Category Archive: Ladakh

People of Ladakh

“Julley!” That’s all it takes to see a Ladakhi face light up with a big smile. The land of high passes remains cut-off from the rest of the world for about 8 months in a year because… Continue reading

A Laugh in the Mountains

  This British group was riding from Leh to Manali. They had a simple funda – the biker that rode badly or slowed down the group because of his mistakes would be given a  joker jersey to… Continue reading

Bike Trip To Ladakh – A Beginner’s Guide

A few weeks before we were supposed to leave for our first bike trip to Ladakh, I found out that we were missing the famous Hemis festival by just two days. Though I felt miserable, I… Continue reading

Manali to Leh – The Ride of a Reluctant Biker

The road was barely 4m wide with a wall of snow outlining both sides. The traffic had come to a standstill and a few people had stepped out of their cars to help ease the jam.… Continue reading

Dancing Monks

Ladakh is currently celebrating one of its most colourful festivals of the year – the Hemis Festival. It’s one of the oldest religious carnivals of Ladakh and is held at the Hemis Monastery.… Continue reading