They say that you should never look at the sun directly. But in Hanle you should look at the sun when it is setting coz it can be magical!
Perhaps it is not always like this. But If you are lucky, the setting sun would put on a show that cannot be easily rivalled anywhere else on this planet. The whole sky surrounding the sun would glow golden, pink and red as the sun disappears down the horizon.
My favourite moment was when the sunlight poured out through the mountains one evening. The light came out in such a concentrated beam that it appeared as if the peaks of the mountain caught fire. It was my most unforgettable moment in Hanle and one which I keep a look out for every time I visit the place.
I haven't been able to catch the phenomenon again. But then that is the beauty of the mountains. You can keep visiting the same places again and again, year after year and each time the experience would be different. And that is the reason why I keep going back.