Day 6, September 4, 2014
Alchi to Leh (90km, 4 hrs)
Another rainy morning. The clouds and the incessant rain were getting a bit depressing. I stepped out thinking maybe I could walk around the village and the monastery before breakfast only to find Anand, the enthusiast photographer, sitting in the veranda looking a bit disappointed. His mood affected mine and I turned right back in. I did regret this later when I found out that Alchi is bidding for a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list! But, honestly, there really was not much we could have done in that rain.
We showered, dressed, and packed up, and walked over to the dining room. The morning light revealed many laden apricot trees on the plot. Inside, a nice breakfast awaited us. The fruits at the table, papaya and watermelon (!), brought joy to many, and we all had many helpings. There were eggs-to-order, toast, and paranthas. The tea was good and I had many rounds as the rest joined us, one by one, at the table.