Ladakh: Enroute to Pangong

[June 24th 2013] 6 hrs by road from Leh, through some awesome terrain, spectacular views, lunar landscapes, a snow covered pass, shocking green wetlands in between barren brown mountains, gurgling streams, desert roads. Yep, we covered all those terrains, in just under 6 hours. I’m not into bikes. Or I wasnt. Until this drive. All…

Ladakh: Rafting on the Zanskar

[Trip date: 28th June 2013] And I finally got to see mighty Zanskar! In spate. Waters which we were told were pure blue just a few days ago, now a majestic muddy brown thanks to the rains and landslides. First the photos. Never thought so many shades of brown were possible. And that brown and…

Ladakh: 1D the Srinagar Leh highway

Day 2 (6/23/1013) we headed out of Leh towards the Sangam.  On the itinerary were the Magnetic hill, Likir, Alchi and the Gurudwara.  And still I choose to write about the highway.  1D. The Srinanar-Leh highway. Truly mersmerising drive. The most barren landscape I’ve ever seen.  Majestic brown hills, rising into the bluest skies. As…

Ladakh: an ancient land

The first view as we flew in, way over the clouds. A promise of things to come. An ancient valley. Snow streams still flowing in. Cant believe the green! Vegetation amongst the brown, snow covered peaks. Beautiful criss cross patterns. The snow. The mountain. The clouds. And the blue blue sky. More. Yes, I was…