During last stretch of our journey on day 2, we were guided by the beautiful Suru river.
At Kargil we checked-in to a hotel called Zojila Residency. It was right on the bank of Suru river. Kids spent time playing on the river bank. It was chilling cold though.
Next day we had a plan to go towards Zanskar, thought we could go up to Penzi La and come back on the same day. But everyone suggested against that. The road conditions are not good it seems and do a 240 kms in a single day would have been too much of a risk. We had a kid as young as 5 years, it would be too much of an adventure at the start of the tour itself.
So, we decided to have a trip to Batalik and back. I'm happy we made that decision. The autumn colors were beyond imagination there.