Nubra

 
 

 

View of Leh from ascent of Khardong La.

 

 
 
 Camp above Leh.
 

 

Khardong La 5603 m. Traditional latå with prayer flags. Khardong La is said to have the highest road in the world but as soon as you have been on top some one will inform you that there is a vulcano with a higher road somewhere in Latin America.

 

 


 View of the
Shyok River. 

 

 

Hotel in Samor. 

 

 

End of the road. Just close to Shiachen Glacier.

 


 Having a break. 
Upper Nubra.
 

 

 

Nubra means the ‘Green Valley’ in Tibetan.


 


 
 Parts of the valley floor is dessert.

 


 The road to Deskit,  the capital of Nubra. 
 

 
 
 Deskit from above.

 

 

Local shop with a kerosene powered photocopying machine.

 


 Bazaar.


Deskit Gompa.

Enjoying the view with a German who drove  up on an Enfield Bullet.



 
 Departing from the Sand Dune Hotel. 

 

 

Camels grazing.

 

 

Blown up.



   
Khardong. The village used to earn its livelihood by renting yaks to 
caravanns for the passage of Khardong La.
 

 


 Camp below
Khardong La. 

 


 
 Yaks seen from the road.

 


 
 The final ascent to Khardong La on the Nubra side. 

 


 

Indian road workers at the crest. 

 

 

Local bus at Khardong La. Cycling is far less adventurous.

   


 View of the
Indus Valley. Leh is the green oasis to the right. 


 
 The porch of our room at the friendly Hotel Saser.