Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 17 (last day at Paradise on Earth)

Clouds from plane 4

Last day of the Kashmir- Ladakh trip, were not keen to leave the Paradise on Earth. With heavy hearts, got ready by 11:00 am. Took a rickshaw from Dal lake for airport for ( Rs. 250 ) and reached airport in 45 minutes. Friendly tip: Please reach Srinagar Airport before time since there is always long queue […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 16 (Kashmiri Traditional Dress)

Dal Lake in the evening 2

We had one rest day at Srinagar and our photo shoot was pending-Yes, the traditional photo in Kashmiri dress. We were charged Rs. 100 for the photos along with the kashmiri traditional dress in a Shikara. Then we were planning to go to Pampore, Saffron fields but after inquiring with few locals, we came to […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 15 (Kargil War Memorial)

Kargil War Memorial 1

We woke up early and reached Kargil bus stand at 6 am to book a shared taxi to Srinagar. But it was our lucky day, we met 2 kind hearted Sardarjis, Dr. P. P. S. Pannu and his friend were Sr. Plant Pathologist from Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana. They were in Kargil to study crop […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 14 (Kargil Market)

Kargil Market 2

Started at 8:30am from Leh and reached Kargil at 4:00pm. Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. Kargil has an average elevation of 2,676 metres (8,780 feet), and is situated along the banks of the Suru River (Indus). The town of Kargil is located 205 km (127 mi) from Srinagar, facing the Northern […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 13 (3 Idiots Movie Point)

Thiksey Monastrey

Early morning it snowed on the nearby peaks, hence it was very cool. Started at 8:30 am , visited the 3 Idiots movie point. We reached Leh at 2:00pm. On the way visited Thiksey Monastrey, big and majestic. Thiksey is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Yellow Hat sect, located on top of a hill, […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 12 (Pangong Lake)

Pangong Lake 2

We started at 8:10 am from Leh and reached Pangong Lake around 1:15 p.m., charges – Rs. 1500 per person (includes shared return Xylo taxi fare and night halt waiting charges). Pangong lake was beautiful and serene. Its also called Pangong Tso, Tibetan for “long, narrow, enchanted lake”, is situated at a height of about 4,350 […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 11 (Shanti Stupa)

Buddha statue at Shanti Stupa

Rest day at Leh. In the evening visited the famous Shanti Stupa. It is a Buddhist white-domed Stupa on a hilltop in Changspa, Leh. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura . The stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base which were enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama. The […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 10 (Changspa Road, Leh)

Leh Changspa Road 2

We started our journey in the morning back to Leh from Nubra Valley and we reached at around 1:15 pm. We had lunch at Changsa, Pure Veg ladakhi Organic Food, momos and skyu was amazing. Then spoke to few tour operators for shared taxi to Pangong lake and went for shopping. In the evening had […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 9 (Nubra Valley)

Shanti Stupa from a distance

Today we were heading to Nubra valley for a visit and a overnight stay. So we kept our excess luggage at the Sheldan Holiday Home and headed for the bus stand. Unfortunately the bus to Nubra was not there for the day, hence took a shared taxi to Diskit from the Polo ground, charges – […]

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Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 8 (Inner Line Permits)

Sheldon Holiday Home

At Leh, one is required to get inner line permits for his/her visits to Nubra Valley, Pangong, etc. Hence, we headed straight to DC office in the morning to get the permits for our visits to Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake. We were then strolling in the market, bought Apricot Juice (very fresh and good […]

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