeing this much snow for the very first time. At Khoskar, we had some snacks and refreshed ourselves for rest of the journey.
As we started further, more greenery was waiting . We were riding alongside of Chenab river. The whole way was very beautiful. We halted at Tandi, and filled the petrol in our vehicles, as it is the last petrol station till Leh. We reached Jispa around 6'clock .
Here in Jispa, our accommodation was in tents, and the location was really wonderful, as it was between many mountains rather snow-capped mountains along with river 'Bhag' flowing along the camp side. The host were really warming, they gave us tea and served really hot dinner and arranged a warming 'bonfire' for us which was the actual requirement, as the temperature in night fall for -2 degree. Friends, it was bone chilling cold, however, "Picture abhi baki hai"...as the further destinations were colder. For the month of June, it was after many years that snow fall was continued, and we were not that prepared mentally for that as it was not the usual/ forecasted weather.