Thursday, April 11, 2013

Road Tripping to Rohtang Pass and Keylong

Our Journey started from Manali via Rohtang towards Lahaul Valley and ended at Keylong. My first real and independent trip with my cousin and her friend. 3 gals, a driver and a Chevrolet Spark car.
The Rohtang Pass
The Corn Kernels
Bikers on the Road-A regular sight on Rohtang

Flying high at Rohtang

The Rohtang Pass is a tricky place owing to constant landslides leading to jams for almost  4 hours. Not much is available if you are hungry. All you can have are corn kernels, which are by the way, Yummy! We set out early in the morning. Loads of  SCENIC sights to devour on the road leading to the Rohtang Pass. After crossing the tricky road/pass we reached Rohtang and had really tasty Maggie and tea from Negiji's khopcha or tent. A lovely guy who was extremely sweet to us. The Maggie at such a great height and in cold conditions, seemed to be best thing to have in the World at that point of time.


Shashur Monastry

Keylong Valley
A Monastery at Keylong

Women in Traditional Gear from Lahaul

From then on,  the Terrain became extremely gorgeous, the kind I had never seen before...Greenery mingled with harsh, barren mountains and rocks with snow capped mountain peaks... gushing waterfalls...Monastries at some nook and corner, steep climbs, rugged yet beautiful in its own unique way..One can stay at the Tashi Deleg Hotel from where a beautiful view is guaranteed..Most mobile networks do not work here except for BSNL. You can spend the evening by the Bhaga river or by exploring the small marketplace....If peace and calm is what you are looking for with an unhurried pace of life, then this is the right place for you. All I can say, it was truly mesmerizing and a spiritually inspiring trip.. a trip close to my heart....... 
There is more come....Adios till then..:)

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