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    Default Re: Prowl of two adventurous Spirits to SPITI

    Long awaited but worth. Keep Riding.

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    Check out our Day one Vlog from Mumbai - Delhi and tour of xBhp HQ!

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    CHAPTER 2 - “DAY 2”

    “Rain, Rain Go Away!!”

    Day1 (Sat) – 23rd July 2017

    Route - Delhi - Faridabad Highway - Dhaula Kua - Panipat - Ambala - Zirakpur -Enroute Shimla – Solan

    Kms – 380


    Finally our ride was about to get started, so obviously we were full of anxiety and excitement hence despite of tiring Day 1 we woke up before our alarm could start roaring in our ears.

    Before starting the ride we thought to make a checklist which we normally make, almost for all our critical rides hence we followed the trend and made a checklist of all the important items. One by one as we completed the packing of the stuffs somebody amongst us strike out the item from list so in that case at the end the list looks all strike out kinda with no left over stuff to carry. But what we normally do being a human being we forget to add some minute yet essential material in our Checklist because we assume that those tiny thing is somewhere fixed in our unconscious mind and forgetting those things is an impossible task but we forget that overall we are a HUMAN BEING.

    I literally wrapped the toothbrush & tooth Paste in a foil and kept in a pouch but somehow that pouch didn’t go in our back pack or else you can say that we forgot to keep it in our back pack [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Home/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png[/IMG]:P and this shocking realization happened to us at 5.30 in the morning when Delhi was all closed with no chemist or any shops open. Now what, so without wasting much time in arguing and blaming each other we had a couple of mint chewing gums and proceeded ahead. We are human beings and mistakes on such a big ride is tend to happen and its ok you shouldn’t be stuck

    We were loading our luggage on our bikes for the first time so we were bit nervous because we bought a completely new set of baggage gear from Dirtsack GYPSY Saddle Bag” and “DIRTSACK” Frogman tailbag and Tank bag from “RoadGods” Since Sachin and I ride CBR250R so we anyways wanted to get a new set of luggage system for our bikes. Luckily the same saddle bag were apt for YAMAHA FZ25 too.

    Sachin took good 30-40 minutes to load all the luggage, initially he was bit skeptical about the luggage thing but then everything just got perfectly fit at its assigned place.

    At around 7.30 we started our ride with divine Darshan of Hanumanji . Thanks to Sunny who took us there before starting the most adventurous ride of our life “Faridabad” highway was undoubtedly awesome. We had our quick breakfast at “Throttle Shrottle” which is a biker’s café near that Hanuman ji Statue at Faridabad highway and then we took a final signoff from xBhp team and proceeded with our ride further.
    “Delhi to Ambala” highway is awesome, 250 kms of butter smooth 4 lane highway made us Wroom on 100 plus kmph continuously but again Delhi was hot as usual we were forced to take couple of juice breaks to keep our body hydrated and energized because soon we were about to hit the single lane roads.

    Around 4.30 we took a lunch break where we just ordered a sandwich and omelet, bread and kadak chai ki piyali to refresh us. It was one scenic place to treat your eyes with and delicious food to treat your tummy in short every organs of your body is exultant.

    We are so thankful to our bikes because it allows us to travel and see new places and meet new people and also to make so many new friends while you are away from your homeJ. Like always we were busy vlogging, clicking and talking to each other when there were few Delhi boys who started asking about us, bikes and about our rides. One of the guy he even sung a beautiful Punjabi song for us and later on the similar spot we met a newly married Punjabi couple whom we started chatting with. Different people, Different culture, different thoughts, different experiences.

    When you talk you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. When you are out travelling try listening to others without replying them much until and unless they questions you anything. In this case you will learn many things while you travel.

    After completing with our food soon we were welcomed by single lane broken roads with huge traffic stream to reach Shimla. It was Sunday what can you expect? We stopped at couple of places to click and enjoy the moment of being in mountains but soon our happiness and enjoyment turned into nightmare when we saw black dark clouds covering us from all over. We thought to reach Kufri before dusk but forget Kufri we were still 100 kms away from Shimla.

