Eat, sleep, work; lather, rinse, repeat—the motto our daily race with life has on its high-held banner. Anything wrong with it, you ask? Nothing, we say. It’s perfectly fine to walk the loop of monotony. It’s predictable, wise, and safe. Trouble spells itself when this innocuous little race sneakily turns into an endless rat race. And with nary a warning.
What follows is a series of socially accepted excuses we find ourselves making every time there is an opportunity to take a break from the rat race. Sorry, I can’t make it; No time to breathe; A holiday? No bandwidth to relax; I’ve got kids; Way too much work. In our blissful, sometimes wilful, ignorance of the hidden repercussions, we leave a lot at stake. And while we tend to be happy with a few visits to the local watering hole, the fact remains alcohol and people can only help so much. Getting down to brass tacks, it’s Mother Nature to our rescue from drudgery. In the wilderness, amid silence is when we can have inner dialogue. Being in the right place, unaccompanied by tweets, posts, and chats can make all the difference.
While Ladakh taps into the adventurer in you, there is much more to it than adrenaline-pumping activities. With its serene skies, snow-clad mountains, and roads that seem to stretch on forever—Ladakh takes your breath away. There are not enough words to describe the memories that Ladakh leaves you with.