Suresh Joseph (b May 14, 1958) of Kochi, Kerala set out in a Ford Endeavour to create a new record in trans-Himalayan solo trip, which he accomplished in 18 days 13 hr and 15 min. Starting from Jammu in Jammu & Kashmir at 5.00 am on August 21, 2015, he reached Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh at 6.15 pm on Sept 8, 2015. He covered 5,845 km across nine States of the Union, Nepal and Bhutan and touched altitudes up to 18,380 ft. (At some sectors he had to opt for a longer route as the roads remained blocked due to strikes).