Day1: LEH - Do Nothing
Day5,6,7: NUBRA - PANGONG TSO
Day9: TSO MORIRI
If Kerala is god’s own country then Ladakh is the god of all countries.
Either you go their by flight or road you will enjoy all the same. Just make sure you have enough time. 10 days is good.
‘Don’t be Gama in the land of Lama’ - A signboard in Leh
- Rest in the hotel for at least 24 hours, if not 36hrs. Make sure you carry something to keep yourself entertained (Don’t depend on internet), because it is going to be a boring start to your exciting trip. Sleeping is not an option. You are not supposed to sleep in the afternoons!
- No smoking of drinking alcohol.
- Do not do a lot of physical activities on the first couple of days, which I was told includes sex. If you are travelling with kids, make sure they do not jump around a lot during the first day.
- Drink 2-3 litres of water a day. Not less, not more.
- Eat lots of carbohydrates. Forget KETO diet.
- If you are traveling with heart patients, old persons or small kids it is advisable to consult the family physician before hand.
- DIAMOX tablet helps fool the body to take more oxygen. Two tablets a day for 7-days starting one day before the date of travel. Again, consult a doctor.
Ladakh is sandwiched between the Himalayas and Karakoram Range. It is a part of two fore-arc complex. In the north is the Shyok Suture Zone. Shyok Formation (Nubra Valley) is not continuous, but occurs as thrust slices and lenses. It is described as an ophiolitic melange and it consists of serpentinises and ultrabasic rocks intercalated with volcanoclastics and sedimentary rocks. In the south lies the Indus Suture zone (on the way to Lamayuru). Both Indus and Shyok suture zones represents two northward dipping subduction zones of Cretaceous age. Ladakh Batholith is situated north of Indus Suture Zone, while north of the Shyok suture zone is the Karakoram Batholith. Khardung volcanics lies just south of the Shyok Suture zone. Shyok ocean closed when Ladakh arc and Karakoram block collided forming Shyok forearc ophiolite (between 74 Ma and 97 Ma). Later the Indian plate collided with Ladakh arc (50-60 Ma) forming the Indus suture.
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