World's Greatest Wonder - Leh Ladakh

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11th Aug 2017
Photo of World's Greatest Wonder - Leh Ladakh by Ekta Bhasin
Photo of World's Greatest Wonder - Leh Ladakh 1/1 by Ekta Bhasin

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It is full justice to this place when your Mobile Data stops working and your Smartphones show "No Service". This magnificent region demands your full attention and rightly so. Though any amount of words wouldn't be enough for Leh & Ladakh , Here's just a little tempting to make you land in this heavenly abode!

Every curve we took welcomed us with a picturesque view and I just wished my eyes could capture what I could see. Me and my friends planned an eight day trip to this miraculous destination and here's how :

Day 1

Day 1 : Our trip like the destination started off adventurous with all of us missing our flights and taking the next one. We landed at the Leh Airport at around 12pm. First day commonly being the day of adapting to the oxygen levels and weather conditions. Took our stay and settled down at the Hotel Himalaya.

Photo of Leh by Ekta Bhasin
Day 2

Day 2 : Visited the Shanthi Stupa wherein you can have a look at the entire Leh city. Also went to the Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Sangam ( where Indus & Zanskar meet), Alchi Monastery & Gurudwara Pathar Saheb.

Sangam - Blend of Indus & Zanskar

Photo of Leh by Ekta Bhasin
Day 3

Day 3 & 4 : Leh- Khardungla Pass - Nubra - Diskit Monastery - Leh

The 150 kms stretch from Leh to Nubra Valley is every wanderer's delight. Crossing Khardungla Pass, highest motorable road to camping at Nubra Valley. Visited the Diskit Monastery and back to Leh on Day 4 . A path that makes the journey itself as the destination. We were amazed to see snow capped mountains on one hand and as we drove along only to find beautiful barren mountains with no vegetation and rode along further to witness sand dunes. This road itself is a miracle!

Khardungla - Highest Motorable Road

Photo of Khardung La by Ekta Bhasin
Photo of Khardung La by Ekta Bhasin
Photo of Khardung La by Ekta Bhasin
Day 4
Photo of Nubra Valley by Ekta Bhasin

Panaroma of Diskit Monastery

Photo of Diskit Gompa, Diskit by Ekta Bhasin
Photo of Diskit Gompa, Diskit by Ekta Bhasin

Day 5 & 6 : Leh - Chang La - Pangong Tso - Thikse Monastery - Leh

Again a 225 kms stretch that quenches the soul. Crossed Chang La Pass ( Second highest motorable road) straight to camping at the majestic Pangong Tso. The minute we reached there, we just stepped by the side of the lake only to listen to sound of water touching our feet. It was truly the closest I've ever been to nature. From witnessing the entire galaxy and billion stars to watching the colours of the clearest Lake change with positions of the Sun was one of the things I do before I die!

Day 5
Photo of Chang La Pass by Ekta Bhasin
Day 6

Pangong Tso

Photo of Pangong Tso by Ekta Bhasin

Thikse Monastery

Photo of Thikse Monastery, Thiksey by Ekta Bhasin

Day 7 & 8 : Leh - Kargil - Drass - Sonamarg - Srinagar - Delhi

Drove along the Leh - Srinagar Highway only to catch our flight back from Srinagar to Delhi on Day 8. You will find the mesmerising Suru river along the road. Had our stay at Sonamarg, the most green land I've ever come across. And on Day 8, We were back to our city only to realise that the air in Delhi is so polluted, we took another day acclimatise in our own land. ;)

Day 7

Sonamarg

Photo of Sonamarg by Ekta Bhasin
Day 8

Dal Lake, Srinagar

Photo of Srinagar by Ekta Bhasin
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