Brush Stroke

Manali to Leh  

Long self supported walk on Himalayan Highway 


The team covered about 25-30 kilometers everyday and stayed at roadside dhabas (Motels) and tents pitched where needed along the route. 


Filmmaker Arpita Roy and mountaineer Anasuya Dey walked 500 km from Manali to Leh in 25 days, on a walking journey.

White Frame Corner
White Frame Corner

Walking connects us to the landscape and culture, allowing us to feel grounded and appreciate the textures of the mountains and richness of local culture.

The team sought authentic stories from mountain highway people for their films. They prioritized experiencing the landscape and staying at various places along the way.

Palm Tree
Palm Tree

Last lavish meal in Manali before 20-25 days of survival on dal rice, maggi noodles, and egg toast due to lack of assistance. Stayed in dhabas.

Saving money for a higher altitude adventure and planning to make a film  about people and experiences encountered on the trip. Working hard  towards the goal this year. 

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