Day 17. 61km. Pang (4469m) – Thukje (4542m)

Posted: August 6, 2018 in Cycling, India
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The bike stood there on the dry lake in the scorching sun. Around the bike were circles of tyre tracks from some motorbike enthusiast. Taking a photo of the scene every 5 seconds was the GoPro. Finally shade came, I packed up, left, and it started to hail.

Salt lake

Salt lake

Today was hot with a tailwind – except when it was hailing or raining with a strong headwind. The weather can change at the drop of a hat on these high altitude plains, and it did, numerous times.

This morning I climbed out of the canyon that Pang finds itself in, to be met with an amazing view of both the canyon and the beautiful More Plains.

Above Pang

Above Pang

Above Pang

Above Pang

Rolling along, I took many photos as I watched wild horses roaming in the distance.

More Plains

More Plains

More Plains

More Plains

My intention was to stay at Tso Kar lake, which was a 17km detour from the main road.

Towards Two Kar

Towards Two Kar

I never really found the lake. There were mounds of grass, and hillocks of sand, but no big expanse on water.

Tso Kar lake

Tso Kar lake

Tso Kar lake

Tso Kar lake

There were, however, 2 German cyclists who are cycling from the other direction. We spent most of the evening together, exchanging stories.

Comments
  1. Bev says:

    Enjoying your exploits on your fantastic journey. Love your photos etc.

  2. Klaas says:

    Good day, very nice pictures again, are you still driving the Koga-bike after all those kilometres.

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Wow, what a place! I wonder if the lake is yet another casualty of climate change, melted glaciers no longer feeding it?

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