An xBhpian Rides the Mahindra Mojo in the Gorgeous Landscapes of Ladakh!
Before I scribble down anything, the first thing I learnt during The Mountain Trail Days was ‘Mountains and Motorcycles simply go together’. You are on your bike riding around the mountains then definitely you are going to relive those days throughout your life. Nature has so much to offer. No one can explain the essence, you yourself need to go there to understand and live it. Each and every day in the mountains will give a smile and the next day you will wake up with the urge to see more. And I assure you, every time you will be blown away with its magnificence. Ladakh is on the top of every traveller and bikers bucket list. There in the mountains you live in the sunshine, swim in the water and drink in the wild air.
Before starting my travel tale, let me tell you what is The Mountain Trail.
It was a 15 day expedition organized by Mahindra for Mojo and non-Mojo owners to ride across the beautiful passes around Ladakh. It was a ride focusing on the Mahindra Mojo and also testing its capabilities. Despite Mahindra taking care of everything, the mountains are never easy.
The journey begins:
Although the ride had begun, I joined the Mojo tribe on the 30th of July from Leh. The feeling while flying over the mountains into the clouds to Leh was indescribable. Leh Airport is not a mega giant building. It’s an open runway covered by delightful clouds and surrounded by stunning mountains. The Mojo Tribe had made Hotel Thongsal in Leh as its base camp. The team was riding for 6 days so that was a buffer day for them. One needs breaks during such rides because the human body needs to acclimatise to the present temperature and altitude. As the day was off I and few others went river rafting after breakfast. The rest visited Hall Of Fame post lunch. An army personnel was our host for the evening. He took us around the war memorial shared different encounters of Kargil War and different experiences of the Indian Army. After this the team headed back to the hotel and the whole group was in a party mood. Around 9 the party started and the fun continued for good 3-4 hours. Almost everyone was meeting each other for the first time but the biking brotherhood was clearly visible. During the party we had a briefing session for the next day’s ride. I woke early and visited Shanti Stupa Monastery which was located close to our hotel.
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