We started our journey towards our ultimate destination, for which all of us were quite excited- the Pangong lake! We drove through Khardungla pass, the highest motorable road on earth. It was pretty chilly and windy and even started snowing after some time! I wonder how the Indian army had built a road of such a high quality at such a high altitude of 18000 ft! We also passed through the silk route, which was used for transportation of trading material to and from Persia to India. After hours of travelling, we finally saw a turquoise blue spot at a distance, and we were suddenly brimming with joy. As we went closer, that blue spot became the waters of a lake which was beautiful beyond expression! The Pangong lake!! We were finally here!
We stopped our car and dipped our feet into the water. It was so chilly that we couldn't keep our feet inside for more than 10 seconds! We suddenly became doubtful of our plan to later take a dip inside the water when we reached our base camp. But we did that nonetheless, courtesy a crazy friend of ours, who took us all with her for a dip into those chilly waters, and we couldn't resist! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience, and even though I felt like I had turned into a white walker after five minutes in the water, I still don't regret doing it! :)
The evening was fun too, with music and a camp fire in front of us, and a sky full of stars spread like a blanket above!