The valley narrows as you drive on and you gain altitude. We were on the ascent to PensiLa pass.
There comes into view a powder blue pond or lake, I don’t think its a river. It is interesting because it is half frozen. There is a little vantage point built close to it with stairs leading the way up, from where I took some pictures.
You get a view of the Drang Drung glacier. It is a rare sight and what makes it interesting and picturesque is the twist it makes as it glides down. I believe it is the only major glacier in he Himalayas that is so visible from the motorable road. This glacier is the source of the Stod or Doda river in the valley below.
We drove on, on a road that was not metallic and hence somewhat painful to traverse…