Category: On Tour


Mountain Passes Kunzum Range

Passes in Tibetan are called La We are entering Spiti valley from Manali and Lahaul valley via the Rohtang pass. From the 4550m top of Kunzum La on a clear day you can see peaks in every direction (La is the Tibetan word for mountain pass). The views...


The Inner Life

For millennia in Ladakh the many Buddhist Gompas that sprang up in this extarodinary landscape have nurtured and instructed the inner life for all who enter there. Just to step into the prayer hall of a Gompa is an experience that is immediately palpable. The outside is bright,...


Being Inside in the time of COVID-19

Being inside and social isolating. In 1996 I started a long silent retreat. It was to be the most valuable gift that I have ever given to myself.It certainly was not an easy undertaking, however, I learned to go inside, to let go and be willing to face...


People on the Mountain Path

Gassing up ready to ride Here are some of the amazing friends and travellers that I have met over the past 14 years riding in the mountains. The freedom that is so easily felt when you are riding at altitude in the Himalayas make every meeting special. Knowing...


Flying into Leh

An early morning flight from Delhi to Leh The awe inspiring view from the airplane of the western Himalayan mountain range. We cruise effortlessly over hundreds of miles of mountains, lit by the morning sun their every fold and crease is visible as far as the eye can see....


Bridge to Tibet – WoW

On the road to Spiti Valley there are many bridges now crossing the might Sutlej river. This was once the route taken by the Tibet highway that was cut into the mountain side on the right bank of the Sutlej. At that time bridge building was not possible...


Support vehicle

We have been supported for the last 9  or 10 years by Nanak and our trusty back-up jeep.  This is a picture of Nanak and the jeep in the Lahul valley.  The jeep follows the bikes carrying our spare parts the mechanic and our luggage and any other...

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