Tiger on tour

Backpacking with a baby

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Packing for Beautiful Bangladesh

Below is the new and revised packing list for our one month trip to Bangladesh, which includes one week in India. A few lessons learnt...

Manali to Leh in 300 miles

On 21 June we took a car back to Manali in order to take the big trip to Leh and spent another night at Joshi’s Homestay but in a...

Home of the Dalai Lama

On 18 June, Tiger’s 5 month “birthday”, we took a car and driver to McLeod Ganj which is a bit like the hippy Manali-esque end of...

Lost hippies in Manali

On 15 June, rather than take the circuit route which would have lead us over a big pass just after Kaza, we took a car and driver...

Riding the toy train to Shimla

Having survived our memorable power cut night in Kalka, on 12 June we took a tuktuk in the morning back to the railway station (not far...

Kalka power cut almost finishes us off

On Wednesday 12 June we were due to start our trip to Shimla by train. I had booked the tickets before we’d left to go home via the...

Finishing what we started

After my Gran’s funeral on 4 June in Dorchester Abbey and what was, in the end, a wonderful week at home, we jetted back to India on 11...

Home for a week!

Finally on 28 May we started our long journey back to the UK and Nobu loaded the car up and drove us to the Leh Airport. I must say it...

High altitude at Tso Moriri Lake

On Friday 24 May we were all packed up and ready to go again… this time to Tso Moriri Lake. The cost for 3 days and 2 nights was 14,000...

Monastery madness in Ladakh

On Thursday 23 May, Nobu my driver took Tiger and I to see all the local Leh sights so we went to Hemis Monstery, 45km from Leh and...

Over Khardung La to Nubra Valley

In Leh, we booked the next part of our trip to the Nubra Valley. 13 years ago Robin and I went over to the Nubra Valley on a Pulsar...

Loving the Leh memories

On Saturday 11 May we arrived in Leh, and checked into a hotel in Changspa called Omasila for 2200 Rs (£25) a night. Worth noting that...

Lamas in Lamayuru

On Thursday 9 May, I wanted to go to Lamayuru so we took a shared Leh bound jeep for 1000 Rs (£11) and got the front seat, jumping off in...

Up and over the Zoji La Pass to Kargil

We arrived in Kargil, having come over the Zoji La Pass at 3528m on Tuesday 7 May. I’ve been to Kargil before, quite a few times, but it...

Sensational, sunny Sonamarg

On Sunday 5 May we took another private taxi from Gulmarg to Sonamarg, which cost 3500 but I paid 4000 (£45) with a tip. It was a long...

Gondolas in Gulmarg

On Friday 3 May it was time to leave Pahalgam and we took a private taxi “van” to Gulmarg, a ski resort, for 3600 Rs although I paid 4000...

Hanging out with the ponymen in Pahalgam

On 30 April, we moved onto Pahalgam, having booked a car and driver via the houseboat. It took 2 hours so not too far but it was raining...

Messing around on boats in Kashmir

After our two nights acclimatising in Delhi, finally it felt as if we were starting the trip properly. I’d booked us on the Indigo flight...

Arrival in Delhi - incredible India

We flew overnight with Virgin Atlantic from London, arriving around 11am into Delhi airport. Delhi international airport has AC and is...

 

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