Category: Ladakh

Fotu la, the highest mountain pass on the Srinagar Leh highway, NH-1 D has beautiful well maintained roads which see a lot of heavy truck traffic in the midst of the golden mountains of the Greater Himalayas.

Travel guide for the Srinagar Leh highway

In this travel guide for the Srinagar Leh highway, we will tell you everything you need to know for your road trip on this route to reach Ladakh. This travel guide is based entirely on our first-hand experience of our road trip from Srinagar to Leh.

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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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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,

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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

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Four kids of the nomadic shepherd tribe called Gujjar from Kashmir doing an Indian dance called bhangra and singing with broad smiles on their faces in the beautiful landscape of Thajiwas glacier in Sonmarg.

The kids of the hills…

The people you meet on the road are the most impactful part of any travel. Especially the kids. Times spent with the kids are some of our fondest memories. These

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