Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip

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22nd Jun 2019
Day 1

The day to start our Delhi to Ladakh Tip !

I went on this road trip with a group of 40 ppl with the combination of bike riders & tempo travellers ..I didn’t know I’m gonna experience being on Himalayan too !

Day 2

Chilling in Manali and enjoying vibes of Old Manali cafes :)

Photo of Log Huts Area Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Log Huts Area Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Log Huts Area Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Log Huts Area Road, Old Manali, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India by Shafali Agarwal
Day 3

All set to start our journey via Rohtang Pass with overnight stay at Jispa

Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Himachal Pradesh 175103, India by Shafali Agarwal

Scenic views enroute ...

Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh 175103, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Burwa, Himachal Pradesh 175103, India by Shafali Agarwal

Finally Jispa !!! Beautiful campsite besides the river . A night to meet & interact with co travellers over bonfire .

Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Jispa, Himachal Pradesh 175132, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Jispa, Himachal Pradesh 175132, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Jispa, Himachal Pradesh 175132, India by Shafali Agarwal
Day 4

A beautiful misty morning after night showers & we began our journey for Leh crossing some beautiful lakes & landscapes .

Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Himachal Pradesh 175132, India by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Leh Manali Hwy, Himachal Pradesh 175132, India by Shafali Agarwal

Baralacha Pass !!!

It took our breath away ... hardly any vision .We could only see only snow & fog around . And to add to our adventure or training snowing !

Photo of Baralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Baralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Baralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Baralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Baralacha La Pass, Himachal Pradesh by Shafali Agarwal

A drastic change in landscape as you enter Ladakh . Vegetation is replaced by brown mountains flaunting their charisma & profoundness

Photo of Keylong-Leh Rd, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Keylong-Leh Rd, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Keylong-Leh Rd, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Keylong-Leh Rd, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal

What a beautiful site ! Fresh snow on more plains :)

Photo of More Plains by Shafali Agarwal

Followed by a beautiful sunset ...

Nature playing with colours on canvas called sky.

Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Day 5

Reaching Leh was an adventure in itself and this was a bright Beautiful day in Leh . When we started ride(me on Himalayan ) from our hotel & started sightseeing

Photo of NH1, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of NH1, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal

Must visit !!

Photo of Zanskar Valley Rd, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Zanskar Valley Rd, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Zanskar Valley Rd, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Zanskar Valley Rd, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal

Magnetic hills

Time for craziness with my fellow travellers .

Photo of NH1, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of NH1, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal

Hall of Fame

Photo of NH1, Leh, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of NH1, Leh, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of NH1, Leh, 194104 by Shafali Agarwal
Day 6

Started our journey from Leh to Pangong Tso via Changla Pass

Photo of Pangong Lake Rd, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Pangong Lake Rd, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal

And we touched upon this amazing blue lagoon in evening . Fallen in love at first sight !

My fondest memory is of bike ride to Pangong Lake .I had fallen for this blue lagoon fallen at the first sight. How can something be so serene & alluring? The windy & chilly evening could not stop us going crazy. I could have spent hours watching this beauty. It became more magical with star-studded sky & Milky Way was making a way through It.

Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Day 7

After having star studded night at this beautiful campsite , we woke up to this blue water . It has a different charm in every part of the day .

Photo of Pangong Lake Rd Lukung Jammu and Kashmir, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Pangong Lake Rd Lukung Jammu and Kashmir, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Pangong Lake Rd Lukung Jammu and Kashmir, 194201 by Shafali Agarwal

Walk on Sand dunes or a ride on double hump camels just enjoy the view

What’s your choice ?

Photo of Kayok Rd, Hunder, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Kayok Rd, Hunder, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unnamed Road, Diskit, 194401 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unnamed Road, Diskit, 194401 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unnamed Road, Diskit, 194401 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Unnamed Road, Diskit, 194401 by Shafali Agarwal
Day 8

Who won’t be excited being here ?

Photo of Khardung La Rd, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Khardung La Rd, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Khardung La Rd, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal

Finally we reached Leh in evening & visited Shanti Stupa.

Later in evening we went to shop & enjoy local cafe’s in Leh city .

Photo of Changspa Rd, Leh, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Changspa Rd, Leh, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Photo of Changspa Rd, Leh, 194101 by Shafali Agarwal
Day 9

And we bid goodbye to incredible Ladakh.

Started our return journey crossing Tangla la pass and returning to Manali.

Photo of Unforgettable Ladakh Road Trip by Shafali Agarwal
Day 10

Time to go back to concrete jungle after 10 beautiful days in mountains.

A few tips for travelers -

One needs to be physically & mentally strong to handle extreme weather conditions & changing altitude to enjoy every bit of this ride. Also, one needs to drink adequate amount of water, carry warm clothes (preferably wear in layers as weather fluctuates), carry eatables like chocolates, biscuits, energy bars and don’t skip meals. Carry good shoes(preferably waterproof), gloves , cap ,thermals ,sunglasses,powerbank. Sunlight can be harsh during the daytime , do apply sunscreen. Approx cost of the trip was 50000( including 10000 for flight from Pune to Delhi)

These 10 days passed away on a blink of eye. So many flavors in one journey is exemplary & beyond comprehension. It was hard to bid farewell to magnificent Ladkah, where simplicity & integrity is still intact.

Pack your bags; explore Ladkah -expedition of lifetime! I am still in its awe.️️

Photo of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shafali Agarwal
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