After local sightseeing for two days, our next destination was very exciting and adventurous and we were looking forward for the same.
We had a early breakfast and started with drive to Nubra valley through Khardung La pass
This pass is known for the highest motorable road in the world.We saw many bikers on this road.
You can royal hire Royal Enfield in Leh on rent basis and many bikers prefer to get it transported from their home or there are many biking trips from Manali. The road is very dangerous with curves.
Initially we could only see the snow from far, but as we kept diving we could feel that we are climbing the mountains.
We were still comfortable with the weather as we climbed up. We stopped for a break where permits were given.
Here, I experienced my first snow fall of life. Being from Goa, i had never experienced snow fall.
Slowly we could see snow capped mountains from closer look.
Our next stop was Khardung La pass We clicked many pics once we reached khardung La pass. It is managed by BRDO.
We crossed the pass and continued with our journey to the valley. I tried Kehwa tea at the pass.
We reached the valley by evening. We stopped for lunch at a joint.
We experienced a local wedding. I have shared the pics below.
We reached Nubra valley also known as the Ldorma or the valley of flowers. It is situated between Karakoram and Ladakh range of Himalayas to the north of Ladakh.
While on the way we also saw the Bhag Milkha Bhag spot. This spot is where Farhan Akhtar shooted while shooting for this film.
We also visited Hunder Monastery. Hunder is a remote village in the Ladakh district of India’s northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir. With proximity to the border between India and Pakistan in the north-western part of Ladakh, the village of Hunder comprises of settlers that include Ladakhis and Tibetans.
We reached Nubra valley in the early evening. We then went to visit sand dunes.
There were lots of cultural programs, camel safaris, and traditional clothing.
I tried the traditional clothing on. We also visited the musical cultural program. the specialty of this desert safari is that there are camels with 2 humps here.
We were awestruck as we could experience Nubra river, greenery and desert at one place.
As per our itinerary, the stay at Nubra valley was in tents. We were then transferred to our respective tent.
I was pretty excited to try the tent, again my first time. I expected it to be typical tents which they use for camping. But i was wrong. The tent was provided with double bed, one table and there was separate toilet bathroom attached.
Hot water was provided in buckets. The tent were provided with one table and one bed and attached toilet bathroom.
There was a separate room for food where they prepared fresh food and served. There was also TV with cable to watch. We were also given bonfire at night, as it was pretty cold. We slept by 11. The day was good, and i was collecting all the memories stored. Next day was to begin early again.
For day 4, click here.