Posts Tagged ‘Koksar’


A group of mountain bike cyclists doing a supported Manali-Leh and a single British guy doing it unsupported with less luggage than I would take to go to the supermarket. I won’t be alone scaling the big passes. But today is a rest day in Keylong.

Sweet things in Keylong

Sweet things in Keylong

The road was good, and 50km was again a short morning affair. The afternoon was spent eating Indian sweets fattening up for the heights of the coming days.

The road to Keylong

The road to Keylong

The road to Keylong

The road to Keylong

Tomorrow I’ll be cycling with Josh to Zing Zing Bar.


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