Day 13 - Leh to Sarchu
The day started early, since we had to reach Sarchu by the end of the day, crossing Tagland la Pass, More Plains and Gata loops.
The start of the journey was good. Since the road on this route was good, we started at a decent speed and rode towards Taglangla pass crossing multiple army camps. We reached the pass in almost 2 hours and spent some time there shooting and enjoying the Kashmiri kahwa to feel some heat in the body.
As we started from Taglangla pass to More plains, the condition of the road took a toll. The road was now broken, rocky and had sharp curves. It was getting difficult for us to keep the pace. We had to ride at 10-15 KM/s for next 30 KM to cross this stretch of the road, after which we hit the More Plains.
Once in the More plains, the condition of the road was good. It was well built and maintained. Since the road in the More plains is built in the valley, there were not many turns. So, we covered the distance at a decent speed and covered the time lost in the previous stretch. We stopped for a team and snacks at a shack in Pang and relaxed for some time there.
Later we covered the Gata Loops. Since this time, we were descending down from the Gata loops, it was comparatively easy. We managed to cover it in good time. Later in the evening around 16:00 we reached Sarchu. Just a few Kms before our camp site, we saw a beautiful green stretch of land on the road side and headed in to capture some shots. We spent almost half an hour here, capturing different shots and then headed towards the campsite.