So we took a flight from New Delhi and landed at the utterly beautiful Leh Airport by 7 am. Waking up at 3 for a flight, I was prepared for feeling like a sleep deprived zombie on the loose, but the air in Leh had something magical about it. It was as if there was something magical in the air to compensate for the low oxygen levels that we would have to deal with.
We reached our hotel, Unpacked and were strictly informed to not exert or leave the hotel till the next day because of the health issues it may cause. The hotels in Leh, need a special mention here.. They are all wood decor, with beautiful intricate designs on all the doors and windows.
So, as instructed, we stayed in our beds till evening, the elders complaining of headaches and dizziness. But by the evening, our urges got the better of us and we left for the Leh Market. It was a beautiful street full of coloured flags, tibetan markets, all sorts of cafes. We roamed around for an hour or so and returned to our hotel for a beautiful evening with a ladakhi dance group who entertained us with various ladakhi dances.