At the end of October we traveled to Ladakh in India for 12 days. This was our second visit to the area after first experiencing its beauty in 2013 when we rode 1,100 km through Ladkah on the popular Manail-Leh route, then returning via the Lakes of Ladakh, unassisted on a Royal Enfield 350cc Bullet. We spent 3 days in the northern city of Leh, and swore to return and explore the area properly one day. 4 years later, we managed to fulfill our promise and spent an incredible 2 weeks exploring the surrounds of Leh, the Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and the Leh-Kargil highway. We managed to become acquainted with 3 of the bluest rivers (the Indus, Shyock and Zanskar), and watched the change of season as the poplar trees turned color in the fall, and the snow fell on the peaks. The mountains bought back a sense of balance, and calmness in our lives, combined with the mixed cultures of the Muslim and Buddhist communities that live in Ladakh.
We are working on a new travel video and hope to have it out early next year.