Ladakh, Heaven on Earth

It is human nature to dream, so is the nature to do what few have done and is considered as a “foolish thing”. There is some allure in doing what only a select few can do, to make it to “The Top of the world”. Once your heart and mind is set on such a task, few things in the world can divert you from it.

For past few years, some thing of this sort had been doing rounds in my head. Ever since I read in BSMotoring of the exploits of their travel writer on Silver colored Bajaj Pulsar 180 conquering the highest and coldest desert in the world. I couldn’t stop picturing myself and my Red Pulsar 180 in place of him and his bike.

As the days drew ever so near for my longest and hardest trip yet. I knew I had something special coming. Soon I will make it to the “Top of the world” (quite literally), do some thing that most will not even dream of.

I was about to embark upon a journey to the vary heart of Himalayas, a place known as Ladakh, land of passes.

Day1:: 4th September 2005 (Delhi – Manali)

Day2: 5th September 2005 (Manali – Keylong)

Day3: 6th September 2005 (Keylong - Sarchu)

Day4: 7th September 2005 (Sarchu - Leh)

Day5: 8th September 2005 Leh

Day6: 9th September 2005 Leh – Diskit

Day7: 10th September 2005 Nubra Valley Part 1, Part2

Day8: 11th September 2005 Diskit – Leh

Day9: 12th September 2005 Leh – Tanksey

Day10: 13th September 2005 Tangste–Pangong Tso-Tanksey

Day11: 14th September 2005 Tangste – Leh

Day12: 15th September 2005 Leh

Day13: 16th September 2005 Leh – Kargil

Day14: 17th September 2005 Kargil- Srinagar

Day15 : 18th September 2005 Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar

Day16-17: 19-20th September 2005 Srinagar-New Delhi

Just Touched the Sky: Video of us riding down from Khardung La(18380ft)