Srinagar ⇒ Drass ⇒ Leh
Every turn we took gave us a glimpse of different shades of Kashmir, rather India, as it is always associated with filth. But believe you me, Kashmir is no less than Swiss. Even the water passing by from the alley was as clean as that in the river. Past Sonmarg we could also find some tents nailed by the river side.#TravelLikeAPro Staying overnight in a tent beside a river can be a lifetime experience for the people always seeking for adventure & uniqueness in their trip.
So get your selfie mode on. ????????The roads here are in very bad condition due to landslides. They are restored at certain intervals by Border Roads Organisation.As we went up the hill we could see a stream of beautiful Sindh river passing beside the pine trees.We reached Drass, where the Kargil war was fought. A memorial is built to commemorate all the jawans who sacrificed their life to save our nation. Along with the Indian armed forces, there were a lot of localities ( Ladakhi's) who stood for their country & supported Indian Army against the foe. Hats off to their courage.
- Srinagar to Leh is approx 12-13 hours drive, hence it is recommended to break your journey in Kargil for a night & proceed further the next day.
- There are no shops or dhaba's for a longer stretch, be sure you carry sufficient amount of food & water.
- People with heart or lung ailment may face difficulties at high altitude. A pre- medical check-up is always suggested.
- Altitude sickness or Acute mountain sickness (AMS) happens if you go to higher altitude & ascend faster. To get accustomed to the altitude, please walk & breathe slowly for initial 2-3 days.
- General symptoms of AMS are headache, nausea, fatigue, lightheadedness, shortness of breath. Carry suitable medicines after consulting your family doctor.
- If you are flying directly to Leh drink fluids frequently ( preferably non-alcoholic) & don't smoke.
- Be aware of the shooting stone, while crossing all the Pass.
- Charge your phone & Camera battery.
Happy Holiday peeps!!!