I know, the name sounds a little strange because there are no restaurants, dhabas or tea stalls at Chanshal Pass top. There are no Maggie points like at Rohtang or army check posts like at several other passes but ever since I saw the pictures of Chanshal Pass top, I had this strong urge to sit down there and sip a cup of tea. And yes, for this very purpose, I carried a flask from Delhi so I could get some from any of the villages on the way and sip it in at Chanshal top. Funny? I agree. I have been planning to visit Chanshal Pass for almost 3 years but always for one reason or another, it never materialized until now, so the excitement before this trip was of course sky high. Another reason adding to the excitement was that it would be my first time driving a four wheeler to a high altitude pass. I had crossed several passes multiple times in my previous trips but it was always on my trusted Royal Enfield and this was going to be my first attempt to a pass in my newly bought Mahindra Thar.