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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (15)

Another exciting day of our Leh Ladakh tour, this morning around 8.30 AM as per our itinerary schedule we went out for exploring the Nubra valley. Our first stoppage was at the Diskit Monastery then to nearby places Hunder, Panamik & Sumur. The Diskit Monastery or Diskit Gompa was made in 14th century. The huge 32 meter statue (more than 2 storeys high) of Maitreya Buddha is facing Shyok River towards Pakistan is the main attraction. It holds the mummified human forearm and head, which is said to be of a Mongol warrior. From Diskit we drove to Hunder which is around 8 Kms, it is famous for moonscape like scenery (cold desert environment), sand dunes and Bactrian camel, unlike other species of camels found in India it has two humps. The basic cultivation in Hunder is of rye and barley but one can easily spot some of the fine fruit orchids as well. We did the camel safari and remained there for almost 3 hours fulfilling our aim of bird watching as well.

Bactrian Camel at Hunder (Leh Ladakh Tour)

Bactrian Camel at Hunder (Leh Ladakh Tour)

One nicest thing I observed about the inhabitants of Leh Ladakh is that people are very much concerned about their natural resources, culture and environment. There are lot of non government groups which are continuously working on the area’s conservation, investing their time and efforts for the same. In return the Ladakh and nearby areas are getting huge amount of revenues from increasing tourism every year. It is really hard to believe that even though the whole area is one of the remotest and toughest terrains but with the efforts of local people including governing authorities and even some groups of foreign nationals as well it has been flourishing like anything in terms of increase in percentage of tourism both domestic and global. In fact this can be easily related to Lord Buddha’s teaching i.e. the law of cause and effect is known as karma, nothing ever happens to us unless we be worthy of it. We get precisely what we earn, whether it is good or bad. Latter the modern science recognized this as Newton’s famous third ‘law of motion’ which states that every action has equal and opposite reaction. So the people here seems are deeply following this teaching by investing in nature and its resources, in return nature is giving back or fulfilling all that is required.

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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Leh Ladakh

 

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Leh Ladakh Tour – My Travel Journey (14)

Around 4 PM, as per schedule of our Leh Ladakh tour itinerary we went out explore the surroundings. Diskit village is famous for the Diskit monastery which is situated on a hill near Shyok River. Apart from the Diskit monastery the lush green field around Diskit Village and truly enticing scenic beauty attracts lot of tourism during this time of the year. There are several trekking paths or sites also as per our bird watching touring plan we could spot some bird species like red fronted serin, white wagtail, citrine wagtail, white browed tit warbler, black redstart and chukar partridge etc. Diskit is the main centre point of Nubra valley all major government offices and other facilities are available here. We took a local guy with us who guided us through a trekking path of around 30 minutes to a traditional Ladakhi House which was situated at the outskirts of Diskit.

These houses are made from wood and mud bricks which are baked under the sun for days before usage. The wood from poplar tree is used to create the basic structure, further the house is plastered with white clay which is sourced locally. This overall strengthens the house and provides soothing effect the moment you enter any room. Some of these houses in the nearby areas of Leh are owned by hotels transformed into a full-fledged resort format i.e. available for rent accommodation for tourist with all upgraded facilities of traditional furniture, large courtyard, modern washrooms, sun terraces etc. It was around 6.30 PM so we trekked back to our hotel in main Diskit area, on our way back there wasn’t much to see as it was all dark but the twinkling lights in the houses or shops of Diskit and the monastery view was second to none. We had our dinner in the hotel itself and went in to sleep bit early as tomorrow we would be back in Nubra valley for some more excursion.

Traditional Ladakhi House (Leh Ladakh Tour)

Traditional Ladakhi House (Leh Ladakh Tour)

 

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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Leh Ladakh

 

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