Day 6: Kargil to Leh (214kms)

Woke up to a bright and beautiful morning at about. Our room being on the terrace, gave a wonderful view of the valley below. Destination today was LEH. Finally I was going to ‘be’ there, this realization in itself was enough to make me wrap up the daily rituals quickly and get back on the saddle. At about 8, we all were at the tea stall just below the Guest House, where we had parked our bikes. As we were having wonderful lemon tea, I saw an Yamaha parked which was broken from all over. On a closer look, I found a map that was stuck in his carrier according to which, this guy have started riding all the way from Switzerland and have entered India from Afganistan and Pakistan. Some 80 thousand kilomertes till that time.… continue reading

Day 1: Delhi to Ludhiana (317 kms)

After having a wonderful time at Anup Sir’s home, Anup Sir dropped me to the NDLS station from where, the bike was to be collected. Also Subhadeep, the other rider joins me from here. I had thought that we will be starting from Delhi by 12.30 – 1PM but were only able to leave by 3PM because of the time taken for the bike to be delivered and the city traffic mess.

Next important thing was to catch up with Narender bhaiya with whom I really wanted to meet before I start the trip. He was waiting for me, on the way and had come from quite far just to meet me(sorry bhaiya for making you wait for so long). Finally caught up with him at the Mukarba chauk, it was really nice to meet him in person .… continue reading

Ladakh on Bike – The best a man can do!

I just returned couple of days back after living my dream of Riding to Ladakh on a bike.
My soul is still there and memories are afresh and I am virtually still somewhere in the barren mountains of Ladakh.

The full journey has touched me in many ways. One thing that has happened to me after this ride is, now I am more Hungry.

Now I realize why people say you can Never go to Ladakh just once!. I have just returned and I want to go again, as soon as I can.

I know this is not possible for now, so I will live with the memories for until I head there again :).
I will be sharing my experiences of these 2 weeks along with the photos of the day to day events of the trip soon, hope people will find it interesting.… continue reading

Ladakh On Bike – A Dream Come True

At times, it seems it was just yesterday when I decided to ride to Ladakh, across the Mighty Himalayas, on two wheels and now when I look back, I see, its been close to three long years during which, a lot have changed in my life.

When I think about this dream of mine, the one of riding to Ladakh on a bike, I see the resolve has not changed at all. Each day of these past 3 years have been used to prepare for this dream, in whatever small way it might have been.

Somewhere in the Moreh Plains, Ladakh

Somewhere in the Moreh Plains, Ladakh

Today, after these 3 long years, as I type this, I am hours away from that Moment when I actually go and Live my dream, the dream that have been very much alive all these months and years.… continue reading