Discussion in 'Travelogues from North India' started by Gaurav Chopra, Oct 14, 2018.
Thank for the appreciation guys @skysat2005 @nadz11.ns @foadbear
At Padum,we checked into Hotel Gaskit(spelling may be wrong)-right on the road bang opposite Padum post office-clean big room with attached bath/toiletfor Rs700 per night.It had a restaurant manned by friendly and efficient staff and was the preferred place for hanging around for a lot of locals,foreign tourists,trek guides and school children alike.After settling in,we moved our luggage from the bikes into the room ,cleaned up,had coffee and my co-riders were off to find beer.The parking of the hotel passed a thin alley which was all hard packed ice and moving the bikes was interesting with lots of slipping sliding cursing-was wondering how people ride on snow to reach winter wonderlands.Co-riders had a beer party and stated that they would have rest the coming day and i told that i would go to Karsha and Zangla-with this i was in bed by 8pm .Tomorrow i go to meet the king of Zangla.
Inside of the restaurant
Old landmark on the way to Karsha monastery
The land bowl that is Padum
Karsha monastary in the distance -visible on the hill
The road was through vast emptiness
I thought the village was Karsha-turns out it is Kapsha which turned out to be a different village on the left of Karsha-confusing eh!
Autumn gold abounded
Monastary when viewed from the village
Views from the road-River Stod on the right-River Tsurup Chu on the left
And their sangam to form the River Zanskar
The monastery is an old institution and is housing between 80-100 monks at a given time-it is under the management of the younger brother of the Dalai Lama and the Dalai Lama had visited the monastery a few days before my visit.It was lunch time during my visit so i did'nt disturb the monks too much and did'nt ask too many touristy questions-just soaked in the sun and the views from the heights-after half an hour moved on towards Zangla.
Feeding time for the birdies too
The Tsurup Chu coming from Darcha side on the way to Zangla
Crossing the bridge on the Tsurup Chu before the sangam on the road to Zangla
Another awesome update, keep them coming.
In regard to Tsarap Chu river you mentioned, I believe this river flows around Sarchu plains and gata loops as well and later becomes part of Zanskar river.
Nice update with beautiful pics and the accompanying details.
Great Vast Areas !
Great Whites !
Great Moves !
Great Views !
Great Pics !
I guess you are right @skysat2005 Satish bhaijaan,though i can't be sure-i have just written what a villager at Karsha told me-i think more experienced and knowledgeable travellers can throw some light on this .
Thank you @adsatinder veere
very nice travelogue. Inspiring !!!
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