Extreme winter drive - North Kashmir : EVO India
Eleven days for just a 1000km long road trip? Less than 100km a day? Easy peasy, I thought. At evo India, the nature of road trips we embark on is such that we regularly cover distances far longer than that. And if there’s a fun-to-drive set of wheels at our disposal, our spirited road testers deliberately take the longer route. But there was nothing ‘regular’ about these eleven days. We were venturing far beyond civilian areas, there was far more snow than what you see in Manali in winter, and the terrain was a striking contrast to what our sore city eyes are used to.
Spearheaded by Nidhi Salgame and Col Satty Malik, SM, Retd, Wander Beyond Boundaries isn’t quite into your run-of-the-mill leisure trips. WBB is a master of self-reliant extreme overlanding and exploring remote areas. How remote? Remote enough for your naked eyes to catch a glimpse of armed bunkers beyond the Line of Control. Remote enough for your smartphone to not have the network for days at a stretch. Remote enough for you to visit places that remain blocked from civilisation for six months every year because of heavy snowfall. WBB will take you to these places, safely and legally.