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A Postcard from Ladakh

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.

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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.

Seemless hills after Mulbekh

Seamless and Bald hills after Mulbekh. Surprisingly ultra smooth roads here.

Moonscape of Lamayuru

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)

Ab Leh door Nahi… (Leh is not far now). One of my all time favorite picture.

Ride to endless roads near Magnetic hill

Ride to endless roads near Magnetic hill

Sunset at Shanti Stupa , Leh

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

My Ride on the world’s Highest Motor-able pass, Khardung La. This is one sight to behold.

Famous Buddha of Monastery of Diskit

Famous Buddha of Diskit Monastery. One can not miss this on way to Hunder.

A frozen Tsoltak. You can see people having fun on frozen surface.

A frozen Tsoltak. You can see (tiny) people having fun on frozen surface.

A beautiful Ladakhi women

A beautiful Ladakhi women

Wetlands before Karzok

Wetlands before Karzok

Only people who have sen the lake almighty can understand the pleasure. At Pangong Tso

Only people who have seen the lake almighty can understand the pleasure. At Pangong Tso

A beautiful landscape on way to Hanle

A beautiful landscape on way to Hanle

"Sun Halo", a phenomenon seen in high altitude

“Sun Halo”, a phenomenon seen in high altitude

Amazing hills before Hanle

Amazing colored hills before Hanle. Canvas of Nature.

Plains before Hanle

Our steeds resting in plains before Hanle

My Ride near Tso Kar

My Ride near Tso Kar

Another shade of Tso Moriri

Shades of Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri view from peak

Tso Moriri view from nearby peak

White Carpet Welcome

White Carpet welcome on way to most terrible pass, Rohtang La

8 thoughts on “A Postcard from Ladakh

    1. Ankur Post author

      No doubt about it… I have been there twice now… and would definitely visit atleast one more time 😉

  1. Rajiv Verma

    Doesn’t matter how many places I travel to in the future, I know Ladakh will always always be that one special place for me. I went in a different person and came out a different one.

    I hope to be back among those high passes sometime soon.

  2. footlooseinme

    Amazing photos… It may not be your best but these pictures has filled me with awe. I am not fortunate enough to make a trip to Ladakh, yet. But surely I will do that sometime soon.

    1. Ankur Post author

      Hey Sarnmistha, I am glad you liked my pictures.
      Ladakh is heavenly to say the least. I would recommend to focus on places other than Leh and Pangong Tso as they are too touristy to get real feel of Ladakh. Happy tripping !

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