Where in the world?

These mountains are so big they remind you of just how insignificant you are. Fortunately once you conquer them in a rickshaw you can redress that balance.

The Himalayas are truly the final frontier for a rickshaw. The hills are steep, the terrain is rough and there's not a rickshaw mechanic for hundreds of miles. The views aren't bad either.

Shimla, HP (2276m)

Well connected to Delhi via flights and overnight buses

Leh, JK (3,500m)

There are numerous daily flights to and from Delhi

The 'roads' between Shimla and Leh are open from June to September, when the route isn't blocked by snow, landslides, animals or accident wreckage. The highest point is the Tanglang La pass which is a rather lofty 5,328 metres.

June 2019: Leh - Shimla

September 2019: Shimla - Leh

They say up here you’re closer to heaven. Let’s not tempt fate though eh?
— Mr Matt