A solo Ladakh Bike Trip from Kolkata

We have been to Ladakh twice – once to see what Ladakh actually is. Why did travellers so like the place? That was way back in 2013. We went, saw and were stunned. Ladakh conquered us! The next time it was in January 2014 to do the Chadar Frozen River Trek. Since then we had this dormant itch to do a Ladakh bike trip. It is definitely on our bucket list! So when our dear friend Sujay informed us that he had done a solo bike trip from Kolkata to Ladakh, we were elated. We wanted to know about...

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A 6 days Ladakh Travel Guide – TRIP EXPERT 2017 BY TRIPSCAM

There are two types of travellers – one who have visited Ladakh and the other who haven’t! Ladakh is a magical place. And we are really honoured to write a Ladakh Travel Guide for Trip Expert Award by Tripscam. We thank Krishnandu Sarkar from Travel With Krish for nominating us for the Trip Expert Award. All those who have visited Ladakh cannot get enough it. And there are others who are still in two minds about visiting this enchanting land. And I don’t blame them. Nestled between the Himalayan, Zanskar and the Karakoram ranges, Ladakh seems to be quite isolated...

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Julley Ladakh

Ladakh is a fascinating place. Anyone who has once visited Ladakh can never forget its landscape, its people and the eternal beauty it hides between those colourful layers of mountains. Planning a trip to Leh has never been an easy task. With help from various sites especially Devil on Wheels, we were all set for the trip that we were waiting for so long! Here is a detailed report on our travel to Ladakh Day 1 (Baltal – Kargil) We completed our Amarnath Yatra successfully before we ventured for the anticipated trip to Leh. From Baltal, we hired a...

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An unforgettable experience in the mountains

The vast mountains are my place of solitude, a place to experience my inner self. They never fail to surprise me by their sheer magnificence. And if the place is Ladakh, they make a heady cocktail.  Ladakh is a place which never fails to awe its visitors. The colourful mountains make the place even more interesting.    Trekking the Chadar has been perhaps the most unforgettable experience in my life. The Chadar trek is perhaps one of the most alluring treks for all the trekkers. There are more difficult treks than Chadar, but those who did Chadar trek seem...

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The Hemis Monastery – Ladakh

Hemis Monastery is the largest monastery in Ladakh, and perhaps one of the most beautiful one. Located about 49 km south from the town of Leh on the Leh-Manali route, Hemis is one of the richest monastery of this region. Hemis monastery follows the Drukpa lineage or the dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. GyaIwa Gotsangpa Gonpo Dorje a main disciple of the 1st Gyalwang Drukpa, Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorie (1161-1211), and one of the most celebrated yogis in the Himalayas, came to Ladakh in the 13th century and established the Drukpa Lineage hire. Gyalwa Gotsangpa meditated In a cave...

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Magnificent Monasteries of Ladakh

The monasteries of Ladakh are one of the reasons for visiting the mystical land.  As I have always mentioned in my previous posts, Leh is a place that never fails to amaze its visitors. Be the landscapes or the rugged mountains or the mystic monasteries. Here is another list, if you are looking for an inspiration to visit Leh, Ladakh. Ladakh is mainly inhabited by the people of Tibetan descent. So rich is the influence of the Tibetan culture on the lifestyle of the people of Ladakh, it is often called the “little Tibet”. Monasteries and gompas are strewn...

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Visit Ladakh – nothing can substitute the experience

Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller.  – Ibn Batuta   Leh must be visited once in your lifetime! This is something which I have heard about Leh often. Majestic, grand, surreal and many other adjectives adorned the speech of anyone who has visited Leh. So finally an impromptu decision brought us to Leh and then began another love saga!! Nestled between the Himalayan, Zanskar and the Karakoram ranges, Leh is not a place for the faint hearts. It stands at a height of 10000 to 15000 feet above the sea level and...

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Tips ! that you won’t miss while planning Chadar Trek

Going for the Chadar Trek had been on our mind after we completed the Roopkund trek. But I had been a bit reluctant. The thought of -25 degrees was not very inviting to me, I am more of sunshine lover. But my partner in crime, Agni managed to convince me. And thank you all for liking our previous post on Chadar Trek…!!! At the onset, Chadar Trek will seem to be a tough trek; it is indeed a daunting task to walk over the frozen ice, facing the chilly winds and cope up with the extreme cold temperatures. But actually walking over...

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An walk to remember – Chadar Frozen River Trek

Ladakh is place that never fails to awe its visitors. Be it the picturesque valleys, the rugged mountains, the azure lakes or the difficult trekking trails, Ladakh seems to have it all to captivate the souls who are always in search of nature’s wonder. During the summers, Ladakh is vibrant with all the colours and sound of life. The same place bears a desolate and bleak look during the winter months. It is almost cut off from the rest of the world during this time and almost all the passes connecting Leh are closed due to heavy snowfall. The...

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The Blue skies, the blue lake and we….. Pangong Lake had a tranquil and relaxing effect on us like blue topaz and inspired us as well. The vast and azure waters of Pangong were enough to mesmerise us and renewed our love for each other. Well, blue has always been my favourite colour…. Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time  – Moncy Barbour Pangong Tso is about 160 km from Leh. To reach the lake you have to cross world’s third highest motorable pass, the Chang La (17586 ft) which is...

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Entering Leh, The Srinagar-Leh Highway

Ladakh has always been a panacea for travellers. We too wanted to have the taste of trans-Himalayan adventure, get the feel of the cold desert and wander round the mighty monasteries. Having heard much and seen a lot of google images, the blue waters of the Pangong seemed to beckon us; the monasteries called us with all its splendour and mystery.  So when during July 2013, we planned for the Amarnath Yatra, we decided to give Kashmir Valley a miss, and foray into the mighty Ladakh. And the best way to enter Leh is by the Srinagar-Leh Highway. After completion...

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