Trip to Leh (Ladhakh) Part II
Day 3. We came across snow for the first time On the way to this beautiful and frozen Pangong Tso (or Pangong Lake; Tso: Ladakhi for lake). It is 120 Km long lake with one third of the lake falling into Indian territory and rest in China. The temperature was freezing cold literally and wind were blowing hard.
Our first stop was at the army post of Zingral @ 15500 ft. Few interesting things on the way (see images)
a) White house
b) Frozen drain
c) J & K Bank (Just 38 Km away)
By the time we crossed Changla (The third highest motorable road in the world) we all were shivering in our woolens.
BTW I had my favorite maggi at Pangong Lake. Ummah..
Day 4. Highest Guest room complex in the world @ Tangse. But the highlight of the day was snowfall. Finally a long cherished dream come true. Dance in the middle of the snowfall.
On the downside because of heavy snow road leading back to Leh was blocked and we were forced to stay back in Tangse.
Day 5. Thanks to the Indian Army, our way got cleared by late evening and headed back to base. Fresh snow was too tempting to resist and all of us had lots of fun. We had to chain our wheels to make sure we had safe journey. It is highly advisable to get the vehicle chained in snow as it increases friction and grip for the tyres.