Travelling on Worlds Highest Motorable Road was dream come true for me. Khardung La Ladakh holds is one of the most visited place in Ladakh.
Khardung La Ladakh
Day 10 : 10th June 2015 : Khardung La, Ladakh
So, the day came when we started for Khardung La Top. It is known as world’s highest motorable road.
We woke-up at 5.30 AM in the Morning and started for Khardung La on 6.30 AM.
After passing Leh City we enroute for Khardung La Pass. It is approx 46kms from Leh City.
Border Road Organization (B.R.O.) maintain & make roads in Himalayan areas. Khardung La road was one of the best one among these.
To travel on world’s highest motorable road was a dream come true for me. All of us were experiencing the thrill while driving Royal Enfield on this Road.
The Sunlight shined doubled due to glacier’s reflection.
There were many people who met us on the roads. Everyone was like “Julley”.
After crossing check post we met to this beautiful view.
After clicking some great pictures we finally reached Khardung La which is 18380 ft from sea level.
There was lack of oxygen on the top. And everyone suggested us to bring camphor(kapur in Hindi) to breathe comfortable. Make sure that you wear warm clothes and don’t give chance to enter the ice in your shoes as well as your jackets or sweaters.
I have experienced the first snow fall in my life at this venue.
We had Maggie and Momos on the top. And clicked some pictures here.
The temperature started decreasing gradually. So, Vivek having problem in breathing. Pratik took him to Army Camp where Oxygen cylinder was present. Due to this problem we decide to leave this place as early as possible.
There was heavy traffic on returning route cause the glacier slided down on Nubra Valley Road.
Somehow we managed to move bikes from that traffic jam and started the return journey.
As we gradually starting for Leh the traffic was not anymore. And vivek was feeling good.
The returning journey never disappointed us cause the view was like that…
After coming approx 20 kms this view is replaced by this one…
Meanwhile, we found Rancho’s School (Aamir Khan, 3 idiots Movie) on the road. It is famous as Rancho’s School after movie was released.
Finally we reached Leh city after crossing this BRO point.
We returned to Leh City around 1.00 Pm. Everyone was hungry but first we sent vivek & Pratik to LSRC Room.
Akshay & Me brought Lunch from city to LSRC Room for all. We had dinner on 4.00 Pm and slept.
On High altitude places severe headache, breathing problem occurs. So doctors advice everyone to take as maximum rest in the room and match your body with this cool temperature.
We talked in the evening at home and had dinner & then watched Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani Movie and slept.