Dirt Achieved

While at Ride Inn, we got a bit star-struck when we recognised Vinod who appears in the great bike travel film One Crazy Ride

Take a look here to see more about it - some incredible bridge riding.

It was time to head back into town

More confident riding all round

Safely back at the hotel, I celebrate our off-road prowess with a bottle of beer and a sigh of relief - I know I can get them over the Himalayas

Then out to dinner, where we are joined by Moksha Jetley - local rider, bike guide and a legend, she has just completed the gruelling ride from Leh to Manali non-stop in one day, it took her 20 hours - an incredible feat.

She is also great fun and full of energy, we enjoyed chatting to her about life in India - as a female rider.