This route passes through astoundingly beautiful mountains, many of them with tiny hamlets & imposing old monasteries nestling among the valley, starting from Phey village & ends at Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimo. It was indeed a hair-raising adventure with suits and the raft on.
Ideal time to Visit: July-Sep
Travel Tips: Best to travel in groups/Take regular medicines along/carry durable home cooked food/Carry warm clothes. Plan to travel by yourself & not opt for Tour packages to explore more & soak in more experiences.
Courtesy : Ashwin Sarda
After the rafting we went back to hotel and relaxed the half day playing cards & feeling lucky to have visited this land. Next day we took a morning flight back to Mumbai. Lack of staff @ the tiny leh airport meant a lot of horror and delayed flight.
Laddakh is an ideal place to capture true essence of raw nature & have some rough adventure. We missed out on a few stuff like trekking adventures/Tsomoriri Lake due to lack of time. You will find firangs aged above 60 staying here for months and exploring the place by trekking & camping the entire mountain-scape their fitness levels matching their enthusiasm to explore. If Laddakh is not in one's bucket list he/she is probably not a traveler.
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