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Bridget's Bike Blog

Mad about cycling mad about our furry friends mad about green living

and the pedaling continued: Sarchu - Leh

And so we pedaled on... more passes, road sign entertainment and enchanting views.

And so we pedaled on... more passes, road sign entertainment and enchanting views.



Ubiquitous yaks hanging out in surreal landscapes

Ubiquitous yaks hanging out in surreal landscapes.


Tip and topple, we saw this brand new digger being transported by truck the day before. As we climbed the 32 km up the Nakee-la pass we had literally and luckily missed the delivery!

Tip and topple, we saw this brand new digger being transported by truck the day before. As we climbed the 32 km up the Nakee-la pass we had literally and luckily missed the delivery!


False summit: Graham and his final metres of the Nakee-la pass (4950m) only to descend 200m and climb another 7km to top of the real pass Lachalung -la (5130m)

False summit: Graham and his final metres of the Nakee-la pass (4950m) only to descend 200m and climb another 7km to top of the real pass Lachalung -la (5130m)


Always fabulous views

Always fabulous views


Richard and Carlos at 5160m (Lachalung-la)

Richard and Carlos at 5160m (Lachalung-la)


Descending to Pang

Descending to Pang



More handsome fellows

More handsome fellows


Moray plains and Tsokar

Moray plains and Tsokar


Camping at TsoKar with the marmots, black necked cranes and a kaleidoscope of colours.

Camping at TsoKar with the marmots, black necked cranes and a kaleidoscope of colours.


A stupa and prayer flags mark this auspicious and protected Ramsar wetland site.

A stupa and prayer flags mark this auspicious and protected Ramsar wetland site.


TsoKar Abi-le shows us how to weave a yak wool carpet.

TsoKar Abi-le shows us how to weave a yak wool carpet.


Highest Eco-schools flag in the world (at that time)on the Taglang-la pass (5300m).

Highest Eco-schools flag in the world (at that time)on the Taglang-la pass (5300m).


Down to Rumtse village for our final night of camping before reaching Leh.

Down to Rumtse village for our final night of camping before reaching Leh.


Carlos finds a rasta doggie in the 'campgrounds' with dreadlocks weighing a few kgs,  Its decided that after our adopted dog had devoured our leftovers from lunch that some 'trimming' was in order. See the mighty dreads on the right.

Carlos finds a rasta doggie in the 'campgrounds' with dreadlocks weighing a few kgs, Its decided that after our friend had devoured our leftovers from lunch that some 'trimming' was in order. See the mighty dreads on the right.


What a cute guy and he seemed to really appreciate his more tidy himalayan hound look! Wish I could have taken him with us. Luckily he didn't follow us as did Rumi-dog last year

What a cute guy and he seemed to really appreciate his more tidy himalayan hound look! Wish I could have taken him with us. Luckily he didn't follow us as did Rumi-dog last year.


Just love these villages!

Just love these villages!

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Sheepies going out to graze at Gya village.

Goaties going out to graze at Gya village.


We've arrived 600km later in Leh: Raju, Richard, Colleen, Paul, Graham, Carlos, Bridget, Sandra and Cliff

We've arrived 600km later in Leh: Raju, Richard, Colleen, Paul, Graham, Carlos, Bridget, Sandra and Cliff

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Comments 3

Guest - Ian on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 03:26

Wonderful seeing all these magical landscapes. Also good to see shots of Bridge and Carlos

Wonderful seeing all these magical landscapes. Also good to see shots of Bridge and Carlos
Guest - Pia on Friday, 08 November 2013 23:32

Fabulous landscapes and magnificent camp sites!

Fabulous landscapes and magnificent camp sites!
Guest - Anjali Dhingra on Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:41

Hello,
First a fall, I would like to tell you that you have done a wonderful task and your experience seems to be amazing.
Keep it up.

Adventure Camp is located at an oasis at the desert land of Sarchu, 222 kms from Manali on the Leh highway. The camp is located on the main Sarchu camp grounds with Twenty Four Swiss Cottages and Fifteen Royal Cottages.
One of the most adventurous and exciting camping of India. Anyone looking forward to adventurous place in INDIA? After an exhaustive on line research I found this best
package .Check it out.
http://www.365hops.com/social/event_detail.php?eventid=VkZod1VrMVJQVDA9

Hello, First a fall, I would like to tell you that you have done a wonderful task and your experience seems to be amazing. Keep it up. Adventure Camp is located at an oasis at the desert land of Sarchu, 222 kms from Manali on the Leh highway. The camp is located on the main Sarchu camp grounds with Twenty Four Swiss Cottages and Fifteen Royal Cottages. One of the most adventurous and exciting camping of India. Anyone looking forward to adventurous place in INDIA? After an exhaustive on line research I found this best package .Check it out. http://www.365hops.com/social/event_detail.php?eventid=VkZod1VrMVJQVDA9
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