Padum — Hemis

 
Riding shikara in Srinagar
 
Honey mooners 
 
Padum 
 
Copy cats 
 
Along Tsarap 
 
Tsarap in spate of monsoon rains 
 
Riding a yak 
 
Lugging our stuff on a horse for a day 
 
Towards Purni 
 
Bridge by Phuktal 
 
Phuktal Gompa  
situated in a cave 
 
 
Child monks, Phuktal 
 
Loading our gear on a donkey 
Unexpectedly we found ourselves travelling with four donkeys, a donkey driver, and a monk   
Tea break 
 
Rope bridge across Niri 
 
Our monk friend and interpreter 
 
Second bridge of Niri. The donkeys refused to cross it; so on the other side we were on our own again. 
 
Crest of the north route around Tso Tok Phu 
 
 Tso Tok Phu 
 
Making bread 
 
Camp 
 
Shallow lake above Tso Tok Phu 
 
Wading across 
 
Camp in the gorges above Tso Tok Phu 
 
Snow bridge 
 
Camp below Nishing La 
 
View south from Nishing La 
 
View north west 
 
North slope of Nishing La 
 
Camp Nishing Tokpo 
 
Descent to Lapurba 
 
Crux 
 
Lapurba 
 
Khurna gorge 
 
Camp 
 
Fording Khurna 
 
First sign of humans  
for ten days 
 
Tanje 
 
Ibex on the ridge tearing down lose rubble 
 
Ascent of Zalung Karpo La 
 
Latå of Zalung Karpo La 
 
Kang Yisay 
 
Nimaling 
 
Using a donkey to the crest of Kongmaru La 
 
South slope of Konmaru La 5300 in August 
 
Latå of Kongmaru La 
 
Resturant of Hemis Gompa 
 
Hemis Gompa 
 
The approach to Hemis from Martselang 
 
Tiksey 
 
Leh bazaar 
 
Marketing turnips 
 
 Kerosene, dried apricots, etc. 
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