Month: October 2019

Shinkula Pass: Keylong To Kargil Itinearary

Looking for a new adventure trail in Ladakh region? Try Keylong to Kargil, via Shinkula (or Shinku La) Pass, and explore the unexplored Zanskar! Thanks to the Border Road Organisation, Manali-Leh highway is no adventure anymore. The (nearly) 450km stretch of the road (that connects Manali to Leh, via Keylong) remains so perfect throughout the season that Formula 1 circuits around the world can take shame from it. So what should adventure/thrill-seekers do if they’re heading that way? My suggestion… Do Keylong to Kargil, via Shinkula Pass, and explore some of the most isolated villages, unforgiving dirt roads, deadly river crossings – all bundled in an epic 5-day epic road adventure! Shinkula Pass: Connecting Keylong And Kargil Before Shinkula Pass, it was only possible to drive into Zanskar from Kargil, do until about halfway to Keylong, and return to Kargil following the same route. But in 2019, the Indian Border Road Organisation has opened a new circuit for better connectivity to the Zanskar region in an effort to find a shorter way between Keylong and …

Bairagarh To Killar Via Sach Pass: Itinerary

Planning a road trip to Sach Pass? Here’s an ideal Bairagarh (or Bhairagarh) to Killar, via Sach Pass, itinerary. For some reason, Sach Pass has become the new favourite among the Indian motorcycle community. I’ve heard many adventure riders sharing their stories of how Sach Pass gave them more thrill and adventure than other circuits including Spiti and Nubra valley. “Spiti Valley circuit is only longer, but the real adventure is in Sach Pass bro,” I remember someone saying so proudly that his statement, in fact, forced me to plan Sach Pass myself. Naturally, I took my Jawa 42 in Sach Pass and it took me 3 days all the way from New Delhi to until I reached Keylong and concluded the journey. To be honest, Sach Pass was a good adventure but there was nothing extraordinary about it. The route was not confusing, river crossing were livable and the road conditions were quite similar to what I found last month while doing a road trip to Chanshal Pass (Shimla district’s highest motorable pass). So …

Ladakh on Jawa: In Pictures

I know most of my blog-readers will hate me for this title. “Ladakh In Pictures was okay”, they would say, “but what’s with Jawa? This man is so obsessed with his new Jawa motorcycle.” In my excuse, I will say… “You wouldn’t say so if you read the comments on my previous Youtube Videos“. Since I’ve started making Youtube videos showing you around the world, keeping a motorcycle ‘Jawa 42’ as the center of attraction, I’ve got more people asking me when will I take that center of attraction to Ladakh. So dedicated to those comments, this is ‘Ladakh in Pictures’, with my Jawa 42 in some of the frames. Those who want to see Jawa, see Jawa, those who don’t, these picture speak more than just what the title says… Ladakh On Jawa: In Pictures Picture taken between Kargil and Lamayuru (halfway to Leh, from Kargil) near Fotu La Pass. Fotu La Pass is located at nearly 4100m above sea level altitude where you get some amazing Instagram perfect shots. Just only keep the …