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Adventurist drives Tata Nano to highest battlefield on Earth

Tata Nano Ladakh trip Siachen glacier

In what is a testament to Nano’s strong abilities, the little car traversed challenging paths to reach highest battlefield on earth.

Driven by Dr. Varun Vagish who hails from Asanol, West Bengal, Tata Nano reaches the Base Camp of Siachen Glacier in Ladakh which is recognized as the world’s highest battlefield. The 7,000 km journey from Asanol to Siachen Glacier took 20 days to complete.

Tata Nano Ladakh trip Siachen glacier

The old Nano braved treacherous terrain and erratic weather during its grueling 7,000 km journey to Siachen Glacier Base Camp in Ladakh.

En route to the battlefield, the little Nano successfully crossed Khardung La, the world’s highest motorable pass (18,380 feet), and other challenging Himalayan passes like Chang La, Zozi La, Fotu La and Namik La. The route, as many of you know, is full of treacherous terrains and erratic weather conditions.

The journey emerges as testament to Tata Nano’s endurance and reliability. Dr. Vagish said that Nano managed to climb steep inclines without struggling and completed more than 800 km on a single day while driving in plains. He also said that the small turning radius of the city car proved to be very helpful during the journey.

Tata Nano GenX Sales

Tata Nano GenX launched earlier this year is an improved version of the small city car.

The car used for this adventurous trip is a version which was on sale before 2013 model year update was introduced (lack of chrome strip on the bonnet is an indicator). Earlier this year, Tata had launched an extensively updated version of the car branded as Nano GenX.


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • ashwani kumar

    Its superb who so ever did it. I want to talk to who did it.