What happens in Ladakh, Stays in Ladakh :-)

9th Aug 2018
Day 2

When I enjoyed my own company

Photo of Leh by Paromita Das
Photo of Leh by Paromita Das
Day 3

Taking a deep breath to realize it was all real

Photo of Stok Kangri by Paromita Das
Photo of Stok Kangri by Paromita Das

Kuch tum kaho, kuch hum kahe - Mingling with a local beauty

Photo of Shey Palace, Leh Manali Highway, Shey by Paromita Das

The trip was of 8 days but one of my bucket list items "Traveling solo" happened in first 3 days of the trip.

Many things that I had never done before, I did or I should say happened during this trip. From getting lost on my way to a Gompa (of course, not intentionally)...to figuring out the way back to destination...from walking alone for close to hour & half in scorching heat...to spending time video graphing, and in an attempt to make it lively, adding my voice over (It was bad though)...from playing Jenga with stones...to sitting with a local lady and listening her stories. As I didn't get the sight of any living being since few hours, I guess it was the human instinct of socializing that I wanted to sit with her for sometime and hear her stories, which were otherwise were convincing.

If I have to summarize my experience...When we travel un-escorted, we are always stronger than we used to think we are!