So we had a day extra as we had to cut short the trek. Thankfully, Khardung La pass had just opened a day before and that was the next destination for a few of us! This ride was quite an experience. We had booked an Innova a day before but he arrived with a Maruti Omni the next morning. And I, being a cautious person, was freaked out. I am not a car expert but as a passenger I was skeptical of that car and its controls. But the driver assured us that the car was fine and with chains, it was completely safe. We decided to go ahead. A car is only as good as its driver. Our car did not skid even once. Our driver got to say, "I told you so, madam ji!" and I was totally happy with that. :D
That was our last day in Leh and we partied the hardest that night and were joined by two remarkable women from Indian air force who were off duty that time. They had some amazing stories to share which I can't narrate here as this write up is already long.
Even though we couldn't reach the final destination, I was in love with this journey. I still am. This is one of the most unique and exciting experiences I have had in my life so far. The feeling of walking over the frozen river surrounded by steep mountains and freezing cold water rushing just a few inches below your feet is simply beyond words. Never thought something could be as beautiful and as daunting at the same time. Mother nature I tell you!