- Hiking / Trekking
- Place or Religious Monument
- Off the beaten track
At first, all we planned to do was photograph and draw the temple. But when we heard about the dunes it was just too tempting, as they're not a sight you see everyday. As we arrived late, and as there was less to do than in bigger towns, we decided to go to bed early and get up at dawn to enjoy the early morning light. We walked along the dunes, amazed by the perfect reflections of the mountains on little pools of water that dot the landscape.
And when sunset came, it bathed the mountain peaks with grays and pinks. One of the most beautiful moments during my trip to India. The enormity of the surroundings makes you feel like a tiny, little speck of dust.
Diskit is located at the point where the river splits in two. On the lower branch of the river, which goes up to Turktuk on the Pakistani border, is, in my opinion, more interesting than the warm water sources of Panamik.
You must drive to the top of Diskit to see the two remarkable monuments. The picturesque Gompa is located in the village of Old Diskit. Then stop for a photo with the giant 32 metre high Buddha. Almost as tall as the Christ the Redeemer in Rio! It's difficult to do better during a trip to India.
From the platform, you will have a magnificent view over the entire valley. The branch of the river is dry, there is vegetation in the middle of the desert and permanent snow in the Himalayas. For mountain lovers like me, you reach new heights (you can say that again).