Mountain News: Filipinos conquer Khardung La, world’s highest motorable pass, on mountain bikes



Congratulations Larry Honoridez, Tristan Wayne Valle, Jonbi Escopete who just conquered the world’s highest motorable pass, Khardung La, in Northern India (5400 MASL) on mountain bikes – the first Filipinos to do so! Randy Salazar for shared this with us and added the following information:

“They cycled the Manali-Leh Highway and crossing the Khardiung La Pass (5300meter) ended up in the Nubra Valley (Northern India). The title of the Expedition “Give me 5” summarizes best the intention of the tour. Bike around 1000 km at high altitude (3000-5400m) and have to cross 5 major passes: Rothang Pass (3900m), Bachala Pass (4891m), Lachung Pass (5053m), Tanglang Pass (5300m) and Khardung Pass (5400 m).”

PinoyMountaineer is highly supportive of Filipinos who pursue international expeditions, climbs, and challenges, and we wish to advocate international hiking to our blog readers in the Philippines and around the world. Through this, we are able to represent our country in a positive light, and we also further the reach of the hiking community in the Philippines.

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7 years 7 months ago

Congrats Bugoy Bikers!!! and also.. please give due credit to Jens Funk. He's the main man who planned out the entire expedition. :-)