Of Magnificent Mountains and Sparkling Streams - Kashmir, you beauty ! #kashmirinphotos

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16th Aug 2017
Photo of Of Magnificent Mountains and Sparkling Streams - Kashmir, you beauty ! #kashmirinphotos by Footprints On The Globe

A glimpse of our journey throught the mountains and valleys to and through Ladakh from Srinagar.

We started off from Srinagar, the capital, and headed towards Kargil to see the war memorial. To our disappointment, the memorial was closed when we got there, we happened to meet the major in-charge, who agreed to let us in just for a little bit.

Beautiful valleys on the route

Photo of Srinagar by Footprints On The Globe

Narrow Roads and Deep Gorges - The perfect beginning to a Himalayan Adventure

Photo of Zojila Pass, Forest Block by Footprints On The Globe

On having a conversation with him, we discovered that he was one of the soldiers who fought for the country in the Kargil war, and we were incredibly lucky to hear an entire narration of the war.

How many goats is too many ?

Photo of Srinagar by Footprints On The Globe

Driving into the Mountains

Photo of Srinagar - Leh Highway, Khangral by Footprints On The Globe

Faith

Photo of Srinagar - Ladakh Road, Leh by Footprints On The Globe

We continued our journey to Nimmu, a tiny town in the heart of Ladakh and stayed there for a night, before we headed out the next day for river rafting at the highest rafting spot in the world.

Hues of the setting sun

Photo of Nimmu House Ladakh, Leh by Footprints On The Globe

Unforgettable Views

Photo of Nimmu House Ladakh, Leh by Footprints On The Globe

The Confluence - Indus and Zanskar

Photo of Nimmu House Ladakh, Leh by Footprints On The Globe

After an exciting rafting session and a night spent at Leh city, we drove through the scenic landscapes towards Nubra Valley. We also visited the Pangong Tso Lake, (which is as beautiful as it looks in the movies), and Tso Moriri, a lake that is much smaller but also extremely beautiful and more peaceful.

Reflections

Photo of Nubra Valley by Footprints On The Globe

Let's Live in and Belong to the Mountains

Photo of Nubra Valley by Footprints On The Globe
Photo of Of Magnificent Mountains and Sparkling Streams - Kashmir, you beauty ! #kashmirinphotos by Footprints On The Globe
Photo of Of Magnificent Mountains and Sparkling Streams - Kashmir, you beauty ! #kashmirinphotos by Footprints On The Globe

We ended our journey by heading back to Leh, where we cycled down from Khardungla pass to Leh City.

A 40 km bicycle ride through the mountains with breathtaking pit-stops, this was an unforgettable experience.

With views that leave you spellbound, and people that fill up your life with love and laughter, Kashmir really is paradise on earth.

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