Kargil to Leh

14 Oct

Its a rainbow! It was raining a little before that and when i spotted the rainbow, i got so excited and told the husband. The driver noticed my excitement and stopped the car so that i could take photos and admire the beauty of a full rainbow. I might be ‘jakon’ but it was really the first time seeing a rainbow with all the seven colours; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Lamayuru Monastery

We were stuck in a landslide so the vehicles have to queue and wait for the BRO to clear the rocks which fell.

Every turn the driver took, i wanted to snap photos. After a while, i stopped myself to enjoy the scenery which surrounds us and soak it up. The air is so fresh and clean. The sky so blue and clouds so crisp. Ahhh…the beauty of Ladakh is beyond words which explains why i typed so little once we started our journey. We also spoke very little to one another.
The tedious but wonderous journey was over 2 days but one wouldnt feel the time ticking because the beauty which surrounded us awed us almost every second. I felt like stopping the car; kick off my shoes and sit by the side of the road and watch the mountains. Serenity depicts the scenery. The first day’s journey was pleasantly interrupted by our visit to Sonmarg which i’ve uploaded photos of earlier. We set off to Kargil where we reached at 7pm on the 1st day of the journey. We checked into this Rs5oo guesthouse and went out to look for food. In Kargil, there were mostly muslims so food was not much of a problem. At 7pm it was really dark so we couldnt see much of Kargil. We left Kargil at 6.30am so again we didnt see much of it. But i bet you it is beautiful, set amongst mountains. Kargil used to be the capital of Ladakh but due to some reasons, it became Leh.

We reached Leh in 6 hours on the second day. We were stuck in traffic here and there and that was common since the roads were rocky and it was too narrow; only 2 lanes. Some were actually big enough for 1 vehicle. Especially when there are army trucks, we have to wait for them to pass. The turns through the mountains were crazy. The drivers must be really experienced to manoeuver the turns as other vehicles might be approaching from the opposite direction.

You must experience Ladakh to know how it feels. Words just dont do justice.

We reached Leh around mid day.


Opps i realised that i have more photos from the journey from Sonmarg to Kargil…maybe i will post them next. Or maybe i shall just move on to Leh 🙂


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