Spiti Expedition - Sangla到Tabo（205公里）
Rakcham - Sangla - Karcham - Pooh - Kah - Nako - Sumdo - 禁忌
It was a beautiful sunny day with clear blue sky providing that additional oomph to the beauty. We left from Rakcham @ 1:45 pm with trip meter at 2065 KMs. We crossed Sangla @ 2:15 pm covering 13 KMs through very narrow roads where two vehicles at a time would seldom cross together. Drive through such a terrain becomes very judgemental and one needs to be generous to make way for another vehicle to pass before proceeding ahead. Normally, vehicle with downward movement takes the lead. We started negotiating twist and turns through gravels with no sign of tarmac at some stretches. The adventure of negotiating treacherous road through this stretch with no barrier on mountain edge was undertaken cautiously by all of us. The view to the bottom would easily give goose bumps to the experienced of all as well. Yes, this was the same stretch that we covered previous evening. We reached Karcham @ 3:30 p.m. thereby covering 32 KMs. Now we were back on NH22 for our onward journey towards Kaza.
NH22（Hindustan - 西藏高速公路） - 世界上最危险的道路
After covering further distance of 10 KMs only we encountered the first treacherous stretch of our journey. There was no sign of tarmac and we were passing through mud and gravel with a possibility of shooting stones at every juncture. The mountain was so volatile and unstable that it will give jitters to the experienced as well. There were two road blocks as well due to clearing work in progress and it took a toll of 30 minutes in our movement. The view of bottom from the hill was a sight not for the faint heart. Slowly and steadily we crossed this phase and reached Akpa @ 4:30 p.m. thereby covering 65 KMs during the day. We ordered for food at a local restaurant and started gathering some information on road conditions for onward journey. We got various suggestions and inconsistent information from local people. Once again a Ladakh like scenario where concrete information was missing. Since, we were travelling through world’s most treacherous road in a remote location that too in the dark we were sceptical about it. We spoke to the manager at Siddharth Hotel, Tabo (where our stay was booked) and he informed us that it will take at least 6 hours to reach Tabo. Finally, we decided to move ahead with our scheduled plan and left from Akpa @ 6:30 p.m. after having homemade food. This is where team come together to achieve the target. Till now we have covered just 65 KMs in a span of 5 hours. 这就是喜马拉雅的公路旅行是关于。它从装备中抛出所有计算，并呈现出各种挑战。
As it has happened to us numerous times in past, once again we were passing through a treacherous road (that too world’s most treacherous) in dark. Somehow I got the feeling that it proved as blessing in disguise with almost negligible traffic on the road with minimal distractions as the focus was solely on drive and road. We reached Pooh (alt 2262 mtrs) @ 8:40 p.m. thereby covering a distance of 100 KMs. Once again we stopped and discussed about our journey as we still had 105 KMs to cover and this is the only place where accommodation can be arranged. Once again we decided to move ahead and now there was no looking back but to achieve our target. The road conditions at most part of the stretch were good with few patches of rough. We crossed Kah @ 9:10 p.m. and had covered 123 KMs so far. After Pooh there was a constant ascend through numerous hairpin bends and we reached Nako (alt 3662 mtrs) @ 9:51 p.m. After covering another 35 KMs we reached Sumdo (alt 3280 mtrs) @ 11:20 p.m. thereby covering 175 KMs during the day. We did the mandatory entry at the checkpost and entered the Spiti Valley with trip meter at 2240 KM from Mumbai (820 KM from Delhi). After regrouping we proceeded towards our destination which was just 30 KM away. It took us another 45 minutes to reach our destination. Finally after covering 205 KMs we reached Tabo (alt 3280 mtrs) @ 12:15 a.m. It was a moment of pride and satisfaction for all and even more for the bikers. The hotel staff prepared dinner for us and we loved it to the core. Once again we signed off for the day with an anticipation of what’s in store for us.
这是我们为我们提供了大多数世界最致命的道路的一天。我们旅程的一部分在黑暗中覆盖，但最终我们取得了目标。高速公路实际上是一个通往天堂的门户，在每个时刻改变地形和景观。穿过这些地形本身的旅程是观光。无论你走出走出去，都成为观光的地方。每一个山和景观都对我们来说就是谈到并告诉我们一些无国情的神秘面纱。我们无法通过言语来解释我们的感受，因为它只能通过实际通过这些地形来感受到它。我们确信每次旅行者都会在穿过这些地形时经历这种感觉。令人着迷的风景，美丽的天空，闪闪发光的明星，河流，以及各处的惊喜 - 朱兰到斯皮蒂。