It is that time of the year again, when the snow starts to melt and the road to Leh is open again. It is that time of the year again, when hordes of travelers – in their SUVs, Royal Enfields, cars, bikes and on public transport buses begin traveling on one of the most beautiful and adventurous road trips in the whole world. I was one of the lucky ones to have finally done this journey last year over a trip that lasted 18 days, and needless to say, it was amazing.
As the season begins for 2015, I share with you some of the images depicting the beauty that we encountered on the way from Manali to Leh, then to Pangong Tso Lake, the Nubra Valley and then back to Srinagar.
We encountered a lot of motorcycles navigating their way through the numerous water crossings, landslides and slushy road conditions.
Ladakh is a dry and cold desert where it snows in the winters for months on end but it rarely rains.
Once we reached Leh, we were greated by amazing warmth of the people in the region. Julley!!
We then made our way towards the wonderful and magnificent Pangong Tso lake, where on the way we even encountered snowfall at the Chang La pass.
The locals in Leh were colorful people, rich in traditions and always with a smile on their faces, very easily hiding the tough lives they live, especially in the winters.
We then made our way towards the Nubra Valley and the desert city of Hunder.