Is this man the King of Ladakh?

The Great Tibetan Marathon, the annual marathon that takes place in Ladakh, was flagged off by the King of Ladakh when the 2008 edition...

Postcards from Ladakh: My new book is out

I am pleased to announce the launch of my new book, Postcards from Ladakh. A pictorial travelogue on Ladakh, it will be available in...

Club Kunzum: Self Drive Expeditions to Ladakh in 2011

Few travel experiences on this planet can beat a self drive expedition to Ladakh. If you have not done this already, now is your...

Zanskar in Ladakh: One chocolate and lift please, ask village women

When driving around Ladakh, always have a spare seat in the car. And stocks of chocolates and sweets. Coming back from Zanskar, I stopped to...

Photo of the Day: Dancer at Hemis Festival in Ladakh

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Sarchu in Ladakh: Spending the longest night of my life

I reached Sarchu en-route to Leh from Jispa for a night halt at the Blue Poppy Camp here. The setting of this camp was...

Tea at Mohammed’s shack at Appati near Kargil

Coming down the 13202 feet high Hambotingla Pass on the way from Alchi to Kargil, I stopped for tea at a shack in the...

Nature calling in Ladakh? What a job it can be!!

When in Ladakh, finding and using a toilet can be quite an exercise. And if you are mentally and physically not ready when the...

Matho Gompa in Ladakh: The monastery that went to battle

Serene monasteries. Savage histories. It’s possible. When the armies of Balti king Ali Sher Khan vanquished Ladakhi king Jamiang Namgyal in end-16th century, several monasteries...

Photo of the Day: Street Vendor in Leh, Ladakh

This street vendor is one of many - selling vegetables during season in the main market in Leh, Ladakh. One has to wonder -...