A few pictures from the recent trek I led in Ladakh for World Expeditions. it was a great walk from Lamayuru just off the Indus Valley over into the Wanla and Hinju valleys then across the Zanskar River into the Markha valley and over the Zalung Karpo-la into the Karnak watershed and finally to Dat on the western edge of Rupshu and the magnificent Changtang Plains. it was a fantastic group, huge thanks to Rod, Jude, Bloss, Andy, John and Robyn for being such amazing trek mates on this little expedition. Also great respect for the local crew – Tsering Nurboo, No. 1 guide, Gopal, No. 1 cook (a better team a leader couldn’t find anywhere), and Man and Angchuk keeping it all going.

There will be another trek to the same region in June/July next year, if you’re interested please contact World Expeditions.

Buddha Maitreya at Thiksey Monastery

Buddha Maitreya Statue at Thiksey Gompa

Guardian Deities outside the main prayer hall at Thiksey.

Guardian deities painted on the entrance way to the Lamayuru gompa main prayer room

View down the Wanla valley from the hilltop temple.

View from Wanla gompa up the valley.

View from Wanla gompa up the valley.

Doorway to Wanla temple.

Doorway to Wanla Gompa

Doorway to Wanla Gompa

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View down to the old village from Lamayuru Monastery.

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Horses and crew descending from Sumda Chenmo village.

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Andy climbing to a high camp.

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High camp below the Konze-la pass.

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Donkey train on the way up the Konze-la.

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Lunch on the far side of the pass.

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Inside a family house in Chilling village.

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Past Hinju village in the Markha valley.

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The long climb to the Zalung Karpo-la.

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The horses at the top of the Zalung Karpo-la.

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The group heading into the Karnak Gorge.

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