Thursday, 30 May 2013

"This is the region GOD has created for nature lovers.."

"Ladakh, MUST experience for everyone who likes 'Nature'"

Ladakh (Leh) Experience: Ladakh, is the region GOD has created for nature lovers where you meet hills, valleys, clean water rivers, difficult roads, blind curves, snow, negative temperatures, high altitude sickness, loving Army, cool Ladakhi people, buddhist culture and much more. This is enjoyed better if you dive yourself.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: At Kargil, a Hotel is available which is not so good but ok for taking rest overnight if you are travelling from Srinagar to Leh. Plenty Non Veg Food is available but you don\'t get Chapati here, Veg is limited. At Leh, Hotel Lamerazo is a best hote where even filmstars also stay. Rate is around Rs.5000 per day, Cheaper options available. For food, plenty good restaurants are existing. For Shopping, road side sellers give you good stuff but you need to bargain little. However, in Chinese Market place, some fixed price shops are available. You get good variety of Woolen clothes & some antique pieces. For Sightseeing, Khardung La Pass (over 18000 feet), Chang La Pass, Pangong Lake, Indus-Zanskar river meeting point, buddhist temples are the major & must see destinations.
Activities & things to do: If you are travelling from Srinagar, then on way you can halt at Kargil overnight for rest. Here, you find the memorial of brave soldier who laid their lives for us during Kargil War. This fills in emotions of patriotism within you. Further, you meet the famous Indus river which passes through the region & meets Zanskar river which take you to the history of Aryans. Nearing Leh, you enjoy the magnetic pull on your vehicle at \'Magnetic Hill\' point. This surprises you. Also, you can see Patther Sahib Gurudwara where Guru Nanak has visited. At Leh, take full 02 days rest to counter high altitude sickness then plan your travel to Khardung La. This takes you to worlds highest motorable road. Evening you can do shopping in Leh. Next destinations are Pangong Lake where you go via Chang La pass. If weather allows you, you can reach lake where residnetial arrangement is available. If you have time spend one or two more days driving around. You van reach Manali via Rohtang Pass negotiating same hills & Valleys.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can drive from Srinagar to Leh via Dras sector i.e. Kargil on the way. after travelling for 10 hours, you must take rest at Kargil. Carry High Altitude Sickness tablets & suuficient winter clothings with you. In Leh, first 02 days, medication & rest is must. Best time to visit is in the month of October when snowfall is just started. At Khardung La, & Chang La, you witness lots of snowfall & temerature to the tune of minus 10 degrees. In Leh, daytime temeratures would be between 4 to 7 degrees. Night it drops. Take help of Army to know the weather condition which worsens at any time. You must carry snowchains for the all the wheels of your vehicle. These are must when riding on snow. Army people will not allow you without these.