Ladakh

A beautiful house drenched in golden sunlight surrounded by barley fields and the barren Greater Himalayas in Dras.

Why visit Drass?

It all began with Drass. The discovery of beauty in barren brown mountains, the intensity of (let’s call them) anti-green landscapes and the thumping sound of the heart in the ears. The landscape of brown barren mountains starts in Drass Drass was the town we chose to spend our first ever high […]

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Lamayuru is a small village 100 km before Leh on the Srinagar-Leh highway. Its claim to fame is the moonlike landscape surrounding Lamayuru. So much so, that Lamayuru and moonland have become synonymous. They even have guest houses named Moonland in Lamayuru! The best view of this "moonland"; is from the top of the meditation hill in Lamayuru. As you get to the top and proceed to the edge, a surreal landscape awaits you!

Lamayuru, the moonland of Ladakh

“Where can we find moonland?” “It’s right behind this hillock.” That’s a normal conversation in Lamayuru! Lamayuru is a small village in Ladakh, midway between Kargil and Leh on NH1-D, the Srinagar-Leh highway. Moonlike landscapes carved into the Greater Himalayas are its claim to fame. Mountain pass of Fotu la […]

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Mountain Bike cyclist

How to Prepare for Manali-Leh Biking Trip

Manali-Leh is this beautiful highway trip that bikers use as a rite of passage. It’s a 470-kilometer journey from one end to the next through different altitudes and beautiful scenery. I had to go the first time I saw this on a blog and trained myself to ride the entire […]

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Prayer flags strung at two hilltops traversing the whole width of a plateau just after Tso Kyogar enroute Tso Moriri, a high altitude mountain lake in Ladakh, India.

Planning a trip to Leh, Ladakh

This travel guide to Ladakh is for those planning their first trip to Ladakh. The guide isn’t your ultimate or complete guide to Ladakh. Instead, this guide to Ladakh is based largely on our first-hand experiences in Ladakh.

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