Единственный минус этой фотографии - мои сильно обгорелые руки ровно по футболке😅💃 P.S. На большой высоте солнце сильнее во много раз, поэтому беречься нужно еще посильнее, чем на пляже.
Для сравнения, в Ладакх у меня первый раз в жизни очень сильно сгорели фаланги пальцев на руках, и мне даже в голову не пришло, что такое место надо мазать солнцезащитными средствами.🤗😳 #IreneDIVaelS_TRAVELS#Ladakh#himalayas#india
So when we put all those efforts and it gets appreciated, it indeed feels good❤️
Reposted from @reelofworld - I got LEHD ❤️
The most alluring adventurous bike trip + traveller trip I took with @email@example.com
Thank you so much once again for all the thrill and fun.
Stopover in azure lakes, adventurous terrains, peaceful outback and almost everywhere your heart always wanted to wander around; practically to those places, you have always seen in movies and wallpapers! You definitely are going to live those magical days of the trip on some of the Best Himalayan Roads. The trip is going to give you a more amazing experience than you are imaging now just by reading it. The tour starts from the quaint charming Manali Surrounded by majestic hills and woody forests and serene scenes of the pristine river Bias. The 479 km long Leh – Manali Highway, the quintessential Mecca of Road Trips hasn’t been christened so just like that. The arid cold desert that lies at a staggering altitude is going to leave you gasping for breath. You will be riding your bike on various ranges of high-altitude trails, including the Khardung La, the WORLD’S HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD at 18380 ft .
And the Baralacha La (16500 ft) also called the SWITZERLAND OF INDIA flanked by mountain ranges on both sides featuring some stunning sand and rock natural formations.
PC : @travel_keeda567
Buckwheat is one of our traditional crops. There were a lot of villages that used to cultivate buckwheat but don’t cultivate it nowadays just because we have alternative food sources like the ration system of India.
This is Julay Ladakh’s* first year of buckwheat experiments in the upper part of Ladakh. We attempted to grow buckwheat in Shara, Sakti, Shey, Gangles, and here in Sabu. People say different ideal depths for sowing buckwheat, and we are experimenting with that as well. The soil characteristics are different in different places; this soil is slightly sandy, whereas the soil in Shey is quite hard. The soil in Shey has more water, whereas this is dry. Similarly, Shara, Sakti and Gangles are quite similar to Sabu.
We want to grow buckwheat in upper Ladakh because buckwheat has health merits and economic benefits. There are a lot of people nowadays that are health conscious, even in Ladakh. Many people are suffering from various kinds of diseases, new diseases, and therefore they want to consume something that helps their body, and buckwheat is one of them. They know now.
Buckwheat is a super grain. It strengthens the blood cells, prevents internal clotting, and is good for people with sugar diseases. It is also good for the heart and many other organs. And particularly, they are saying that consuming buckwheat can reduce the chance of getting cancers, especially blood related cancers. Therefore, buckwheat is sold at a quite high price in the market. One kilo of buckwheat is minimum Rs. 150-200. There is a big value.
Storyteller: Skarma Gurmet, Shey
*Julay Ladakh is an international NGO based in Japan. It facilitates international cooperation, particularly between Ladakh and Japan. It supports the needs of local communities as well as an exchange of knowledge, wisdom, and experiences.
Lately, I am getting a lot of messages of people asking me on what I carried for my #Ladakh trip.
Though, I will be making a new post on "Things to carry for Ladakh Trip" after awhile, I will answer few questions which you guys have asked me, down below? .
*Q&A* - Part 1
Was it easy to carry all the bags and ride bike?
Absolutely no! I had difficulty in cornering my bike in every turns with the Ladakh carrier & the weight of 3 bags behind me. Also, during off-roading and river crossing, I faced difficulty.
But FYI, it was much easier than riding your bike with a pillion rider :)
Did you fall anywhere during the trip?
Yes, I fell in Nubra Valley. But I was okay since I was with the safety gears.
How to cope with AMS?
