No matter how many times I visit Ladakh, it never ceases to amaze me nor does it cease to teach me a thing or two about life and God. And my most recent trip to Ladakh (fifth to be precise) was no different.
The fool i.e. me who flew in to Ladakh as someone who believed he was an artist; creating work of art through light, lens and sensor, came back a humble novice, struggling to comprehend the real art god has created over millenniums.
In Ladakh I got to witness nature’s beauty like I had never seen before. I got to see snow along the National Highway 1D (Srinagar – Leh Highway).
I was witness to a senior monk teaching his disciple their ritualistic dance.
And I also saw colors and light in a way I had never seen before!
Yet these paled in comparison to compassion, love, comradery and God’s art, that I was a witness to, during the course of a week I spent in Ladakh.
As a region, Ladakh has given me much more in a week than what I am capable of comprehending in a lifetime, yet there is just so much more to see and experience, that I have already planned half a dozen trips to Ladakh, which I hope to undertake over the course of next couple of years.
And even these aren’t enough and I so wish to be able to live in Ladakh for a couple of years, so that I could witness at least 730 sunrises and sunsets, in order to at least begin to understand the rhythm that drives Ladakh.
Maybe one day, I will pack my bags and leave, to be a part of Ladakh, for much longer duration than a few weeks. Till that day comes, I will just have to relive the memories in my head, trying to make sense of it all and failing miserably…
All Pictures are amazing, especially the last picture. May be one day i will go Ladakh.
Thank you Ankur.
Lovely captures YS. Ladakh seems to throw amazing views at every turn. Its true that you cant get enough of it… ever…
Thank you Ankur.
That last image! Ah!! Not that the others are bad, but the last one has a special quality, Yogesh.
Thank you sir. That one is a blessing from the god. I didn’t get the shot that I wanted, but god gave me this instead, which is 10x better than the shot I originally wanted :).
Great Yogesh, may be one day I will too join the band, keep it up the good photography and enthusiasm to explore it further till you hit by Chinese patrols
Thank you Yogesh.
Super amazing. Wow
Thank you Rohit.
Last shot is super!
How is Ladakh in October? Less crowded than in July? But I guess the downside of October is that biking to Leh will be difficult if not impossible because of the snow. Haven’t been there since 2007. I guess Leh must be very different now. Must make another trip there soon.
Thanks Amit. A lot less crowded, a lot colder and with only a handful hotels and restaurants open. Biking is possible, however weather was quite cold and passes were receiving snowfall as well.
and that’s what for I was waiting since I heard about your Laddakh trip this year.
Bunch of lovely photos. Amazing work Yogesh
Thank you Shreyanshu.
YS…. great captures as usual….. bring’em….
Thank you Rahi.
Very nice! The unexamined life is not worth living ~ Socrates.
Thank you Jasdeep and very well put.
awesum sir .. seriously amazing captures
Thank you Sumit.
Beautiful pictures. I wish to be a part of Ladakh too one day..
Thank you Neha :).
Nice write up and snaps…and last snap is my favorite one…
Thank you Swati.
Lovely pictures & thank you very much for the information, it really helps.
Me & my friends, a group of 6 from Mumbai are planning to go Manali- leh – srinagar in 1st week of June 2015. 1st thing we all are between 32-35 in age. All of them little bit overweight. We all have been to srinagar & manali. But going by bike for the 1st time. What about AMS. We are going with 3 bikes (Enfield booking from Manali) & a car. We dnt have any booking neither hotels nor for renting bikes. We have planned night stay at (1st 2 nights at manali)
1. Keylong (or jispa)
5. Nubra valley
6. Pangong lake
We had not thought of Stay at Tso moriri. Please suggest how to route our plan. We have 12-13 days (after reaching manali) in hand. We will be going from manali & returning from Srinagar. I have inquired about the bikes. They Charge more if we take bikes only 1 way. Let me know how to plan. Should we stay 3rd night at tsomoriri & then to leh. Will wait for your suggestion.