We reached leh at 7:00am. First thing we noticed was that our phones were dead.
Later we come to know that no sim works in leh except Airtel postpaid.
The terrain watchable from the airport is mostly Rocky mountains with little or no vegetation.
After that we took the cab(only option) to leh market for Rs350.
The cab driver told us about various tour packages available.We took the leh-khardungla pass-nubra valley-changla pass- pangyong package which costs 14000.( It includes on cab transportation)
We took the permit for each place which is necessary.The office opened by 10:00 and we get our permit by 11:00.The permit costs RS 450/person if u fill your permit form by yourself online and take it to the office for signature by yourself.(U have option to directly contact a agent who will take Rs600 for everything).
After that we started our journey which mostly contains views of Rocky mountains which was disappointing.
The road upto the kardungla pass do not provide and good views but only more and more rock and Sandy mountains.
Reaching the kardungla pass we found it in the worst situtation. Due to some construction work there was lot of noise and air pollution due to dust.This was highly disappointing especially for someone who came to leh for freshness from choking air of Delhi but find herself/himself in even worst situation.
We did not halted at kardungla and went right away to nubra valley which we hoped would be better.
Soon the Indus river joined us right beside the road.It remained with us upto the nubra valley. It has high silt content and looks grey in colour.
But the view starts to improve as we reached nearer nubra.
We reached nubra by 4:30pm and took hotel for RS 1300(for three persons)
In nubra, environment is very quiet and soothing unlike khardungla.There are monasteries which requires some mountain climbing but the view from the top is spectacular.