Every biker or peripatetic in India has a dream to explore ladakh at least once in his/her life. Most of them keeps on planing and wait till they can afford a nice high capacity bikes or SUV. But there are people who just could not hold on their dream and did something which not every one can do.
- Cycle Rickshaw – Satyen Das
Around 46 Years old rickshaw puller from Kolkata has set a record by pedaling his rickshaw from kolkata to leh ladakh and back to kolkata. He has first achieved this feet in the year 2014 with the help of his passengers and since than he have been to leh ladakh on his rickshaw around 3 times. Documentary “(Ladakh Chale Rickshawala) shot on his journey by one of his passengers “Indrani Chakraborty” has won the Best Exploration/Adventure Film at the 65th National Film Awards announced in New Delhi.
- TVS Scooty Zest – Anam HashimIndia’s youngest female stunt biker and the first women to ride a 110cc scooty starting from Jammu to the mighty Khardungla Pass and beyond. It took her 18 days to cover 2100 Kms complete the ride without any breakdowns or injury. The most amazing fact is that she went solo to achieve this feat.
- Hero Splendor – The lone riders Deepika & Pawan Sahkya
Married for just an year, the biker couple from Delhi became the first couple to ride a 100cc Hero Splendor to the most dangerous roads of leh ladakh. It took them 14 days to cover 3100+ Kms and complete the ride successfully. Their ride is officially accepted as an record by Indian Book Of records. Read more about their adventurous journey Here
- TractorThree ardent travelers ( Jaibir Sigh Virk, Amit Chaudhary and Himanshu Khagta) from kurukshetra took madness to achieve their dreams to a new level. They drove a new Indo farm 65HP 3065DI tractor to leh ladakh. Their ride was sponsored by Indo Farm Equipments Pvt Ltd. and it took them 14 days to cover 3600+ Kms and complete their ride.
- Electric Scooter
Two riders, Paras Loomba and Jaideep Bansal managed to take the puny scooter from Leh city to the mighty Khardung La. The scooters were not modified for the journey but inverters were carried to top-up the charge of the scooter. Source
- Redbull Formula 1 car
Neel Jani drove the F1 Showcar on the world’s highest driveable road, the Khardung-La pass in the Leh region of India at a height of 18,380 feet past the famous Thiksey Monastery, stopped by the Shanti Stupa and encountered the famous rolling roads of South Pullu.
This makes Red Bull Racing the first Formula One team to have ever managed to transport, fire-up and drive an F1 car on what is arguably the most challenging terrain on the planet.
Jani, a Swiss driver of Indian origin said: “Of all the places I’ve driven around the world, Khardung La has got to be the most humbling. The Himalayas are as imposing as anything in the world and to become a part of history here will be a cherished memory.” Source
- Lamborghini HuracanOne of the most fastest, luxurious, costliest and the most favorite sports car of every automobile lovers – the Lamborghini Huracan. Yes you read it right, the car with low ground clearance making it a tough job to drive even on the normal roads of India has marked its presence on the mighty Khardungla. All thanks to India’s leading Automobile Magazine – Autocar
Jasminder Singh a popular youtuber rode a 1300cc two wheeled powerhouse from Delhi to Leh ladakh. It took him 12 days to complete the leh/ladakh circuit “Delhi – Srinagar – Kargil – Leh – Nubra – Pangong – Leh – Manali – Delhi”. He was lucky enough to complete the ride without major breakdown.
- Cycle Cycling is considered a really good exercise to be fit but riding a cycle to the world’s highest motorable road may sound funny stupidity to many. However, every year many cyclist from India and foreign test their endurance by riding to leh/ladakh from Manali on cycle.
- Bajaj Chetak
A trans Himalayan scooterist from Delhi – Narendra Kumar Gautam, has been riding his bajaj chetak almost every year since year 2011. Teacher by profession and a biker by soul.
Many people do morning walk to keep themselves fit but there is some other breed of people who just love walking. Now a days you may find many people trekking from Manali to leh.