Dr. Varun Vagish, an adventurist and car enthusiast from Asansol, West Bengal takes the Nano to the Base Camp of Siachen Glacier
In yet another exciting journey, Tata Nano has proven its metal as Dr. Varun Vagish, an adventurist and car enthusiast from Asansol, West Bengal takes the Nano to the Base Camp of Siachen Glacier in Ladakh, the highest battlefield on Earth.
This feat was accomplished with Tata Nano in 20 days covering 7,000 kms, in a journey which started from Asansol, West Bengal. This was achieved after climbing the World’s Highest Motorable Pass – Khardong La (18,380 feet) and several other passes like Chang La, Zozi La, Fotu La and Namik La. Mr. Vagish in his Tata Nano has traversed the most rugged terrains and erratic weather conditions in this journey.
According to Varun Vagish, “Being a rear wheel drive car, Tata Nano was a mobile powerhouse while climbing the steep inclines of the highest mountain passes. Lowest turning radius also helped me to easily manoeuvre the vehicle on sharp curves. It just took 30 minutes to climb the last 16 kilometres stretch from North-Pulu to Khardung-la, World’s Highest Motorable Pass. In the plains, it was driven more than 800 kms in a day at few instances. During the whole journey, I felt immense respect for the whole team of Tata Motors who conceptualised and shaped this beautiful vehicle.”
The Nano has put India on the world motoring map by demonstrating innovation and frugal engineering. The latest version of the car, GenX Nano, is an efficient and a smart city car.