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Roshan and Tikaram posing at Khardungla Pass (17,582 ft)
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SIKKIM

2 Sikkim bikers conquer mighty Khardungla Pass

Roshan Nepal and Tikaram Sapkota from Open Road Wanderers Motorcycle Club of state successfully complete Leh-Ladakh and Spiti sectors

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Gangtok: Two riders from the Open Road Wanderers Motorcycle Club (ORWMC) of Sikkim conquered the mighty Khardungla Pass recently.

The two bikers -- Roshan Nepal and Tikaram Sapkota -- successfully completed the Leh Ladakh and Spiti tour which started from Gangtok on July 7 and concluded on August 4. The 28-day-long ride covered over 7, 500 km, including 10 states of India, and passed through West to East highway of Nepal.

The riders visited various places like Golden Temple, Wagah border, Leh, Khardungla Pass, Nubra valley, Panggong lake, Spiti Valley circuit and Haridwar, among others. Tikaram also rode within Sikkim on a ‘suicide awareness programme’ while Roshan have ridden several times in Nepal and Northeast India.

"It feels exotic to see ourselves transform from a normal rider to an endurance rider after the Ladakh Spiti ride,” said the duo.

Meanwhile, the duo thanked their parents, the club and all the riders they met on the way for their tremendous support throughout the journey. The riders were given a grand welcome at Rangpo by members of ORWMC and congratulatory message by chief of the club, Naresh Chettri.