Travel Route: Pang – Nakila La Pass – Jispa – Keylong

I love all the variety of nature’s glory, but by far, my favorite is the desert. The endless uninterrupted horizon line makes me feel connected to something much bigger, and I choose to call it God. This landscape’s mix and ever-changing colors conjure up abstract paintings, and I get obsessed with capturing them all into my memory bank.

The Lonely Planet description of the route between Leh to Manali as follows: “Utterly beautiful but exhaustingly spine-jangling, this is a ride you won’t forget. The Upshi-Keylong section crosses four passes over 4900m, and then there’s the infamously unpredictable Rohtang La Pass before Manali.”

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

Tashi taught Tomer some basic words in both Ladakhi and Hindi. The class never stopped, and the student was making small conversations with mostly everyone he could.