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Leh-Ladakh: The Desert of the Himalayas
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Leh-Ladakh: The Desert of the Himalayas

‘Your first two days will go in acclimatisation.’ was the warning given to me by my friend who had recently returned from Leh. ‘You will feel nauseous and possibly dizzy so definitely carry Disprin and Crocin. You smoke? Yeah, it may be three days then.’ This was not what my excited ears wanted to hear after having seen his picturesque photo album of selfies with snow covered mountains, pristine lakes and golden monasteries. ‘The landing strip at the airport is absolutely horrible so be ready for the train wreck of landings!’ Although his commencement of the journey began with more criticism than praise, when I asked him if it was all worth it in the end, he smiled and said that it was ‘life altering.’ Image: Landing at Leh When the hyperbolic advertisements of travel agencies scream...