Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Grand Himalayan Exile | Pics | Best of Kashmir and Ladakh



The leftmost was the houseboat where I stayed !
Srinagar, Kashmir
Shikara (boat) ride on Dal lake
Srinagar, Kashmir
Shikara (boat) ride on Dal lake
Srinagar, Kashmir
Shikara (boat) ride on Dal lake
Srinagar, Kashmir
Shikara (boat) ride on Dal lake
Srinagar, Kashmir
Night view of Raj bagh - glittering lights of houseboats
Srinagar, Kashmir
Buddhist Chortens
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
Before one of the mountain passes
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
Buddhist Chortens, Hemis Shupkachen
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
At Hemis Shupkachen, a beautiful village !
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
Prayer Inscription on stone, Hemis Shupkachen
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
One of the many mountain passes that I crossed !
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
Mebtak La pass
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
Entrance of Timisgaon
Baby Trek - Sham valley, Ladakh
View from Likir
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
View from Likir
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Close to National Highway 1 (NH1)- Near Likir
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
National Highway 1 (NH1)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Truck lift to reach Lamayuru
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Prayer inscribed on Stone
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
One of the mountain passes !
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
One of the mountain passes !
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Hinju village - very picturesque (Stanzin, our guide, is to my left)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
At Hinju, looking at Konzke La (4950m) that we were to cross
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
The snowy climb to Konzke La (4950m)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Konzke La pass (4950m / 16236 ft)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Konzke La pass (4950m / 16236 ft)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Ofer slips and we laugh !
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
A small pass before DunDun Chen La
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
A small pass before DunDun Chen La
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
DunDun Chen La (4620m) ascent with heavy snowfall
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
DunDun Chen La (4620m) ascent with heavy snowfall
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
DunDun Chen La (4620m) ascent with heavy snowfall
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
View from DunDun Chen La (4620m / 15153 ft)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
On the way down from DunDun Chen La (4620m)
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
View from Chilling
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
The unique pulling bridge near Skaya
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Truck ride on the way back to Leh - this time open air !
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh
Sumda Doh Village
Lamayuru to Chilling Hike, Ladakh

Near Khardung La (5602m)
Nubra Valley


Rickety bridge on the way to Anza Gompa, Panamik
Nubra Valley
Fellow Travellers - Ofer (Israel), Abhinav (India), Filip (Czech)
Nubra Valley
Desert valley - Panamik
Nubra Valley
Panamik
Nubra Valley
Rooftop bus ride to Panamik
Nubra Valley
Panamik
Nubra Valley
Sand dunes at Hundar - Desert, Snow capped mountains and Oasis all together
Nubra Valley
Camels, desert and snow capped mountains @ Hundar !
Nubra Valley





2 comments:

Bhuvan said...

Excellent work - did not deter from your goal. Good write up and great pictures , god bless you my dear

R Athmanathan said...

Thanks Bhuvan aunty. Had a wonderful time - it was a very fulfilling trip. Heading to Chennai in 3 days.