Category: Ladakh

Ramzan from dal Lake

Humans of Wanderlust: Ramzan Lungroo from Dal Lake

Ramzan Lungroo was born in the Dal Lake area. Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. He has a family of 10 people including his two brothers, their wives and kids. Growing up, he was surrounded by a variety of travellers from different parts of the world. He owns the Pride of India houseboat in Dal Lake and is the third generation in his family…

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Ten tlow trips ideal for your anniversary

With the boom in travel over the last few years we a tlow have modified a few of our trips to help make your holiday a lot more enriching. Here are 10 of them: Bhandardara camping This might sound rather odd but yes, our campsite at Bhandardara is an ideal place for those on a budget to experience something raw over the weekend. With a couple tent option, Bhandardara will…

Mohammad from Srinagar

Humans of Wanderlust: Mohammad Shafi from Srinagar

Introduction: The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’ or ‘Srinagar’s Jewel’. Mohammad Shafi Shora is basically a tour guide by profession but when it is off season, he drives an auto rickshaw for his family's survival. He has two houseboat as well in Dal Lake. He is a…

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Humans of Wanderlust: Halima Parveen Khatun from Leh

Introduction: Halima Parveen Khatun was born in Hunder, Nubra Valley, a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located in the Nubra tehsil, on the bank of the Shyok River. She was born and brought up in Hunder and later got married to a police man and settled in Leh. She completed her high school from Hunder. Her family includes her husband and three kids,…

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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…

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…

Tashi Aunty Tangse

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…

Kunzum Mata temple

7 facts about Changla, Ladakh

Chang La  is a high mountain pass in Ladakh, India. It is claimed to be the second highest motorable road in the world . The road is approached from Leh via Kharu and Sekti village. The climb is very steep and requires a careful drive. The stretch of 10-15 km road on either side from Chang la is loose dirt and slush.  During the summer months specifically the tourist season,…

Ladakh FAQ

Q. Where is Ladakh located? Ladakh is a district in Jammu and Kashmir of North India. Q. Is Ladakh safe? Yes, Ladakh is an extremely safe place to travel to. Unlike the rest of J&K, Ladakh has not been affected by any kind of conflict till date. Q. What about the Chinese issue? The issues with China are an ongoing thing which is at the border where travellers are not…

Backpackers road trip around Leh-Ladakh in 10 days via Kashmir

Here is The Land Of Wanderlust’s blueprint to a road trip through the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, which is also known for its barren rugged mountains, beautiful monasteries and funny road captions. TRIP DATES: 23rd Sept - 2nd Oct, 2018 TRIP COST: Rs 21,000 + 5% GST = Rs 22,050/-  Inclusion: Accommodation (3 to 6 based on room size) Travel Entry Fee Permits Exclusion: Food Travel to Srinagar Only on payment…

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