Way to Highest Motorable Road in the World
Leh > South Pullu > Khardungla Pass
One day I woke up in Leh and it was drizzling which is unusual in Leh as per past records and it's demography.
"If it's raining here in Leh, then it would be snowing at Khardungla Pass", said a local lady as my smiling face soon showed a sad expression. I had a dream to self-drive on the roads of Ladakh but I had no experience in snow which scared me.
We had to visit Nubra valley today as per scheduled itinerary and had to cross Khardungla Pass to reach there.
We took the risk and moved forward. Vehicle's papers were checked just after leaving Leh as non-leh registered commercial vehicles are not allowed further to Nubra valley. Roads were super smooth and I was driving with a slow pace. Soon, drizzling turned into snowflakes and everybody rejoiced but they were not the ones' to drive the car. I was. I enjoyed at my capacity with fear in my heart. As we moved forward, snow covered the whole scenery and it was difficult to see with naked eyes as the snow was reflecting the sunlight. I borrowed sunglasses from my friend as I had a responsibility to drive, leaving my friend nearly blind. The most difficult part was to drive in the middle of huge traffic on a slanted road, picking up the car every time the traffic crawls on a slippery, snowy road.
PS - Every vehicle has to submit a pass issued by Leh authority at South Pullu and North Pullu, to and fro. Please carry copies of the same (at least 4). Also shared on Facebook
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