From an Altitude of 215 metres at New Delhi ( 24 degrees C) to a dizzy 3800 metres at Leh, Ladakh ( -10 degrees C) within an hour meant the first day was reserved for the entire group to acclimatize to the drastic change.
The breathtaking views and rarefied air at an high altitude left me gasping for air.
All the photographs were taken from the Mahey Retreat Hotel , Leh ,Ladakh on the first day of an Enchanting trip.( please check out my blog titled LEH TEASER at http://www.travelwithmukul.wordpress.com)
The landscape at Leh is amazingly stunning and unique.
Behold the Snow Clad and Mighty Himalayas viewed through a screen of leafless trees.
It was so Enchanting to see the Himalayas close at hand. I felt I could reach out and touch the mysterious Himalayas, home to the mysterious Snow Leopards.
The intensity of the Sun is multiplied manifold as the Rarified Air does not filter sunlight. The result is that Snow dissolves leaving barren Mountains like the one in the picture below.
The picture was taken from the window of the Hotel, the rooftop of which can be seen in the foreground.
Leh during the winters is Spellbinding and leaves you Breathless literally and figuratively .