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Pangong to Leh – Road Trip

Pangong to Leh – Road Trip

After spending a couple of days at the mesmerising Pangong Lake, it was time to head back to Leh, to make it in time for my maiden participation in the Ladakh Marathon, the highest Marathon in the AIMS calendar. We stopped at the viewpoint, where you get the first...
A bird’s view of Pangong Lake in Ladakh

A bird’s view of Pangong Lake in Ladakh

Most of us would have seen the pristine Pangong Lake in Ladakh, the world’s highest brackish water lake, situated at 14,250 feet, at eye level. Which is exactly what we did the first day we were at the lake – you can see the pictures on an earlier post...
Mesmerising Pangong Lake in Ladakh

Mesmerising Pangong Lake in Ladakh

As the road opened up to give us our first full view of the Pangong lake, we stood speechless at the magical natural wonder. Our stay at Pangong Hermitage was blessed with the many moods of Pangong lake that we captured in a few pictures.
Himalayan Marmot in Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

Himalayan Marmot in Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

In our last trip to Ladakh, we were on our journey from Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake, right after breakfast, only to be stopped almost immediately by the amazing Diksit Monastery. We took a quick detour to see the monastery and were treated with incredible vistas of...
Road trip Leh – Khardungla – Nubra Valley

Road trip Leh – Khardungla – Nubra Valley

Following a couple of days of acclimatisation in Leh, Ladakh, we headed off on a road trip to Nubra Valley passing Khardungla, claimed to be one of the highest motor-able passes in the world. Leaving Ladakh Sarai after breakfast, we crossed Leh town and before we knew...
Moods of Stok Kangri in Ladakh

Moods of Stok Kangri in Ladakh

In preparation for the Ladakh Marathon, one among the highest marathon’s in the world, I reached Leh, a full two weeks ahead to acclimatise to the altitude and weather. I stayed at Ladakh Sarai, a paradise in Leh which had an amazing view of Stok Kangri and...
Birds of India #88 : Brown Accentor

Birds of India #88 : Brown Accentor

The Brown Accentor is a widespread resident of the Himalayas and along with the Robin Accentor was one of the few species of birds that seemed to be braving the harsh winter climate that the Ladakh region has to offer. And again like the Robin Accentor, we saw these...
Birds of India #86 : Robin Accentor

Birds of India #86 : Robin Accentor

The Robin Accentor is a widespread resident of the Himalayas. This high altitude bird species is seen everywhere in Leh, Ladakh. Having done bird photography for a few years now, we have realised that spotting a species is one thing, but the ability to capture the...
National Parks #7 – India – Hemis National Park

National Parks #7 – India – Hemis National Park

In the earlier post on the Hemis national park, we had posted the cloudy, snowy landscape that we encountered for most part of our Snow Leopard trek. The vast expanse of sheer nothingness is quite humbling. And your sense of gratitude goes up a couple of notches when...
Birds of India #85 : Chukar

Birds of India #85 : Chukar

We hope you liked the posts on the Snow Leopard and the Blue Sheep from our winter trek in Ladakh, Kashmir, which we braved in sub zero conditions. Apart from these animals, a few birds do stay behind in the Hemis national park and rough it out during the harsh...