“On top of the world”-The Nomads Ride to Ladakh – Part I

This time of the year, when the doors to the heaven named Ladakh is let open to the world, hordes of people take what can only be termed as a pilgrimage on two wheels. So did the nomads. 3000km, 15 days, 11 bikes, 9 high altitude passes, one epic journey. Words cannot express the excitement and enthusiasm that we experienced but pictures certainly can. My photoblog of our journey..

The Nomads

Bikes fully loaded

The bikes lined up

Zoji-La Pass

A mosque in Drass, the 2nd coldest inhabited place in the world

A statue carved on the face of a rocky mountain in Mulbekh

the landscapes of ladakh

a famous thangka painting

the entrance to leh


  • Amit Kumar says:

    Hi Vasanth. Pictures are really exciting specially the view of Ladakh. But it ends very quickly, waiting for more stuff from your side.

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  • virag sharma says:

    Nice pics

  • Sumit Nirmal Kumar says:

    Hi Vasanth,

    Nice travelouge and nicer journey. Really nice shots as well. I have been amid biker as well but i have always driven solo. Been to many such places but it was always a solo journey. But never thought of putting them inhere. Planning a Badri and Hemkund Saheb visit in the days to come. Will make sure the same shows up in here

    Keep travelling
    Sumit Nirmal Kumar

  • Vasanth says:

    Hi Sumit,

    Thanks for your comments. Glad to meet another avid biker. I am a solo rider myself..in fact, my first ride to ladakh was done solo. I have just managed to extend my recreation to my workplace where i have formed this group. Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib have been on my wishlist for a very long time. Do share your ride and route plan with me. i am sure it would be helpful when i would plan my trip.

    Ride Safe..


  • Vibha says:

    Hi Vasanth, Lovely pictures. Very alluring indeed! Looking forward to a detailed account of your journey. Cheers!

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