Category Travel

>Ladakh – Om Mane Padme Hum

> The monastery in Thikse is about 18 kms from Leh. The Thikse Gompa is extremely beautiful and belongs to the Gelukpa order of Buddhism ( Monastery of the Yellow Hat ). It was re-built in 1430 AD and houses a temple `Lakhyang Nyerma ‘ dedicated to the Goddess Dorjie Chenmo. There are many beautiful, old […]

>Ladakh-Day IV ( Pang – Leh and beyond)

> Dosas and cauliflower sabzi !  PANG -LEH : (175 kms) We are up again at 6 am. G is attempting to make conversation with the Ladakhi kids. “How often do you have a bath ? ” she asks sweetly. ” When we go to Leh” they say. “When do you go to Leh ?” […]

>Ladakh-Day III ( Keylong – Pang )

> KEYLONG – SARCHU ( 120 kms ) 6 HrsSARCHU – PANG – (77 km) 3 hrs At 6 am, when I wake up, the dark mountains are so close to my window I can reach out and almost touch them. It’s magical. The sunrays have begun to creep down the mountainside, making the peaks […]

>Ladakh – Day II ( Manali – Keylong )

>´╗┐MANALI -ROHTANG : 51 kms ( 2.5 hrs)MANALI- KEYLONG : 171 kms ( 8 hrs) Rohtang Pass. Beyond this milestone is a sharp curve, precipice and mist ´╗┐ Aloo parathas for breakfast. Group two has called to check if Group 1 is okay. Group 2 is sullen. In the face of this intra-group hostility I […]

>Ladakh Part 1( Delhi – Manali )

> DELHI-PANIPAT ( 92 kms) DELHI -CHANDIGARH ( 260 kms) DELHI-MANALI( 560 kms ) DELHI – LEH ( 1325 kms ) We leave Delhi at 6 am. It is quiet and there is no traffic. On a road trip, it is always better to get out of the city before its population comes to life. My […]