    We were just anticipating a minor drizzle so we unpacked our rain coats and took it over, we also covered all our luggage, but as we proceeded further it started pouring heavily seems like rain god was waiting for years to welcome us. But again we cannot be angry on rains, it simply does not know how to fall upwards

    In a very short time water was logged all over the roads so we thought to take a quick shelter in a shop which basically was a garage and bike, cars gadgets shop. A heartfelt thank you to the gentlemen who helped us with a plastic tape from which we shielded our Bluetooth device. They also gave us some plastic covers to cover our shoes.

    We were not prepared at all in fact to remove the smallest thing we had to unpack the entire stuffs and It was just 1st day of riding and in spite of having each and every material with us including the shoes cover we were stuck in middle of rain which was unexpected tragedy. The local guys said that it’s just the 1st day of rains, too UNLUCKY WE!!

    Riding in rain for more 100 kms that to in dusk – not a good combination hence we decided to stay in Solan and leave early the next day and try to cover up the distance on Day 2.

    We got a normal stay for 1200 bucks but the most needed shelter at that rainy night at around 9.30 p.m. Yes we were disappointed of running behind the schedule but that is how riding is all about.

    We had the delicious dinner of butter roti, mix vegetable, Dal tadka, Jeera rice and also the Gulab jamun to satisfy our sweet tooth.

    Sachin applied some foam to our helmet visors to relief ourselves with the foggy weather. It’s a trick everybody can use where the fog doesn’t settles on the wiser making you blind after applying foam and believe me it does help.

    Do we get in schedule on DAY 3 Stay tuned!!


    View while we were having lunch!



    A lot can happen over coffee, and if it is in Mountains nothing beats that!



    Spot the Ghosts



    Some close up photography.



    Just before the rain started pouring heavily!



    Serenity!



    Sunsets tell you that you had one more beautiful day added in your life!




    Give woman a freedom and she will surprise you like never before!



    Not a bad jump though! if you compared it to Kiran's.



    Hum dono, do premi duniya chhod chale!



    Lighter is always better!






    Bhukkad Kiran at Throttle Shrottle!




    Mosambi Juice chadh gaya!



    And this is how we entered into the mountains!



    Friends on the road!



    Early morning darshan of Hanuman ji was just blissfull, thank you MotoGrapher for taking us there and clicking this wonderful picture.




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    Superb once again!

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    Lovely photos as always...although I would be a bit skeptical to ride such terrain and distances on an unknown bike, you guys went ahead with it...thats quite brave...and Noida and spice mall made me realize that you guys weren't far from where i was at that time...anyways would like to say hello in person next time you are here...waiting for the updates for now...reading these in the middle of the ocean as I am sailing presently
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    Do checkout the video for this day 2.


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    CHAPTER 3 - “DAY 3”

    “Mountain is Waiting”

    Day3 (Monday) – 24th July 2017

    Route - Solan - Shimla - Kufri - Theog - Narkanda - Rampur – Tapri

    We planned to wake up early but who can wake up a dead body. As usual we anticipated something else and actually something else happened: D we started our ride at around 8.00 a.m. from solan. Thankfully it was one clear day hopefully nature allow to enjoy the twisty.
    As we proceeded further from Solan towards Shimla and then Kufri, mountains started covering us and mesmerizing us with its sheer beauty, Clouds were too cruising with us on 70 kmph on those lovely snaky roads however the roads were not so good but still manageable.

    When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them. Today it was day to ride through those mountains and meet those huge stones.

    We stopped for a breakfast somewhere in Kufri which was a small shack kind of a place where we enjoyed Bun maska with extra butter along with adrak ki chai. The weather started turning bad as we were about to leave, It started drizzling making the roads terrible to ride on. We were not able to accelerate above 40 kmph because of slippery roads

    We kept our pace slow making our way through mountains. Shimla treated us with loads of traffic and huge crowd which never allowed us to accelerate above 40-50 kmph. However we were anticipating getting a free road once we cross Narkanda however that never happened:-D

    We stopped at few places to admire the beauty and obviously click some photos while riding into the clouds. Mountains, Twisty, fogs, billows covering us from all the corners. It was literally a bliss to ride on such heavenly road

    We also made sure to click some amazing photos of the flowing river across the road which was named “Sutlej“infact it followed us all the way till Narkanda.

