From Srinagar to Kargil to Padum Part 1

After i did catch up with my team in Srinagar we walked up to a hill and down again – that was all i did see from over there. I took a few pictures with the iPhone on the way to an internet café.

Srinagar

Srinagar

Srinagar
Be careful when you prebook – you might end up on a house boat like that. I rather have a room that does not move if you ask me!

Srinagar
Breakfast at our homestay in the morning

From Kargil to Padum
Landslide blocked the road for over 4 hours. It was hot, dusty and very very boooring!

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Srinagar
At last with a view when there was not too much dust for a few minutes

Srinagar
So you sit in the car – a girl from Ireland did watch Rambo somewhere in Vietnam till her batteries went dry. Than more waiting. When the dust comes you have to close the window so you can breathe. But than the sun is heating up the car. Catch 22!

Srinagar
Our cruiser

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum

Srinagar
Work Work!

Finally we did reach Kargil – at the same time as the bus which took the “longer” road. Great! Called Mikey to meet us at the corner and went with him to our Guesthouse. Big room with a few blankets on the floor. Since we only had a few hours to sleep – it did the trick.

Srinagar
Waiting for the next jeep in the early hours.

From Kargil to Padum
Perfect time for the sun to come up

From Kargil to Padum
Helena from Spain

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum
Miky from Poland

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum
The good old Tata jeep – hard to kill!

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum

From Kargil to Padum
Since our driver was so tired and crashed the jeep – lucky for us towards the hill-side of the road – Jutin took over the wheel. One of his dreams – drive a jeep in the Himalayas. There you go boy!

From Kargil to Padum
At the pass

Srinagar
Little Yak baby – took me about 10 minutes to gain trust and stop it for a cuddle