It was such a relief to see a clear sunny morning. Now that we were warmed up and happy, we could appreciate the beautiful setting of the guest house.
The only ugly thing there was bawa in his gunnybag sweater and ghastly track pants
I went through the visitor book and saw numerous comments left there by grateful travellers who had been given shelter by the Army. You don't need to know people, or be a big shot to get help. I was very proud of the Indian Army and their big heartedness. Go Army!
On one side the sky was blue and happy...
But on the other it was still grey and frowny! Luckily the blue corner won and the day was clear and sunny.
Check out the 'Shouting point' where the film 'Jab tak hain jaan' was apparently shot. I am not a Shahrukh fan, but you gotta see the respect and fan following he has across the world! Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Africa..they all know him. He is a true ambassador of Indian culture worldwide.
There is a bit of chowpatty here! There is a full 3 Idiots section! The scooter, the ass-shaped stools, the bathing barrels etc. There is a stall for shooting balloons with airguns. There are snack stalls. In season the place is full of noisy family tourists! How Terrible.
Now it was fine - as there were minimal tourists...at least when we were there
We decided to carry on to Spangmik and rode along the lake for miles
It was simply glorious! What a view!
I was intrigued to see a lot of these structures on a rise
They were cairns built by travellers to worship the lake and cause them to return here
As you go far away from the lake, you can appreciate its true scale and beauty
Unfortunately Spangmik turned out to be a touristy hellhole, so we came back to the edge of Pangong
And found a lovely hotel on the lake
We had a lot of time as we had reached very early - so we just sat
And stared at the lake
And chilled by the banks of the lake
It was a truly divine experience
When it became too cold, we retreated inside the room and stared out of the giant window. The stars looked so incredible in the night! It was like a planetarium!