The six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha — His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The view of the mighty Pangong Tso mesmerises and makes one wonder how precious the view is and can never be compared to all the materialism in this world. Nature is the true teacher and such places make us feel so pure and happy.
I met her in Turtuk village, Ladakh
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While strolling around tiny alleyways in this spectecular village, we crossed paths. It was Mr. Khan who happens to be from the same village knew her. When I requested if I could take her picture, the ever shy woman first refused, but it's was his request what she couldn't decline. That's how I got the opportunity to get framed with a beautiful Balti woman in Turtuk.
When in Nubra Valley, visiting Turtuk,the remote village, is a must. Inhabited by the Balti people, this village was open for tourists only in 2010. Untouched by time, this village introduces you to the Balti Muslim culture and gives you a rare opportunity to meet Balti people and see their lifestyle. Located on the bank of Shayok River, Turtuk is home to around 300 families, who live in this ‘border village’ right on the boundary of the Pakistan-administered region of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Turtuk is hardly 10 km away from the northern most village named Thang. Turtuk was part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir until 1971. Flanked by the towering and craggy Karakoram Mountains, the walk around the fields of buckwheat and barley, the scattered little houses, tiny alleyways make it worth your visit to this distant village. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ✨✨✨Follow me for daily Travel Updates
Okay so here is the story about meeting these two warm-hearted ladies. Deepti (Left) and Shatakshi (Right) in the first picture
Both of them booked their Leh-Ladakh trip through Thrillophilia. I met them in #leh to brief them about their whole trip, preparer them for the challenges they are going to face and precautions they need to take so that their journey doesn't get affected. Yeah! The mental preparation is necessary because #Lehladakh is not like any other region,
it is at high altitude, has different terrain & atmosphere.
Deepti came from Hyderabad and Shatakshi from Delhi. For Deepti this was her first trip without her husband or friends. Similar was the case with Shatakshi. After quitting her previous job and before she could join her new company she wanted to travel somewhere she could find peace, calmness and a change from her monotonous life.
Travelling to a new place for the first time with unknown people is not easy and uncomfortable. And I on the other hand have travelled to many places and met people of different personas, hence know how to make people comfortable so that they can enjoy their trip better.
I accompanied them on their journey to Nubra and Pangong via Khardungla & Changla respectively.
From being stuck for 3+ hrs to cross a heavy river flow on the way to Nubra to eating as many apricots as we want, from cracking jokes on each other to pulling each others leg, from sitting with our legs tucked in the sand during sunset to walking by the Pangong lake in evening, believe me we had a crazy time. The road journey became memorable, and the camel ride happened to be unforgettable.
We met as strangers and we ended up being friends.
The lake is a tiny lake at height approximately of twelve thousand and three hundred feet, roughly about fifty kilometers from Keylong on the Manali-Leh highway in Himachal Pradesh. The lake comes in between the way to Roatang Pass to Keylong.
The Destination does not counts ,
It's the Journey that matters .
Ladakh trip taught me how diverse and beautiful nature can be . From sand dunes in hunder to color changing lake of pangong .
From gravity defying illusionistic magnetic hill to the downhill of chang la .
From the toughest terrains in khardung la to the smoothest roads of nubra , it was altogether a great experience . Crossing Zozila at midnight added to our adventure .
Frozen Lakes and Frozen breaths .
From 45 degree at agra to -10 in Pangong , Nature Played its Game .
Weather in mountains is so unpredictable and so was our journey . #ladakh