    The view started becoming more scenic and beautiful as we were proceeding bit by bit but only until the sun was up however the roads started turning into nightmare after every passing kms after when darkness started covering us. We clicked some beautiful snaps on the roads near the mountains which looked like a caves covering the roads, it indeed looked beautiful in light however we rode for some more 30 kms in those terrains which was actually scary.

    It was all dark and drizzling which made our ride towards Sangla real risky which was more 50 kms away from us and which was our planned destination but again riding in mountains never go according to plans.


    You don't ride in mountains without being prepared and you don't ride in mountains without balancing the risks and rewards. Risk being mountains appears very dangerous during night but it does rewards your eyeballs with its sheer beauty so why risk yourself riding in dusk when you are not rewarded at all. So we decided to take a halt in “Tapri” and call it a day.

    Some Military people also warned us of people driving recklessly so better not ride in dusk. Hence we made a quick decision of staying in Tapri and luckily we got a nice government accommodation which wasn’t at all expected in some place like “Tapri” infact it was only accommodation available in tapri.

    We concluded our day with the dinner in nearby local dhabba, we got normal food Dal, roti, Sabji but it was filling and good. As soon as we reached our hotel back we crashed our back to get some much needed break. Hope we do not meet rains tomorrow.

    It’s ok if things do not go according to plan at the end of the day, the goals are simple: Safety and Security.

    We were behind schedule and it was absolutely alright with us as far as we were safe and ok


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    CHAPTER 4 - “DAY 4”

    “Head in the clouds”

    Day4 (Tuesday) – 25th July 2017

    Route - Tapri- Karcham - Sangla-Chitkul-Karcham-Sangla- Reckong Peo-Kalpa


    The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious and why shouldn’t it be?—It is the same the angels breathe

    We thought to start early from Tapri because the real ride has been started and we were very excited to see the first beautiful place named “Chitkul” very less people have actually visualized this place because to go till chitkul you have to ride some extra kilometers to and fro via Karcham to Sangla from where you have to ride to “Kalpa via Reckong-Peo.

    We loaded our luggage and started our ride to treat our eyesballs with some awesome greenery.

    We didn’t had our breakfast from hotel because it was the only government accommodation we managed to find and stay in Tapri. Thanks to dry fruits, cake slices and biscuits to serve our empty stomach in that chilly weather, atleast we were done for few hours and was all set to ride for few kilometers until we find some appropriate Dhabba/Hotel to have our breakfast.

    We rode for few kilometers after which we stopped at multiple places to click some overwhelming memories. I think photography is one important thing in any journey overall that’s the only way to collect memories and smile on, after you return to your routine life. It definitely lifts your mood and fill you with enthusiasm.


    We reached Sangla in another 1 hour and stopped for breakfast because we were supposed to ride towards Chitkul, for which we heard that it is one tedious ride because there are no roads to ride on.

    We were well prepared because since the day we started our ride, we never met roads we met stones, pebbles, gravels, grits which officially permitted us to meet mesmerizing beauty. It was like way to heaven through hell and we don’t mind crossing hell if heaven is so hypnotic.

    We ate some Sandwiches, Cheese parantha <I love cheese and butter> so cheese parantha was must, aloo Parantha and some green tea. The hilarious thing was they served us green tea with sugar in it, I mean who ever have green tea with sugar <Probably next time I will try putting some milk in it too > but whatever it was we had great time there dancing and enjoying on the some lovely Bollywood songs running in their television. No Matter how worn-out you are or in a bad mood “Songs” never fails to enliven you and restore all your lost energy. Well at least it helps me to get back from my bad mood to good.

    After dancing on couple of songs we went back to our bike and started riding towards one of awesome place named “Chitkul” about which I have been reading and seeing pictures of since a long time

    Rains were bad and somewhat we were kind of prepared to face any situation but only if it was dry we could have done some awesome photography and could have collected so many memories.

    When we reached Chitkul we were amazed after looking at its sheer beautiness. Rains filled the sight with more Greenery which made that place some kind to watch out for.

    Chitkul was one such heaven which took 6 hours of stringent check on our ability including ride in rain, narrow slippery muddy roads and extremely bad roads. But when we reached the spot and witnessed Chitkul - I still remember we were standing there with open mouth.

