Zanskar, India, 2001

We traveled to northern India in late August to mid-September, 2001 to hike along the Zanskar Range in the rain shadow of the great Indian Himalaya. We flew to Delhi and then to Leh, drove for a day along the Leh-Manali Road, then hiked through the mountains. The area is very dry with scattered villages growing fields of barley irrigated with snowmelt. Tibetan Buddhism is prevalent with many gompas, chortens, and mani walls - even in isolated areas.

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Matho Gompa
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Stakna Chortens
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Maitreya
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Indus Valley
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Tiktse Gompa
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Chemre Gompa
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Leh Palace Chorten
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Zara Chu
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Our staff *
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Grazing horses
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High bridge
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Kormoch Chorten
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Nia La
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Girls at Tantak
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Man at Shade
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Shade chortens
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Rolang La
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Milking a nak
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Nak village *
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Nak shepardesses
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Us at 18,000 ft *
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Long descent
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Young nuns
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Woman at Zangla *
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Zangla camp
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Goat shepardesses
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Hoodoos
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Zanksar River bridge
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Woman at Yulchung *
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Horses at Yulchung
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Ibex
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Sengge La
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Marmot
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Photaksar
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Heavy load
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Sirsir La
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Serpentine band
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Yogma La
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Shillakong camp
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Weasel
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Monk at Kanji
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Woman at Haniscut
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Last camp
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Farewell cake *
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Leh Festival
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Leh Festival
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Leh Festival
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Leh Festival


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