Leh Ladakh Day 5

Getting up around 5 AM just to see the sunrise from the window is the most relaxable sunrise I have seen. It was so pleasant and the same time refreshing. Well, I was not that refreshed so went back off to bed. Getting up again around 8:30 AM, I had my light breakfast and left for the day.


The drive to the road less travelled – The Chushul Village via Merak Village. As you drive along the lake, you get an opportunity to witness the glorious flora and fauna of the place. Often spotted are the wild ass (Kyang), and a number of beautiful birds like the seagull, golden bird, Brahamini Duck, and the Black Neck Crane.

The visual was so wonderful that I just couldn’t take my eyes off the scenic route. The 1st stop that was made was at the monastery.


A significant spot at Chusul is the Chushul Monastery. Chushul is the place where Indian and Chinese armies
officially meet for interactions and consultations to avoid face-off. It is one of the four officially agreed
BPM (Border Personnel Meeting)Points.


Passing such gorgeous bounties of nature, reach Pangong Lake, the whole journey is laden with amazing sceneries of never-ending Himalayan mountain ranges. Passing such gorgeous bounties of nature, reach Pangong Lake, one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia, situated at a height of 4,250 metres.

Perhaps the first image that pops into one’s mind when thinking of Ladakh is the lake that has been immortalized in Bollywood movies such as Dil Se, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 3 Idiots. During summer, a vast amount of migratory birds make their temporary abode in the vicinity, including Bar-Headed geese and Brahamini Ducks.

Access to the lake is, however, difficult as it lies close to the Sino-Indian border. An Inner Line permit is required, which can be attained individually by Indian nationals or in groups. The area cannot be visited without an accredited guide. The lake lies at the end of a five-hour drive through rough, mountainous land.

Imagine a clear blue lake with a throng of mountains in the background, sand and small pebbles everywhere and a long road penetrating this gorgeous scenery leading its way to the ever-expanding enthralling vistas – this is something you would experience on this trip. Spend plenty of time here relaxing, clicking pictures and making many ever-lasting memories.

The eventful day comes to an end with a return to the camp where you can spend your evening at leisure. We suggest you capture this beauty in your mind and on camera as the sun sets in the background making way for the stars.”Afterwards, check-in at the camps in Pangong. After such a fun and exciting day, enjoy some delicious dinner and retreat to your tents for a comfortable night’s stay.

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