#Tripoto #MumbaiHights #DestinationsUndefined says that "The Almighty has listen to all those prayers" and the gentle shower of rain is gradually coming our way :) .....with the pleasant atmosphere around while listing to#TereBin from #Wazir and sipping a cup of tea at my terrace garden ....i remember all my #TravelDairies and hear i am going to shear my experience during #KhardunglaPass #Diskit #NubraValley #Hunder#Panamik and #SamtanlingMonastery ...an incredible route to travel for the first time...this route is recommended for at least 02 days....our travel started with a bright sunny morning an amazing driver of#TOYOTAINNOVA accompanied by the dear husband Ravindra Kumar...with some bare minimum essentials (Water/Cup-Noddles/strong Woolens and some candies) that everyone is suppose to carry to take a better care of themselves.....driving down the valleys wild we came across river #Indus...where.... with the opening of the tourist season ....... people were setting up their temporary tent-houses alongside Indus to attract the tourist...most of the area is under Indian army and mostly these are great people manning and managing the show....crossing the smooth #BRO roads we reached #SouthPullu and took a tea break ....had the most delicious#Momos (made of local spinach..because there is hardly anything to grow) with #HoneyGingerLemonTea .....and got to know the fact that south pullu is the first point in this route where the actual acclimatization starts....and will take you till the height of #18380feetAboveTheSeaLevel and "not beyond" because the #HighestMotorableRoad in the world ends there and that place is called #Khardungla .....these small things at times.....for a person like me.....make the journeys even more interesting.... the direction of NorthPullu onward is actually towards North-East of Leh....and the distance of #NubraValley is around 150Km from Leh. .......going ahead alongside the road i saw some small capillaries of water bodies were joining in the middle of #colddesert where people were busy clicking their pictures ....my inquisitive mind asked the driver about that......and humble driver in his response told me that its " Shyok River" meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges.its basically a subsidiary of River Indus......and than a long stretch of Ice-Covered Mountain ranges ...super narrow roads and we reached the great Khardungla Pass....at a height of 18,380 feet above the sea level.....it felt actually "on the top of the world"...... a superchill feel when at the temp of -30 degrees you face a snow-fall ...........your hand are immediately frozen soon after coming out of the car ...eyelets have a layer of fresh ice..roads become slippery ..and a huge absolutely fresh mountain develops just in front of the "loo"...... while you are so desperate to go there...... :P :) ;) somehow the emergency was taken care...... :) B) we stayed there for around half an hour ....gained knowledge about how the subject "Maggie" how it came into existence ..picked up some souvenir and enjoyed the scenic beauty as much as we can.....and gradually realized that there are some more destinations waiting for us to be explored......and started the engine to make a quick move.....by the time our noses were almost defunct.....:) :O we had road blocks on the way because of ice deposit....long ques to wait ....for our Car to move.....but since everything happens for a reason we also got a good reason to click some more pictures in the ice :)....local people have been doing a great job ...helping each other..all vehicles to clear and crossing Agham and Khalsar along the Shyok River we found our way and reached #Diskit "A 600 year old monastery " where Buddhist people have made a beautiful temple of#MaitreyaBuddha statue which is the landmark of Nubra Valley holding white lotus in both her hands and it is presumed that Tara will be the next avatar of Buddha..its a 33 mtr high statue facing Pakistan is known as a symbol of peace ....after visiting the temple we went to the actual monastery.... and got fainted after looking at the route map :P ;) there were almost 400 ancient style staircase to climb and reach the#Kalimandir...holding our breath and hands together.....we started with the first set of staircase and climbed till the end even after the temple also......thought why to leave them......:P ;) visited the holy kali temple ...and believe you me i have never had such great feel...what i had after entering that temple.....as if a bunch of energy booster had entered my body....and made me realize that "i am the divine flame".....we came back!! ...... i looked back and saw that again....and thanked almighty for giving me courage to reach till her. #Diskit monastery has its own boarding school for imparting knowing about Buddhist religion and its study and preparing monks for the future generations...... Diskit is the capital of #Nubra has its own basic Govt infrastructure ...it has its own rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds......major source of income is tourism.....we were over with the diskit monastery visit and were heading towards #Nubra Valley.....Between #Hundar and #Diskit lie several kilometres of sand dunes,after reaching there we had #DubbleHumpBactrianCamels ride....these slow and lazy camels have been so cool to ride on in the frozen dessert....and finally that was the time to relax so chasing the routes we reached #HimalayanEcoResort ..with a pink board as a landmark:) ....after reaching Kerala everyone says "God's own country" but after reaching #HimalayanEcoResort i said "God's own resort" :) :D surrounded with great Himalayan ranges and inside ....with apple and apricot trees....well equipped with all natural facilities..food...Hot-water....wood fire..organic garden.....cottages......it has been an amazing place....so rejuvenating!! weather was also apt....we had a over night stay there...the host was so warm ...She came and spoke to us for quite some time and added some more knowledge about the nearby areas.....after having dinner since there were hardly any energy left we tend to sleep in our warm n fluffy bed......because next day we had to travel further........next Morning after having our respective breakfast ( respective because Himalayan Eco resort had a wide variety of both Veg and Non-Veg meals :P ;) ) we started for #PanamicHotSprings and #SamtanlingMonastery ......Around 45 Km from Nubra valley ....it has been a very dry route totally deserted place ......hardly any civilization.....but ginger tea was available everywhere :) we reached Panamic hot spring.... the Panamik is the last destination for tourists travelling across Ladakh. The hot water springs of Panamik are enriched with a high amount of Sulphur. A dip in these Sulphur hot springs is believed to cure various health ailments. ...though we didnt :P .....the region lies on the Indo-Tibetan border....after panamic we made our move to villages of Sumur, Kyagar for #SamanlingMonastery..... #Sumur is a quite, peaceful and lesser know village in the Nubara Valley of the Ladakh region in the Trans-Himalayan mountain range......The road leading to Sumur crosses a bridge near the confluence of Nubra and Shyok river, the road then curves sharply south..... this place is majorly visited for #SamanlingMonastery ......Samstem Ling Gompa belongs to the Gelun-pa sect and about 100 monks live there. The most modern monastery of that region....A huge image of Shakyamuni dominates the main hall along with the statue of Maitreya and Mahakala.....with this we have come to an end of our targeted destinations ........ though the journeys cant be defined but i would say that this was one of the most Mesmerizing journeys of my life in the nature lap ......purely.... !!