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Towards India's last village and the line of control.
India's former last village in the north; Turtuk is the place that has slowly been making an appearance on the travel radar of many people. A balti village that is perched on the cliffs that form the natural setting of Baltistan. Part of India, captured by Pakistan and recaptured again by India, Turtuk's history is one of changing nationalities.

This is definitely a place to go, and now, you can go beyond, towards Thang. The northernmost village on India and just a few hundred meters away from the line of control.
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The road to Nubra.
The Nubra valley is in contrast to the Ladakh ranges. It's all green and full of color, which gives impression of life. Ladakh on the contrary is brown and dull, giving the observer the impression of a barren desert. But thanks to the Nubra river (and the Shyok), green trees with the brown mountains in the backdrop add to the charm of the scenery. We would head towards Turtuk and India's last village - Thang first before going into Nubra proper.
Green trees, brown mountains and blue skies. The feeling of riding amidst such a setting is bliss. .
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Some of the sights on Khardungla, one of the highest all weather motorable road in the world (2/2)
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1. The far away mountains of the Himalayas. I took the exact same picture the last time I was here in 2013.
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2. Yak- yak Ladkah! A yak on the pass!
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3. The mountain as we descend Khardungla and towards Nubra valley. .
4. Tarmac reappears near the Northern Pullu check post after we descend Khardungla. The landscape is slowly turning greener too.
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5. The road towards Nubra. Goodbye Khardungla. So long and thank you for all the tea and Maggi.
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New post up on the blog! This is a topic that has really been on my heart to talk about since its such a big problem but hopefully by addressing it things will begin to change. Please take a read! SWIPE TO SEE PREVIEW! Link in Bio! #christianblogger #lifewithhope #christian #bechristlike #galatians220 🌿♥️

Some of the sights on Khardungla, one of the highest all weather motorable road in the world. (1/2)
1, 2 & 3. Prayer flags at Khardungla Gompa
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4. A view of the Khardungla pass. With the additional cafe that has been opened on the pass (there was only one in 2013), the amount of litter has also multiplied exponentially. What I find hard to accept is the amount of styrofoam and plastic that's used in the cafe, but at the same time understand the difficulties of using friendly solutions such as plates and spoons that can be washed at this altitude. Water is scarce, but the amount of trash generated begets the need for a solution that takes into account the fragile nature of this high altitude environment.
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5. Inside the new Khardungla La cafe.
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6. KhardungLa Gompa.
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Highest motorable road in the world no more. Rather, one of the highest all weather motorable road in the world. Glad to see that the facts have been corrected on the board this time around. Last time when I went to this place, the board read highest motorable road and an altitude that's over 18500 feet.

KhardungLa had lesser traffic on top compared to the last time I was there. But there was no snow. Anyway, the roads haven't changed much from last time. The last few kilometers to and from the top are as they were in 2013. Fond memories.
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Sights on the road to Leh on National Highway 1 Delta (NH1D). 1, 2 & 3. The confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar river. The Zanskar flows in from the village to Chilling to meet the Indus, merging into the Indus as it flows further north.

4 & 5. Sunset and it's vivid varying colours enroute to Leh.
6. The Yamaha R3 has taken it all so far and keeps going strong! More trials and tribulations to come!
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A brief look of Leh market. .
After exploring the Batalik sector of Ladakh, we made our way to Leh, the capital of Ladakh. We reached a little late, but had some days ahead of us to spend in the town. Shopping, looking around, exploring the cafes was the agenda and that's what we did. This would be our first stop at Leh before we headed off to the other side of khardungla and the Changtang.
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New Post up on the blog! I had planned to write about Modesty but I wasn't feeling it & because it's an important issue I didn't want it to be just ok. Instead I've written about my journey in reading the Bible and my experience. Link in Bio! #christianblogger #lifewithhope #readingthewholebible #thestartofajourney #takearead ♥️

The Duke is a real fun bike to ride standing up on roads like these. So many of the off roads I rode on this trip would be a breeze with a bike like the Duke 200! Bike and video courtesy @ranjana_gopalakrishna .
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A little glimpse of riding on the roads to Sach Pass. Somewhere on the way when the road finally showed it's true colors and gave us a hint of what we had to ride on for the rest of the day. Video credits @ranjana_gopalakrishna .
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Water crossing at the base of Sach Pass when descending into Pangi Valley. The water was freezing cold and the flow was quite fast since it was late evening. I had to do this crossing thrice; once to take the Duke across, then back and again to take my bike across.
Another 30km of off-road to the nearest village of Killar. This stretch is all downhill and sand. It was like riding through a pine Forest with darkness all around. After a tiring day, we finally made it to Killar at about 21.30 hours. That is a sum total of 14 hours on the road and 140km for the day. .
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📲 Video Credit @46batz 📽
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The road to Batalik (2/2)

1 & 2. Batalik sector comprises of 4 Brokpa (small group of Indo-aryan descent found predominantly in North Western India, northern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan.) The roads lead towards the 4 villages: Dah, Hanu, Garkon and Darchak. These people are believed to be direct descendents of the soldiers of Alexander the Great.

3. The Indus river as it sounds a curve around the mountains that surround Batalik.

4. Imagine meeting an army truck headed your way as you take a corner on one of these narrow roads. Scary. Only experience can keep you balanced on two wheels with the help of a calm mind and steady reflexes.

5. Final stretch of tarmac as the road leads towards Khalasi and to the Leh- Srinagar highway.
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Sorry for no New post yesterday... Not been feeling 100% this week and I don't like writing something just for the sake of it. Been a bit of an up and down week. But I saw this verse and it brought me comfort. See you on Friday! #lifewithhope #christianblogger #nonewpost #prayforme #godisfaithful 🌸♥️

The road to Batalik (1/2) -
1. Prayer flags (called Tarchoks in ladakhi) are one of the most notable items of Buddhism, at HambutingLa top.

2. The village of Lalung from HambutingLa pass.

3. Lalung Village from the road to Batalik.

4. The roads to Batalik. A lot of the road here is steep downhill and tight turns. It was also hot and humid when we were here and it took a lot of effort to ride in the heat and on these roads. But in the end, all worth it.

5. The Indus flows fast and furious right next to the road. Make sure to pick up a stone from here if you collect such things!
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HambutingLa pass, enroute to Batalik from Kargil. We went towards the Batalik sector since I had missed out on it the last time. The only mountain pass on this side and a easy climb at that. Once we descend towards the Batalik sector, it's a whole different story.... ... Narrow roads, sand and gravel, and water crossing that shakes the shit out of the bike. All this amidst a terrifyingly beautiful (or beautifully terrifying?) Landscape of mountains and rocks, along the Indus river. What I experienced here was desolate beauty, warm hospitality and plenty of oh shit moments (like coming out of a turn face to face with an army truck coming towards you!). More pictures of this beautiful and scary place to follow.
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Some raw and unedited footage capture from my recently concluded Ladakh and Spiti roadtrip on the Yamaha R3.

This particular shot is of footage captured on the Killar-Kistwar Kistwar highway. The photos do not do justice to the roads, but the video definitely does! I wonder when I'll get time to work on about 80gb of footage and pictures, but hopefully soon.

On another note, I'm back to Bangalore and the trip is fully concluded now. All of us @ranjana_gopalakrishna and @anoopd05 have had zero issues physically as well as with the bikes. Some mindset recalibration was needed as is with any trip to the Himalayas.

Back to work from tomorrow and hopefully some time on the weekend to look at all the footage we have captured on this trip. .
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