Finally came the day when I would be on top of the world! We rode towards Khardung La, which is claimed to be the highest motorable road in the world at 18,380 feet above mean sea level. This was like a long off-road track, as the roads were horrible. The TVS Scooty Zest 110 again proved itself quite able and performed unfazed, in spite of the oxygen-depleting altitude. Thankfully, the distance too was less than 50 kilometres, so it did not take too much time. And I kept thinking that this was what I had come for, so I rode on.
It was really cold at the top, but at least I knew I had finally made it…on a TVS Scooty Zest 110! I also played in the snow for a while, again a novel experience for me. And, as promised, I did a handstand right at the Khardung La board. We were advised not to spend much time there as the high altitude can make you uneasy, so I quickly hopped back on the scooter and rode down to the hotel.