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The Escape of a Lifetime

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The recently concluded ‘Himalayan Spiti Escape’ organized by Mahindra Adventure was nothing short of spectacular for the participants who piloted their tough and rugged Mahindra 4x4 SUVs over this wild terrain. The participants came from every corner of the country to drive through the toughest motorable roads in the Himalayas.

Ten days, 27 SUVs and a 1,600 kms expedition to the Lahul-Spiti region of the Himalayas, took off-road enthusiasts on a journey that, quite literally, went off the beaten track. The adventure began at Chandigarh and took participants through the beautifully vast expanses of Simla, Narkanda, Sangla Valley, Nako, Tabo and Kaza before culminating again in Chandigarh via Manali.

If the jaw-dropping sight of the beautiful valleys, ancient monasteries, and some gargantuan mountain passes wasn’t motivation enough to keep the engines revved-up, a masterclass in river fording and an off-road climb to the Key Monastery in Komic village, located 14,000 ft above sea level, made the experience unforgettable.

The participants also visited the highest post-office and the highest inhabited village in the world before heading back to the starting point with a head full of memories that would last a lifetime.