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13 Apr. 2017

Ladakh resembles Tibet to a extent and its culture, food, people and landscape are all amazing. It’s a fairyland covered by Himalayas located at high altitude and far from the mainland. What makes Ladakh super scenic is its snow covered peaks and high altitude water bodies. Pangong lake is the most famous and beautiful too. But one thing you can’t afford to miss is sunset at shanty stupa. Thiksey monastery and shey monastery are also worth visiting. Just climb up to thiksey monastery, look upon the countryside with holy Indus river in view and hear the wind. My Ladakh visit was magical and this is one place where you want to go again and again.

Tip for Arrival Departure Jul 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

My trip to Ladakh went smoothly no traffic jams no blockade no bad weather, in short it was amazing!!!! Last day of my trip was mesmerizing -we visited oldest monastery in Ladakh at Alchi. From there on, we went to Lamayuru. Halfway through the drive, we decided that we weren't up to another 300 km ride, so decide to stick to Alchi only. Heading down the highway to Srinagar we stopped by the confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar rivers. Later, we crossed the Indus and climbed towards Alchi village. The monastery itself is situated high above the banks of the river. The complex itself is home to three temples and two stupas. Unlike, other most monasteries in Ladakh it is not a very high building, except for the three story temples or Sumtseg. Photography however is strictly prohibited inside the temples.

Tip for Local Transport Jul 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

Ladakh is well separated from the Indian mainland by the Himalyas, which makes its culture, landscape, people, and food, everything unique. It is located at a very high altitude, and it hardly receives any kind of precipitation(less), so that too makes it different from the rest of Indian highland areas. Huge Rocky Mountains, snow covered distant peaks are the norm here. However, what makes Ladakh super scenic is the water bodies which contrast with the rest of the landscape, the River Indus and the high altitude lakes, Pangong Lake being the most famous one. But remember the first day is rest day, since most of the people come from plains and that too by flight, so the first day had to be for acclimatization. Second day onwards you can go out and enjoy in the lap of nature.

Tip for Arrival Departure Aug 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

Before my trip everyone said; be careful when you get there. Don't move at all on the first day, don't do this, don't do that.... some even went to the extent of saying that you'll start feeling breathless just as you land at the airport. My wife promptly had dreams of collapsing just when she got off the airplane's ladder... clutching her throat and dying!!!!! But you know what? They were somewhat right... I was breathless even before we got off the plane. It started just as we broke through the dense cloud which stretched all the way from Delhi and I had the first glimpse of the land called Ladakh - the name literally means 'The land of high passes' and over the next week or so, this land took our breath away. So be careful and do get a checkup before actually going there!

Tip for Arrival Departure Aug 2015
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06 Mar. 2017

Well my trip to ladakh was sort of okay it was nothing special if you want to visit the mountains then try places at lower hills seriously and in addition to that prices of literally every product is exorbitant!! There are many places to visit one of them is Pearl Market, it is actually the best place in the city to look for pearls, gems, jewelry, and precious stones. It’s located near the Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBF) camp, just a few blocks from the Leh Palace. While you can buy beautiful stones, I won’t recommended you buy “traditional” artifacts here, as many are expensive forgeries!! You’ll regret paying such high price for something that is fake!! So beware and play smart try to enjoy the natural beauty of the place.

Tip for Shopping Jul 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

We headed out after lunch and feeling okay and our first objective was the Stok Palace, across the river Indus. The Palace along with the adjoining Gompa (monastery) were built in the early 19th century so these structures are quite old and unreliable trust me. There is a small cafeteria with open seating overlooking the Indus valley and Leh town it was recommended by everyone - but it wasn't operational while we were there so I can’t actually say about that. But a burly dog was sunning himself on one of the palace walls and he proved to be a wonderful model for our photography session. Trip went well but the weather is unpredictable and roads are risky actually so I’m not such a big fan of Ladakh after this experience.

Tip for Local Transport Jun 2015
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06 Mar. 2017

Tsechu Festival, The festival is held in the Hemis Gompa which lies about 35 km south East from Leh, Was the highlight of my trip to Leh-Ladhak. I had never heard about this festival but when I witnessed it myself I got to know that the Tsechu festival is celebrated in reverence to Padmasambhava, held in the main courtyard of the monastery. - This festival begins with an early morning ritual atop the Gompa where a large portrait of Dadmokarpo Rinpoche is unveiled. This is followed by number of elaborate Tantric rituals (Hemis is one of the prominent centers of Vajrayana Buddhism) inside the sanctum sanctorum. This is followed by a series of dance performances also known as 'Cham'. The Cham performance is essentially a part of Tantric tradition, performed only in those Gompas which follow the Tantric Vajrayana.

