darcha - manali to leh road (india)

Darcha - Manali to Leh road (India)

confluence darcha ladakh mountains riverbed rivers valley
Himachal Pradesh, India

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­

Roof of the world Ladakh Kashmir.
Darcha is situated on a link to once very famous Silk Route of central Asia. Now Darcha is strategically located on border road that connects Leh, Kargil (J&K) Manali(HP). At the moment Darcha is famouse for its scenic beauty and most of track to Padam ( Zanskar Valley in J&K) and Lamayuru starts from here. Darcha is the most remote part of HP state and it remains cut off from the rest of Himachal for more than 6 to 7 months in a year. People of this area are of mongoloid stock and they are Buddhist by religion. They are hard working and peace loving.