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Old 28th July 2011, 19:48   #16
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The snowscape changes into amazing landscape of sand and stone. A stream with greenery breaks the monotony
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This is only the begining and more was to come which was stunning!!

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The Wow feeling! The first sight of the Pangong Tso!!

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It disappears and to appear again - A stunning beauty!!!

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The lake has become popular - thanks to 3 Idiots - with visitors asking local dhabha guys about places where shooting was done and then pose for pictures there!!

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Video of Pangong Tso - I



Video of Pangong Tso - II


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The return journey was more enchanting and provided fabulous views.

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This is one of my favourites. The natural stone formations in sand resembled a Japanese ZEN garden. It was just too good

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And the fablous journey continued!!
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Any drive in Ladakh throws you surprises. This drive to Pangong must rate as one of the best. The road was excellent, weather was good.

Some wild flowers in bloom

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Green pastures on the way and Yaks making merry!!
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The next day was the drive to the top of world - Khardung La!! This is a short and one steep climb to the highest pass with some spectacular vistas of Ladakh ranges.
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It was a feeling of deja vu to be on top of the world. This is the best a non - mountaineer can achieve

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Another biker gang on top of the world

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As we were returning, saw speactcale of shadow play in the mountains!!

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A video on drive to Khardung La



Another video on drive to Khardung La


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Day 5 was used to drive towards Kargil and for shopping in the afternoon. We could not go to Nubra and that will motivate us to go back to Ladakh again

On the way to Magnetic Hill and Zanskar/Indus confluence point - The sky was looking brilliant

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Gurudwara Pathar sahib - An important shrine on the way.

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The views on this road was spectacular. You can see Zanskar joining Indus in last two pictures. The dark coloured one is Zanskar.
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The speactacular views continue

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Strange rock formations

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The UNESCO World heritage site of Basgo fort from a distance looks stunning. A gompa inside the fort has amazing murals

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A Video on the drive to Magnetic Hill


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With mixed feelings we sat in the plane to Delhi early in the morning. But we were in for a surprise as the light took off. We were never prepared for this bonus - Spectacular views of Ladakh ranges from the sky!

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This was the pictorial ode to Ladakh. Hope you enjoyed this journey as i did revisiting this again

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the Travelogues Forum. Thanks for sharing!
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Fantastic. How much ever one sees of our mighty Himalayas, you still crave for more. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your trip.

Himalayas has a charm of calling you back, once you see it. The vastness makes you look inwards. Humbled - that's the feeling.

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Those aerial pics add a completely different dimension to Ladakh. Thank you for sharing.
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Fauji Sir,
I follow you wherever you go! Your pictures are really a feast for eyes. Thanks a million for sharing. What next?
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Those aerial pics add a completely different dimension to Ladakh. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Doc. Yes, we never expected it when we sat in the plane and then the "WOW" feeling took over.

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Fauji Sir,
I follow you wherever you go! Your pictures are really a feast for eyes. Thanks a million for sharing. What next?
Thank you sir. I wanted to share these pics as they looked brilliant when processed in Picassa by chance though taken in Sony Cyber shot camera. Imagine what would be the result if taken in a DSLR and zoom lenses!!
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