The Marsimik La Adventure – Day 5

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All that we needed to do today was reach Pangong Tso. So we woke up late, nursed our hangovers and enjoyed our first proper breakfast in days.

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Guru went out to get something fixed on his motorcycle while I tightened the crucial nuts and bolts on mine and did a quick inspection for any obvious problems. We had lunch in Leh and left at 2:00 pm for Pangong Tso. We were in no particular hurry and stopped to take pictures on the way up and down Chang La pass.

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As we were riding down Chang La we came across a couple of Guru’s friends from Mumbai who were also making their way to Pangong Tso. One of them had a flat tire and we stopped to help them fix it.

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We stopped for tea at Tangtse where we also came across some wild horses.

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We finally reached Pangong Tso at 8 pm, checked into a hotel, had dinner along with something that the locals claimed to be Old Monk.

After riding five days at a stretch, making up the two days lost in Chandigarh, getting turned away by the Indian Army in Mahe and eventually taking the Plan B route to reach Pangong Tso from the north, we were finally a few hours away from riding our motorcycles to Marsimik La. On that happy note we hit the sack.

Here is a video of the day’s riding.

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