At the times of the developing world, the most precious thing left with us is not gold, not platinum but mother nature...we all feel the need to protect the nature, but jst feelings are not enough, nature needs efforts too to be protected.We, a group of 23-24 travellers all around India, visited Zanskar for the Chadar trek in December. A place with blissfull nature, and yet we humans could not protect the beauty of it with the increasing tourism.I do not remember whose efforts were maximum on this, but together we collected all plastics, ciggerette/bidi butts which we came across while walking the ice.This was our small contribution against the vast and excessive damage the tourism industry has done to the mother nature.We had all this back to our hotel rooms where we disposed it into dustbins.There is this simple funda i would want all those who love to travel to follow - be a traveller, do not just tour through the place and leave your wastes behind. Be a responsible traveller. The place where you travel to would be naive to you, but is a home, our home, the world is OURS.If you are still reading the post, i would love to know in the comments, your individual contributions towards the protection of our planet
3. Indus Zanskar Sangam- The very famous indus and zanskar sangam is the one you cannot miss. You can actually view the two different color rivers flowing and mixing into one.
We then headed to the confluence of Indus and Zanskar which courtesy a later visit looked much more muddy but you can clearly see two different coloured water bodies meeting. Zanskar is the lighter coloured river converging into the Indus.
SANGAMThe confluence of Indus and Zanskar from a high vantage point can be breathtaking especially if the sun is out. The two rivers are of two different colours. There is a small cafe, at which you can rest and grab a quick bite or a cup of tea/coffee. Transport to Sangam is self arranged. I got in touch with another person from my hostel, who was planning to go there on his motorbike. Tagged along, and split the fuel cost, which was minimal. Came back to Leh in about 2hrs 30 minutes. En route, you find the magnetic hill(the famous anti gravity hill), Gurdwara Pathhar Sahib, managed solely by the Indian army(fabled to be the point where Guru Nanak rested on his way to further lands). Immaculate doesn't even begin to describe the place.