Can you be on social media without noticing the hype and craze about a Bike trip to leh ladakh. Pictures, videos, blogs had made me longing to make a trip to the beautiful landscape, when men money and time all came together we set the ball rolling to explore the most beautiful place on mother earth.Can you be on social media without noticing the hype and craze about a Bike trip to leh ladakh. Pictures, videos, blogs had made me longing to make a trip to the beautiful landscape, when men money and time all came together we set the ball rolling to explore the most beautiful place on mother earth.
We were six people who were part of the trip and we packed our bags departed from Bengaluru to Delhi, we had booked our bus for departure from Delhi to Manali in the evening and the Government run Volvo bus was very comfortable and made our journey to Manali very peacefull. To our surprise we had landslides happening all over Himachal and it was raining profusely all over the journey and we just hoped the clouds go away so that we have a peaceful and safe trip leh.
We reached Manali and we were already soaking in the beautiful landscape, the roads were passing through the woods, sun kissing us with it rays on the window pane of our bus, we were already loving the visual which our eyes were treated to, the rain had already made the landscape look more beautiful and with the streams swelling with water, from the recent heavy downpour. We booked a room nearby the Manali market and went to the Bike rental’s (Manali Bike Rental). Which we had already pre-booked from Bangalore, so we picked our bikes two 500 CC desert storms and one Bullet classic 500 CC, came back to our room to take rest and prepare ourselves for the journey from Manali . We strolled through the Manali market in the evening brought some basic components, which was essential for our trip tomorrow like boots, extra fuel cans, basic medicine, puncture kit and just soak in the climate.
The alarms started buzzing and we had planned to leave Manali early morning, but weather god’s have different scheme of plans it was drizzling in the morning and now that in the manali temperature, means trouble. We decided wasting time won’t help us we packed our luggage draped it around with the protective covers and decided to brave the drizzle and started moving towards Rohtang pass, the view while riding through the small by lanes towards Rohtang pass will make you feel gasping more, The rains had made the green vegetation look darker and the rain has made us shiver with cold and our biking gears were all wet, We decided to halt at Keylong and the journey from manali to Keylong gave us many first, our first high altitude bike ride, Our first bike ride braving continuous train with low temperatures, These experience made us work in sync with the nature, machine and technology for making a memorable trip.