me Ladakh is too vast to pen on paper. I could, however, endeavor to
give you a brief account of my experiences here. The Great Himalayas
with all its various facets has humbled me - the flora and fauna, the
lakes, the “oasis valleys”, and the people of Ladakh. Entering the
kingdom of the Himalayas, the majestic ranges stun you to silence. You
can feel the crisp breeze and a warm welcome. The lush greenery amidst
the jagged snow-peaks and mountain-deserts, and the culture of
compassion, nurtured for centuries, scream paradise. What more can one
wish for if dreams came true! The blanket of welcoming smiles is
contagious and finds you enraptured. It’s like reading an ancient
historical manuscript. Trekking in this magnificent landscape, one is
struck with its incredible simplicity and charm.
I grew up traveling. At an early age I went
from my hometown in Ladakh, to Bangalore, and spent 8 years at a
Buddhist monastery there. After this, along with three Ladakhi
companions, I joined The Krishnamurti Foundation, and was part of a
project called the ‘Ladakhi Children Project’. As a product of this
project, I have acquired a very different perspective of life.
It is only coming back to Ladakh that has showed me the countless
differences between the cities and towns, the plains and hills, and the
various cultures. Witnessing such diversity and traveling extensively
across India has played a critical part in my decision to open an
adventure company and share my experiences. I learnt a lot in the past
5 years, while exploring Ladakh as a trekking and cultural guide.
However, there is so much more to experience and my friends and I began
this agency in the hope that we can “learn while traveling together”.
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