I drank 4-5Ltrs of water everyday to cope with AMS. I also had Asafoetida which I bought from Dhabas on the way. .
Did you take Diamox?
Yes, I took Diamox from the 3rd day in #Sarchu . And also during the day when I passed through #KhardunglaPass . .
What to carry for Leh Ladakh trip?
Will make a post briefly on this. Whatsoever, the 3rd bag I carried had food materials and chocolates that I distributed to workers, labourers & kids on the go .
What's the cost of your trip?
I booked through #AahvanAdventures . Since I opted for a solo ride, the package cost was 44k (excluding GST). My total spending exceeded 90k INR.
Which is the best time to go to Ladakh?
June till September is the best time to go to Ladakh.
How many layer of clothes did u wear to battle the cold during bike ride?
I wore 7 layers of clothes (2 Thermals, 2 T-shirt, Fleece Jacket, Down Jacket, Rain wear 5000mm tolerant)and 4 layers of pants (2 thermal pants, 1Water resistant Pant, 1 Rain proof pant above it)
What's there in Ladakh?
Adventure, my friend. The journey to Ladakh is pure adventure. It's not for someone who just wants to travel for the sake of travel.
I am planning to go to Ladakh next year, like how you travelled?
Glad to hear that. Travel for the sake of experience. Money comes and goes. But these wild things that you do when your young, will stay through your life in your good memos forever. All the best :)
Relaxation h bhai, Fine Kiss baat ka? Bhai mere, aaj Rs. 500/- de.. aur helmet le.. Fine & Free though not synonymous, our Police Department, alongside Suzuki have joined hands in providing a Helmet with a Fine Rs. 500/-. Our Photographer: @louise_rakesh
I thought just being fit and full of energy was all that this challenging trek demanded. But I couldn't have been more wrong.
I identified the flaws and corrected my strategy. And this proved a major help for me on the summit day.
I learnt how to effectively use the technique called MICROSTEPPING. It basically means to use small steps and walk at a comfortable pace, without tiring oneself out. It ensures that one's breathing remains calm, without the need of breathing in or out through one's mouth. Also, since this remains comfortable throughout, you can walk without stopping for breaks. And hence, this technique of walking slow actually helps you in being fast.
I tried this and was amazed that it barely took me 2 hours to reach Chang Ma, 1.5 hours to reach Mankarmo and 2 hours to the Base camp. And that too, without utilising all my energy.
This (coupled with keeping my mind out from panicking) helped me a lot on the summit night as well. I barely got tired and was comfortable throughout, while I could see most other trekkers gasping for breath.
I hope this helps you all in your next trek experience. Do comment to let me know if you have had any similar experience.
Such is the way of the world. You can never know. Just where to put all your faith. And how will it grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Gonna rise up. Burning black holes in dark memories. Gonna rise up. Turning mistakes into gold.
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Such is the passage of time. Too fast to fold. Suddenly swallowed by signs. Low and behold
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Rise by Eddie Vedder⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #onewilddream#ladakh#ladakhtourism#himalayangeographic#hippieinhills
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My Ladakh trip was for 22 days!! And no, I did not plan such an elaborate trip to Ladakh at first.
I initially planned a 25-day backpacking trip to Manali, Spiti Valley, and then Ladakh. I still remember how excited I was about the trip, as I have never really travelled this extensively before. All packed and prepped for my journey, I get a notification on my phone about the unfortunate landslides on the Manali- Leh Highway. It took me a while to come to terms with the news and with a heavy heart I had to cancel my entire itinerary.
But before I could give up all hopes, my friend, Navneeth (who I was supposed to the 25 day backpacking trip with) calls me up and says, "So what if you can't visit Spiti Valley this year? You can always go next year. Now stop sulking and book a direct ticket to Leh". And without any hesitations, I booked my flight from Bangalore to Leh. All the while in the flight my only thoughts were, what am I going to do in Ladakh for 22 days? Is there enough for me to explore?
I've completed my trip, and I can happily say that no matter how many new places I had visited, there was always more to see.