Indian himalaya

In August 2010 I travelled to the northeast of the Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh to visit Spiti and Ladakh. The Spiti valley is a remote desert mountain valley that is only accessible during the brief summer months from Manali via the Manali-Leh highway. I joined a trekking group to follow an ancient trade route still used by the nomadic herdsmen of Changtang to trek from Spiti to Ladakh via a high mountain pass.

Dhankar Gompa Spiti Valley

Dhankar Gompa, Spiti Valley, Northern India

Pare Chu River Valley Spiti

The wide valley of the Pare Chu river, Spiti to Ladakh Trek, Northern India

Tso Moriri Lake Sky Ladakh

Kyangdom campsite, 4550m, Tso Moriri lake, Changtang region, Ladakh, Northern India


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This tour in August 2010 was organized by DAV Summit Club, Germany and led by the German tour guide Arnold Hasenkopf.


Watching the constantly changing, dramatic, painting-like cloud formations over Tso Moriri lake in Ladakh