away from the buzz of the city, lost to the world, a monastery sits in
a snowy mountainous slope. A small stream flows beside it, weaving its
way slowly through a barren rocky landscape. An ibex walks furtively up
to the water and dips its tongue in the freezing current. The wind is a
slow melancholy tune that the mountains sing to the winter; calming her
down, asking her to be merciful – asking her for a respite. A monk
walks out onto the rooftop, gathers his robes around him and lifts a
conch to his lips in the call for prayer. As the call fills the air, a
sliver of sunlight peeps through the winter haze and rests on the
pinnacle of a stupa at the threshold of the monastery.
The monk stops.
Sits down. Blinking at the lone ray of light, he smiles quietly
at dawn tiptoeing through the monastery gate.
The rest is silence...
As human beings, we are steeped in the mundane and the chaotic. Often,
the drudgery of work and hectic existences leaves us in a quest for
peace and silence. Our purpose is not to provide you with the
superficial experience of a conventional packaged holiday. We, at
Ladakh Calling try to make every holiday unique and personal.
Taming the rugged beauty of Ladakh into a set schedule – an itinerary –
is not something that we are attempting here. We are not here to cage
the myriad experiences of Ladakh in a post card or a photograph. The
experience, we hope, moulds itself in harmony with your own impressions
and responses to the places you visit and the diverse communities,
landscapes and cultures you encounter. We want you to be part of this
ongoing celebration of beauty, and go back with moments that have
breathed their magnificence into your being and etched themselves
firmly in your mind.
So let us embark on a journey, and find out together what we can do to make your stay in Ladakh meaningful.
We organize summit expeditions, treks, cultural trips, Jeep safaris,
wildlife tours, mountain biking, white water river rafting, remote home
stays, alternate treks and much more.