Sunday, September 07, 2008

Around Ladakh

We spent a night at Ladakh's own valley of flowers named Nubra valley. It borders 100 Kms from Pakistan and also leads to the famous Siachen glacier.

To get to Nubra we had to cross Khardungla pass, the highest motorable road in the world
@ 18380 ft.

Wind me down

Sandunes of Nubra.

Off roadie commander

Smooth tarmac bisecting the desert.

We also visited Pangong Tso lake, the largest lake in Asia, 25% of which is in India and the remaining in China.

A spectacle with rain, mud, water, green, sunshine, mountains, snow, blue sky, clouds.

Snowfall at Changa La pass @ 17800 ft

Pangong Tso lake @ 10 Kms from China.

Our very affable Ladakhi driver Baldan told us that traders used to cross over this frozen lake onto China during the winter. There are talks going on between the governments to open up the border. Manasarowar lake and Mt. Kailash, the abode of Lord Siva are very close from here.


Brat said...

Maverick, awesome dude ... it must have been really exciting trip. Prad and I would have loved to have been with ur group. :)

wow, stuck in sand, biking, hiking... thats pretty neat.

Maverick said...

Thanks Brat. Would have sure had fun with you guys over :)