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Good morning Diskit!, I said as I woke up and opened the door of my 2nd floor room at hotel ‘Guest house’. I then realized that the place I was staying was like a Buddhist monastery located beside the river and Diskit’s famous desert. Jumping jack (as referred in my previous post) was waiting below looking up right towards me! I asked him “Garam paani milega? “ for which he replied “das minute saab mil jaayega” and hopped inside the kitchen. We were more than happy to have got warm water for bath. We had tea, settled our bill and left the place.

Hunder

Hunder


Bactrian camels(Double humped camels)

Bactrian camels(Double humped camels)


Camel trek

Camel trek


Hunder – according to me is the only place on earth where you can find desert, river, snow, storms, rain, small streams, cultivated land, village, mountains, forest, natural gardens and the world famous endangered species – Bactrian camel(Double humped camel) all at one place. This is no less than heaven. We stopped at a place and roamed around in the desert taking photos waiting for the camels to come around with their guardians. The camels came at around 9:30 AM. We took a long ride on them.
Diskit Gompa

Diskit Gompa


Prayer hall -Diskit gompa

Prayer hall -Diskit gompa


New Diskit gompa

New Diskit gompa


We then returned to Diskit to visit the famous Diskit gompa – One of the few Tibetan state of the arts martial arts’ school. We also met a kannada speaking monk who showed us around and explained us how much it costs them to run this school and shortage of funds. We contributed an ant’s bit for a cause and bid bye bye.
Gateway of Nubra

Gateway of Nubra


Jai ho!

Jai ho!


We traced back our route – North Pullu, Kardung La, South Pullu, Leh. We again stopped at Kardung La, took a few photos with the army men and roamed around for a while. We reached Leh army camp at around 6PM and rest of the evening was spent watching tom and jerry at our guest house.

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