Savour The Mystical Spices Of Ladakh With TUTC

A verdant oasis, surrounded by the beauty of endless nothingness, Ladakh is a picture of heaven that outstrips even your imagination. Its rugged beauty, cultural riches, colourful festivals, and warm hospitality come together to weave an experience like none other. Of the many tales that Ladakh has to offer, there is none more tantalising than the stories of its spices. At TUTC, farm fresh ingredients, grown locally, are cooked to perfection under the watch of our trained chefs. Each morsel ...

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Stories From The Camp: Matho Monastery Excursion

Travel brings you closer to the people of the world, and Rupert Winchester's journey was no different; he met people from all over! On our excursion to the Matho monastery, he encountered a young French woman, Nelly Rieuf, dedicated towards preserving the art at Matho. This is her story in Rupert's words Remarkable parts of the world seem to attract remarkable people, and Ladakh is no exception. The harsh conditions, the boundless spaces, the colours of the mountains and the sky, they ...

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Stories From The Camp: When Nature Turns Moody

The good weather won't last long, trust me!
Everyone knows that the weather in Ladakh is unpredictable. But Rupert Winchester recently found out just how unpredictable it can be! Here's what he has to say about it The weather here in Ladakh is unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been, in that it can change in the blink of an eye. This morning, the skies were blue and it was warm, with a peaceful breeze gently stirring the leaves of the poplar trees outside my window. Then suddenly, dramatically, the skies darkened, and a wall ...

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Stories From The Camp: Excursion To Alchi Monastery

Alchi Monastery
Magnetic hills, mystical secrets, paintings created using camel's eyelashes as brushes, and unparalleled Kashmiri Buddhist culture. Here are all the details from Rupert Winchester's intriguing excursion to Alchi Monastery. Another excursion today, this time to Alchi Monastery, some 90 kilometres from the camp at Thiksey. The drive is, like most trips in Ladakh, fascinating. We pass through Leh, dusty and bustling, and then past huge army compounds, each for a different regiment, with ...

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Stories From The Camp: A Great Reception

Meet Jigmet Chorol
Meet the Ladakhi locals working at our camp as Rupert Winchester documents the stories of people who made his stay at TUTC wonderful. The ever-smiling Jigmet Chorol is one of them! New arrivals to the TUTC camp at Thiksey will almost certainly be greeted first by the cheerful, smiling face of twenty-four year-old Jigmet Chorol, who looks after the camp reception. Originally from Thiksey, which has a population of less than 3,000 souls, Jigmet hasn’t always been based in the ...

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