Ladakh . . .

…didn’t seem like a reality. Each of us felt that we were on a different planet, different time zone. The unrealistic landscapes, Desert & Blue waters, Burning-scorching Sun & freezing winds, the Sand dunes, the Snow-capped mountains, the stupas all over the place that appear almost like they are touching the sky – everything seemed like a dream.

This is where most tourist stop for Breakfast before heading out on their Road to Leh. We had Maggi for break fast which never tasted better before. And the masala chai ! hmmm

As we started our journey from Manali, little did we know about the deadly roads ahead. There was Rohtang Pass where you really cannot do anything much but just TRUST your driver. These high passings BTW are no escape if you wish to get to the world’s beautiful sights like the Pangong Tso lake, Nubra Valley & the Sangam. Probably that is why, Ladakh is described as “land of high passes”.

Roads travelled….

The coldest pass (in my experience) at an altitude of nearly 18000ft was the Chang la pass. On the whole, Ladakh is isolated from the world you and me live in. We also heard about the Winter trekking where all the lakes freeze and people walk on these lakes. Reason enough for us to go back next time, in the Winter. Oh and the people, they are SWEET ALIENS. If that is wrong to mention, I don’t know what else to say. They are NOT human beings. Or maybe they are Human beings blessed with just one emotion – the “happy” emotion.

Traditional Buddhist monastic university

If you are traveler who is fussy about food, I would suggest – please carry your own ready to eat stuffs. Otherwise, you can enjoy the local ‘Thukpa’ – noodle soup by the lake.

Cosy chai shops you find all along your way to Sarchu 🙂

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