    We were not able to click much photos because Sachin was too concerned about his little delicate baby (Nikon D550) and we anyways did not wanted to risk our camera. We rode back to “Sangla” again in bad rains to reach Kalpa.

    Rains literally took away the fun of riding in those beautiful terrain but this is how it should be. You should be mentally and physically prepared to face any situation that comes your way.

    Chitkul is highly recommended place to see because there are very few people who have actually seen this place and there are very few information available on internet about it. We were lucky enough to ride to this place and appreciate its sheer beauty

    Around 3.30 rains stopped however we were almost wet and tried to ride further but again we were behind schedule so we rode further towards Kalpa from Reckong Peo. The route towards Kalpa was very scenic and beautiful which made our tiredness leave us and go miles away from us.

    We were happily riding and was enjoying the roads towards Kalpa from Reckong peo when suddenly Sachin screamed on BT and asked me to stop. Damn and why would he not ask me to do so “Keep looking up, there may be a Rainbow waiting for you” Hell yeah we just saw 7 colors of happiness which kept us awestruck for several minutes.

    You believe me or not I saw rainbow for the first time in my life and Man what a lovely place to see something like this. I will remember this till my last breathe that I saw rainbow while I was on my ride to Spiti valley. Seriously this ride will be remembered for a long time and for many good things.

    We literally did not wanted to go from that beautiful place but we had to move on and so is life we cannot get stuck

    Before starting any ride the information you collect is of very important use. We asked few of our friends for the stay option in kalpa when we were in our planning phase and thanks to “Amit Nikam”…. For suggesting us such a lovely place to stay at. “The Monk”

    For a change we reached Kalpa before time and expended rest of our hours in clouds which was covering beautiful Kalpa. We even saw Kinnar Kailash from our Hotel Balcony which was covered with clouds. We waited there for an hour just in a hope that clouds would move on and allow us to visualize the beautiful Kinnar kailash and see being hopeful is good in life. We actually got to see the kailash parbhat for few minutes and then clouds covered it again. Since it was a Sharavan month praying and visualizing such a holy place made our evening.

    We concluded our evening with Maggi and hot coffee and we stood there for hours in the hotel gallery just seeing and appreciating the nature has to offer us. Kalpa was indeed very very beautiful which gave that huge ear to ear smile and made us forget all our concerns and problems for that moment. Travelling actually helps you to flush out all the unnecessary substance from your soul J and the pure air helps you to breathe all the positivity available in the air

    The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious and why shouldn’t it be?—It is the same the angels breathe


    As we are going to proceed with our riding the terrains are going to haunt us even more Day 5 wait for us we are coming to face you


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    CHAPTER 5 - “DAY 5”

    “Land of Landslides”

    Day5 (Wednesday) – 26th July 2017

    Route - Kalpa- Nako-Malling-Tabo

    The morning in “Kalpa” was so beautiful and freezing that we woke up very late blame “Mountains” and awesome weather. We were late to start our journey towards Tabo which was the planned destination.

    We were discussing over a tea to postpone our flight ticket since our real ride was about get started and we had just a spare day. We didn’t wanted to take a chance so we thought to cancel our current ticket which we booked from Goibibo hence we checked the availability of tickets and quickly cancelled our ticket and went back to booking portal. We booked ticket for 4500 inr and now when we saw the flight ticket for new dates it displayed some 12500 inr for 2 people. Initially when we saw the cost it displayed 6200 inr so we thought its ok to invest some more buks but what we forgot to see was that the amount which was displayed initially was just for a single person. Actually Goibibo has this glitch in its app that whenever you go there for any bookings, It by default selects a single person and show you the costing and details which is not the case with other apps like MMT and Booking.com etc.

    When we cancelled the ticket it gave us message as “Offline cancellation” which means somebody from Goibibo will call you and confirm your cancellation. So we were relieved that we would get a call from any Goibibo Customer associate and we will say that we do not want to cancel our tickets infact we also called Goibibo Customer care number who kept us on hold for good 25 mints.So lastly we called GoAir customer service associates and had a word with them who gave us confirmation that our tickets are not yet cancelled and we are good with our booking. (But the real tragedy starts now which I will be revealing in later part).

