Avantura do samotnega belega jezera 4600 metrov visoko med oblaki

Če je bila katera od destinacij na tem potovanju takšna, do katere sem čutil čudno mešanico občudovanja in strahospoštovanja, je bilo to zagotovo jezero Tso Kar, 4600 metrov visoko med oblaki. Ko sem pred meseci delal prve plane, je bil Tso Kar in okolica visoko na spisku želja. A ker celotno območje leži na nadmorski višini 4500 metrov in višje, do njega pa prečkaš tudi dobrih 5300 metrov visok prelaz Tanglang La, dobi celotna pot čisto drugo dimenzijo – še toliko bolj, če potuješ z otrokom. Do jezera smo potovali v drugi polovici oktobra, ko je bil Ladakh že praktično brez turistov. Pot je bila lepa, kaj lepa, fantastična in tudi vreme je sodelovalo na najboljši možen način. Pozno popoldan smo tako prispeli v zaprašeno vasico Thukje, ki leži tik ob jezeru. Nekaj hiš, ki v poletnih mesecih služijo predvsem potrebam turistov je bilo zaprtih in in tisto ekstremno mrzlo noč smo preživeli v edinem “guesthousu”, ki je bil še na voljo. Dobrih -15 stopinj je bilo tisto noč. In v tisti majhni neogrevani sobici smo se počutili kot majhni polhki. 🙂 Zviti v pravi družinski klopčič, s kapami na glavi in pokritimi z vsemi dekami, ki so bile na voljo. 🙂 A pred to nočjo smo se na hitro naužili tudi lepot okolice – nekaj fotk v tem postu, še več iz naslednjega dne pa v prihodnje.

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When I started to make first plans for our Ladakh trip, Tso Kar was high on my wish list. But there was a catch. It lies on an altitude of 4600 meters, you have to cross 5300 meters high Tanglang La pass – so not an easy trip, especially if you are traveling with a kid.  We visited the lake in the second half of October, when Ladakh was practically free of tourists. The road from Leh to the small village of Thukje was really good and it was a scenic 5 hour drive from Leh. We arrived to this dusty village late in the afternoon and it was almost empty. There was just one open guesthouse and the room was really basic. 🙂 That night was the coldest on our trip in Ladakh. It was around -15 degrees Celsius and we were sleeping covered with all available blankets. 🙂  But before that cold night we did some exploring of the area. And we were simply amazed by the beauty of the landscape – couple photos from the first day in this post, many more in the next.

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