There is Something a Bit Magical about Ladakh


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December 23rd 2013
Published: January 15th 2014
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I am rather fond of mountains. This fondness has taken me to some beautiful places around the world but had somehow not led me to the Himalayas. The first view from the aeroplane window on the short hop north from Delhi to Leh was cracking and had passengers scrambling over each other to take pictures. It was straight from a geography textbook with hanging glaciers, sharp arĂȘtes, medial and l... Read Full Entry



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Leh FestivalLeh Festival
Leh Festival

Nice costumes, nice dances, very tedious speeches, all below the gaze of Leh Palace.
Obstacle on Markha Valley Trek Day 1Obstacle on Markha Valley Trek Day 1
Obstacle on Markha Valley Trek Day 1

The yak then politely climbed the steep slope to let us pass before returning to the path and continuing on his way.
Homestay in RumbakHomestay in Rumbak
Homestay in Rumbak

A lovely place to stay on the first night of the Markha Valley Trek.
RumbakRumbak
Rumbak

A slight detour from the standard Markha Valley trekking route but worth it.
Rumbak to YurutseRumbak to Yurutse
Rumbak to Yurutse

Day two of the Markha Valley Trek.
Yurutse HomestayYurutse Homestay
Yurutse Homestay

Called a hamlet but there is only one house and one family scratching a living up here.
Ganda La PassGanda La Pass
Ganda La Pass

Julia not particularly enjoying crossing this almost 5000m pass during the first snowstorm of the winter. Even the local chap with his packhorses and baby yak wasn't smiling.
Top of Ganda La Pass: Almost 5000mTop of Ganda La Pass: Almost 5000m
Top of Ganda La Pass: Almost 5000m

I was very happy, Julia wasn't.
Ganda La Pass from ShingoGanda La Pass from Shingo
Ganda La Pass from Shingo

A lovely afternoon after the morning snowstorm crossing the pass.
ShingoShingo
Shingo

Probably my favourite village of the Markha Valley Trek.



7th May 2014

Ladakh
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13th July 2015

ladahk
There is Something a Bit Magical about ladakh

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