Starstruck Image Gallery – The Sights Along The Way - Overdrive
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Starstruck image gallery - the sights along the way

03 Jul 2014  /  0

Team OD and readers headed to the clearest night skies in the Spiti valley and experienced a road trip like no other. We had a convoy of four of Mercedes-Benz’s finest SUVs with us on this incredible adventure. You can take a look at pictures of the luxury SUVs here or scroll down for some sights of the incredibly beautiful landscape we drove through. Enjoy.

Although broken, the roads we experienced would make a tremendous rally stage and are in fact often used during the Raid de Himalaya

Although broken, the roads we experienced would make a tremendous rally stage and are in fact often used during the Raid de Himalaya

 

An old suspension bridge that we chose to avoid given the weight of our big luxury SUVs

An old suspension bridge that we chose to avoid given the weight of our big luxury SUVs

 

The Chandra river flows in frigid fury

The Chandra river flows in frigid fury

 

Another angle of that beautiful old suspension bridge

Another angle of that beautiful old suspension bridge

 

Massive boulders make a major part of the country side, especially down at the river side

Massive boulders make a major part of the country side, especially down by the rivers

 

Two massive rocks lie on the side of the broken road towards Chota Dhara from Chattru

Two massive rocks lie on the side of the broken road towards Chhota Dhara from Chattru

 

Fast moving streams of frigid waters pour down the mountains as the glaciers melt in the heat of summer

Fast moving streams of frigid waters pour down the mountains as the glaciers melt in the heat of summer

 

We shared our campsite with horses and a herd of goats

We shared our campsite with horses and a herd of goats

 

The mountains are covered in clouds. Fortunately we managed to get a few hours of clear skies to be able to see the stars in all their splendour

The mountains are covered in clouds. Fortunately, we managed to get a few hours of clear skies to be able to see the stars in all their splendour

 

Sharp craggy peaks surrounded our campsite

Sharp craggy peaks surrounded our campsite

 

The night sky was so clear thanks to the thin air and high altitude that we could actually see the milky way with the naked eye!

The night sky was so clear, thanks to the thin air and high altitude, that we could actually see the Milky Way with the naked eye!

 



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