Kashmir 2014 | Day 9 Ladakh : 3 Idiots

    A permit is need to travel from Leh to Pangong Lake , because
    it is situated in the disputed border of India and Tibet.
    our driver obtained it for us.

    Jammu & Kashmir Police Check Post Karu

    Passing through Chang-La , the third highest motorable road in the world

    the top of Chang-La at 5360m above sea level


    our car ran out of fuel just after coming down from Chang-La.
    luckily we there's a small ' cowboy ' town not far ahead.

    passing through Changtang Cold desert Wildlife Sanctuary

    Ladkhi Wild Ass in its natural habitat

    something like a river of sands

    Himank road builders

    finally , the first view of Pangong lake after 8 hours ride from Leh

    the Pangong-Tso ( at 4350m above sea level , this lake is situated higher than
    mount Kinabalu )
    on the other side of the mountains is already Tibet.
    this is the site for the climax scene in the famous bollywood movie
    " The 3 Idiots "

    the lake is still frozen during my visit in April

    the lake is starting to melt and crack.
    i can hear crackling sounds when walking on it!

    a cup of chai by the lakeside

    the Pashmina Sheep. the fur is used to make the famous Pashmina shawls

   Pangong Lake , Ladakh , Jammu & Kashmir , India.

   13 April - 22 April 2014
   Day 8 : Nubra Valley

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