Tip for Arrival Departure Jul 2015
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13 Apr. 2017

Ladakh resembles Tibet to a extent and its culture, food, people and landscape are all amazing. It’s a fairyland covered by Himalayas located at high altitude and far from the mainland. What makes Ladakh super scenic is its snow covered peaks and high altitude water bodies. Pangong lake is the most famous and beautiful too. But one thing you can’t afford to miss is sunset at shanty stupa. Thiksey monastery and shey monastery are also worth visiting. Just climb up to thiksey monastery, look upon the countryside with holy Indus river in view and hear the wind. My Ladakh visit was magical and this is one place where you want to go again and again.

Tip for Arrival Departure Jul 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

My trip to Ladakh went smoothly no traffic jams no blockade no bad weather, in short it was amazing!!!! Last day of my trip was mesmerizing -we visited oldest monastery in Ladakh at Alchi. From there on, we went to Lamayuru. Halfway through the drive, we decided that we weren't up to another 300 km ride, so decide to stick to Alchi only. Heading down the highway to Srinagar we stopped by the confluence of the Indus and the Zanskar rivers. Later, we crossed the Indus and climbed towards Alchi village. The monastery itself is situated high above the banks of the river. The complex itself is home to three temples and two stupas. Unlike, other most monasteries in Ladakh it is not a very high building, except for the three story temples or Sumtseg. Photography however is strictly prohibited inside the temples.

Tip for Local Transport Jul 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

Ladakh is well separated from the Indian mainland by the Himalyas, which makes its culture, landscape, people, and food, everything unique. It is located at a very high altitude, and it hardly receives any kind of precipitation(less), so that too makes it different from the rest of Indian highland areas. Huge Rocky Mountains, snow covered distant peaks are the norm here. However, what makes Ladakh super scenic is the water bodies which contrast with the rest of the landscape, the River Indus and the high altitude lakes, Pangong Lake being the most famous one. But remember the first day is rest day, since most of the people come from plains and that too by flight, so the first day had to be for acclimatization. Second day onwards you can go out and enjoy in the lap of nature.

Tip for Arrival Departure Aug 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

Before my trip everyone said; be careful when you get there. Don't move at all on the first day, don't do this, don't do that.... some even went to the extent of saying that you'll start feeling breathless just as you land at the airport. My wife promptly had dreams of collapsing just when she got off the airplane's ladder... clutching her throat and dying!!!!! But you know what? They were somewhat right... I was breathless even before we got off the plane. It started just as we broke through the dense cloud which stretched all the way from Delhi and I had the first glimpse of the land called Ladakh - the name literally means 'The land of high passes' and over the next week or so, this land took our breath away. So be careful and do get a checkup before actually going there!

Tip for Arrival Departure Aug 2015
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06 Mar. 2017

Well my trip to ladakh was sort of okay it was nothing special if you want to visit the mountains then try places at lower hills seriously and in addition to that prices of literally every product is exorbitant!! There are many places to visit one of them is Pearl Market, it is actually the best place in the city to look for pearls, gems, jewelry, and precious stones. It’s located near the Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBF) camp, just a few blocks from the Leh Palace. While you can buy beautiful stones, I won’t recommended you buy “traditional” artifacts here, as many are expensive forgeries!! You’ll regret paying such high price for something that is fake!! So beware and play smart try to enjoy the natural beauty of the place.

Tip for Shopping Jul 2016
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06 Mar. 2017

We headed out after lunch and feeling okay and our first objective was the Stok Palace, across the river Indus. The Palace along with the adjoining Gompa (monastery) were built in the early 19th century so these structures are quite old and unreliable trust me. There is a small cafeteria with open seating overlooking the Indus valley and Leh town it was recommended by everyone - but it wasn't operational while we were there so I can’t actually say about that. But a burly dog was sunning himself on one of the palace walls and he proved to be a wonderful model for our photography session. Trip went well but the weather is unpredictable and roads are risky actually so I’m not such a big fan of Ladakh after this experience.

Tip for Local Transport Jun 2015
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06 Mar. 2017

Tsechu Festival, The festival is held in the Hemis Gompa which lies about 35 km south East from Leh, Was the highlight of my trip to Leh-Ladhak. I had never heard about this festival but when I witnessed it myself I got to know that the Tsechu festival is celebrated in reverence to Padmasambhava, held in the main courtyard of the monastery. - This festival begins with an early morning ritual atop the Gompa where a large portrait of Dadmokarpo Rinpoche is unveiled. This is followed by number of elaborate Tantric rituals (Hemis is one of the prominent centers of Vajrayana Buddhism) inside the sanctum sanctorum. This is followed by a series of dance performances also known as 'Cham'. The Cham performance is essentially a part of Tantric tradition, performed only in those Gompas which follow the Tantric Vajrayana.

Tip for Arrival Departure Jul 2015
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