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In Quest of the Last Victory, 2nd Edition by Navin Gulia

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6

Aiming for the Impossible

Khardung La: The First Attempt

For quite some time, I had been dreaming of driving up to Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world. I began to work towards it. However, I could not gather enough information about the place and how to reach there, since information was not readily available over the internet at that time. The only information I had been able to collect was that the route to Leh was via Manali and that it was snow-free only for two months in a year. The latter piece of information, however, proved wrong later.

Though I had just this meagre information, I had no intention of abandoning my dream. Ever since my injury I had come to cherish life even more and I did not want to put anything away ...

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