Zanskari's swap laughter and stories in a cave along the Zanskar River. Notice the sleds on cave right, made of local poplar and hand made nails.
Our camp at Tilad Do under a full moon.
Guides huddle around the fire as the full moon shines bright.
Arabella Slinger and Martin Cook making their way up the river ice, Eugenio Grapa in background.
views in the Zanskar gorge.
More spectacular views..
Sun finally about to breach the canyon walls, 11:45 am.
An arch near Nyeraks.
One of the many narrower spots in the stunning gorge.
A sacred tree to the villagers of Nyeraks (notice all the lungpa, prayer flags).
The bridge across the Zanskar at Nyeraks, heading to Lingshed / Photoksar.
the Zanskar valley in winter (Zangla village in the distance on the left)
Water fall Ice.
Grazing ponies of Pidmo village.
Arabella and Irene approaching Pidmo.
Local kids come to greet and bring us to their village in Pidmo.
Tashi Chengdu's daughter comes to join me on the roof at dawn, an ice fog enveloping the valley (Pidmo).
Ice fog dawn in Pidmo.
local children in Pidmo, coming to interact with us.
the crew trekking to Zangla.
Bharal at Stongde Gonpa.
A mani stone inscription along the trail from Pidmo - Zangla.
A monk, Tsering Dorje, takes in the morning on the roof of Stongde Gonpa.
Choughs catch a breeze and alight above Stongde Gonpa.
An wild fox near Padum, Zanskar.
the Great Himalayan range and Stongde Gonpa.
the village of Sani and its spring.
the inner chekhang of Stongde gonpa.
local children playing in Sani.
villagers return to Zangla from Padum, Indian independence day.
dawn light over Karsha gonpa, great Himalayan range as a backdrop.
the upper temple room of Zangla palace, next door to the room of Alexander Csomo de Koros.
Martin looks toward the Jumlam from Zangla palace.