The Himalayan Odyssey-Gearing up for the ride

It was at the end of July 2016, my dream was finally coming true when we were doing the final preparations for the bullet trip to Leh, Ladakh in India. I had arranged to ship our bikes on 27th of July to Chandigarh, from where the ride was to commence. Being almost two months after the … Continue reading The Himalayan Odyssey-Gearing up for the ride

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The Himalayan Odyssey-First leg, NH 1 Srinagar-Leh highway

DAY 4, 2nd JULY SRINAGAR TO DRASS VIA ZOJILA PASS(140 km) The ride from Srinagar was delayed due to a lot of reasons. We had planned to get some Kashmiri chilly and saffron for relatives back home. At the time of start only, we came to know Hameed's bike had it's rear tire punctured. Buying stuff … Continue reading The Himalayan Odyssey-First leg, NH 1 Srinagar-Leh highway

The Himalayan Odyssey-Second leg, Leh-Manali highway

DAY 9, 7th JULY- LEH TO SARCHU VIA TAGLANG LA PASS(222 km) We started early morning the next day to reach Karu around 8. Our plan to stay at Debring was canceled as we learned that the place was inhospitable to spend the night. Sarchu was a tough target on the Himalayan terrain at a … Continue reading The Himalayan Odyssey-Second leg, Leh-Manali highway

The Himalayan Odyssey-Culmination of the ride, Exploring Kasol

There came a distinctive redolence in the air as soon as we were making our way inside Parvati valley towards Kasol. I felt grateful and happy for we were approaching the culmination of this trip now. We rode up the road sandwiched between pine trees, thumping faster in the evening breeze. I was excited about … Continue reading The Himalayan Odyssey-Culmination of the ride, Exploring Kasol