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The best of Ladakh and Zanskar
Ladakh and Zanskar are hauntingly, captivatingly beautiful.
All these were taken on Our treks - trek with us for the experience of a lifetime!
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Scared of steep/exposed trails? This is what you must be able to cope with,
Crossing the Shingo La in mid-June, snow on top of the pass but not too cold - Jamie
A panorama from near the top of the Shingo La, looking into Zanskar - Jamie
The stunning Gumbaranjon, left, the feature of upper Zanskar - Jamie
This is Zanskar, fields, stupas and a colorful landscape - Jamie
Camping is still the way to go with a group, and the camp sites are peaceful - Jamie
Zanskaris, people of the region - Jamie
Phuktal Gompa is a highlight of the region, merged with the rock - Jamie
Lobsang serves us a wholesome lunch, non-greasy fried rice, Ladakhi bread (great with peanut better and jam/jelly), salad, cheese, biscuits, melon... - Jamie
And dinner is a three course affair, with soup and papadums,
then dinner, pasta tonight with an unseen salad and finally dessert - Jamie
As Punsok the cook says, do it in comfort! - Jamie
Passing time with a local tea shop owner - Jamie
A young ibex seen from the trail - Jamie
The magnificently set Karsha Gompa near Padum - Jamie
A wolf-snow leopard trap - a goat is put inside and the predator jumps in, and can't get out. This one has not been used between at least 2008 and 2011 - Jamie
Sam treks up the tight side valley - Jamie
What a campsite, this is on our special "Bear Valley" route that only we trek - Jamie
Our wonderful Big Agnes dining tent and a moment for contemplation - Jamie
Our trail passes through this canyon - Jamie
And then the trail passes under or over this avalanche debris - Jamie
Luminous light - Jamie
The horses climb in magnificence - Jamie
Layers - Jamie
Nerak village with storm clouds - Jamie
The profusion of Himalayan roses is a Ladakh summer feature - Jamie
Another day and another pass with panoramic views.
Horses carry the camping gear and your duffel so you are left with a day pack - Jamie
The spaciousness - Jamie
We shared tea with this gentleman (and his wife, behind) - Jamie
A darling in Yelchung - Jamie
The colors, textures and just being outside every day, that is trekking in Ladakh - Jamie
Sam at the top of a cold pass - Jamie
Sadly for us there is now a road heading to Lingshed so it is now a drive that far, rather than a trek - Jamie
Leh from the Shanti/Peace Stupa above Leh - Jamie
A little bit of history, Kim trekking in Ladakh in 2002, we know the region. Just what is it about the spaciousness of Ladakh? We camp in places like this.
Photogenic Photoksar - Jamie
This is a poster of the wildlife of Ladakh and Zanskar and we have seen all except the lynx on our treks
Yes, we have seen snow leopards!