Kargil-Mulbekh-LehAfter breakfast at hotel we started for Leh. We travelled through the Srinagar Leh highway crossing Kargil bridge through Famous River of Kargil KARO. The scenic beauty is simply gorgeous. You have to be there to experience it. After 40 odd kms, we reached Mulbek, which is famous for a temple which houses the future Buddha which is approx. 9-meter-high statue carved out of solid rock was built in 7th or 8th century.
Mulbek Chamba was the first of the many monasteries that came our way. Bang on the highway, you can see a 9m high rock sculpture in relief of the Maitreya or ‘Future Buddha’ as old as the 7th centuries. We passed through Namika La (12,198 ft) & Fotu La (13,478 ft), to arrive at Lamayuru, one of the oldest gompas surrounded by the very picturesque rocky moonscape, which is known to glow on a full moon night. Alchi & Likir are the other famous gompas that come along the way.