Blog Posts - Ladakh

12 lessons I learnt in 2016

The first lesson I learnt in 2016 Feeling elf consciousness when it comes to being photographed has always been a bit of an unsurmountable problem for me. My youngest daughter is a fabulous photographer... The post 12 lessons I learnt in...
by Divorced Doodling on Dec 16, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Leh & around

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Leh & around Leh, a high altitude cold desert city in the Himalayas, is the capital of the Ladakh region in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. Leh receives very sparse rainfall and snowfall due … Continue...
by cloud9miles on Sep 4, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Nubra Valley to Leh (131 KM) via Khardung La

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Nubra Valley to Leh (131 KM) Nubra Valley, a tranquil place where one could easily spend few days relaxing in the arm of nature but we need to say good bye and move ahead as … Continued The post Leh – Ladakh Diaries...
by cloud9miles on Aug 21, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Nubra Valley

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Nubra Valley Nubra is tri-armed valley situated at the Northeast part of Ladakh at an average elevation of 3048 mtrs (10,000 feets). Nubra valley is the only place where one can find double humped Bactrian … Continued...
by cloud9miles on Aug 19, 2016

Tso Kar-Taglang La-Leh-Dras-Srinagar

J&K complete logs here After the lucky sighting of the Little Owl at the Thupche village and after a quick visit to the monastery there, we were back to the resort for some hot food and much needed rest. The rooms were insulated from the cold...
by Huchchara Santhe on Aug 16, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Pangong Tso to Nubra Valley (163 KM)

by cloud9miles on Aug 13, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Leh to Pangong Tso (153 KM)

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Leh to Pangong Tso (153 KM) Finally, after covering an unbelievable journey of 2770 KMs from Mumbai in 6 days we have reached Leh. Julley to Ladakh!!! The gradual ascend to Leh via Srinagar – Leh … Continued The po...
by cloud9miles on Jul 27, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Kargil to Leh (212 KM)

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Kargil to Leh (212 KM) The treacherous stretch of the Srinagar – Leh Highway i.e. Zoji La (Day 3: Sonamarg to Kargil) gave a sense of satisfaction and confidence for our onward sojourn. We enjoyed … Continued The po...
by cloud9miles on Jul 24, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – Jammu to Sonamarg (370 KM)

by cloud9miles on Jul 14, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Diaries – First Step – Delhi to Jammu

Leh-Ladakh Diaries – First Step – Delhi to Jammu (600 Kms) Our Ladakh tour from Mumbai started on a positive note. Just a week before the start of our tour we got a companion from Pune for the full trip. … Continued The post Leh – Ladakh...
by cloud9miles on Jul 10, 2016

Leh – Ladakh Expedition by Road – Preparation & Roadmap

by cloud9miles on May 1, 2016

Pangong Tso - Chumathang - Sumdo - Tso Kar

J&K complete logs here. After surviving the howling winds and a chilly night, I pulled up myself to step out and have a look at what was on offer. The campsite was facing the lake and vista views of the lake and the rising sun was what await...
by Huchchara Santhe on Feb 19, 2016

Leh - Chang La - Pangong Tso

J&K complete logs here. Further to what I had said in the earlier post, below is an Alpine Accentor, found in the high altitude region feasting on a noodle nibble discarded atop Khardung La. Polluting here is an serious issue and we all are res...
by Huchchara Santhe on Feb 7, 2016

Khardung La-Panamik-Leh

J&K complete logs here. We took a day off after arriving in Leh, a little tired of the long travel done so far and we used the day to acclimatize and look around Leh and we also had to get the vehicle checked. Thikse monastery was the only pla...
by Huchchara Santhe on Jan 31, 2016

Kargil-Fotu la-Lamayuru-Leh

J&K complete logs here. Up early with the excitement of reaching Leh, we moved ahead and soon after Kargil town, the landscape that was dominantly green gave way to shades of brown before we were completely engulfed with views of browns all aro...
by Huchchara Santhe on Jan 24, 2016

Nubra Valley – The valley of flowers

Nubra Valley (the valley of flowers) lies about 150 km north of Leh where the rivers, Shyok and Siachan, meet form a large valley. This valley separates the Ladakh from the Karakoram Ranges and the famous Siachen Glacier lies to the north of the va...
by Journal Edge on Dec 26, 2015

Unique and wonderful 11th century Gompa – Spituk Gompa

The Spituk Gompa was founded in 11th century , the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub-od. The Gompa was named Spituk (exemplary) by Rinchen Zangpo, a translator came to that place and said that exemplary religious community would rise. Initially the...
by Journal Edge on Nov 23, 2015

J&K logs - Srinagar-Sonamarg-Dras

J&K complete logs here. With a lot of excitement and energy, me and Kannan landed at Srinagar airport after a long via flight from Bengaluru; and were not happy with the Go Air flight. We waited at the airport lounge itself for PK to arrive f...
by Huchchara Santhe on Nov 8, 2015

J&K logs - some more landscapes

It's been a year (June-July 2014) since I had been to J&K - Ladakh and my memory is still afresh with all the tripping we did and all the sightings we had throughout our two week sojourn from Srinagar to Ladakh and back to Srinagar. In this post...
by Huchchara Santhe on Aug 2, 2015

J&K logs - Kargil war memorial!

On my last year's trip to Kashmir-Ladakh, one place that we didn't want to miss visiting was the 'Dras war memorial' (or Vijaypath) located in Dras, an the foothills of Tololing peak. Across from there, you can see a glimpse of the Tiger hill and wa...
by Huchchara Santhe on Jul 26, 2015

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