I think such journeys are a great way to face all the irrelevant & non-existing insecurities we have accumulated in our past. Most of the insecurities I had or still have are turning out to be my own construct and when I see myself standing under the cold starry night, I feel cold and happy and the snow particles feel good to the eyes and I am a free man.
This walk took away all the words from me and made me inquire into my passions, doubts, insecurities, temptations, worries, ideas of beauty, sadness, happiness, bad, etc, etc. Outside I was a tired walking man but inside I was able to inquire a little deeper than usual and yet was kind of content with whatever revelations I had.
Almost for two months, we ate a similar kind of food but it didn't matter as long as we were getting a cup of milk tea and sometimes momos to change the taste. It was a privilege to walk this road as I saw people getting only a week of vacation from their metropolitan job to finish this crazy route in 2-3 days to tick off Ladakh from their bucket list. A month of walk-in Ladakh for me at least was nothing more than a basic introduction to Ladakh. I think I will keep going to Ladakh for its people, food, kindness, landscapes, and everything else. Maybe there is no more peaceful and clean place than Ladakh in India or the rest of the world ( I have not seen the world). Sabine and Thomas gave us healthy food and a really accurate & helpful map before leaving back home.
The walk was about nothing but the real experiences, we followed no GPS but sought instructions from the hard copied map and local people giving us instructions who already have walked these paths. We did not look for recommended places on the internet as we kept getting nice recommendations from the people on the way and every day brought us to a new surprising location. Not planning gave us freedom and flexibility to stay wherever we wanted to stay but approaching winter gave wings to our feet and we walked faster than we expected.