We left Manali early to beat the traffic up to Rohtang but nothing could prepare us for the madness and the lines of cars snaking up from Marhi. The moment we crossed over the pass we were the only ones on the road finally.
A leisurely day in Manali starts with breakfast in old Manali followed with a ride to Solang Nala to meet up with some friends for a lunch. Tomorrow we start off to Leh can't wait to ascend the snow clad passes.
Well the bad news is the road hasn't opened after Kunzum La so we are changing our route and we are off to Manali. The good news is that it's a brilliant day and we are on our way over Jalori Pass to Manali. I guess there will be trout and beer tonight.
So I am on assignment on the Royal Enfields 11th Himalayan Odyssey riding towards Spiti and then to Leh. Yesterday was a blistering hot ride out of Delhi to Parwanoo. Today's rainy cloudy weather has made up for how miserable we were yesterday.
MTM is hosting its first Mumbai MTM on the 22nd of June. Come check catch the interactive session by the Helmet Stories Crew. The session will cover various aspects of preparation of self and the motorcycle to embark on a journey to the most popular destination for motorcycle travel in India. How to prepare the bike, gear, chose the best route, places you should not miss, other logistics and specifics will be discussed during this session. For people who are riding to Ladakh for the fist time this session will be a guide to approach your preparation and planning.
So the Manali - Leh road is almost open and its time to start packing up your saddle bags and get your bike ready to head out into the depths of the Himalayas. Be it alone on the top of Baralachala or with your crew camping by Pangong Tso or tearing it up on the More plains. We want to see your view when you are out on your bike with your #headabovetheclouds. We will pick a winning photo every week See contest details below.