We’ve saved the big one ’til last: Khardung La Pass! Join the elite handful of motorcyclists that have stood on top of the world with their motorcycle by their side. Reputed to be the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La pass sits at 5,380m above sea level (that’s the same height as Mt. Everest basecamp!). The views from the top are second to none, looking across Zanskar and the Kangri Mountains. We’ll ride down the other side on rocky dirt roads until we reach our final destination.
Having returned to Leh after a night at Pangong Lake it was off to Nubra Valley in the morning. Again the landslide revised the itinerary from what was originally supposed to be 2-nights luxury glamping at the eco-lodge to just 1 night. However due to the 8AM departure we would be arriving in the early afternoon with some time to explore. The next day it was back over the highest motorable road in the world for a second time and into to Leh for the last time.
On the ride through Nubra Valley the locals were all out lining the street with all the buildings adorned with gold and red fabric. While they all politely waves at us it was the Dalia Lama they were all there to see.
Best government road sign of the day: "Life is not destination it is a journey"
...things got very zen in the Nubra Valley.