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.
Glaciers that look like highways of snow.
Glaciers so many, they are difficult to count.
Silver line of the river that flows through.
Lake frozen a sight to behold.
Stok Kangri the crown of Leh.
The decent in the bowl-shaped valley of Leh.
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.