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

Bridget Ringdahl

Pedaling has been natural to me since the tender age of three. Cycling is practical, fun, it gets you to the corner café, across countries, continents, keeps you fit and is by far the most efficient and environmentally friendly transport option around, being virtually carbon neutral.

I live in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal which is great cycling country, within 10 minutes I can be bouncing along some of the finest single tracks in the province.

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3 thoughts on “and the pedaling continued: Sarchu – Leh
  • Ian

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

  • Pia

    Fabulous landscapes and magnificent camp sites!

  • 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 ...

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