Cycling Through Solitude in the Indian Himalayas

“If you’re bored with life, if you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, then there is more to life than you have yet to realize.”


“…There is no one and nothing around, I’m alone in the middle of the Himalayas. In fact, the region is so peacefully quiet that I sometimes forget that I’m not alone in the world. It is the feeling of solitude, blissful, wonderful solitude.”

Cycling Through Solitude

This article explains the happiness and overwhelming sense of peacefulness that comes with cycling through solitude above 5,000m in the Indian Himalayas, a region I absolutely loved and think about often. After months in the overcrowded flatlands of India and Nepal, I am more than ready to retrieve that feeling of bliss once more as I head back into the region in a few weeks.

Time To Cycle

“Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.”

After a four month break, a break about three and a half months longer than I had planned for, I am ready to hop back in the saddle and become a cycle-tourer again. India and Nepal have proven to be more of a cultural tour than anything else, which is exactly what I wanted. I have spent more time off the bike than actually riding, but I have also had some absolutely amazing experiences. Now though, I’m ready to start cycling a bit more, continuing to gather cultural stories as I go of course.

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