While we were at Sangla, we were suggested to drive down to a small Himalayan village on Indo-China Border as a day outing. It was June and the weather was not punishing, with crisp thin air of mountains, we graciously accepted the offer and were on the way, armed with a fabulous packed lunch by Banjara.
The place is difficult to explain in words. In my short life, I haven’t seen a beautiful place like that and as I promised in my last log, here’s a small photo essay.
Its so surprising to find such well maintained roads even in that kind of remote place. May be its to do with the fact that its close to Indo-China border.
As you drive through, you see a blue sky, haven’t seen a bluer than that blue ever. The mountains appear so pure as if they are breathing along side you, there is this rivulet which crosses your way more than once , greens and not many souls around , making you feel all the more special.
It would be a bad idea to just zip through so we took our time while we maneuvered the exciting turns, taking more than the needed time and occasionally stopping to cherish the settings even further.
The village arrives out of nowhere and does boast of few guest houses. There is no rush whatsoever though you do find tourists there who are there for enjoy their day-picnic but even in June when probably it was a peak season, the number of travelers/tourists were not large to deny you a quality time with yourself or with your family.
This board sums up the populace. There are about three times more people in the condo where I stay.
As you look around, this is what you see.
You leave the village and get on to trek further 7 odd KMs to be at Indo-China border.
Chitkul, one more time for sure.