Rumbak is a tiny hamlet set in a valley a few miles from Leh in Ladakh. It is only approachable via rough valley tracks and the only traffic is walkers and donkey trains. The main economy of the village is from barley and various animal husbandry with yaks, ponies and donkeys. The homestays are very basic but the hospitality is unquestionable with great home cooked food.
My partner Carol and I set off on a 400 day long trip around the Indian Subcontinent. Travelling mainly by local bus it proved to be an extraordinary adventure as we rubbed shoulders with many interesting people and visited fascinating places. We travelled through Sri Lanka, much off India and into Nepal and wrote the book Cardamom Days upon which my blog is based. We wanted the trip to be extraordinary and extraordinary is what it proved to be.
Dharmendra ChaharJul 23, 2019