7th and 8th October:
Full rest at Kidar, a GH run by Mr. Angchuk who works for All India Radio and his wife and son Jigme who works for Jet Airways. The GH is highly recommended for stay with nice garden and clean and spacious rooms within 800 mtrs from market. Not a busy place and you can enjoy the unhindered view of Stok Kangri from the terrace. The family is very good host and they are expanding a new block which is yet to be ready completely. Jigme helped me to block right hand windows for my return Leh-Del flight in Jet which was otherwise not possible as Jet doesn’t allow web check in for PNRs with kids.
The garden at Kidar GH:
The Apple tree at Kidar GH:
Regzin and his machine, without him the trip was not possible:
Took a brilliant flight back to Delhi and got some nice shots of Padum Valley and Nan Kun peak and few glacier shots from top. After a 3 hours break, boarded a flight for Kolkata and landed at my city just short of 4.00pm, outside temperature was 31 and relative humidity was 90 plus, that’s the back to reality from otherwise a dream.
Leaving a dream called “Ladakh”:
Below the Indus Valley:
Rewinding the memories from the Aircraft, far away, Nun-Kun Massifs:
The awesome Zanskar Valley landlocked completely with clear 3 forks, the one to the farthest side go towards Kargil, Note the Nun-Kun at far end, the two forks at near end, left one going towards Darcha and right one towards Leh via Zangla:
Flying over the Great Himalayan Range, perpetual snowline:
One unnamed glacier on the Great Himalayan Range: