Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ladhak & Kashmir 2010 - Day 8 - Towards Zanskar
A scenic drive. We must have passed through little villages, most of whose names we did not know, most of which were so tiny that we did not even notice them. Only when the driver stopped for chai or lunch did we become of a possible human settlement around.
We did not even know that we were, at one point, looking at Nun Kun peaks, right ahead of us. “the great Himalayas has many 23000 feet plus summits but the Nun Kun (pronounced as noon-koon) peaks rise in a part of the range where no other mountain attains such staggering heights. Nun (23408 feet) is the highest peak in Indian Jammu and Kashmir and its sister mountain Kun (23218 feet) is a close second. A vast icy plateau, some 2.5 miles wide separates the 2 summits and there are several high pinnacles all around the tableland.”
Just to give you a perspective, Mount Everest is between 29000 and 30000 feet...