This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to traveller, entrepreneur and content creator Abhishek Vaid from the Untravel Show!
Today's destination: Ladakh, a Union Territory in India
Nearest Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport - IXL
Nearest Railway Station: Jammu Tawi Railway Station (JAT)
Prerequisites - Inner line permit may be required depending on your itinerary
Packing - Pack warm clothes, depending on the time of the year; medications for AMS
Time of the year - Winter (November to Jan) and monsoons (June to Aug) are ideal time to visit
Length of the itinerary: 8-10 days
Abhishek takes us on another untravel expedition, exploring Ladakh in his signature “untravel” style - soaking in experiences rather than checking off bucket lists. But first things first - acclimatisation in order to avoid AMS
He talks about his experience starting off in Leh - walking through lesser known bakers’ street trying out the local breads from Kashmir; meeting a young Ice hockey star who is also an art conservator during the day; meeting young entrepreneurs who are trying to revive local couture and cuisines.
Next stop is to a small village close to the capital Leh called Phyang! The idea was to spend time in a village that promotes decongestion of Leh via agri tourism. Abhishek spends time with the family, learning about their livelihoods, living the simple village life and exploring the local points of interest.
Some interesting local cuisine and dishes Abhishek tries include Thukpa (soupy noodles), momos or mokmoks, Chuttagi (soupy pasta), Yarkhandi Pulao (originating from China and brought to India through the silk route), Churpee (dried cheese based chips), Apricot jams, Changg (local beer) and much more.
Another stop on the untravel experience includes a visit to Nubra but looking at experiences beyond camel rides and ATV rides. The experience includes living in a luxury property called Kyagar
Follow the Untravel show on Youtube to see other experiences in Ladakh including Pangong Tso, Stok Village and more food experiences in Leh.
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Untravel Show on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/THEUNTRAVELSHOW
Untravel Ladakh Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL76-1IsJMwJLRB1UouRSi9RRfzW07HFAE
Untravel with Abhishek: Apply here - https://forms.gle/aFQaUf9DvP3vWfuWA
The Musafir Stories - Kartarpur Sahib with Abhishek Vaid: https://open.spotify.com/episode/58dGzqrVyeHhDv4adUlYKl?si=M6OxoIscTD2eTKn9HBwz_A
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