In September 2013, nine Aussies and one American touched down at the airport in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, a remote area in the north-east region of India. For two weeks they joined a team of local guides, cooks and horsemen to trek from Rumbuk to Dat and then by road to Korzog, returning to Leh.
We discovered a land of paradox: dusty jumbled rocks, rich fertile valleys; howling nocturnal dogs in Leh, silent mountain outcrops; fierce midday sun, frozen water
bottles at night; infinite mountain peaks, crowded and tiny bakeries and tailor’s shops in Leh; grumpy Indian soldiers, smiling Buddhist monks. It overwhelmed my expectations.
This was a once in a lifetime experience!
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