Bike Trip From Manali to Leh

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26th Jul 2014

Biking along the Himalayas

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

Ladakh

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

The road to Ladakh

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

Pang - layover on Day 2 of the 3 day ride

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

Jispa - Layover on day 1 of the 3 day ride

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

The raw beauty of Ladakh

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

Road to Ladakh

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

No honking only mehhing

Photo of Bike Trip From Manali to Leh by Bharti Singh

I wonder what got me through those three days, 490kms, mucky roads, ice cold streams and lonely passes as high as Taglang La and Khardung La. It was probably the feeling of victory I felt after crossing each pass, or may be it was the encouraging thumbs-up from other bikers who passed by. May be it was the locals and their kids with pink cheeks that welcomed us in their homes, gave us food and wished us well for the remaining ride. The Indian army trucks that slowed down to let us cross and the soldiers offering biscuits was a definite feel good. It could also be the reassuring sight of colourful prayer flags on snow capped peaks or the stacked stones that some say bring good luck to travelers. May be it was just the raw and majestic form of nature that rewarded us at every turn.

Spent some time hogging on Punjabi food in Sector 17
We rented our bikes from Manali. Stayed here for a day testing our bikes and buying useful bike gear for the road trip.
Photo of Chandigarh to Manali via bus by Bharti Singh
Beautiful tents by the riverside.
Photo of Manali to Jispa by Bharti Singh
Pang is a beautiful spot after Sarchu. The locals welcome you to rest in their tents. Their hospitality refreshes you to take on the rest of the trip.
Photo of Jispa to Pang by Bharti Singh
Photo of Leh Ladakh Tours, Leh by Bharti Singh
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