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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (3)

As I mentioned that have already visited Leh Ladakh couple of times earlier as well so I am quiet acquainted with the place. Nubra Valley, Lamayuru Monastery, Pangong Lake, Zanskar Valley and Shanti Stupa are some of the tourist places to visit part form it Leh Ladakh has lot more to offer depending upon the person’s stay. Usually tour groups or travellers come to India with a very tight travelling schedule so they left with very less days to explore the beauty, spirituality and mysteries of the place Leh Ladakh. But this time things were little different as the Australian touring group mentioned their long stay with a special demand to visit all possible transit destination’s tourist attraction. So this time things would definitely be different in terms of our explorations.

I have this habit of digging into the history and geographical details of that place well before actual journey starts through various books and online resources. So as Leh Ladakh was concerned I already had a fairly good amount of knowledge about the same during my previous visits, historically Leh was a transit hub or town for all trading activities to India through Kashmir, Tibet and China as it had the tactical advantage falling on the so called trade route or main passage. Also during the times of Dard colonizers, Leh Ladakh was a significant stopover of Tibetan nomads and traders. Basically the place is dominated by two distinct cultures comprising of Buddhist monasteries and architectural monuments on one hand which has a sheer dominance due to their presence since 2nd century and the mughal architecture i.e. monuments and mosques of 16th century.

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Just a day before our journey was going to start as the Australian group have already arrived in Delhi, India. Tomorrow morning we will start our road trip to Leh Ladakh via Delhi – Chandigarh – Manali – Leh route. I have had this unusual habit to lock myself into my reading room for few hours a day before any journey. In those hours I analyse everything from travel plans to budgets to route maps to other important instructions or facts about the place, it is not that I do this intentionally but with times I have developed this habit of assessing all this.

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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Leh Ladakh


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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (2)

For the readers the region of Ladakh lies connecting the Kunlun mountain range in the north and the main Great Himalayas to the south, this region is among the most scarcely inhabited regions in the state. Due to the difficult terrain and the height of 3505 meters from the sea level Leh Ladakh it stand almost isolated for years wasn’t properly connected to other parts of the country but since last few decades after the road and airport infrastructure development it emerged as a popular tourist destination. Climate wise Leh district in Ladakh has a typical arctic desert climate it can go up to minus 40 degrees in winters which is generally from November to March and other months of the year it’s around 25-30 degrees with clear skies. This region of Leh Ladakh is commonly known as “roof top of the world”. It is one of its kind places on the earth which can give you sunburn and a frost bite at the same instance.

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Though as in the travel company we personally make sure to advise the tourist for the clothing or bag pack essentials for the destination like Leh Ladakh. So the same instructions I followed given to me in ‘CC’ mail with all other travellers (Australian group) by our company’s tour coordinator. Usually we need to carry as much woollen as possible as Leh Ladakh climate is so unpredictable and can go to extremely cold within minutes. We always suggest all our tour groups travelling to Leh Ladakh to carry as much stuff as possible as that will equip us for the difficult terrain and unexpected climate situations. High-quality heavy shoes, jackets, caps and goggles as sunrays are quiet strong at that altitude. Small medical kit including sunscreen and other basic medicines for head ach, upset stomach and pain killers etc. A high quality camera with extra batteries or portable charger as being ornithologists we need to keep an extra camera as well in case of any trouble with primary camera unit also a set of binoculars. Though everything is nowadays available in Leh Ladakh still some tins of packed food wouldn’t add much to our baggage with lots of chewing gum and other candies.

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Posted by on March 22, 2014 in Leh Ladakh


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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (1)

It is always said sharing the same platform of your passion and profession brings in lots of unexpected opportunities in life. Similarly around a year back I got an opportunity which made a significant positivity towards fulfilling my travel obsession as well as my work of travel. Being the CEO of India’s Premiere Travel and Tour Company Cosmovision Tours Services Pvt. Ltd. ( we conduct so many tours every year whether adventure tour packages, spiritual tour packages, honeymoon tour packages, custom or tailor made tour packages to all famous or not so famous or specialized destination across India.

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An Australian group of 3 friends approached us, most of them amateur ornithologists (bird watchers) for the specialized trip to Leh which is the capital of Ladakh situated in state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. Since their first communication with our touring company their main emphasis was to arrange a specialized tour to the Leh and nearby places for the sole purpose of bird watching. Their sole purpose was to catch the glimpse of Black Necked Crane and Brown Headed Gull in their natural habitat. Though the Leh or Ladakh as in whole blessed with many varieties of birds including The Raven, Red-billed Chough, Tibetan Snowcock and Chukar, The Lammergeier and the Golden Eagle etc. The travel group finalized the dates of the first week of April which was an ideal time for such an excursion to Leh Ladakh. They specifically asked for a guide or personnel who could accompany them or travel with them as they wanted to explore even the smallest destinations on the way or transit travel destination.

Usually such sort of touring requirements are fulfilled by either Mr. Gupta or Ajay but my luck was awesome that Mr.Gupta was on leave and Ajay was already travelling south with Japanese clients. So with my permissions our company’s executive confirmed them that I will personally accompany them in their whole touring trip to Leh Ladakh. Though it was bit difficult to leave all my travel company’s operation but somehow my staff assured me and convinced me to go to fulfil my passion. Although I have had already visited Leh Ladakh couple of years back (… to be continued.)

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Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Leh Ladakh


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