It was an eagerly awaited trip to Ladakh. The Bollywood movies (inspiring scenes from 3 Idiots, Jab Tak Hai Jaan) only added fuel to that fire. In the first week in May, I was able to finally travel to Ladakh. It was a trip that gave me unforgettable memories and has forever etched the startling sights of this beautiful place in my mind.
Ladakh Here We Come
Even the road to Ladakh is charming; I have to say. The first sight of the snow-laden heaven will bring a twinkle in your eyes as you approach the Ladakh tour package. Imagine looking down at a tranquil, serene, greenish-blue lake. It's beautiful! Imagine the majestic mountains welcoming you. That was an experience I will never forget. Nothing is more beautiful than the beauty of nature in Ladakh… Then, as you enter Leh, the distinctive mountains (yes, those made very popular by television) welcome you with their silent white faces.
Listen to Logic
To help fellow travelers to Ladakh, I recommend spending their first day in a Ladakh group tour getting used to the climate. Two things were decisive for me. First, I was forced to rest by logic and reason. My incurable curiosity kept me begging to explore more of this area. Food saved the day. My friends who went out on their own without resting ended up feeling sick and unwell. The hotel's delicious thukpa, tsampa, and other delights not only delighted my taste buds but also convinced me that exploration can be put on hold while I take a restful nap.
The Rustic Charm
Ladakh's true colors were revealed during the days when the itinerary was not covered. This is a place of endless hills, snow-covered mountains, and barren lands. It also features mystical Lamas, whose centuries-old monasteries still retain their charm. It is rare to see the confluence between the Indus and the Zanskar river. From a distance, one can clearly distinguish the two waterways. Everyone is amazed at the rare phenomenon known as Magnetic Hill. The hill's magnetic properties can pull cars uphill, causing passing aircraft to climb higher to avoid magnetic interference. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is a stop for those who are tired after covering some distance. You will be offered hot tea. This one cup of tea will be enough to refresh your senses during the hilly ride. It is the most talked-about attraction in Ladakh. The most popular attraction in Ladakh package is undoubtedly the Pangong Lake, which is undoubtedly one of the most serene (and beautiful) places on the planet. Is it possible to hear the duck moving on water? Only at Pangong Lake. You can see across the turquoise waters the mountains of Tibet.
The Pangong Lake is simply stunning.
A trip to Ladakh has so much to offer. You will have endless memories, just like I did.