Three pants, five shirts, and some pairs of socks and I’m ready for India !
My trip to India was.. I don’t know whether it’s incredible or it was just bad.. One thing incredible about this trip to Leh is that the view was just extraordinary, I don’t think you can find any view as unique as this one. The mountains, the valleys, the lake and all the landscape was just… beyond my expectations. Everything was nice until I found out about this tour company. This tour company was also beyond my expectation…. Let me ask you guys ; What do you guys expect from a tour company? Being on time, A nice well-rounded knowledge about the place and the sites we see, and after all, a pleasant trip. Well, nothing was as expected.. First, when we reached Manali, we were all tired and EXPECTED a guide to be waiting for us and lead us to the hotel. But what we saw was nobody, No one was there for us, then we contacted the company and wasked what happened. The answer we got was that ” Oh sorry, the guide couldn’t get there in time. He’s going to catch you in Leh.” and that was like 7 hours drive from where we are right now…. Ok guys.. I’m not going to complain any longer. XD Ok, so next is my diary about this trip !!!
Sunday, July 26, 2015. My plane was bound to India on midnight.. We traveled for 4 hours on the plane. It’s not very long so jet lagging is not a problem. Next, I need to catch the domestic plane to Leh, that’ll be one hour and a half of sitting on again. Leh is 3000 meters above sea level, so as soon as I got out of the plane, I could hardly breath. We traveled for another 1 hour to the hotel we are staying. Everything was fine until I started to feel a headache, this was caused by the changing of altitude, so I have to take a break. After waking up in the afternoon, it got better, I have no more problem breathing as much as I have on the time I arrived. Today was the first day, nothing much was done because of we needed to rest and adapt our body to the altitude of the place.
Monday, July 27, 2015. Our plan for us today is to go to the monasteries all day long. We went to the Leh Palace, Shey Monasteries, The Shanti Stupa. Every place was great, Nice views, unique architectures and different background histories. The most I liked out of the 3 is the Leh Palace, it is a big palace used to be the home of the Leh Kingdom. But now it is a tourist attraction. There is nothing to do much after all except for the long way ride and a rocky road.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Today is the day I’m excited about, because we are going to the Pangong Lake !! Pangong lake is considered one of the large lakes in the world, and the thing that makes it unique is that it’s located on top of the mountain but the water is salty !! I’m very excited to go there and I hope nothing unfortunate happens….. Speaking of the devil.. here he comes.. Unfortunately the us driver can to pick us late.. No, it was not ten or twenty minutes, It took us 2 Hours!! We we’re suppose to start driving at 9 am, but the bus came to us at 11 am. Everyone was mad and unhappy, We called the tour company and asked what happened but no one knows…. Anyway, we took the road to Pangong Lake, which will be around 4-5 hours drive from the place we’re in. Everyone was very disappointed by that…. But just when we reached the lake. All the madness and the negative feeling just drops of our shoulder, the view we we’re seeing was like enchanted, the lake was just absurdly beautiful… We reached there at around 5-6 p.m. but there are still lights, reflecting through the waves of the sea. The mountain range reigns over like it has no end. The light from the Sun flashing through surfaces of the mountain to make it even more beautiful. We hurried out of the car to witness the art of nature, we spend almost an hour there just admiring and taking photos and even tasting that if the water is real salty or not :P.Then that night we took a rest in a hotel near the lake. It was the best night in the trip. 😀
The rest of the trip turns out to be quite like the first two day, amazing views but a bad management tour guide we have. I really enjoy coming to India this time cause it allows me to step put of my comfort zone and start doing things differently. 😀
Thanky you guys !