A Photo Essay from Ladakh

A solo trip to Ladakh years ago defined for me what I wanted to do with my life. It is now for you to realise too, ‘Time you enjoyed wasting, wasn’t wasted!’

Make this sojourn when the roads open and get enthralled by these experiences.

Read : Romance of the Manali – Leh Road

7 Photographs & Captions from my First Solo Trip to Ladakh

Blues, other than the Monday Morning ones, EXIST : Gaze at the azure blue skies, pristine lakes and surreal landscapes to live life as it was meant to be – carefree.

Colours of Pangong Tso.
There’s no harm in being an idiot at Pangong Tso.

A nomadic existence : Cellphones wont work here and you will be glad they don’t! Forget about mundane stuff, what is life if not an adventure. The vast landscapes of Ladakh are primed to make one feel lost in the midst of never ending wilderness.

Kiagar Tso or Tso Kyagar
Shhh. The lesser known Kiagar Tso in the photograph, enroute Tso Moriri.

Unlock hidden talents : Surprise yourself by clicking stupendous pictures, the incredible land of Ladakh won’t disappoint you. The riot of colours can only make you insanely happy. Every photograph you take here is postcard worthy!

Winding roads Ladakh.
A masterpiece created by the BRO (Border Roads Organisation).

Connect with your inner soul : In the humdrum of city life, the basic inner connect has disappeared. Make friends from around the world and maybe you will meet a soul partner too. (Best of luck!)

Read : 7 roadtrips for adventure junkies in India

Sunset at Korzok, Tso Moriri.
Catch your breath at Korzok (4575m) with Tso Moriri lake in the background.

Buddhism is cool : Get enchanted by the colourful monasteries, buy a thangka and a prayer wheel and learn some meditation too. The maroon robes of Ladakh could be a fashion statement!

Thiksey Monastery
Thickest Gompa near leh, modeled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa.

Traffic, what traffic : Majestic mountains, wild surroundings and roads bereft of other cars. And yes, you aint dreamin’, the road will become your best friend in Ladakh.

Road Ladakh
Dramatic scenery in Ladakh will leave you speechless.

Huff, puff & get in shape : The high altitude walks are an amazing way to become really fit, while gorging on freshly made organic food. Ask the friendly locals for those yummy, otherworldly apricots.

Read : Reminiscences from a two day snowfall

Yellow & green fields Ladakh
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, anyone?!

Solidarity with Nepal in the times of the earthquake disaster.

Read : Practical Tips for Winter Travel in Ladakh

Also check : Into Unknown Ladakh – Turtuk

These pictures are all from the Ladakhi summers. I would love your opinion on this photo essay, for me to do more of the same.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Madhura says:

    When CAN I join you? Your photos are quite tempting, making me wish to drop everything here n go back to the Himalayas… they beckon… ❤

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    1. They beckon all the time. It is only us who don’t listen. Well, I’m gonna be in Kumaon Uttarakhand very soon. Connect on twitter/instagram?

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      1. Madhura says:

        I’m missing out trekking this season… no worries, I’ll be there soon! 🙂
        And yes of course…

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    1. Thank you Divyakshi 🙂

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  2. We liked it! Specially those pics! We hope you keep posting such good travel ideas and spots!

    We would love to have you at Santa Teresa! It would be great to see a post about it.

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  3. nupurpradhan says:

    Stunning pictures. Always loved your photography.

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  4. Nachikethas says:

    Amazing pictures!!

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    1. Many thanks for the appreciation. Glad you liked them 🙂

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  5. Yes and yes awesome canvas. “Like i thot il cover main 5-6 areas” is it possible ;-). The mountains are enchanting, they beckon me all the time. There is unsaid, unexplained magic in them. Keep traveling, god bless you.

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    1. I see that you connected this one to the funny post on Ladakh! Haha. Exactly my thoughts too, the mountains are so loving and feel like magic.

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