After a 20 mins of horrible experience, we landed just in front of Kupup Lake, also known as Elephant lake. Weather was better and visibility increased.
The Elephant Lake is at an altitude of 14,000ft and is the highest point of the journey. From here starts the steep zig-zag descent towards Zuluk village.
Just ahead of the village, a trail veered off along the sparkling blue waters of the dazzling Elephant Lake into the distant hills. “Younghusband’s Trail”, was etched on a rusty signpost. The locals enlightened me that the path went all the way to Tibet through the now off limits Jelep La pass.