Ladakh, the Moon Land is blessed with all the wonderful elements of tourism. With its snow covered mountains, ancient monasteries, deep valleys and tranquil lakes, Ladakh is a destination to explore.
Ladakh, being a cool place has been my desired travel destination in India. Edrik and I love to explore the various travel places. We went to Ladakh via Manali early morning from Delhi, and it took us long hours to reach the place.
Making ourselves cozy on a comfortable bed of our hotel room, we shed our fatigue. Edrik was to excited to explore the place and therefore, he got ready before me. After some time we left for the Khardung La, which was snow covered. The extreme cold made us to have a glass of hot tea first, which we enjoyed at an army run canteen.
Finding ourselves amidst a vast river bed that was dried years ago was an unbelievable experience. The snowy mountains will make you leave fascinated with their sheer natural charm. We started our next day with a visit to the famous Pangong Tso Lake. This high altitude lake exceeds your excitement once you start reaching there.
Though it was not easy to acclimatize yet we left no stone unturned for the same because that is what could help us to enjoy our Ladakh trip. We relished the authentic Momos that enabled us to enjoy the extreme cold.
To make the most of our trip to Ladakh, we headed for Nubra Valley. Adjoining a cold desert, this is a verdant valley that grabs your attention at once. To reach the valley, we had to cross the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La. The valley treasures all the wonderful elements to offer you a perfect visual treat.
The next spot we visited on our travel to Ladakh was Shanti Stupa. It holds my interest since I read about it in a travel magazine. Lies on a hilltop near Leh, Shanti Stupa is a panoramic place. Adjoining monuments add appeal to the Stupa. The unique architecture of the Ladakhi style offers a majestic view at sunrise and sunset. This marvellous symbol of Buddha’s Teaching fills your mind with absolute tranquillity.
How could Edrik miss out the adventure on his Ladakh trip? So we headed for Zanskar Valley to treat ourselves with adventure. Enveloped with lofty mountains and deep-seated valleys, the region offers challenging activities. The Chadar trek in Zanskar is a great experience in itself. We started huffing and puffing by the time, we reached to the valley. It was arduous yet exciting experience.
Realising that our tour was over, we packed our bags and headed to our destination with wonderful memories.