Tuesday, December 11

Spiti on a Scooty

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My experience of conquering the ever dangerous Spiti Valley on a scooty

Spiti Valley is considered to have one of the most dangerous yet beautiful roads in India.

After all ups and downs, yes’s and no’s, I finally made it to the world’s highest village connected with motor-able roads, Komic in Spiti Valley, having an altitude of 4,587 meters above the sea level. The journey covered famous villages in Spiti Valley starting from Kaza to Kibber via Ki Monestry, then Langza and eventually Komic, covering 81 Kms in mountains.

Well, it started with an adventurous spirit but drastic change in weather conditions and depletion of oxygen made it difficult especially while coming down on those twisty roads. A few curves frightened the life out of me while riding downhill after sunset as I could see only a few meters ahead with the scooty beam. It made me think how fragile the life is. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow so give it everything you’ve got. One second can change your life completely.

However I could feel immense pleasure of achievement when I reached the top and of course, I enjoyed conquering rocky trails with abundant ascents and descents.
There would have been no better way to discover the Valley in such short span of 12 hours.
Certainly, this road trip didn’t leave me indifferent like any other ride on Delhi roads. To say the least, this ride transformed me, in and out.

– Sadhna Sharma

P.S. Ignore the wind noise in the background

CA Sadhna Sharma on a roadtrip to Spiti Valley on her scooty

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I am a Chartered Accountant by profession but a wanderer by heart who loves the smell of different places. For me life is a journey where we can't stand at one place and that is why I love to travel around and feel the freshness, a hint of adventure, diversity of cultures around me. I'm a dreamer. I cannot rest easy. I want to try and fail and try again. For me, best way to understand true essence of life is to travel and talk to strangers.

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