At 18380 feet
Oxygen Level Low
Half a foot thick Black Ice
Date & Time : June 11, 2017 6 PM
Above are the few details that i could gather of the incident when we were stuck at the world one of the highest motorable pass i.e. Khardung La. Stuck in the sense that we were neither able to move towards Nubra Valley nor towards Leh as by the time we made it to the Top, t'was too late. The sun was half way down and the water on the roads froze to black ice upto 6 inches making it unfit for any sort of vehicular movement. While if not all, atleast I was looking at the most dreadful evening of my life where I was not able to decide what I should do. Praying to our Gods wasn't helping, just then I realized may be it was us only whom Gods might have chosen. Finally at 7 PM when there was no hope, energy or faith left in us, we decided to leave our bikes in the cold desert of the mountains to save lives.
It was only after I noticed that the water in our hydration bags was frozen I realized we won't survive the night here, we abandoned our bikes on the roadside of the Pass and decended in a Cab. That was one hell of a long night which I spent praying. The very next day as I prayed for a clear weather and I guess the prayers were answered, we went back to the Khardung La Top again to get back our Rides and the Picture that you is the condition in which I found my ride. This day will be one of the most beautiful chapters of my life, now I have story which I can narrate throughout my life.
I am very grateful to @manurajsharma
without whom I wouldn't have made it.
And I am glad to have riding partners @ramantewari @deepu_prashant22
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