From Vibrant Delhi to Serene Leh

From Wim

After threading our way through the narrowest of mountain passes which only very few very skilled pilots are able to negotiate, we arrived at Leh.

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What a total contrast to Delhi. Not only have we left the warmth of the city to enter a frigid zone … But the whole atmosphere could not be more different. Where Delhi was loud, bustling, busy and totally chaotic, Leh exudes serenity. Peace reigns, and the heavy overnight snowfall seems to have blanketed any small sound. 

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We leave in the morning for the higher regions … to our base camp … where the newly fallen snow will hopefully contain leopard tracks …