Adventures in Little Tibet

By Daniel

First of all, my apologies for the radio silence. It took me a while to write this blog since I spent the last weeks off-the-grid in the Himalayas. An unbelievable experience! The start of my Himalayan adventures was in Ladakh, also known as ‘Little Tibet’, in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in Northern India. Amazing high altitude landscapes, beautiful and very distinctive people and Buddhist Monasteries to be found on the most breathtaking (literally, due to the altitude) and hard-to-reach places. Yes, Ladakh really has a lot to offer for the adventurers amongst us.

During my Ladakh adventure, I spent a couple of days in Leh to get used to the altitude. After that, I ventured on a unforgettable road trip of a couple of days, deeper into the unknown while I shared a car with an Italian and two Vietnamese. We drove the Khardung La pass, the highest motorable road in the world at 5359 meters, towards the beautiful Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso, one of the world’s highest lakes at 4350 meters. As you know by now, I like to keep the words to a minimum and let the photos speak. Please enjoy and let me know what you think!

 

Flying over the Himalayas towards the illustrious Ladakh; also known as Little Tibet

The skyline of Leh

Tibetan prayer flags are placed at the highest of places as the Tibetans believe that the wind will spread the prayers and mantras and good will and compassion along with it

Daily scenes in Leh

My new travel friends enjoying the stunning mountain range that is surrounding Leh

We decided to hike up to the monastery to get used to the altitude (Leh is at at 3500 meters)

Local Bhuddist visiting a monastery

And he was kind enough to let me take his photo

Nicky taking a moment to appreciate it making it to the top of a monastery (which was located on a peak)

A local man working on decorations to be used in Buddhist ceremonies

Starting our Ladakh road trip

Beautiful scenes along the world’s highest motorable road

Faces of Ladakh

The start of the Khardung La pass

Faces of Ladakh

Faces of Ladakh

Walking into the unknown

Driving the dangerous curvy roads of Khardung La

The start of Nubra Valley

Endless roads surrounded by endless peaks; the Himalayas are truly impressive

Walking the sand dunes of Nubra Valley

The Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley

One of the monks of Diskit Monastery taking a stroll and enjoying the view

A quick stop to witness the ever-changing landscapes along the way

A friendly (and curious) sheepdog we met along the way

The impressive mountain lake Pangong Tso at 4350 meters

Reflections

As far as the eye can see

Taking a stroll in the Himalayas

Back to Leh

Taking my last stroll over the town’s square before boarding for new adventures

Taking off for more Himalayan adventures in Nepal!

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7 thoughts on “Adventures in Little Tibet

  • Kristina June 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Views of mountains and faces of Ladakh are especially great!

  • Drishti June 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm Reply

    Omg!!!!!Daniel ur clicks always leave me awestruck🙃🙃😊😊…..the “reflections” pic was awesome
    I need photography lessons from u ya…really😊😊😅😅
    The faces were so cute especially the little kids👼👼👨👨
    They were so “awww”
    I love it…..would be nice if you’d come to the north east region(maybe next time)
    whatever it is….I have nothing much to say but its awesome
    I don’t have much idea about photography but ur clicks are just awesome😊😊

    • Daniel June 7, 2017 at 4:17 pm Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words Drishti!

  • Gaby June 7, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply

    Wow the photos are beautiful.
    My favorite is the one with the dog😊

    • Daniel June 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm Reply

      Thank you! I am glad you like it!

  • Sonia Soehardjo June 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm Reply

    It’s beautiful captured scenaries, views, and stories all in one… Like what I said before on the Instagram… Some of them feels like Déjà vu to me at least :))) it’s like looking through the lens of somebody else and keep following and seeing new things every time.. well done! Love the faces of the people in Ladakh and Leh, and the monastery. My favourite ones are the Reflections and the lake at Pangong Tso :))

  • Hirzi Nst June 11, 2017 at 3:54 am Reply

    Wonderful adventure experiences Dan!!!! Always love all of your shots, and it become complete with short stories about your journey… So inspiring… I hope can make my own adventure someday… Keep posting man!!!

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