We enjoyed Pangong so much that we seriously thought of chilling for a day more - but the itch gets to you! You gotta keep moving! And anyway, we were short on time - so had to leave. But had to stop and take a pic at the last view of the lake. The 'First view' becomes the 'Last view'...there is something poetic in that somehow
We were lucky to get a view of the Tibetan wild ass - a beautiful animal. I thought it looked very similar to the Kutch wild ass
The roads become a bit wild as we approach Chang La - the second highest motorable road in the world
We have made it! Chang La!
May Chang La baba bless us all
The SpO2 level - the oxygen saturation level in blood - goes down to alarming levels at high altitude. The level is supposed to be between 95 and 100! Here it has come down to crisis level.
Even my ProTrek agrees that we are very high up.
The roads are rough and dusty
Look at that smile! Bawa saw a can of milkmaid condensed milk and was all over it like a rash! Even the waiter was moved by his joy!
We popped it at Hemis monastery - but I didnt remember a thing about it! If not for this photo, I would have sworn under oath, under Scopomaline, under hypnosis - that I had never been to Hemis!