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Ladakh

Hello, I have just returned from my first trip to Ladakh - the Land of High Passes in the Himalaya mountains in Jammu and Kashmir state, India.The region is really incredible: so beautiful and peaceful. Although it is dominated by Buddhist culture, you can find there isolated Dardic tribe, the Drokpas/Brokpas, who claim that thay descend from Alexander the Great and grow apricot trees, too.Highly recommended!Please, check my photos:Dardic women belonging to the Brokpa/Drokpa tribe:... continue reading

Road to Ladakh - high mountain passes and much more

"One of the great motoring journeys of the world", that is how the drive from Manali to Leh in Ladakh is described. Stunning landscapes, four high passes, including what is claimed to be the second highest motorable pass in the world, and all at altitudes between 3,000 – 5,000 metres. Sounded too good to miss, particularly as I had a couple of suitably adventurous volunteers who were gamely up for the experience. The adventure actually started somewhat earlier than planned; the risk of monsoon rain... continue reading

Visit to Leh

A trip to Leh had always been in travel wish list but had not been able to make it happen until last month. I planned this trip last year around but due to the cloudburst catastrophe that happened I shelved it again.People visiting India usually have a entirely different picture of India. India to the eyes of a tourist is always something synonymous to population, traffic, dust, beggars, snake charmers, elephants, etc., But believe me when I say a visit to Leh might make you rethink about India... continue reading

Impressions from Ladakh, Satwa Guna Project - travel with magicians and mystics

...i've never reached those places with my soul, i just felt as a blind wanderer on lands which may have been once blessed with quietness and spiritual strength. Maybe back then, the people who didn't belong to that land came and told THEM that there may be something wealthier and then they killed their soul and settled off their spirit.They lied them as you lie the child about life, they tarnished the paintings of their monasteries and they washed the frescoes of their soul, beautifully mutilated... continue reading

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