I was warned it was a rough ride but it wasn’t that bad until it got steeper for the last 20 miles, then we picked our way along in 2nd with one hour budgeted to spare. The dust was unreal from beginning to end, truck-pulverized dirt most of the way.
But we’ve fixed that (next post)
Before the climb. Great full screen for full effect
Some dust free images:
The ‘border’ between Manipur and Nagaland. These two states are not peaceful, more on that another time. I stopped here and was interrogated with the usual unusual questions for about 5 minutes, but not a problem, they just want to collect as many facts as possible
Stunning Kohima. As intense as a hornet’s nest with 70% of the roads barely ridable roads, more tracks, but arteries that see you through. Being festival, getting through it to the hotel was something else