The journey is downwards, toward lower altitude. The road from Khardung La pas to Nubra valley is well maintained. It runs along the Shyok River.
The roads in border areas are maintained by Border road organisation. They are doing great job laying roads and maintaining them in most difficult terrain and weather along the borders of our nation, India. Though roads are good we rarely see any life along the road side.
In our journey from Leh to Ladakh crossing Nubra valley, Diskit, and Pangong Tso, Tsomoriri lake, Tsokar and back to Leh via Tanglangla pas, we occasionally saw two vehicles moving, occasionally a heavy military vehicle or a group of bikers.
The villages we could see were Khardung, Turtuk, Karjok and another village. Villages here have no more than 100-150 houses. Even these were scattered.
Beyond Leh there is no net connectivity, no mobile signals. At some places if we are fortunate, may have BSNL signals. That is the only time we can communicate with our people at home. We could communicate only once in eight days of our stay in Ladakh tour.
Our journey through Nubra valley along the Shyok river is picturesque, but we could not stop. We visited a school in Nubra valley.
The staff and children were friendly. Kids were cute and we had taken few portrait pictures here. The time we spent with kids was fun. Kids also enjoyed the video taken here previously by Nikon people. They were engrossed watching themselves in that video and were overjoyed. Watching their expressions was great pleasure.