Day 11. 57km. Batal (3977m) – Koksar (3118m)

Posted: July 31, 2018 in Cycling, India
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Bumpy rocks. Streams that take over and become the road. Mud slicks after stream crossings that become one long mud bath in the dying kilometres as the road climbs to Grampoo. It was all a bit of a challenge in the beginning. In the end I just wanted to hit the sealed road and for it to be over. And now it is. I’m on the Manali – Leh road.

The road to Spiti

The road to Spiti

The rain had cleared and the valley was now surrounded by snowy, rocky peaks. A beautiful sight as the road followed the Chandra River downstream.

The road to Grampoo

The road to Grampoo

The road to Grampoo

The road to Grampoo

The stream to Grampoo

The stream to Grampoo

The mud bath to Grampoo

The mud bath to Grampoo

Comments
  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, gosh, and that is called a road? Whew! Bone-jarring agony!

  2. Rustic and beautiful!

  3. I guess in kilometre terms, it’s not so far from the busy main road (the Manali-Leh road), but as the road is so difficult, it makes it quite remote.

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