Day3: 28th June 2011 Tuesday
When I wrote this I was at 14000ft above sea level and its morning 8:40. Today we are going on highest motor able road 18380ft to Khardung la peak and reaching Nubra valley which is near POK. I am enjoying this drive with wonderful music, scenic Beauty and company. Now I can see Stok Kangri Range it is completely snow capped, it is sunny here but cold wind and glaciers around. Am I in heaven???
No I am on top of the world Khardung la!
So dreaming big is valid!!!
Oh snow god its closing by, I am waiting to touch it. Yes I touched and played in snow. God I am also experiencing SNOW FALL first time ever in my life!!! this is trip of firsts as my friend calls it
We reached Nubra crossing a military base camp where we met lot of Soldiers spoke to them hugged and thanked them.
Also I had wonderful noodles it’s the local specialty here, its nothing more than Maggi Masala mania but trust me it tastes like heaven when cool breeze is hitting you
We visited Hunder village, it has beautiful stream of glacier, sand dunes and extremely fine weather, I am getting bests of nature here.
Good Night, Love my life
Day 4: 29th June 2011 Wednesday
I am now in Diskit Monastery, due to the journey on very rough terrain and Back seat journey has completely handicapped me I am not able to walk, so Hubs has gone up to Monastery to get Pictures for me. Here are few glimpse of what I missed in real.
Every Monastery will have A Big Mani Wheel, People say wish for something and pray by turning Mani wheel and wish comes true. I have prayed for all my dear ones and have turned mani.
Highlights of these 2 days:
1. Ladakh is mostly mix of Tibetan and Kashmiri Culture.
2. I was new to learn that Buddists are mostly Vegetarians.
3. All around are Photographers, Big Lenses, Different styles of taking picture, people posing (including me), But I must say our eyes rocks No lens can make justice to the beauty we are seeing here.
4. Nature has given the best and worst to this place, 4-5 Months people here work and save money and rest of the year they have to leave ladakh or sit cozy at home as winter is very sever and floods are also expected.
5. Double Hump camels are endangered and they are seen only in this part of the world, these were used to Export Silk, And this Path was the famous as Silk Route remember reading in History Books!!!
We are now back in Leh, and tomorrow we have a big day ahead as we are going to one of the most awaiting destinations of this trip…