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The Leh Experience

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2nd Jul 2014
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

The Beautiful Pangong Lake

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

At Nubra Valley

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

Panamik Hot Springs

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

Hemis

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

On the way to Pangong

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

Deskit Gompa

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

Double Humped Camels at Nubra

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

The cold desert of Nubra

Photo of The Leh Experience by Ishank Ahuja

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.” – William Blake

I had a close encounter with the Himalayas back in August ’14 when I took a 10 Day road trip through Ladakh.
I used to spend endless hours looking at pictures of the beautiful places that Ladakh has to offer and I had been craving for this road trip for almost half a decade now but if you’ve read Paulo Coelho, you would know that “things do not happen just by chance… they happen when they are supposed to happen”!

It was the “calling” that was missing!

A 10 day vacation is not an easy one to get but after like a million pictures, a thousand videos and months of planning, we decided to JUST GO! We took a volvo from Delhi to Manali and spent a night at the beautiful Tree House Cottage and from then onwards, MyTravelPie.com took over!

This is what our itinerary looked like: The Leh Experience with MyTravelPie.com

From mesmerising hill top monasteries in Leh and the cold desert of Nubra Valley to the awe inspiring beauty of the Pangong Lake, everything is just jaw-dropping!

Here are a few glimpses that I captured during my time in Ladakh.

This Time-lapse was compiled at a frame rate of 30 frames per second which calculates to roughly 1600 pictures and endless hours of sitting in front of the camera to create a mere 55 second video! Enjoy!

We spent a night at the beautiful Tree House Cottage in Manali before starting the roadtrip. These family run cottages are located near Raison among apple orchards away from the city. Cost for a 03 bedroom Cottage: INR 3500 - 4500. Check out: http://www.mytravelpie.com/hotels/tree-house-cottage-manali/
The temperature at Sarchu is always near freezing point and air is thin. The only thing you can do here is eat and sleep so that you dont wake up with a headache the very next day.
Needless to say Leh is a one of a kind place. In the lap of nature yet the culture here is so vibrant. From colourful monasteries to beautiful bazaars and cafes, this place has everything to offer. We spent a night here before heading to Nubra Valley and again a night before heading to Pangong.
Photo of Leh by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of Leh by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of Leh by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of Leh by Ishank Ahuja
The worlds highest motorable road at 5359m ! Lots of snow throughout the year and a great place to click some amazing group pictures!
A one of a kind place... A desert in the Himalayas! The best thing about Nubra is however the double-humped camel!
Photo of Nubra Valley, Hunder by Ishank Ahuja
Photo of Nubra Valley, Hunder by Ishank Ahuja
Next day we headed to Panamik near Nubra Valley to take a bath in the Sulphur Springs which are supposed to have a high medicinal value!
The most amazing place I have ever been to. Deep blue lake surrounded by sandy mountains... one has to experience is to believe it!
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