Driving Through Zojila

Many people says that Himalaya calls you back, there is some bonding or power that attracts you back towards Himalayan ranges. Well I really don’t know about the truth behind all these stories but for me it has become a habit. It has become a devotion and now I just can’t live without visiting mighty…

Beauty of Himachal – Sangla Valley

“People over here drive very fast”, we asked just to initiate some conversation with the Raju sitting quietly at the back with his son. “Yes, they are little fast. But you are from outside and are driving very fast. Tourist generally don’t drive this fast over here”, finally he was able to express his reason…

Memoirs of Kanyakumari – Painful Moments

Every travel may not be very comfortable as you have planned out. There are some painful moments in  travel. You have to be prepared for accidents, both mentally and physically. We made it a habit to carry our own first aid kit wherever we travel. It includes tablets for common problems like headaches, acidity, loose motions…

स्पिती भ्रमंती: पहिले पाऊल

उंबरा ओलांडणे, ह्या गोष्टीचे आपल्याकडे काही विशेष महत्व आहे, वास्तविक पाहता हा उंबरा ओलांडून किंवा ओलांडूनच आपण रोज घरात येत जात असतो . पण हाच उंबरा जेव्हा नवी नवरी ओलांडून घरात येते तेव्हा ती घ्रहाल्क्ष्मी होते आणि हाच उंबरा जेव्हा एखादे लहान मुल उलान्डते तेव्हा बाळ मोठे होते . आम्ही स्पिती मधील (किंबहुना जगातील) सगळ्यात…

Spiti Exploration: Travel to Komik.

Previous day we had been to Kibber (4300m/14200ft) twice, in morning as well in the evening. Purpose was to send a letter from Kibber post office. We had the impression that world’s highest altitude operational post office is in Kibber. We were disappointed to see the post office closed. So next day we went to…

Rest Theory

Out of 4 cans with 80 liters of petrol, we just emptied the 3rd can into the bike. So we took the opportunity to rest and relax a bit. This was just the beginning of good road. Road before this was non-existent to say. As the sun was blazing, road was getting heated to provide…

Wari La, A Pass to Remember

We loaded around 30 kg of baggage and 70 liters of petrol and started the journey towards Pangong Tso. It would be best if the bike would be describe as a truck. But then why this much load? The plan was to go to Pangong from Diskit via Wari la, distance of around 300 km. Petrol…

Heavenly and Pristine Deepak Taal

It was a shiny morning in Keylong in Himachal on the 12th day of August. We were already one day behind from our planed schedule due to mechanical repairs that had to be taken care in Manali. Plan for this day was to start early and try to reach at least Pang (184 km) or Leh…

Nubra Valley – More than a Cold Desert

By the time we finish our breakfast in Diskit, it was 11 AM. We were suppose to travel 200 km after visiting the Diskit Monastery. We were late, again! But there was a good reason for this delay. While we were getting ready, the hotel owner entered with hot water. General conversation started with some…

Conversation with Army

Starting from Kargil, we were on the way to Drass as we stopped in front of the board reading ‘Refreshments’. It was just a temporary set up to provide snacks and refreshments. The idea was to have a cup of tea. Since we left Kargil late due to some technical fault in the bike, we badly needed…