That home stay was so relaxing that I felt as if I was home and we procrastinated for a while before finally getting up. Pangong was calling our wandering adventurous souls so it took us hardly any time to get ready. In our mind we said lets do it and left for Pangong. We travelled in harsh conditions, lost raincoats and various other things before reaching Pangong Lake. However when we did reach it, everything before that had happened seemed worthless. It was much more beautiful than what they showed in the movie 3 idiots. We clicked some pictures and soaked in this beauty all around us. However, too soon it was time to leave.
Just like many passing villages, Karu is another one in Ladakh. The plains of Karu must be crossed to reach the junction of Chang La, an important pass to reach the famous lakes Pangong and Tso Moriri. Karu is also a few kilometers away from Hemis which is home to the Hemis monastery, and the Hemis National Park.
From Upshi, we proceeded towards the military station “Karu”. Karu is predominantly inhabited by defense personals. Well maintained roads with intermittent road signs, regular check posts and a frequent convoy of army trucks constitutes this vast cantonment.