India · 24 Days · 57 Moments · June 2016

Stok Kangri 23rd June to 5th July

10 July 2016

Out of 11 2 backed out mid way. Rest 9 were focussing on target summit. Near stok shoulder , 5 more backed out and only Sudarshan, Manoj, Saravanan and Mala continued to climb the last 250 mtrs to Summit. Rest reached base camp at 1 pm. Summiteers reached the top at 2:30 pm and reached the base camp at 1 am...

5 July 2016

Day 13. Flying back from Leh to Mumbai. The beautiful journey comes to an end when we descended to Mumbai airport. It was like u r up abruptly from a beautiful dream. The jnm expedition was a dream come true for all of us. Yes, all of us are achievers.. It is a great achievement individually to climb 5850 yo 6100 mtrs with low oxygen and adverse conditions. All of us are indebted to Sudarshan singh and Jnm Trekkers for this wonderful experience.. Thank you one and all. Sharing you all the participant's names Dr Sudarshan Singh Manoj Purohit Anurag Anand Narendra Rao Ameet singh Saravanann Saurabh Jadhav Urvashi Joshi Shweta Ojha Brinda Fernandes Mala Sachdev Thank you

4 July 2016

Day 12 Leisure day at Leh. Spent mostly on shopping and playing cards

3 July 2016

Day 11 . Was a return journey from base camp to stok village

2 July 2016

Some more pics clicked at glacier and near shoulder ( 5860) mtrs
At 11:30 midnight Of day 9 Day 3 of the trek We started our final climb. We r prepared for a 12 hour expedition from base camp yo stok high camp Then to shoulder and then the final summit

30 June 2016

Day 9 Day 3 of trek Rest day with training n a short climb to the hill next to the camp It is 75 degrees climb. We could catch some sleep and mentally preparing ourself fpr the final summit starting midnight
Day 8 of expedition Day 2 of trek Tough walk starts from Mankorma to Stok Kangri Base camp.. It was a climb all over and we achieved it less than 5 hours. Then it is rest time... Chilling out in the chilling cold temp of Stok Kangri base camp at 16000 ft

29 June 2016

Pics of 1st day continued.. Finally we reached the camping site where beautiful tents awaiting us.... Best part is we had amazing dinner Rice , Dal, sabji papad etc,,,,
7th day of expedition. 1st day of stok kangri trek.. What an amazing experience of 7 hours of trek from Leh to Mankorma Here r the kodak moments
Day 7 All r super excited. Actual trek begins today. An hour of drive to Stok Village. And then after a short brief by the guide Dorje and Skarma we will start the trek to a place called Mankorma...

28 June 2016

Langar ( lunch) at Pathar sahib, Leh palace Thiksay minastry Students studying in monastry
Some more pics of Leh sight seeing Want to share more info about Pathar Sahib. The story says a person wanted to kill Guru Nanak by hurdling a stone at him. Instead of killing , the stone stopped near Guru Nanak And made a shape of Guru Nanak Finally this man also became the devotee of guru nanak. This Gurudwar is constructed and maintained by Indian Army
Leh sightseeing Hall of fame Patthar sahib Sangam of River Indus and zanskar
Today is the rest day in Leh Some of us planning a sight seeing to popular tourist spots like Hall of fame Gurudwara Shey palace Thikse Leh palace

27 June 2016

One more hero of Himachal is Ankush fondly called by us as Chotu Ready with tools to repair our bikes on the go. His father owns a bike repairs n maintenance shop in Manali Every day in the morning he makes sure that all bikes r cleaned n in shape to handle the rough terrain ahead
And it is the day of injuries. Naren slipped on soft mud n injured his right hand.. Sudarshan as usual tried his stunts while clicking a photo nd n fell injured his right ankle. Minor mishaps r part n parcel of this expedition. Rather it shows the great co-operation within our team in handling the situation. Immediately after the incident, everyone was busy helping the injured, including feeding breakfast Doctor Sudarshan showed his skills of physiotherapy n gave a pain killer ... Best part is making the situation light n normal in secs
Let me introduce the car driver/ tour guide Santosh. He has the experience of driving in Manali -leh road at least 5 times a year for the past 6 years A very friendly Santosh has stole our heart with his wit n helping nature. He has dearth knowledge of the entire region... Knows how to handle any situation at ease.... Thank you Santosh for being with us...
We reached the second highest pass on the world Tanglangla It is 17582 ft (5328 mtrs) J &K area of highway comes under Himank regiment of Indian Army. Himachal area comes under Deepak RCC
Entered Jammu and Kashmir... Kargil is just 475 kms and Leh is 250 kms here
It is 5:10 am monday All set for day 5. Long journey of 250 kms from Sarchu to Leh will commence now Temperature is 3 degrees... Freezing cold.. All r having headaches due to altitude sickness But the spirit is high
It is 5:10 am monday All set for day 5. Long journey of 250 kms from Sarchu to Leh will commence now Temperature is 3 degrees... Freezing cold.. All r having headaches due to altitude sickness But the spirit is high

26 June 2016

Day 4 more stories

25 June 2016

Leaving from Jispa to Sarchu Kodak moments on the way
The sun is smiling still at 6pm 😳
The last petrol bunk...stocked up at leh...365km ahead
Look at the sign boards enroute manali - Leh Highway. First one warns of unavailability of petrol pumps for next 365 kms. The highway which is open inly 5-6 months in a year has amazing history..
See the signboards on manali Leh highway.
Had a great time celebrating victory of a local panchayat leader.... At Sissu.. And glacier view
Kodak moments enroute
Permit time on the way to rothang pass...with some photo session 😉
Started the journey to Jispa Via Rohtang, keyong, sissu...... Amazing journey begins
Day 3..... Riding to Jispa.... Via Rohtang...

24 June 2016

Finally arrived today's destination covering up 352km and having lavish buffet dinner 😘
Reached Manali after an amazing ride of 350 kms.. What a change in climate.. From 39 degrees to 21 degrees....
Chai time while nearing manali 👍
At tunnel and feeding the machines after 300km super drive...
Team finally arrived for lunch at River Bank..Mandi..100kms away from manali
Waiting for the rest of gang 😉
On the way to manali 👍
It js breakfast time Enroute Manali
Stopped for breakfast...still 266km away for manali
Get set go......
Trip reaches the first gear... Travelling to Manali by bike .. Total 350 kms journey targeted... Will start in an hour..

23 June 2016

Time well spent at rock garden
The machine test is up and comfortable 👍
Dinner at Sun Park Hotel on 23rd at 10pm
Chandigarh city tour continued.....
Sight seeing at Chandigarh 😊
Chandigarh city tour.. Rock garden... Rocks
Selfie at Chandigarh Airport... Heading to Hotel n sight seeing thereafter
Fun time inflight.......
In flight entertainment Enroute to chandigarh. Bye bye Mumbai
At Mumbai Airport... Off to chandigarh.. Expedition starts now......

21 June 2016

All set to go.. Just 2 days left to fly to Chandigarh

19 June 2016

Last practice session and Misal party by Ameet Singh( celebrating his wife's birthday)

17 June 2016

Trip starts from 23rd june