Amit Verma - Founder of Touring Diaries
Fotoplane Writer

Amit Verma is an Avid Traveller, a passionate biker and loves adventure. He loves to ride motorcycles, explore less known places, meet people and is also a Motovlogger. He has a youtube channel where he uploads all his travel videos.

He calls his bike Dany and has covered almost every terrain in North-India from Ladakh to Spiti to Pangi to Munsyari, almost everything. Apart from being a traveller, he is a full-time Software Engineer at TCS, that's where you'll find him when he's not on the road. He utilizes almost every weekend/long weekend and he has not taken a single unplanned leave since
Jan 2016. A perfect example of work-life balance. 

As per him, his most memorable trip so far has been his trip to Spiti Valley, which he did in winters. Winter Spiti is considered to be one of the most dangerous/adventurous trips you can have during winters in India, though people are also doing Winter Ladakh these days. He did Winter Spiti in March, wherein he was trapped in a blizzard near Komic(world's
highest village). He rode his bike along with three other people from Hikkim to Kaza and saved the life of a couple from Mumbai that was lost/stranded in the storm. The distance from Hikkim to Kaza is just 17 KM's but it took them around 12 hours to reach Kaza.

He also told us that every biker that reached Hikkim that day, while returning back left their biker midway
because of the snowfall and had to walk till Kaza to save themselves. Spiti received the highest snowfall of the season that day.

An article was also published in Times of India, Chandigarh that said " Mumbai couple trapped in snowfall rescued successfully" because they had to call an ambulance when 6 KM's were left for Kaza and one of their bikes stopped working. He has a lot of stories to tell but this he calls as the most memorable one.