After having talked thoroughly and having pre programmed my visit to the major Leh/Ladakh area with mr. Tikam, the head of the Vacation Lifters travel agency, I arrived at Delhi International airport, friday the 18th June.That’s where the whole adventure started, leaving behind unforgettable memories in our hearts and minds. Manali, Rohtang pass,Koksar, Keylong where we enjoyed the scenic Himalayan landscape, all the way to the unforgettable Jespa. We spent the night in Padma Lodge, a very good lodge indeed. Thenafter we proceeded to Leh, through Tanglangla Pass, 5.400m height, croossing the Hindus river. The whole trip from Manali to Leh was nothing but an exceptional experience, really hard to express in words.A life long lasting experience!!
What to say about Nubra valley, which was our next stop after Leh? We drove to Nubra, crossing Khardung La Pass,5.600m height, the highest motorable road on this planet..then to Summor area with its sand dunes, where we had the opportunity to attend the ‘silk route festival’, Diskit monastery, Hundar sand dunes, the breathtaking route to Turtuk, just to name a few places we visited.
Last, but not least, we drove to Pangong lake..’the lake of Gods’..What’s to say about Pangong lake? I really can’t put it in words….I really urgue everybody to visit all these places, at least once in a life time..I think, it’s ‘a must do thing’…
My overall experience: Vacation lifters and mr. Tikam in particular, organized the whole trip allmost perfectly, everything worked out exceptionally well. Mr. Tikam was always helpful, having answers to questions and problems that might arise at ANY TIME, during the trip.I strongly recommend ‘Vacation lifters’ travel agency, for everyone who’s about to visit India,the Himalayas in particular.
It’d not be fair not to mention mr. Angchk..our driver througout the main part of the trip(Manal to Leh, Nubra, Pangong lake). He’s a very good driver, but above all, he’s a really nice person. Thank you Angchk, great chief!!
I also want to thank mr. Tikam so much, for everything he’s done for us, away from his conventional duties, as our travel agent!! We came to India as customers, we left as sincere friends!
Take good care my dear friend, we’ll meet again, I’m sure..