A Week Long Engagement Photo Shoot In Ladakh, India
Me (Anupreet), My fiancé Akshit and my best friend Naman Verma (who also did our photography) decided to do something different and so we packed our bags and set out on the journey we will always cherish. The 3 of us travelled together for 9 days and we used to shoot whenever it was possible. Ladakh is a tough place to travel through (sudden temperature and landscape changes with low oxygen levels and hours of rocky travelling time) but that’s what made the journey more beautiful and memorable… We went from crossing snow covered mountains to cold desserts, literally our itinerary took us everywhere. We had an amazing road trip time while clicking at some of the most raw and untapped locations in India. Our week started when we landed in Leh city where we explored our way bag packing style. We tried all sorts of ladakhi and Tibetan food there while shopping for souvenirs. Then we packed and the road took us from there to Thicksey Monastery and Pangong Tso Lake through Chang La pass.
After experiencing an under the stars camping night at Pangong-Tso, we started our journey to the land of the cold dessert called Nubra Valley which has endless pure sand dunes wrapped in the lap of sandy mountains. It was there that we had the privilege to visit Disket monastery which has a huge Lord Buddha statue. We then went ahead and found us crossing through one of the highest motor-able roads in the world called Khardungla pass. With the breathtaking views we didn’t even realise that it was time to come back to Leh. But, that was not enough! Were just in time for the festival of monks that happens at Lamayuru monastery which is a 3 hours drive from the city. On our way we crossed a place called Sangam (where two rivers Zanskar and Indus meet). While we were coming back from the festival we realised that our trip is over and we now have to come back to the real world leaving the land of mystery and serenity behind. Words can never do justice to one of the best experiences ever, but maybe the pictures can.