The Incredible Leh / Ladakh experience – A travelogue by Ramesh Ranjan

Set in Himalayan mountain splendour, Ladakh is an enchanted land, which amid the global chaos of our new century, seems in control of its own destiny. The scenic splendour of the soaring mountains and pristine valleys, coupled with the vibrancy of its cultural life, makes Ladakh one of the last undiscovered destinations, an adventure to feed the soul and enrich the senses.

Leh the erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Ladakh is now a dream destination of many and the Mecca of adventure enthusiasts! Leh, one of the coldest deserts in the world is located at a distance of 434 Kms from Srinagar and 474 Kms from Manali (Himachal Pradesh).

Leh is an adventurer’s haven. We have around 100+ bikers (mostly Royal Enfield bikes – mostly driven solo an in some cases with pillion riders including some women). It’s also supposed to be a backpacker’s haven with numerous trekking trails, valleys, and picturesque lakes. Renowned as the land of monks and monasteries there is lots to see in this amazing piece of land.

Surely a must place to visit in one’s life.

We embarked on this 7N/8D trip organised by and were joined by another 3 families at Delhi. Here are some glimpses of our trip to LEH, probably one of the best places I have visited in my life so far (have been to aroun 46 countries so far) and an unforgettable experience of driving thru the Himalayas across snow-capped mountains, deserts, sand dunes, lakes, highest Pass, highest Airport, highest Lake, highest Motorable Road – truly a high point in my life.

Read on the Travelogue @ Leh Ladhak  by Ranjan