    All this thing wasted our couple of hours but at the end and at that moment we were relaxed that our tickets are still on place and that we do not have to pay any cancellation charge and extra huge amount to rebook our tickets so we resumed with ur work of packing up our luggage and getting ready for our ride.

    We went downstairs to ride towards our next destination but the view of the mountains further delayed us from moving on. Kalpa was so beautiful that we were forced to stay there, gazing at those running clouds for hours and hours seems the clouds are the only birds that never sleep:-) the place is so picturesque that a photographer will never be satisfied even after spending half of his age there..

    Sachin loves fruits he was so happy to pluck some fruits like “ Litchi“ from trees and eat it raw. I don’t remember we ever get such natural fruits without any pesticides and fertilizers in Mumbai.

    It was 11.30 p.m. when finally we left beautiful Kalpa to meet some treacherous roads.

    Riding from Kalpa to Tabo is one tedious and dangerous task for any riders and why it shouldn’t be – you are in one most treacherous ride of your life. We rode for just 20 kms and we met with our 1st landslide for this ride which delayed us for another one hour. Thanks to the people who look after such situation and clear the roads on such terrains otherwise riding on such place would be another challenge for us riders.

    The roads were turning to be narrower and narrower and equally dangerous after every passing kilometres. But after sometime you will start loving the offroads and all the dangerous horrifying looking mountains given that you don’t mess with them and ride responsibly.


    We met our 2nd landslide for the day and then there was this never ending relationship between us and Landslide, Soon we met 3rd and ………

    We were surprised to meet some of our Mumbai friends who were on leisure ride on their Royal Enfield’s. It feels good to meet your people when you are far away from your home and atleast for me it meant a lot because we met Nikhil who gave his CBR 250 to ride and test before I made up my mind to buy CBR myself. I owe him big time because if he hadn’t asked me to ride his bike I would have never understood that Iam also capable of riding a sports bike since I was very much into Avenger 220 at that time.

    We had a lunch and also jalebiyaan with them, some fun talks with all the lovely people and after biding adieu to them we resumed from where we left.

    We stopped at multiple places for clicking photos that day because the place started to turn into more beautiful landscape from now onwards.

    We reached Nako where we visited Nako lake, clicked some lovely photos, met with some local people, gulped some hot tea and by the time we decided to ride further till TABO it was already 5.30 in evening we had no option but to ride in dark.

    We felt as if we wasted our time visiting Nako lake which was not a great place to see. But still we didn’t knew when we will be riding back to Spiti so we thought to pay a visit.


    We proceeded with our ride towards Tabo however the sun was already set and it was one dangerous decision to ride in dusk but somehow we thought that we should do it to catch up with the planned schedule (Highly not recommended to ride in dusk especially in those terrains).

    Our headlight were weak so we had to focus hard while riding on those bad roads because at some places the roads were actually broken if you ride from extreme cliff side. One miss and you can actually go down the cliff so we had to be very very careful

    Yes we reached Tabo around 9.30 p.m. which was one hell of a ride. Those mountains which appears to be so beautiful in morning looks equally scary in dusk especially when there are no roads to ride on. Fortunately we reached Tabo without any breakdown and problems (not recommended – Never ride on those terrains in dark until and unless there is some urgency)

    We had to hunt for accommodation for some 30 mints since there were no electricity and no light at all. We settled with a descent place to stay in Tabo.

    There were no phone signal at all we were so relieved and happy that no more phone calls and no more browsing, Once in a while you should visit such places where there are no network and phones to disturb your privacy. Just you and your man, hearing to each other heartbeats

    Concluding our day with some delicious chicken & Rice and photographing galaxy we snored like dogs. Yet another day were ended successfully on positive note


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    Awesome ride.. Loved the pics..
    Riding is all about trust, love and passion

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    Awesome! Spiti has some of the best landscapes in indian mountain ranges. Would love to ride there in the coming year.

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    Day6 (Thursday) – 27th July 2017

    Route - Tabo – Dhankar Monestery – Mud Villiage – Kaza

    We shortlisted few places to see before reaching Kaza from Tabo but again riding is about taking decisions on the go no matter how well planner you are that’s not gonna work here. We skipped “Gue village” because we strictly did not wanted to ride after sunlight especially when terrain were turning into nightmare after every passing kilometers and as we were proceeding towards Spiti the roads were dangerously turning into extremely bad patches. So the decision was NO MORE NIGHT RIDE...

