On 23rd May 2006 at 10:15 am we left Leh in a Toyota Qualis for a two day trip to the Nubra Valley. We had got the necessary Inner Line permit through the Hotel's Travel agent.
At Noon, we reached the Khardung-La Pass, which claims to be the Highest Motorable road in the world. It was pretty cold and windy but the weather was pretty clear and we stopped for 10-15 minutes to get all the pictures we wanted.
View looking back at the KhardungLa Top (comm.tower) after 5 mins drive down from the top.
2:00PM - Qualis Driver Thilay Sherpa and me - Shyok Valley View
The Bridge at Hunder that leads to Thoise and Siachen.
We arrived back at our Leh Hotel at 2:00pm on 24th May 2006
3:30PM - We arrive at the Samstemling Gompa at Sumur, on the Nubra River side, near the confluence of Nubra and Shyok rivers.
The various buddhist idols inside the Sumer Gompa
Another view of the sand dunes & the barren mountains at Hunder
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