Project Frozen Highway is a Himalayan cycling expedition during the peak winter season of Ladakh where temperatures go as low as -40⁰C. Two daring souls from Bangalore will be venturing into the first ever experience of cycling under sub-zero temperatures in Jan/Feb 2015, accompanied by team of ace photographers and documentary film makers to capture this extraordinary journey.
When every road, trail, mountain passes, gets buried under snow & ice, we intend to peddle through the frozen Zanskar river, high mountain passes & the frozen Pangong Lake in the dead winter, in which KhardungLa – ChangLa – RezangLa and Changthang Plateau has never been attempted before on a bicycle on during the peak winter. – A Extreme Winter Himalayan cycling Expedition of 550 km.
1st Leg : Cycling up the high passes and Changtang pleteau and reaching Rezang La
We plan to be the first people to cycle up Khardhung La and the Chang La – the world’s first and the third highest motorable passes and reach the CHANGTANG plateau & then cross over Chushul to reach Rezang la (1962 Chain war memorial). The Changtang is a high altitude plateau in western and northern Tibet extending into south-eastern Ladakh which stretches almost 1600 Sq.kms with an average altitude of 15,000ft.
2nd Leg : Cycling To Padum by Frozen Zanskar River & Indus tributary by crossing over Singil la (5000 mtr)
Reaching Padum by crossing over the Singi La by hike & bike through the semi Frozen Indus tributary -one of the remotest areas in the world which is cut off for six months during winter. We will be facing extreme conditions during this expedition. Our whole team is well trained & equipped to face these challenges and we will complete the entire expedition as per planned itinerary.