    We went to Dhankar Monestary which was amazingly peaceful and silent and then we were directed towards Mud village where we had our lunch. Mud village was green and beautiful otherwise while riding towards Spiti you will mostly get to see scary looking huge mountains

    We were enjoying our ride towards Kaza and we were actually happy because everything was going according to plan and we also started enjoying riding on those kinds of terrains. In short the bad terrains became our best buddies but who knew that best buddies will not take much time to become your enemy.

    Sachin was riding ahead of me when suddenly I did an engine braking where I shifted to first gear from fourth and released the clutch, because I thought that I was going too fast while on descending patch and also because I wanted to save myself from going inside the water <sssshhhhh ignore that water thing actually that was the primary reason> and the next moment I was hugging all the gravels and pebbles in the ground, Somehow I gathered my senses and realized that Wuhuu so here is my 1st fall of this ride but shattered when I understood that I am unable to rotate my wrist, the worst thing is whenever such thing happen all the negative devils derive into your mind giving you all the possible thoughts that now your ride has been ended, load your bike in truck and move on.

    Sachin came rushing towards me, helping me to get rid of those pain and after that I just remember that I was still determined to be back on my bike riding. By no means is my ride ending here, I immediately got an elephant hand because it was swollen, Sadly our first aid had no tablets for pain killer I was all set to ride for some more 50 kms towards Kaza and YES I DID IT! Those 50 kms till Kaza was the worst, painful ride of my life.

    Everyone Crashes, some too scared to get back on. Some can’t wait to ride again. May be iam from those few who are crazy enough to ride with broken wrist. All thanks to my will power, mental strength and Sachin’s Support to motivate me to get back on 2 wheels and complete the ride.


    We reached Kaza and stayed in our friend’s hotel like when we visited Goa we stayed in his property. He has a FB page with name “Jamaica in Goa” and when she shifts to Spiti for some 3 months he names it as “Jamaica in spiti” a very jolly person and a very good place to stay in.

    He helped us with some rally spray and hot water bag to help my elephant hand help a bit but pain was indeed unbearable. The good thing was we thought to explore places around Kaza so I could be the pillion and give some rest to my poor swollen wrist. I was so glad and wanted to thank god that my bones were in place and that nothing was broken otherwise seriously the dream of riding in beautiful spiti valley would had ended there at the very moment.

    This is what normally happens just one crash and your dreams can be shattered. Be always careful of what you do, Be safe always, you have long long way to go and achieve what you dream for J

    Though we did not had the great day because of my crash and all but again life doesn’t ends there it has to go on, So we ended our sad day going to one amazing café in Kaza which kinda very happening with music’s and all and it really really helped us to lift our mood and look forward to new day filled with positivity.

    Ending the day with some hot and cold water therapy to soothe my poor wrist, we fast felt asleep to look forward to yet another amazing and wonderful day filled with positivity.

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    Day6 (Thursday) – 27th July 2017

    Route - Tabo – Dhankar Monestery – Mud Villiage – Kaza

    We shortlisted few places to see before reaching Kaza from Tabo but again riding is about taking decisions on the go no matter how well planner you are that’s not gonna work here. We skipped “Gue village” because we strictly did not wanted to ride after sunlight especially when terrain were turning into nightmare after every passing kilometers and as we were proceeding towards Spiti the roads were dangerously turning into extremely bad patches. So the decision was NO MORE NIGHT RIDE...

    We went to Dhankar Monestary which was amazingly peaceful and silent and then we were directed towards Mud village where we had our lunch. Mud village was green and beautiful otherwise while riding towards Spiti you will mostly get to see scary looking huge mountains

    We were enjoying our ride towards Kaza and we were actually happy because everything was going according to plan and we also started enjoying riding on those kinds of terrains. In short the bad terrains became our best buddies but who knew that best buddies will not take much time to become your enemy.

