30-Aug-15 Leh-Turtuk 241 Kms driven Stay at: Turtuk Holiday Camp, Turtuk (Swiss Tent accommodation) Tariff : 2000/- per room per night From Leh to Turtuk (205 Kms appx.) you get to drive through Khardung La (18380 ft), Nubra vally, visit white sand dunes at Hunder and Diskit Monastry. We drove the last stretch of this route in the night and the scenic beauty was just mesmerizing!! The white sand dunes at the bank of river Shayok were shining in the starlight. You get to do a camel ride also in these dunes on double humped camels. We stayed for 2 days at Turtuk, one of the northern most villages in India. The people here belong to Balti community. During our walk through the village, we ourselves plucked apples & apricots from the trees and ate them fresh. The people were kind enough to let us do so!!! While exploring this village we found the only point where range was available for BSNL network and we named it ‘BSNL Point’. In Turtuk we met another gentleman, Mr. Rashid, who helped us a lot to get one of our cars repaired. We had to stay there for 3 nights because of break-down of Safari and this man refused to take any rent for our extra stay. We just felt so indebted, what a kind person! & sheer extra ordinary hospitality!!
Last village accessible to civilians situated at the top of India. It is the top most part of India beyond 10-15km Pak border starts. An amazing village and its people with unique culture and hospitality, itz a lush green outpost of India. On a clear day one can view even k2 from this village. Don't miss to enjoy the beautiful night sky.