Tag Archives: Leh

Playing polo in Leh at start of Ladakh Festival

Polo originated in Persia (Iran) and was introduced to Ladakh, where it is hugely popular today, from neighbouring Baltistan around the 15th century. In Ladakh, every major village has a polo ground and the game is an integral part of … Continue reading

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Ladakh Festival underway in Leh and other parts of Ladakh

The colourful and always interesting 15-day Ladakh festival (September 1 to September 15) is underway in Leh and other parts of Ladakh, more than a year after devastating floods shut down the tourist highlight of the season.

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Experiencing the thrill of mountain biking in Ladakh with Rimo Expeditions

Mountain biking in Ladakh is a thrilling experience like none other. That’s exactly what this group of Spanish cyclists experienced on a recent nine day journey across the heart of Ladakh which started and ended in Leh, the capital of … Continue reading

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A rare rainbow over Leh, Ladakh delights

A rainbow is beautiful anywhere in the world, especially so in Leh, Ladakh, a beautiful but harsh high mountain desert landscape. That’s why the rare sighting of a rainbow over Leh which rarely sees any rainfall thrilled Ladakhis and tourists … Continue reading

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Joint Indo-American attempt to climb Saser Kangri II led by Mark Richey

An Indo-American expedition led by Mark Richey, former president of the American Alpine Club is on Saser Kangri II, the second highest unclimbed peak in the world. This is the second attempt by Richey and his team and you can … Continue reading

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