The next morning we woke up feeling much better. So we called our driver to take us a little further. I wanted to hire a car at first, but the roads are too dangerous to drive when unexperienced. We really needed an expert. Certainly for this particular road, one of the highest motorable roads in the world (Khardung La', 5.359m).
When you want to visit Nubra valley you'll need a permit. Our hotel was kind enough to arrange all that for us. We left very early in the morning. It was only a 15O kilometer drive, however very mountainous and dangerous. It took us nearly 5 hours to get to our destination.
On our way we enjoyed beautiful landscapes and visited a second monastery (Diskit monastry) with a massive Buddha on top of the hill. The views were absolutely stunning.
Finally arriving in Nubra Valley, we went for a walk through the desert of Hunder. This plateau is covered with white sand dunes formed by wind, time and erosion. To bad it didn't come with the desert heat :)