It was the trek to Hampta Pass in Himachal Pradesh, India , in September 2011 that enabled me to reconnect strongly with my destiny to the mountains and adventure. Somewhere, this connection was severed many years ago because of a hectic corporate life. Life is still very hectic, but now I plan and make the time to explore, traverse and travel extensively and capture the raw natural beauty of the mountains and the countryside.
After Hampta Pass, it was the Tour of Kangra, a 300 km cross country ride on a mountain bike that made me fall in love with the rough less travelled tracks ! Post that adventure, I had many more in the western ghats and finally culminating the grand daddy of all, the famous Manali to Leh expedition, considered to be amongst the toughest in the world.
Cycling in wide open spaces is not just a statement but becoming a way of life, and the essence of my very being.
The next few years adventures are in the planning stage already amongst them the exciting Lhasa to Kathmandu 1000 km adventure in 2014 and a ride across the Silk Route from China to Turkey in about 3 years.
Ladakh of course, will continue to beckon and I hope to ride every year in this beautifully barren and moonscape environment with its massive mountains and endless plateaus.
Dhruv Bogra has over 25 years of rich and multi dimensional experience with leading Indian and Global brands where he held senior leadership positions. Travel and exploration have been an intrinsic part of his life. He adopted his childhood passion for cycling in 2011 and since then he has travelled over 25000 kms on his collection of bicycles. His wanderlust and a love fpr the most scenic and toughest roads have taken him by cycle to the Himalayan ranges in Himachal, Uttarkhand, Sikkim and the Western Ghats. He is also an aspiring writer and photographer. Dhruv has now left corporate life to embark in late June 2016 on the epic cycling tour from Deadhorse, Alaska to Ushuaia in Argentina.