Kunzum Travel List #10: Pangong Tso – Countless Hues of blue

As you descend the 5360 m (17,586 feet) high Chang La (Pass) to get to Pangong Tso (Lake), you see a sign at Durbuk:...

Ladakh: All in the right spirit(s)

Would you go to Zing Zing Bar looking for peace? Many backpackers, especially from the West, certainly do. At ZZB, 34 km from Jispa, they...

Photo of the day: Girl in Blue Scarf near Kargil in...

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Photo of the Day: Dancer at Hemis Festival in Ladakh

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Khardungla in Ladakh has highest souvenir shop in the world

Who would have thought you can go shopping at 18,380 feet? Apparently you can – at the souvenir shop located at the Khardungla Pass...

What are workers from Jharkhand and Bihar doing in Ladakh?

One of the surprises in Ladakh was the sight of workers at road building projects all the way from the states of Bihar and...

TaglangLa Pass at 17582 Feet in Ladakh. “Unbelievable is not it?”

Ladakh literally means ‘Land of High Passes’ with ‘La’ denoting a high pass. And every time you cross one at an altitude greater than...

Driving from Delhi to Leh, Ladakh

This post has been updated and you may read the new one by clicking here. There are many ways to reach Leh from Delhi, but...

A Sanctuary for Donkeys in Leh, Ladakh

Donkeys (and their cousins asses and mules) are almost as ubiquitous in India as are cows and dogs. And subjects of hard labour and...

Kunzum Travel List #09: Ladakh – The Buddhist Circuit

You have to hand it over to the Buddhists. For centuries they have gone about practicing and preserving their religion, not diluting its essence...