This 32m statue is facing down towards Shyok River. It stands as an epitome of Buddhism in Nubra valley. For beautiful views one has to see Maitreyi Buddha from Diskit Monastery like in the picture above.Hundar
Maitreya Buddha with his namaskar position and a smiling face is a treat to watch. He is considered to be a future Buddha. It is believed that he will appear on Earth in the future to achieve enlightenment and preach pure dharma.
NUBRAThe tour starts at around 9 in the morning. The cars, normally pick you up at the hotel/hostel. The first stop is the South Pullu checkpoint and by now the air is pretty thin. (Carry plenty of water; I had carried 4 litres of water and chocolates) The mountain sickness hits some people now. Not to fear as there is a health care centre here where oxygen levels can be monitored and if found low(less than 35) you can be given some oxygen so as to get it up. Works magically.
Leh to Diskit (nubra valley), distance: 117kmWeather: Cloudy, Fog, Rainfall, SnowfallMode of Transport: - Royal Enfield Classic 350We started our day @ 10: AM, had breakfast again at Gesmo German bakery. We left by 11 AM. It was raining. I had put on my raincoat.The first stop was to show yellow slips for bikes you rented. This slip is supposed to be given by the person you rent your bike from. We were not given????. But then the lady herself had these, and made it for us. It’s merely INR 20 for each bike. We then moved ahead. It was cloudy, rainy and foggy and we could already feel the chills.????