    Sachin was riding ahead of me when suddenly I did an engine braking where I shifted to first gear from fourth and released the clutch, because I thought that I was going too fast while on descending patch and also because I wanted to save myself from going inside the water <sssshhhhh ignore that water thing actually that was the primary reason> and the next moment I was hugging all the gravels and pebbles in the ground, Somehow I gathered my senses and realized that Wuhuu so here is my 1st fall of this ride but shattered when I understood that I am unable to rotate my wrist, the worst thing is whenever such thing happen all the negative devils derive into your mind giving you all the possible thoughts that now your ride has been ended, load your bike in truck and move on.

    Sachin came rushing towards me, helping me to get rid of those pain and after that I just remember that I was still determined to be back on my bike riding. By no means is my ride ending here, I immediately got an elephant hand because it was swollen, Sadly our first aid had no tablets for pain killer I was all set to ride for some more 50 kms towards Kaza and YES I DID IT! Those 50 kms till Kaza was the worst, painful ride of my life.

    Everyone Crashes, some too scared to get back on. Some can’t wait to ride again. May be iam from those few who are crazy enough to ride with broken wrist. All thanks to my will power, mental strength and Sachin’s Support to motivate me to get back on 2 wheels and complete the ride.


    We reached Kaza and stayed in our friend’s hotel like when we visited Goa we stayed in his property. He has a FB page with name “Jamaica in Goa” and when she shifts to Spiti for some 3 months he names it as “Jamaica in spiti” a very jolly person and a very good place to stay in.

    He helped us with some rally spray and hot water bag to help my elephant hand help a bit but pain was indeed unbearable. The good thing was we thought to explore places around Kaza so I could be the pillion and give some rest to my poor swollen wrist. I was so glad and wanted to thank god that my bones were in place and that nothing was broken otherwise seriously the dream of riding in beautiful spiti valley would had ended there at the very moment.

    This is what normally happens just one crash and your dreams can be shattered. Be always careful of what you do, Be safe always, you have long long way to go and achieve what you dream for J

    Though we did not had the great day because of my crash and all but again life doesn’t ends there it has to go on, So we ended our sad day going to one amazing café in Kaza which kinda very happening with music’s and all and it really really helped us to lift our mood and look forward to new day filled with positivity.

    Ending the day with some hot and cold water therapy to soothe my poor wrist, we fast felt asleep to look forward to yet another amazing and wonderful day filled with positivity.

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    CHAPTER 7 - “DAY 7”

    “If you get tired learn to rest not QUIT”

    Route - Kaza – Key Monastery – Kibber Village – Kaza

    We woke up bit late the next morning. However it was beautiful sunny morning outside with amazing chilly weather.

    For a moment when I woke up I forgot that something tragic happened to me the day yesterday. I picked a bend to tie my tresses when suddenly it gave me such an immense pain not allowing to lift anything with my injured hand

    I literally got an elephant hand with green patch in my palm. When I saw my hand it was like “Damn how did I turn into Hulk”:-D But again the pain was so tremendous that riding a bike was completely out of question. Good thing was we thought to sight see a few things in KAZA so I decided to be a pillion and enjoy the back seat of Fz25.

    After having an amazing breakfast of Pohe (It gives true happiness that even after thousands of kms away from home you still get to eat your favourite breakfast. All Thanks to Jamaica)

    I hopped as a pillion for a change, being a pillion is also a fun in itself. We first visited Key Monestery, I always feel very peaceful to pay visit to Monasteries especially because it feels so good and sheer relaxation out there

    Later we visited Kibber village which was again a must visit. We clicked so many amazing pictures there and lived in that moment in that so peaceful place. One of the best thing I liked about Spiti is that its not that crowded compared to Ladakh since the roads are way too tough to ride to Spiti hence many people avoid coming to this beautiful valley

    Later we started riding to Komik, Langza but as we were ascending the weather started behaving weird with heavy wind storm literally pushing our bikes towards cliff in one of the curve. This is the most disappointing thing about these mountains you never know when the weather would turn against you. We quickly decided to take a reverse turn and run back to our hotel. Glad we made a good decision because later it poured heavily making Kaza all wet.

    Riding has made us a quick decision maker

    We concluded our day by again visiting to same café for some amazing fries and some beer to gulp in those rainy evening.


    No doubt I was still fearful about how am I going to ride ahead because till the roads happened to be too good to us but now from here onwards the real Journey starts with injured wrist.

    No Matter what it was I was dedicated and all excited to hop back to my bike and take her for a ride


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