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Dad's trip to Leh [56k Beware!!]

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Dad usually goes for a hike or a trek with some of his friends or alone, once or twice every year to the Himalayan region. He returned yesterday from a 15day trip to a place called Leh, in Ladakh. Its not the type of place for people whose idea of adventure is flying to a place and checking into a 5star hotel, sipping on champagne while sitting in a jacuzzi and watching TV. Its an isolated place which is accessible by road for around 4-5 months a year. During the other months, the only transportation available is by planes. Only a couple of them land and takeoff everyday.

Here are some of the pics he took during the trip. Hope you guys like them. All credit goes to my dad :D

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Pretty common sight, roads over the clouds.

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Streams and rocks crossing roads.

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Roads get washed away, diversions are used if possible.

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Roads in the region are vulnerable to landslides. Blockages are a common occurrence.

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Barren land everywhere, occasionally one finds streams being diverted and small patches land being cultivated.

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An old palace on a ridge in Leh.

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Some nice art :)

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Snow covered peaks of mountain ranges stand tall like guardians.

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Statue of Buddha at Shanti Stupa a location in Leh, was built by the Japanese.

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Inside a monastery

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Peaks covered with snowfall from the recent rain which make their way up to the region.

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Someone from another group and..the second highest pass in the world, the highest pass was ahead in the journey.

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A waterfall near Kullu, a well known accessible tourist spot in India on the way back.

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If anyone wants more pictures, i'll upload them :D

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wow, those are some awesome shots. The palace is just so amazing, it just doesn't seem like it fits there. And the mountains are just majestic and magnificent.

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I love the one with the patches of green in the middle of the barren landscape more of that would be appreciated. Awesome photos, thanks for posting!

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