Travel Thursday – Flying over the Himalayas

As you plan a trip, you read up about the place. Make a list of the places to visit, things to do, what to carry along and what to leave behind. The big day arrives. Bags are packed, checked in. You step in to the aircraft, take your seat, close your eyes to rest for a bit, mentally gearing for the fun ahead. You open your eyes as the food cart comes around. Something outside the window catches your eye and you are caught, unable to take your eyes off the view unfolding below you.

Delhi to Leh – 1 hour 15 mins of flying time. A look at the mighty Himalayas like no other.

Snow covered tall tall mountains.

River or road

Glaciers that look like highways of snow.

Glaciers meet up

Glaciers so many, they are difficult to count.

The Mountain Range

Silver line of the river that flows through.

River flowing through

Lake frozen a sight to behold.

Frozen lake

Stok Kangri the crown of Leh.


The decent in the bowl-shaped valley of Leh.

Spot the Runway

A stark contrast from the white snow to the brown which is Ladakh.


Sometimes the destination is what holds our interest..sometimes it is the journey that is a harbinger of the delights ahead. This is a flight time like no other. The best 1 hour 15 mins of air time I have ever had.


48 thoughts on “Travel Thursday – Flying over the Himalayas

  1. Thats pretty fantastic!!

    You got to see these gorgeous views from a plane..which would have otherwise costed you thousands of $$ on a special chopper ride may be 🙂

    And hey, you went to Leh? ( that makes me so J ).Expecting some amazing pics from that place next then 😀

  2. WOW!!! Himalayas…OMG !!! I didnt think of that yday during WW !!! Was thinking of some place in Europe….Its amazingly beautiful. 🙂

    The frozen lake is damn good, I tell u.

    Nature is just beautiful…its waiting for us everywhere…we just need to stop what we are doing and take a peek at it…it sure will make us feel happy from inside. 🙂

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing Comfy. 🙂

    Of course, the best flight time ever. Me too enjoyed my flight from Delhi to Kullu. 🙂 🙂

  3. Wow!! would be an understated expression but i dont know better 🙂
    Its beautiful, breathtaking, magnificent, awesome.. n all such put together. Thanks for sharing Comfy 🙂

    P.S: The pics look way too gorgeous on the reader than here. Probably the background image is distracting…

  4. omg the pics are amazing!! ive been dying to go to Leh & Ladakh since forever and these pics have just made me more impatient!! def planning a trip next year!!

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