A motorcycle ride through the Indian Himalayas… It’s one of those MUST-DO life experiences, if you’re at all into travel and adventure. I thought I was done with the long motorbike rides after our pretty epic ride (me and my wife) from Rajasthan to the very bottom of India and almost all the way back in 2009.
In 2011 I turned 30. I thought I should do something special. Two motorbikes, me, my wife, my Indian friend. Let’s ride to Ladakh, I said!
We began in Chandigarh, on to Shimla, continued to the Spiti Valley, Manali, then Ladakh. We explored all around there and Zanskar, rode to Kashmir and came down through Jammu. Over 2 months. I don’t even know how many kilometres. It was one of the most special journeys of my life.
In most of the mountain villages, scenes like the one of this woman letting her goats out to be taken by the village herder were a regular sight. When I spend extended periods of time in the modern world, it’s so hard to believe that these “parallel worlds” still exist. Looking at the photos I often ask myself - did I really see this? Was I really there? Is this even real? #mitchellkphotos #mitchellkanashkevich #people #portrait #village #travelportrait #roadtrip #traveltheworld #instatravel #travelling #travelmemories #grandmather #belarus #braslav #amazingworld #travelphotographer #travelphotography #arountheworld #traveler #travelgram #adventure #lonelyplanet #everydaylife #pictureoftheday