My Adventurous Road Trip to Leh
We reached Manali at 2 AM midnight and it was raining like hell and it was so cold that we could not jump out of the car and check for the hotel. How can I forget the hotel Highland it was a superb stay at the hotel, We reached the hotel at 3 AM midnight and it was a pleasing experience with the hotel staff even in the midnight.
Rohtang Pass: It was chilling out here and we played with the snow covered on the
mountains and with the ATV’s, it was so beautiful feels like was standing in heaven, we still had started the trip and was an
Amazing experience so we were so excited to see what comes next.
Sarchu: (knows as Sir Bhum Chum) with a tented accommodation on the Himalayan range on the Leh Manali highway. It was at an altitude of 4290 meters, 222 Kms from Manali.
Started at 10 AM the next morning. We reached Sarchu at about 6:30 PM, It was a long trip of about 7 to 8 hours so we decided to rest in the tents as the roads were also not good.
It was so chilling at Sarchu in then night, the temperature dropped to 3 – 4 degrees in the night and in the night you feel like you are standing in the middle of the galaxy, You can also see the shooting stars one after the other. The oxygen level at Sarchu was too low so we carried our medicines.
TsoMoriri: Again it was a distance of 200 Kms so we decided to start early due to the roads. We started at about 9 AM the next day. Tsomoriri Lake is about 120 square Kms area. We reached there at about 7 PM and still it was so beautiful even in the evening.
Leh: We started for Leh at 9 AM in the morning and we reached Leh at about 5 PM in the evening. We visited the Thikse Monastery first before checking in our hotel “Grand Willow” The hotel is situated in the center of the market and it was the best convenient place for us as we kept on roaming on the streets of Leh. There are multi-cuisine restaurants and we also tried the Ladakhi food and it was a good experience. We were accommodated for 5 days at the Grand Willow. Shopping, Munching, Roaming on Streets and Riding, this is all we did for those 5 days at Leh. We also visited the Old house which was about 200 years old. Yes how can I forget the Shanti Stupa, this was the place where we used to get peace of mind after the full day activities. We used to go to Shanti Stupa every day. The view from Shanti Stupa was also amazing as this place is on a very good height. Rafting in the Indus Valley was the amazing experience we had in Leh. We selected the rafting which was for about 17kms long and had about 5 to 6 major rapids. Overall was a fantastic experience doing the rafting, Best of all the team who helped out understanding the rules for rafting.
Nubra: We hired bikes for going to Nubra Valley as we had to go the highest motor-able road Khardungla Pass It was about 18638 feet high. It was a great achievement driving bikes at this altitude. It is not recommended to stay at this height for long time but we had a cup of black tea and a hot Maggie which was awesome. After this break we started our engines and reached Nubra by 6PM. Mystique meadows was the camp we had a stay at Nubra Valley, It was like a farm, Vegetables growing outside your tent, they used to pluck off these vegetables and cook for us. It was a comfortable stay at Nubra Valley. We also saw sand dunes; double hump camel ride was also a memorable ride. Diskit has become Nubra’s commercial hub, but it’s still a modest little place and more like an overgrown village. The main attraction here is Diskit Gompa, or monastery. Panamik is the last village accessible to the foreigners and it is famous for its Hot water springs, Just a few kms from here starts the Siachen Glacier (the highest battlefield in the world).
Pangong Lake: Yes, By far the best place where we visited, 60% of the Lake is in China and only 40% of the beauty can be seen in India. It had different colors in the sky in the evening and the morning, we crossed the Changla Pass going from Leh to Pangong, It was an amazing experience travelling from Leh to Nubra There was about a smooth road where you can drive at a good speed, We saw wild horses and mammoth’s on the way. When on the way we saw the first view of the Pangong Lake and we felt that we have almost reached and we all were so charged up that we have reached the destination before the time we have planned. But we were disappointed that after seeing the first view of the Pangong Lake it took us 45 mins to reach the destination. Martsemik Camp was where had camped for the night, It is the same camp where the team of 3 Idiots had camped few years back.
Ule: We proceed further to Ule and during that journey we saw amazing place which nobody can explain in words which is called “Moonland with silence”. We all looking each other’s faces and felt we were on another planate.
Science has found that place is looking like Moon on Earth. We reached by the afternoon and again we got surprise for looking luxuries tented accommodation on Hill with Valley river view and surrounded by Mountains with all the facilities and amenities. It was speechless to explain the view from the tent. Outside tent there were so many Plum trees and we ate it directly from the tree and were delicious.
Our driver was more familiar with Ladakh so he took us to small water fall which came from glacier and amazing thing we did that we took Mini Glacier water bath. It was so fun when all were scolding and jumping in child water. Again an amazing experience.
Proud to be an Indian where such places are gifted by God (Nature).
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