LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island

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15th Aug 2014
Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Cos-Mo-Po-Li-Tan

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

That's what I call "MAGIC.""

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Looks like, we are far away from Civilization.

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

TARGET: Climb to the Mouth of the waterfall .

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Majestic Sunrise!

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Turn Your eyes beast! look Around.

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

This is a totally different world of beauty.

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

HOLY Jesus!

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

My organs came out of my framework!

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

I am definitely going to kill this roadway.

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Crystal Clear !

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Together but Alone-River Beas

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Open Arms, we need to be- River Beas

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

Rohtang pass

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

take a break !

Photo of LADAKH : Novelty of the Lonely Island by Ruchika Srivastava

People must know that Ladakh is the safest place in India, not only for women but for men too. You know why?, because you are far away from civilization until you reach Leh town. ;)

It takes hours to reach from one settlement to another, that settlement too of 5-10 houses and tents are just the last roads of survival. Its risky on the roads of ladakh to ride because of certain reasons like 

The roads can be of anything, I mean it literally- from giant rocks to small pebbles, you will pass through waterfalls and watersheds and the high altitude sickness adds more adventure to it.

 I am calling Ladakh- a Lonely Island, metaphorically, but somewhere I mean it by referring the star studded blue sky at night, the long himalayan ranges running togther with us as we ride on and the barren mountains with crystal clear water. The place is less crowded, very serene and scenic but also very risky.

Himanchal valley is blessed with nature and is very soothing to the eyes of the traveler. God has aesthetically festooned the topography of this place. We started our journey from Delhi and stopped at Manali in one day. We lodged in Manali town which is no fun to be, what lies in the remote villages and jungles can't be compared to the customary mall road of Manali. The self made towns and mall roads of any hill station is always going to be a big No-No, if you are a travel freak and loves to unfold the hidden beauty of nature.
Photo of Delhi to Manali by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Delhi to Manali by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Delhi to Manali by Ruchika Srivastava
Next day , we headed towards Rohtang pass from Manali. We stopped at Rohtang pass to relax our butts and backbone after few ours of continuous riding. It was not such a big spot but just like a pass where you could get some food and see some more adventure lovers like yourself. After Rohtang while we were heading towards Key long and Jispa, we took a nap at a small place called Kuksar, and this was the place where an undiscovered beauty, a magic of nature was witnessed by us. An unnamed Waterfall- too big yet too tranquil .
Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India by Ruchika Srivastava
We called it a day with a stay at Larcha la, where we literally made a deal with one of the 4 to 5 tent owners for a bed in 100 INR. This place had barely some cemented huts otherwise the locals were settled with a tent and some food which they transported from the nearest town to sell to the passers like us. Early morning we just started our journey for the next stop.
Photo of Baralacha La or Larcha La by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Baralacha La or Larcha La by Ruchika Srivastava
After Baralacha we crossed zing zing bar, sarchu, and passes like the Lachlung-La and Naki-la to reach Pang- another pass which is located at a height of 17,582 feet. After pang, around 42 kms of a long tarred road gives relief to the rider who is being riding the worst roads till now . The dillema arrives after 42 kms where a diversion takes you to Tso moriri , a beautiful lake similar to Pangong and heading straight brings you the awaited destination i.e, Leh city.
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
Photo of Leh by Ruchika Srivastava
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Ruchika Srivastava
You never go to Ladakh for food. Tibetan food is all you get there with such low population,w hat else can you expect. We actually survived on bread omelettes Maggi and aloo ke paranthe until we reached the town . But you can Always hunt for flavoursome cuisine when you take the Srinager to Leh highway or Leh to Srinager. If you are a hard core Non vegetarian Gastronaut- Kashmiri Pulav, Wazwaan, Rista, and the famous rogan josh can serve you the best. Thanks for commenting, Hope this information helped you in some manner. Keep reading! Keep Eating! and Keep Traveling :)
Thu 02 19 15, 13:07 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·
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Himanshu Raj
Very enthusiastic and beautiful ... as expected by an expert ... but I think you missed the food ... how's it ???
Wed 02 18 15, 22:21 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·