Sumedh

Jammu Kashmir Leh Ladakh Bike Trip




Published - Dec 25/2010
Author - Sumedh
Photos - Harshad Sharma, All rights reserved.




Pangong Tso, Ladakh

pangong_tso     pangong tso royal enfield



pangong tso lake china     pangong_tso_lake



pangong tso tent house     tangtse desert sand ladakh

Tso means Lake in Ladakhi. Pangong is a salt water lake in the land of the Himalayas, Aksai Chin Region. Words cannot describe it, you have to see it with your eyes. There are couple of tents near the lake if you want to stay overnight.



Tangtse, Chang La

chang la pass     chang la baba



tangtse chang la     chang tang



ladakh valley     ladakh highway

Chang La is the third highest motorable pass in the world. You can't stay more than 20 minutues at Chang La or else you will suffer altitude sickness. The Indian Army provides free hot tea at the pass.


Leh, Ladakh

Shanti stupa     Shey Palace



thiksey monastery     ladakh kids



Leh Palace     Indus River

You might have some trouble breathing at Leh due to very low oxygen. Visting Leh is like visiting Tibet with its Buddhist culture and architecture.



Kargil to Leh

Himalayas     Leh Highway



Khaltse     Khaltse Lamayuru



Night stop at Khaltse between Kargil and Leh. Local kids near our Khaltse guest house.



Drass

Drass Snow Storm     Kargil Drass LOC



Snow Storm at Drass. All our expensive gloves were useless here, your fingers will go blue riding the bike in snow.



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