Sarchu….Pang

DAY 5
Sarchu-Pang
Total Distance covered-90km

This was a horrible day.We woke up early in order to make it upto Leh.Last night it was so uneasy that me and Chinmay both didn’t get sleep.Also,Chinmay was having a severe headache and a bit of fever.I hadn’t eaten much since last day and had some dizziness and some signs of loose emotions. We had a light breakfast and were ready to take off at 8am.Then it happened….my bike refused to start.I kicked number of times.But the engine was totally dead and it showed no intention to start.Within 4-5 kicks I was exhausted.Then Chinmay tried,same with him.We took a breath and then tried starting the bike by giving a push.Within not more than 3-4 minutes,both of us literally left the bike and sat down.I went through the toolbox and gotta tool to check the spark plug.It was damn black before I cleaned it well and placed it again.The bike was still adamant.Dint change the response at all.It was 10am and we finally decided to ask a truckwala who was helping us to give me lift with the bike in his truck.He agreed but his truck was full of cement bags and it would be too difficult for me sit in that shit with my bike all time.It wasn’t possible to tie the bike anywhere.
We decided to give another try when suddenly the truck driver suggested to change the spark plug if we had spare.I kept nothing for the bike with me.Chinmay had one and we replaced it.There goes it,yeppie…….My bike started in the first kick. But it was 11am by then and we both were already physically and mentally exhausted.

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Still we started with Leh as the target.Wrooming through the Gata loops and other not so troublesome passes like Nakeela and Lachulung-la.Only the road seemed to be black,rest everything was RED.It felt like I am on Mars.

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As usual I was following Chinmay but I saw him waiting and untieing his petrol can which on carefully observing,I realized,it was leaking.I had a lot of room in my fuel tank and I poured the remaining 4litres out of 5 in it.

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The pressure of exertion was totally reflected on our faces and we dint say but both of had made our mind to stay at Pang which was just a few km away.Still there were a lot of snaps to come within the small distance.

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We reached Pang at some 2.30pm.We dint even unload our bags from bikes but Chinmay dumped himself in the bed and I ran in search of loo….
We had some dal rice which I couldn’t eat all and meanwhile Chinmay had gone deep in sleep.The hotel guy brought our stuffs in and arranged our bed.It was 4pm when we slept.I dont remember what happened that eve,I went out for a minute to hear some guys speaking marathi.I had no courage to talk,Chinmay had a chat with them and he too got back in.It was about 7pm we slept.the next day we woke up,it was 10am.What a nice sleep it was after last days sleepless night.

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One comment on “Sarchu….Pang

  1. Celine says:

    Slept at 4 pm, then at 7 pm..and only woke up at 10 am next day…wow…you slept more than 15 hours!! Hehe…

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