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Leh the toilet of Ladakh....?

Once I asked a tourist "how do you like Ladakh?"
He said...ummmmua! Wonderful!
I asked: what about Leh?
He said..."Its the toilet of Ladakh"

This was when 1987....and now Leh is more commercial....more vehicles...more travel shops...(But fortunately/unfortuanately after the 11th September less tourist)

The above mentioned traveler was very much concerned about Ladakh....He was worried that these simple hermit people will be affacted by the foriegn culture of material....

Leh is the capital town of Ladakh and pivotal point for all the tours to the other remote and near regions...
Leh is the only best place in the region where you can find so called "the infrastructure for tourism/travelers". So describing Ladakh (90,000 Square Km) looking at Leh a mare 10 Km strech of populated area would be unjustified.



Ladakhi's do not use good morning/evening etc..Julley is the word that you will often hear from people.....known or unknown person...if you meet someone on the way you will be greeted with a smiling face and "JULLEY".

Julley word is for good /evening/afternoon/night.....goodbye or even thank you...

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  • abi_maha's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2011 at 3:39 AM

    thanks for sharing.. we are headed to leh shortly, this was very helpful :) - Abi

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2009 at 4:19 PM

    Really good, informative info on Ladakh in these pages. Excellent photos too. Thanks for sharing

  • ger4444's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Hope i can visit in jan 2009...beautifull!

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2007 at 5:38 AM

    Hi Tsering, what well-researched, informative pages on Leh, and the AMS tip is very good. Excellent photos as well. fergy.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2006 at 8:42 AM

    Incredible place! I wish I could travel to Leh one day. Your tips are very informative and the photos beautiful. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • VA_Dave's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2006 at 7:29 PM

    I wish I was back in Ladakh!

  • Feb 26, 2006 at 12:05 AM

    You could add some more hotels and guest houses to the webpage, and offer more info and options to visitors.

  • AnitaJRT's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2006 at 9:36 AM

    Julie . . . Lovely photo, you have a wonderful "eye" -- great page! Thanks for sharing!

  • Saagar's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 1:51 AM

    Julle! Thanks for good info on Ladakh. I am constantly dreaming of coming back there and your tips fires me up.Thanks, Saagar

  • Apr 14, 2005 at 8:42 PM

    hi wangchuk. i m planning to visit Ladakh. can u suggest me the route.and tell me do n dont on the routes. thanx. shwetamakda@yahoo.com

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