Ladakh holds a very special place in my heart. Ladakh was my first long trip and it was when I caught travel bug. The pristine beauty and untouched valleys have been always dear to my heart. I know some of you will not agree to this statement, but you need to travel ahead of Leh and Nubhra to see what is not still flooded with tourist. There are still places left where nature can make you just watch in awe. I have done two bike rides to Ladakh now. First was in June/July of 2011 and another one in June/July of 2013.
Route traversed by me over 15 days.
My Trail in Mecca of riders
Here are few of the best images from these two trips. My photography skills were rather limited at that time so picture quality is not upto the standard as compared to other posts. I will have to live with these till I return back to dear Ladakh.
Seamless and Bald hills after Mulbekh. Surprisingly ultra smooth roads here.
Moonscape of Lamayuru. This what you miss you go from Manali side or Fly to Leh.
Ab Leh door Nahi… (Leh is not far now). One of my all time favorite picture.
Ride to endless roads near Magnetic hill
Sunset at Shanti Stupa , Leh. This place is quite windy due to altitude.
My Ride on the world’s Highest Motor-able pass, Khardung La. This is one sight to behold.
Famous Buddha of Diskit Monastery. One can not miss this on way to Hunder.
A frozen Tsoltak. You can see (tiny) people having fun on frozen surface.
A beautiful Ladakhi women
Wetlands before Karzok
Only people who have seen the lake almighty can understand the pleasure. At Pangong Tso
A beautiful landscape on way to Hanle
“Sun Halo”, a phenomenon seen in high altitude
Amazing colored hills before Hanle. Canvas of Nature.
Our steeds resting in plains before Hanle
My Ride near Tso Kar
Shades of Tso Moriri
Tso Moriri view from nearby peak
White Carpet welcome on way to most terrible pass, Rohtang La