Exploring India's remote Nubra Valley
Ladakh - the ‘Land of the High Passes’ - is among the most stunning parts of the Indian Himalayas...
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Leh to Kargil
There are many fascinating sights close to the Leh–Srinagar road but hopping by very limited public transport is slow going: other than Leh–Kargil and Leh–Srinagar through buses, the only options west from Khalsi are Leh–Dha buses (daily) and four other weekly services to Chiktan or Fokha. Lamayuru and Khalsi both have a couple of taxis but tracking them down is hit-and-miss.
The deep cut Shyok and Nubra River Valleys (permit required) offer tremendous yet accessible scenery with green oasis villages surrounded by thrillingly stark scree slopes, boulder fields and harsh arid mountains. There are sand dunes, monasteries, a ruined palace and – at Turtuk – a whole different culture (Balti) to discover.
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Planning your dream Himalayan trip
For mountain lovers and the vertically inclined the Himalayas represent nothing less than the crowning apex of nature's grandeur...
Heading to Ladakh after the landslide? Here's what you should know.
Much beloved by India travellers, predominantly Tibetan-Buddhist Ladakh is a beautiful, high altitude area of mountain deserts that was seriously affected by landslides and mudslides on August 6, with a death toll to ...
Floods in India: up-to-date information for travellers
Predominantly Tibetan-Buddhist Ladakh is a beautiful, high altitude area of mountain deserts, little accustomed to heavy rain...