My trip to Ladakh was a long awaited one. Bollywood movies only added fuel to the fire (enchanting scenes from 3 Idiots and Jab Tak Hai Jaan). So in the third week of March, I finally got the opportunity to travel to Ladakh and you know what it was very much special for me because it was specially planned by my soulmate on my birthday – a trip that has given me memories worth a lifetime, a trip that has permanently inscribed startling sights of this enchanting place in my mind!
Here Iam sharing a short video of my trip.Give me atleast two minutes of your attention and check out of our video, it’s all clicked in Ladakh made with love and it will give you a good impression of Ladakh within seconds.You can thank me later 😁..
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Ladakh here we come..
When we’re about to reach Ladakh, the very first glimpse of this snow laden heaven brings a twinkle to my eyes! I can never forget. There’s nothing more enchanting than nature’s handiwork in Ladakh… And then as you enter Leh, the characteristic mountains greet you with their silent white faces.
I would advise fellow travellers to Ladakh to spend the first day in Ladakh acclimatizing with the climatic conditions.For me the day I reached I rested for the whole day in hotel and by the evening the wonderful garlic soup and Thupka served by the hotel and rest of the days were covered in Ladakh as per my itinerary..
It’s a world of rugged valleys, snow-covered mountains, endless hills, barren lands, clean and curvy roads and the mystical Lamas where centuries old monasteries have still maintained their charm..
The confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar rivers is a rare sight. One can clearly differentiate between the two waters from a distance.
It is a small stretch of road located about 30 kms from Leh towards Kargil and known as Magnetic Hill of Ladakh. On this particular part of the Srinagar-Leh highway, you would clearly see the road ahead going uphill. Yet if you turned off the engine and let your vehicle stand in neutral, it will slowly start moving and can go up to a speed of 20 kms per hour on its own. Mysterious? I agree,even I tried……..And if you’re tired covering a few places on this route, you can halt at Gurudwara Pathar Saheb.Here you will be served with hot tea. Trust me, this one cup of tea is sufficient to rejuvenate your senses for the hilly ride…
Leh to Khardung La .
Leh is at an elevation of approx.11,500 feet. And Khardung La is at 18,380 feet. The distance between the two places is just 40 kms. So, you gain an immense amount of altitude in a very short span of time- the fastest way to get altitude sickness,so we took Diamox(alt sickness medicine)and crossed our fingers. The view was breathtaking and the air just keeps getting thinner and thinner. Khardung La is the highest motorable pass in the world…..
Leh to Chang La..The (elevation 5,360 m or 17,590 ft).It is claimed to be the second highest motorable road in the world .Chang La is approached from Leh via Kharu and Sekti village by an asphalt road…
Here the Rancho’s Cafe (3idiots movie)
And here the most talked about attraction of Ladakh is the Pangong Lake which undoubtedly is one of the most peaceful and obviously beautiful places on this planet ,situated at height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China.
And here video and few pictures of my birthday celebration in Ladakh…
There is much to see, much to cherish and much to bring back from a trip to Ladakh. I got memories unlimited and so will you.❤❤
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