Our road trip from Manali to Leh had to start at 4 am. We got ready in the morning and our shared taxi was waiting for us with the fellow passengers. We were accompanied by a Japanese wedding photographer, another wedding photographer from Mumbai and a couple where the man was from France and the woman was from Poland. After the initial round of instructions, our road trip finally started, I and my friend occupied the last seat of the jeep, we had the maximum space but later we also experienced its disadvantages in the course of our journey. It was pretty cold in the morning and our first break was after 2 hours which was Rohtang pass. It was dark outside, all I could see was fog outside the jeep. It was a smooth ride till Rohtang pass with some Bollywood music playing in the jeep. As we were about to reach Rohtang pass we could see rain clouds and the darkness clearing out. The pass was only surrounded by heavy rain clouds and snow-capped mountains. We clicked a few photos, relaxed our muscles, and moved on with our journey. Since we were travelling with 3 foreigners we had to make multiple stops at the checkpoints for password verification. The advantage of this was that we were able to get out of the jeep and explore various locations along the way. After we crossed Rohtang pass the road ahead of us was extremely hostile, as there were no roads and driver driving on the edge of the valley. Honestly, the pahadi drivers know their way across the mountains but it gets extremely scary for the people not used to such speed on these difficult terrains. And the people sitting at the back face the most difficulty as when the car jumps we are the first ones to bang our heads with the roof and the position of our body is not stable at all. While the scenery outside the jeep was extremely beautiful with the river flowing by, snow and lush green mountains covered with snow on the side but with this thrifty drive, it was getting a little tough to enjoy the view. However, as dedicated photographers, we did not give up and kept clicking photos in whatever minute second of stability we got there.