Travel Route: Hindustan – Tibet Road – Nako – Tabo
Hindustan – Tibet Road
The famous Hindustan – Tibet Road is an unending sequence of plunging landscapes. The Lonely Planet called it ‘one of Asia’s great and most challenging road trips.’ Initially constructed in the 19th century by the British to connect India and Tibet. Yet the road is still unfinished. It’s a challenge for me to stop my head’s critical voice about the road’s unfinished state. I am deeply grateful when my observer-self sees my noisy brain criticizing the road’s incomplete conditions and tells it gently to quiet down. It reminds me to get back into the present moment, which will never happen again. Besides, the road’s scenery is fantastic!
Our driver’s name is Kuldep, which sounds like Cool-Deep. He is very protective of us, and I like it. It takes excellent driving skills and a lot of experience to maneuver a car on these Himalayan roads the way Kuldep does it. This is a sequence of photos showing how he managed to pass two slow-moving trucks.