Ladakh, The Land of High Passes

Ladakh, in the northernmost part of India, a part of Jammu and Kashmir, and yet an Autonomous Region, has been a long-time favourite travel destination of mine. I have visited the place twice, in two different seasons, both the times away from the so-called tourist season, and enjoyed the awesome beauty of the place to…

Visits from Delhi: Ladakh Day 3, Visiting Alchi Monastery

Day 3 in Leh began early in the morning, when we left the town to visit the picturesque town of Alchi, which hosts one of the oldest Buddhist monastery in the region. Around 60 Kms from Leh, the journey to the small sleepy mountainous village is through one of the most breathtaking views of the…

Visits from Delhi, Ladakh: Day 2, Local Sightseeing around Leh

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.”- Buddhist saying. Day two in Ladakh is great for local sightseeing. Conserving your energy for the more rigorous terrains often works good for you. We had our travel inside Ladakh planned with an extremely enterprising young travel entrepreneur, Tundup Nurboo, who is also…