Satyen Das who was 44-year-old crossed the famous Khardung La pass in Ladakh on August 17.He rode his rickshaw for 68 days through Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh,Srinagar and Kargil. His trip was financed by the Naktala Agrani Club.
He returned home few days back and is now waiting eagerly for an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records for plying rickshaw at an altitude above of 5,000 metres.
“We estimated that the trip would cost around Rs 80,000 which we raised from among club members. We were impressed by his passion and determination to undertake the adventure”, said Secretary of the club, Patho Dey.
Das said that his journey was meant to promote rickshaw as an eco-friendly transport as well as to spread the message of world peace. To record the feet, a documentary film maker accompanied him from Kolkata.