So here are the photos that never made it to the book.
The Ladakh Trek – Lamyuru to Chilling to Hemis
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.
On the trekking route from Wanla to Hinju
View from Hinju
Fields and mountains at Hinju
Konzela – It’s on the trekking route and it’s well worth the monumental effort that’s required to get there.
On the trekking route towards Chilling
Watch your step – falling down here might be injurious to health!
Not my tent – that’s a shepherd’s home. But who wouldn’t want to live like that??
Chorten at Chilling, on the edge of the Zanskar river – a welcome sight after four long days of beautiful but arduous trekking.
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.
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
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.
The view from Chandertal
The campsite at Chandertal
Reflections at Chandertal
My personal favourite from the entire trip – early morning at Chandertal