22 Aug 2013

Manali to Leh: On an Unsupported Ride

Munna Pahi
Chandresh Dubey


Manali > Keylong > Zing Zing Bar > Sarchu Takh > Whiskey Nullah > Debring > Karu > Leh

  • 16th Aug: Manali
  • 17th Aug: Keylong 
  • 18th Aug: Zing Zing Bar
  • 19th Aug: Sarchu 
  • 20th Aug: Whiskey Nullah 
  • 21st Aug: Debring
  • 22nd Aug: Karu 
  • 23rd Aug: Leh
UPDATE: 21st Aug, 7.30 PM
It takes a certain kind of madness (in a nice kind of way) to do the Toughest Ride in the world, unsupported. These two riders n buddies decided to do exactly that. 
I got a call late in the evening, it was great to hear from Chandu and Munna. They were calling from Karu where they were stopping over for the night. Suffering from High Altitude symptoms from climbing Taglang La, 17,562 ft (the second highest Pass in the World) and having caught a chill because of dropping temperatures...somehow they were able to overcome it and continue their ride. 
Tomorrow they plan to ride on to Leh where their journey ends...and finally get the much needed downtime and most importantly...good food and a safe haven, courtesy the men in olive green : )
Further updates soon! Salute to the brave two on their unsupported ride...Cheers!

UPDATE: 22nd Aug, 9.15 AM

Chandu and Munna 20 KM short of Leh now...and going strong : )

UPDATE: 22nd Aug, 11.30 AM


UPDATE: 22nd Aug, 7 PM 
Chandu is heading to Srinagar by road and Munna is staying on in Leh tonight.

UPDATE: 23rd Aug, 11.15 AM
Chandu is back on the saddle, enjoying the beauty of Kashmir. He has already checked out the streets of Srinagar is now riding around the Dal lake and the Mughal Gardens. 
Munna is right now on a Solo Ride doing Khardung La downhill...Awesome going !! 

The Bike that helped them do it...Manali to Leh on this Bike. 


  1. zabardast kaam kara chandu aur munna ne....

  2. गजब का काम कर दिया |
    बधाई हो चंदु और मुन्ना भाई को इस उपलब्धि पे |

  3. Great place to ride on ...