Day :13 Riding 200 km a day isn't that a difficult task or infact could be done with the same easiness of watching a movie, a thought that came to my mind when I started my ride in the morning from Kalpa (around 9 am) I knew there could be a chance of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) if I made it directly to Kaza but knowingly was willing to avoid that since I didn't had much money and the stays were expensive, though I had my camping accessories it was of no use in -ve temperature (I wore 5 layers of clothes in which two amoung them were sweaters and in additional to that 2 jackets, since the average temperature was less than -12deg), the next major town from Kalpa is Pooh, let me be more clear for those who plan a trip to kaza in winters you won't find much shops or stays in the route after Kalpa. There are a few major towns which could offer you a stay with basic requirements and don't expect much, along with that BSNL is your only scope for network coverage in these areas and that too week signals, literally I was out of touch with the whole world out there for a few days...
Just 2 km behind Pooh there was road maintenance work going on, which caused an inconvenience of three and a half hours due to an accident that occurred to the operator of a machinery, so I was late again as soon as the road was reopened I saw a biker gang of 11 members who were returning from Nako they also had plans for Kaza but wasn't able to accomplish it due to the road conditions and temperature drop all of them warned me to ride back to shimla and either reroute my plan to Manali or Kullu but both these places never had a place in my bucket list hence I was kind enough to hear and not to listen due to time lag I had to stay at Nako."it's more relevant to stay warm than seeking food in theese areas". The time was almost 6.30 by then
One reason to dislike sub zero temps, (apart from the obvious nippy numb toes)is that it often leads to wet sleeping bags and tents because of condensation. And then the morning has to be about wiping tents and drying out sleeping bags. At least the sun is out.