Day 8 Groups ride to Leh-Ladakh ( Pangong Tso lake to Karu) -

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22nd Jun 2019
Photo of Day 8 Groups ride to Leh-Ladakh ( Pangong Tso lake to Karu) - by Gautam Prasad Belwal
Day 8

Today was the day when we were suppose to say goodbye to the picturesque Pangong Tso lake and head towards our next destination which was Karu 35 kms before Leh. Had our breakfast which consisted of paranthas,  bread n omlette,  milk,  coffee or tea. So after having our breakfast started for Karu but hardly going ahead for 10kms we were stuck as Border Roads Organization ( BRO)  was overtaking the road relaying work. So after a delay of approximately 40mins once again started for Karu and reached Durbuk from where we take a left turn from the Trijunction to mighty Changla Pass which is not the highest motorable road but this pass is even tougher than it's big brother and highest motorable road in the world Khardungla pass as the terrain to reach the summit is far more tough than the Khardungla pass. So reached Changla after going thru the rough terrain which took us an estimated time frame of an hour and a half and than it was time for some photo session as usual. After a quick photo session op we again started for our destination of the day Karu. The initial patch post leaving Changla pass was good but than happiness was short lived as after that there is road laying work been carried by the BRO. After Cross the off-roading patch of approximately 10kms reached the flats area which consisted of tarred roads on which we were easily able to do 80-90kmph or more sometimes but with all the safety gears and caution. We reached Karu at around 2pm ahead of our schedule so instead of going directly to our hotels in suggested my riding group of going to Thiksey monastery which was hardly 17kms from our hotel so we went there spent some quality time at the monastery had our lunch and than went to our hotel in Karu finally at 5pm.

No panga with the BRO

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Bharat garg, DattatrayRule & Ravi sir

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Selfie with the gang

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

A view at the traffic jam

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Me aka Gypsy Baba

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

A must have click at Changla Pass top

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Group selfie

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Thiksey monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Pup at the monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

View of Thiksey from the monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Prayer bells

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Many colours of the monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Buddhas statue

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Snow view from the monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

One of the prayer rooms

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

Our starter

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal

And me finally at the main gate of the monastery

Photo of Chang La Pass by Gautam Prasad Belwal
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