My Solo Ladakh Bike Trip on Bajaj Discover 135
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15 Days in Ladakh – Solo
15 Days – 7 High Passes – No Mobile – No GPS – A 10 years old Bike and Me (OneGoodSoul-Mayank)
It’s a dream destination for every biker and travel enthusiast in India and across the world. People come here from every part of the world. Its a paradise for travelers & Bikers. It Is known for its serene beauty, dangerous yet exciting & thrilling roads, Steep & High Altitude Passes, beautiful Lakes & Magnificent Mountains, breathtaking views and ultimate peace for everyone. This place gets open for the world, only for 4-5 months every year.
It has some of the highest Motorable roads in the world. Here the UV rays do their work very effectively (Skin burns). The Oxygen level is comparatively less here. No matter what weather conditions are here, people still want to come here once in their Life. Yes, I am talking about the mystical ‘LADAKH’.
Its a dream of every traveler and biking enthusiast to ride & travel in Ladakh. Every biker and travel enthusiast have ‘Ladakh’ in their bucket list at the top. They dream about Ladakh, since when they were a teenager, Since when they got a hold on Bikes for the first time.
Like many others, It was my dream too, to visit Ladakh. I was also fascinated about the Name ‘LADAKH’. For me it was always like ‘LADDAAaaaKHhh…’ something really big, grand and ultimate destination. I used to get excited about its pristine beauty and thrilling roads, whenever I used to see the pictures, articles in newspaper/magazines, watched programs on TV and videos on Internet, I used to get completely mesmerized by it.
I was also just like any other working guy, busy in my daily routine & hectic office life for so many years, but I was not able to get time to think or plan about this grand trip to Ladakh. I was passing through my late 20’s & turned 30 also, but I didn’t get time to even think about this bike trip. Though I have traveled many places/hill stations but still something was missing in life. And then one day I realized that, what’s the point working continuously in life when I don’t get time to live my life (At-least for few days). I realized that, there is only one person who need to travel & feel the journey and that is Me ‘Myself’. I was the one who wanted to travel Ladakh for so long, then What am I waiting for…that was the turning point. Pheww…. I’ve realized that, actually its the best time of life, that I can travel – SOLO, without depending on others and can enjoy my own company in my way. There was no need, asking friends to tag along for this trip OR Joining any biking group who ride on fixed itinerary and follow the schedule. When I wanted to feel free… So, No point getting bound to anyone for my own dream travel. Moreover, from my past experience I can say that, very less people are actually adventurous by heart and excited about the real travel or solo travel ( No luxury travel). So this is how I decided to go for ‘My Solo Ladakh Bike Trip” on my 10 years old Bajaj Discover-135 bike & completed it successfully in Sept’2017. I have traveled around 3600 kms in my whole journey. Before starting, I have prepared my bike for this hardcore trip.