Worth Every Gasp – Photos

So here are the photos that never made it to the book.

The Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek near Manali
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On the first trek with Ballu, this is the hut I spent three nights in – flooded in, in the company of shepherds, sheep, cows, and dogs. Pretty, isn’t it?

The Road to Leh
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Sarchu – where I spent the night in one of those tiny tents
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Baralachala – still frozen and it was mid-June by this time
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On the road from Manali to Leh

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Leh, impossibly beautiful
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Shey, just outside Leh

Lamayuru
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Room with a view – Lamayuru
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The fields at Lamayuru

The Ladakh Trek – Lamyuru to Chilling to Hemis
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On the way to Wanla. This photo is on the trekking route, but there is now a road all the way to Wanla and beyond.
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On the trekking route from Wanla to Hinju
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View from Hinju
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Fields and mountains at Hinju
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Konzela – It’s on the trekking route and it’s well worth the monumental effort that’s required to get there.
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On the trekking route towards Chilling
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Watch your step – falling down here might be injurious to health!
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Not my tent – that’s a shepherd’s home. But who wouldn’t want to live like that??
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Chorten at Chilling, on the edge of the Zanskar river – a welcome sight after four long days of beautiful but arduous trekking.
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The hidden peak of Kangyatze – you can only see this if you climb up to 17,000 ft, not an easy endeavour even from Nimaling at 16,500 ft.
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Kangyatze – dwarfed by the sky, the only thing that could possibly dwarf it. The high point of the trek in more ways that one.

The Hampta Pass and Chandertal Trek
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The one night I spent under a rock I spent under this rock. I had a couple of mice for company. It was amazing though – starry skies and the silhouette of the mountains, the whisper of the river.
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The view from Chandertal
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The campsite at Chandertal
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Reflections at Chandertal
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My personal favourite from the entire trip – early morning at Chandertal

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3 Responses to Worth Every Gasp – Photos

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lynette: breathtaking:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I want to go there 😀

    -Rima

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