Leh Ladakh – Part 2: A Journey Through My Lens

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Day 1- Monastery & Palace

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Hemis Monas
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Prayer Wheel

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Statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), Hemis Monastery – Indian Buddhist Master during the 8th century
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Shey Monastery- 1000 years old frescoes here, are fantastic. The Buddhist deity statues likewise amazing.
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Shey Palace- This palace, was built first in 1655, near Shey village, by the king of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal.
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View from Shey Palace

Day 2- Aryan Valley

Our journey to Garkone Village in Aryan Valley. The roads were super bumpy.

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A short tour of the village.

This community, still with pure bloodline, language, and culture, is believed to be the direct descendants of soldiers of the army of legendary Alexander the Great.

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School and a small medical center situated in the village
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An 80 year old man cooking food for himself- happy and content with his life.
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Our homestay at Garkone Village – dining with the locals

Day 3 – Shop O’Clock

(after returning from Aryan Valley)

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Day 4- Khardung La

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‘Khardung La’, the world’s highest motorable pass at an altitude of 18,379 ft.(5600 meters) above sea level.

 

Day 5- Chang La & Pangong Tso

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Third highest Pass- Chang La at 17688 ft.
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Pangong Tso Lake- one of the largest high-altitude lakes in India.

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A clear symbol of nature’s craftsmanship

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A glimpse into the world of the soldiers who had fought with their lives to protect us.

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Road Trip: Leh – Jispa – Manali-Chandigarh

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Tents for overnight stay

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Taglang La (2nd highest pass at 17582 ft.) & Rohtang La (pass on the way to Manali at 13058 ft.)

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A mind-blowing array of sights, and sounds, and a unique, tranquil experience

LEH LADAKH

*Read the full journal about this trip, in  Leh Ladakh Part 1 –  Into the Mountains

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