Tea seller at Taglang La | Manali-Leh bus journey, August 2013

Tea seller at Taglang La - sree is travelling (1)

“The tea becomes sweeter as we go higher” was the tagline of a famous tea brand’s ad starring Mohanlal. But Lalletta, Taglang La (5,328 meters above sea level) is undoubtedly not a place to enjoy our tea.  Tea and sugar doesn’t help altitude sickness.

During Manali-Leh bus journey, we had a quick stop at Taglang La. I decided to have tea from this tea seller but the bus driver emphatically discouraged my idea as it could trigger altitude sickness.

Tea seller at Taglang La - sree is travelling (2) Tea seller at Taglang La - sree is travelling (3)