Wednesday 11 October 2017

Day 9 -- Leh acclimatization and local sightseeing

The day was reserved for securing the permit, acclimatization and just going around the places in Leh. We were staying in Hotel Shangri-La on old Leh Road. Here is our review of the hotel. We asked the hotel guys if they can secure permits for us and they said they will do it, so we were free for the day.
Almost all medical shops in Leh sell bottled Oxygen, it is a good idea to carry a couple of cans as you go up the hill. Even if it is not a full-blown AMS, it takes care of minor discomforts due to lack of air in hills.
We decided to walk to the main market. The main market is very similar to M.G. Rasta in Gangtok. A small portion of the market where no vehicles are allowed and one can do a peaceful shopping or just chill out there.
This is where most bike rental is also available if one wants to rent bikes.

As we were walking around we found a coffee shop called Coffee Culture, it is a good place to visit if you had your fill of local cuisine and want to try out sandwiches and coffee. Here is our review of the place.

As we reached back the hotel after shopping, they confirmed that they have secured the permits and we were ready for our next segment, going up higher in the hills.

In the night we decided to explore a restaurant for dinner. We found The Tibetan Kitchen as most highly rated restaurant in Leh, so we visited that place for dinner. Here is my review of the place.

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