———————————————————Title - Roasted Barley Powder.
The first time I had roasted barley powder , I put a spoonful straight into my mouth. My mouth was firm shut for a long time, I couldn’t chew, I couldn’t swallow.
It’s usually mixed with butter tea/ namkeen chai. (Can also be mixed with water, milk or soup) The mixture is made into a dough and is taken with (optional) cheese and sugar.
Barley powder is rich in dietary fibres, amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins.
———————————————————Title - Those without running water.
It takes so much effort for me to carry 15 litres of water and then I see an old amalay carrying 30-40 litres of water on her back.
There are two things- 1) is the difficulty in accessibility of water during winter. We have to go great distances to fetch drinking water from the spring. 2) the strength of the people even in this bitter cold.
Diskit monastery which is having one of the largest maitrey Buddha statue. This monastery is alson on the height and can see 360 degree view of surrounding which is very soothing for eyes. Also the oldest and largest monastery in Nubra Valley. Also named The orchard of Ladakh.
The most adventurous day(22/9/18) of the trip...I was heading towards leh from pangong lake and when i reached durbuk-the junction point for leh and nubra valley,slowly it turned whole cloudy and started drizzling!...that moment i realised that weather is in mood to fuck up today!...And it turned extreme by the time i rode up to the changla top..Roads got covered with frozen ice and temperature dropped below -10°c in just few minutes which turned the situation next to immpossible to ride bike on that frozen roads without chains on the tyres!...It was the worst blizzard kashmir has witnessed since 1995!
That feeling of achievement.."Yess..finally you did it!" while standing at the world's highest motorable road(18380ft)😍
Its all abt dream journey and the achievements where your physical and mental fitness and your riding skills gets tested through the tough terrians and stiff himalayan roads,in low oxygen levels and extreme weather conditions....And atlast you ride back home safely passing all the tests and tough situations,thanking God and mighty himalayas for keeping u safe!,thats the moment of achievement! @natgeoadventure
I took #AStepBeyond on my 1st longest ride on my 1st bike Bajaj Pulsar 200ns..It was my dream since the day i started to ride bikes to cover up spiti and ladakh together on my 200ns from ahmedabad.And finally the dream turned true last month.Me and one of my mate rode through the most beautiful and tuff himalayan roads completing 5800kms in 28days without any breakdown or single issue although my bike is 6years old and 75000kms clocked!...This ride took my riding experience and skills #AStepBeyond ..As from first i trust #motulindia as the best suplements for my machine it never let me down in 6 years and 74000+ kms and still more to go!
@xbhp @motulindia @motorcycletales @pulsar_200ns_official @natgeoadventure
Friends v made...experience v shared...!!
@omarcyclist @psyaichauhan @choused_paladin @dilipgagan @mettahuman @ganta_raghava_ram
All the memories v made and experiences v had together will b remembered for the rest of the life buddies!!😝✌