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Historically, the region included the Baltistan (Baltiyul) valleys (now mostly in Pakistan), the entire upper Indus Valley, the remote Zanskar, Lahaul and Spiti to the south, much of Ngari including the Rudok region and Guge in the east, Aksai Chin in the northeast (extending to the Kun Lun Mountains), and the Nubra Valley to the north over Khardong La in the Ladakh Range. Contemporary Ladakh bord...

The national park is surrounded by the bank of River Indus. Catchments of Rumbak, Markha and Sumdah, along with regions of Zanskar Range is also included. The park is also covered in the Karakoram-West Tibetan Plateau alpine steppe ecoregion. Alpine tundra, pine forests, meadows and alpine shrublands are some of the major attributes of the area....

Hemis National Park is one of the national parks in Northern Himalayas that is regarded as the protected area in India. Additionally, the national park is also the largest one in India and seconds the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. This park also provides shelter to various endangered mammals, snow leopard being one of the major attractions. The area of the national park is under the Palearctic Eco...

The European languages are members of the same family. Their separate existence is a myth. For science, music, sport, etc, Europe uses the same vocabulary. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive...

I have started from Manali – Spiti Valley side because most of the queries from the past asks about doing Spiti Valley trip from Manali side and less from Kinnaur side, mostly due to less number of days in hand. However, my personal preference will always be to start from Kinnaur side and go over to Manali – Leh Highway from there to avoid any AMS issues either in Spiti Valley or at ...

The imagination of making a solo trip to Ladakh or Spiti Valley feels quite enchanting, exciting, filled with full of adventures but at the same time sends the chills down the spine, if not for us but for our families for sure. When you are on a trip to places like Ladakh or Lahaul & Spiti Valley, then, already there are tons of uncertainties in the plans you create....