The Chang La (also known as Changla) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.360 m (17,590ft) above the sea level, located in Ladakh, in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.The pass, guarded and maintained by the Indian Army (due its proximity to Chinese border), is covered with snow throughout the year.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The Changla Pass is the main gateway for the Changthang Plateau situated in the Himalayas. The pass is located on the 134 km-long (83 mi) road between the Pangong Lake and Leh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area. It is falsely claimed that the pass is named after the supposed sadhu Changla Baba, a myth propagated by the dedication of a temple at the pass to the supposed Changla Baba.
There are certain precautions necessary while visiting this place due the cold and chill climate and less of oxygen due to the altitude. 15 -20 minutes would be the ideal time one can spend on the Changla pass and enjoy the snow along with the views of the snowcapped mountains as many visitors experience breathlessness. Fully warm clothing with ears covered and appropriate footwear is a must and it is best to have warm water frequently to bear the extreme cold climate. It is best to carry a medical kit containing medicines for altitude sickness, headaches, nausea etc. as a precautionary measure. Some of the places to see around Chang La pass are the Pangong lake, Nubra valley, Tso Moriri lake and Hermis Gompa. Though the Changla Pass has extreme cold and chilly winds that can blow you away, the breathtaking views from this region leave any visitor speechless and will be a memorable adventure trip. .
Who is God?
I am not a religious person and everyone who knows about me, swear by this. Majority of my temple visits aren’t for the prayers but inspired to learn its deep rooted history and architecture 😋
But this doesn’t mean that I don’t recognise the force which guides us.
Though not religious but I am a spiritually inclined person, which simply means that I recognise that our conscious/ existence is more than just a body. That we are a soul with infinite potential
And that is what stuck me when I met them. A God is defined as a supreme being, who is above the material Universe and his existence personifies faith.
And that is what I felt when I saw them. A supreme powerful being, who doesn’t care about materialistic thing and his existence will only make your belief in Faith stronger- That there is a power with each one of us, which is guiding us for everything
Now, you can call it God or your own consciousness. It is upto you but the truth is we are all blessed with that one supreme power which remains our guiding angel for the rest of our life. All you need is a little belief and faith to let it illuminate you
Ignite your inner consciousness. Ignite your inner God ❤️
And as I said- I am glad to meet the Gods on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Changed the way I will ever look at anyone now. Joking 😜
Continuous hail showers made the summit push difficult. But then nature has her own way of testing you before embracing you. The weather was just as bad as last year but this time we were ready to endure it.
Dropping oxygen levels takes a toll on your mental clarity & every step feels like walking with your feet tied to heavy chains. I was panting every 10 yards and often hunching on my trekking pole trying to catch my breath. But the more I rested the colder I felt because of the freezing temperature and wind.
It felt like the longest walk of my life searching the unknown that kept eluding me. Adding to our woes was the fresh snow that kept the visibility to a bare mininimum.
After 6000 metres, we anticipated a glimpse of the summit after every turn only to realise that there is still a long way to go. Then came a point where we looked ready to given in. And then @_______tundup_______ , our main man asked us 'Who all want to go back'? But none of us uttered a word.
At that moment we had sealed our fate. Roped up to eachother we mustered the collective energy that pushed each one of us forward and upward.
After an hour of these never ending turns and seeing just snow around, my eyes finally caught those vibrant colours of the prayer flags much to a sense of awe and surprise, that was it, we were there!' Due to the intense fog at the summit, we couldn't get the view of the likes of K2 and the rest of Karakoram. But I guess that was the mountain's way of making sure she had my undivided attention.
On the morning of Aug 15 she welcomed me into her arms. We had walked for 8 days (Markha valley + Stok Kangri) for around 100 kms at altitudes above 12,000 feet. I lost 5 kgs and got a horrible tan during this ordeal.
Despite the hardships, the promise of returning kept me going. The one I made last year when she said 'You are not ready yet, my child. Let go of those inhibitions & fears and come back to me when you are ready, when you are free, when you are wild!
That day I truly understood the might of nature and it changed something about me. After a year long wait I went back and this time I got lucky & she finally made me her wild child!
Today was another pretty long drive, heading back west to an overnight stop in Phobjika Valley. We drove along most of the road that we took from Punakha to Bumthang three days ago. It was incredibly cloudy and foggy most of the day, so very limited opportunities for decent photos. We did however make one stop, in the town of Trongsa. Trongsa is home to Bhutan’s biggest Dzong fortress, which is also one of the historically most important ones. Construction first began in 1541 for a small meditation room. It was built by Ngagi Wangchuck, the great-grandfather of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also known as the unifier of Bhutan. Soon after, some houses were constructed around this small chapel, and “Trongsa” means “new village” in the local language.
The only trail between western and eastern Bhutan leads through Trongsa, and this historically provided the Dzong with a very strategic location for controlling much of central Bhutan. The first two kings of modern Bhutan ruled from this Dzong, and it is tradition that the crown-prince is the penlop (governor) of Trongsa, before becoming king of the country. Next to the Dzong, inside its watchtower, is a museum dedicated to the royal family (no pics allowed). Today the only invaders of the fortress are macaques. These monkeys from the nearby forests occasionally enter the temples of the Dzong, and can be a hassle for the local monks in the monastery.
The Spiti Valley is a cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. A new discussion is taking place now days- Leh Vs Spiti
Why choose Spiti-
-Spiti is less crowded
-Old monasteries Like Tabo and Dhankar
-Beautiful Lakes like Chandertaal, Nako Lake and Dhankar lake.
-You have done Leh Ladakh.
We are covering Kinnaur and Spiti valley in this beautiful Road trip. The cost includes Breakfast and dinner with accommodation.
Short Itinerary –
Day 1- Shimla to Sangla
Day 2- Sangla to Nako
Day 3 –Nako to Kaza
Day 4- Kaza to Langza
Day 5- Langza to Chandertaal
Day 6- Chandertaal to Manali
Day 7 - Langza to Chandertaal
Duration: 6 Nights| 7 Days
Batch 1. 22nd October 2018
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How will you hold back?
The universe sends love in mysterious
ways. Where will you hide this time?
How will you close your heart to that?
Darling, you've been frosty for far too
long, allow the light to enter this time
around. This time, glow with it.
This time, surrender into the unknown.
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- A local story of the mountain
Local people say a goat rearer found an ancient cave in these mountains, which was full gold and valuables. Out of greed, he tried to bought all of that treasure to his home. He started putting those gold bricks and jewelry on his goats. He overwhelmed the goats soo much that they broke their feets. He kicked and spanked the goats with his stick out of frustration. Which called wrath of God and the almighty closed the opening of the cave with a gaint stone.
Many people come here in search of that cave every year, but no one ever traced track of that cave.