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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 – […]


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 […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 7 (Magnetic Hill)

Magnetic hill on our way to Leh

Next day, we started from Kargil in a shared Xylo taxi at 8:00 am and reached Leh at 4pm. Charges – Rs. 800 per person. For around 5 hours we were the only couple during the journey. Had a great time during the journey, singing songs, stopping for sightseeing, etc. Our driver, Nurboo was excellent. […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 6 (Srinagar to Kargil via Zojila)

View from Jojila Pass 1

Since we had completed our visits to the locations at Kashmir, we decided to move to Leh. The route to Leh can be covered in two days, the first day – one reaches Kargil via Drass and then from Kargil one can move to Leh the next day after a night stay at Kargil. Drass […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 5 (Thajiwas Glacier, Sonmarg)

Sonmarg - Our trek, Thajiwas Glacier 2

The last place remaining to visit at Kashmir was Sonmarg, which is famous for its Thajiwas glacier. Sonmarg is 87 km Northeast of Srinagar and can be reached within 3 hours. Sonmarg, which means ‘ meadow of gold ‘ has snowy mountains as a backdrop. Ponies can be hired for the trip up to Thajiwas […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 4 (Betaab Valley, Pahalgam)

Pahalgam - Betaab Valley 1

Our today’s plan was to visit Pahalgam which is located 104 km from Srinagar and can be reached in 2 hrs. It is mainly associated with the annual Amarnath Yatra. Chandanwari, 16 km from Pahalgam, is the starting point of the yatra that takes place every year in the month of Sawan (July to August). […]


Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 3 (Gandola, Gulmarg)

Sheeps grazing the Gulmarg meadows

Everyone wants to visit Kashmir for three very famous and beautiful places, Gulmarg, Sonmarg and Pahalgam. The plan today was to visit Gulmarg meaning the Meadow of Flowers is the heartland of Winter Sports in India. Gulmarg is located 52 km from Srinagar and can be reached in 2 hours. Unlike many tourists who book […]