Category: Himalayan Travels

Ten facts about Hikkim, Spiti Valley

Located at a distance of around six kilometres southwards of Langza, on the way to Komic, as you reach the village, this lovely place simply mesmerises you with its beauty. Enjoy a leisure walk here, soaking-in the serenity. If you really wish to spend some memorable days away from the hustle-bustle of city life, this is the place to be.   Hikkim is known for being the home of the…

Ten facts about Dhankar, Spiti Valley

Dhankar Gompa (also Dankhar, Drangkhar or Dhangkar Gompa; Brang-mkhar or Grang-mkhar) is a village and also a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahaul and Spiti in India.   It is situated at an elevation of 3,894 metres (12,774 feet) in the Spiti Valley above Dhankar Village, between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. The complex is built on a 1000-foot (300-metre) high spur overlooking the confluence of…

Tawang FAQs

General questions   Q.Where is Tawang located? It's located in the North Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, very close to the Indo-Chinese border. Q. Is it safe? Yes, Tawang is safe to travel to. Sometimes, the weather does get bad with off season snowfall, rains, etc and also sometimes it gets hit by blizzards. Otherwise, it's pretty safe. Q. What about India-China ongoing border issues? The issues with China are…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Abdul Gani Dar from Hunder, Nubra Valley

Introduction: Abdul Gani Dar was born in Hunder, a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located in Nubra Tehsil, on the bank of Shyok River. He is pursuing a distant educational M.A in Urdu from Kashmir University. The Green willow cottage is based near Powerhouse stream in Hunder. The cottage started on 11th July 2018. TLOW was the first group with whom Abdul has started his…

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11 things to experience in Demul, Spiti Valley

Demul, a small village on the outskirts of Lahaul and Spiti District is a beautiful world in itself. With the scarcity of local buses to this village, it is best to hire a cab, come by your own vehicle or hitchhike while enjoying the scenic beauty. At the entrance of the village, you’ll be greeted by smiling faces, welcoming you by saying “julley”, which means hello in the local language.…

World’s Highest River Rafting point: Zanskar river rafting, Ladakh

The Zanskar valley in Ladakh is one of the most beautiful valleys in the region with ever changing landscape and close encounters with nature's beauty such as snow peaks, glaciers, long unwinding cold desert, gorges, etc. Zanskar river is known for its white water river rafting. The Zanskar river rafting is considered as the World's Highest River Rafting point. At over 12000 feet altitude, river rafting enthusiasts get the challenge…

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10 facts about Moreh, Manipur

Moreh is a town located on the India-Myanmar border in the Tengnoupal district of the Indian state of Manipur. The town is mainly inhabited by the Kuki community and a sizable number of Tamil, Nepali, Meitei, Punjabi, Telugu, Bihari, Marwari and Muslim Pangals  Moreh plays a very important role in connection with the India-Myanmar relationship and is also a rapidly developing trade point in India on the border with Myanmar,…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Tashi Chondroling from Tangste, Ladakh

Introduction Tashi Chondroling was born in Tangste, a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India which lies 49 km before Pangong Lake.  Tashi aunty, as we at TLOW call her affectionately was born and brought up in Tangste only. She completed her high school in Tangste as well. She has two daughters who are both studying in Delhi. Tashi aunty is the simplest and humblest person we’ve…

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10 things to experience in Chandrataal, Spiti Valley

Chandrataal or Chandratal as the name translates to is the Moon lake, which is believed to be so because of its moon-like shape. It is nature’s gift to mankind. Situated in Spiti Valley, in the Lahaul and Spiti district of India at an altitude of 4,242 meters above sea level, the lake is at 14,000 ft above sea-level.   Kunjum pass: Enroute to Chandrataal, you would pass by the famous…

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Ten things to do in Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is in the heart of Himachal Pradesh where the land is blessed with greenery and rivers. Everyone around you must have visited this place at least once in their life and if you are planning to visit Manali and thinking what to do, here's a list for you. 1. Experience a valley - The valley in Manali tells you the story of what Dev bhoomi really is. Some might…

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