Tehseen Amber, a 24 years old adventurist, pedalled from Kanyakumari in South to Khardung- La in North in 49 days on her cycle. Khardung-La which is situated in Ladakh is one of the world’s highest motorable road. It took her 49 days to cover 4,000 km which included 40 days of cycling and nine days of rest in between the journey. She completed this adventure trip with her travel partner Pankaj Bose.

They started their Journey from Kanyakumari (30 ft) on June 14 and reached Khardung-La (18,350ft approx.) on August 1. During the journey, they crossed 12 states and two union territories. To make her journey more memorable and fruitful the spread the message of #BeGenerous and urge people to help others selflessly.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Tehseen Amber and Pankaj Bose pedalled 4,000 Km from Kanyakumari (30 ft) to Khardung-La (18,350ft approx.) in 49 days.
  • Khardung-La which is situated in Ladakh is one of the world’s highest motorable road
  • During their 49 days long trip they spread the message of helping others selflessly with #BeGenerous.

Preparation for the big expedition

Amber completed her law studies in 2017, but her ultimate passion was her fascination with adventures activities. Her passion for adventure activities started when she went on trekking with her sister in 2009. By now she has completed 10 different courses in adventure activities like mountaineering, rock climbing, paragliding, etc.

“To meet this target, I started cycling for about 50 km almost every day for the last three months to prep myself up for the expedition. Besides that, I also followed a strict diet to keep myself fit.”

This wasn’t a random trip for Amber, she was planning this trip for the past three years. Due to the road safety issues, her father denied her request. Her zeal to do something challenging never died and she finally convinced her dad for the trip. “This year, I insisted and my father agreed but only on one condition — that the whole cycling expedition will be backed up by a support vehicle for safety purpose. He even helped to plan the route,” she told to Times Of India.

Talking about her pre-expedition preparations she said, “To meet this target, I started cycling for about 50 km almost every day for the last three months to prep myself up for the expedition. Besides that, I also followed a strict diet to keep myself fit.”

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Overcoming challenges

Cycling through different terrains and altitudes is not an easy task. Sharing the challenges she faced during the expedition she said, “I have never pedalled continuously for such long distance. It took me a week to adapt to this routine. Pedalling through plains was fine but mountainous terrains were difficult to cross.”

“This was mutually decided by me and Pankaj. We chose it so that we ourselves can follow this in the long-term. During our journey, we have met a lot of generous people who helped and supported us.”

Talking about her #BeGenerous project she said, “This was mutually decided by me and Pankaj. We chose it so that we ourselves can follow this in the long-term. During our journey, we have met a lot of generous people who helped and supported us.”

Amber now wants to do a solo trip to quest her wanderlust. “I want to do more of such cycling expeditions in future in Chhattisgarh also. But most importantly I want to do short solo cycling expeditions now without any support vehicle backup, even if they are short expeditions.”

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Image credit: Times Of India

Divya Tripathi is an intern with SheThePeople.TV

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