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Friday, January 1, 2010

The Ladhak Odyssey 2

Part 2
Kargil to Lamayuru ( Via Panikhar -Zanashkar)


Tiger Hills - The scene of famous Tiger hill battle - Tololing hill is just opposite
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Another View of Sonmarg
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Enroute to Zoji La
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Treacherous road to Zoji La
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All in a days work
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Zoji La
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Zoji La in all its splendor
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Photography session in Drass - Capturing Tiger Hill
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Drass village - prominent battlefield during Kargil war
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Vibrant children on their way to their teacher's wedding
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Ashok taking a well deserved rest after a tough climb
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Reminds me of Tintin in Tibet
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Drass Village - At 3230m ASL is the Second coldest inhabited region in the world
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On route to Kargil
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Towards Panikhar (Zanskar district ) One of the most isolated regions in world
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Nearing Panikhar
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Trip Mates - Ashok , Santhosh and Ajay
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Tangloe - Base camp of Mt. Nun Kun
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At the foothills of Mt. Nun Kun
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Majestic Nun Kun - someday I'll be back to climb her ( as long as I get a 3 month leave)
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Mountain Stream near Tangloe
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Perspective on how really big the stream is
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Oasis in desert - one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever seen.
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Back on road to Leh
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Mulbek - Famous for ancient rock carving of Matriya Buddha ( Future Buddha )
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National Highway 1 D
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Rock caves - didn't have time to investigate
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It was big decision to attempt Leh from Mulbek - with darkness fast approaching and Fotu pass to cross
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Caught in hailstorm on top of Fatu La (pass) 13,480 ft ASL
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Definitely not a pleasant feeling getting caught in a bad hailstorm at night with only one way to go - Down
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Long way to safety
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