Leh in the pictures of our guide Olga Rumiantseva

  Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh district, with an area of 45,110 km2, is the second largest district in the country, after Kutch, Gujarat (in ... read more

 

Leh was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Leh district, with an area of 45,110 km2, is the second largest district in the country, after Kutch, Gujarat (in terms of area). The town is dominated by the ruined Leh Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace-the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Leh is at an altitude of 3524 metres (11,562 ft), and connects via National Highway 1D to Srinagar in the southwest and to Manali in the south via the Leh-Manali Highway















































































































 

Summit. Group of Andrey Berezin climbed Elbrus in bad weather

  Hello! This is Andrei Berezin from Elbrus. Today our group, with its full complement of five, climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. We started at 3 am, on the top were in the 7-50. First, in the second half of the night, the weather ... read more

 

Hello! This is Andrei Berezin from Elbrus. Today our group, with its full complement of five, climbed to the top of Mount Elbrus. We started at 3 am, on the top were in the 7-50. First, in the second half of the night, the weather was clear. But about six in the morning the weather began to deteriorate, cover the top by  clouds.

 But we still managed, we climbed to the top, in a not very pleasant weather. All friendly team, the five of us. We are now in Terskol, in the hotel Povorot. The team is resting after a hard working day.

 To be continued tomorrow. Best regards! Andrey Berezin.