The season where the road is open is very short, and everything that needs to be brought in must come in during the short summer. There were many of these trucks coming and going with everything from lumber, diesel fuel, to bananas and other foods. The Leh to Nubra Valley road is wrought with danger. On the two occasions that I traveled the road, I saw where vehicles went off of the edge and down a very steep embankment. Casualties are common.