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Ride De Shinkhu La

Introduction The evil tentacles of Covid19 held our heads down for long but now in Oct 2020 after things had started easing out we also planned  a much awaited ride . Also, the Atal Tunnel at an altitude of 10,000 ft was recently inaugurated and made open for the public and I thought of being one of the first few to ride through it. The Plan  I zeroed down on Shinkhu La or Shongo La which lies at an altitude of 16,703 ft linking Zanskar and Lahaul as it is one of the most unheard of passes and wanted to nail it before it becomes commercialised like another 'Pangong Tso' courtesy (sic) 'Three Idiots' (a bollywood blockbuster). The plan was quickly scribbled : Day 1 - Gurgaon - Kullu  Day 2 - Kullu - Manali Day 3 - Manali - Shinkhu La - Manali Day 4 - Manali -Swarghat Day 5 - Swarghat - Gurgaon  Total Distance- 1500 kms  My dear friend and martial arts student Shridhar Sinha was itching to ride to the hills and hence this plan of a hill ride crystalized so quick. Prep Pos
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