India Zanskar Kang La Trek 3
Oct 27, 2009Public
Photo: Downtown Padum
Photo: Hotel room view up valley to the the old town of Padum surrounding the palace.
Photo: From the palace looking down valley
Photo: Bardan Gompa as we jeeped up valley to the beginning of our next trek.
Photo: Truck transport to the start of the Kang La trek with locals. Had to walk this as a mule track in '89...
Photo: Rugged walking away from the road
Photo: Autumn colours and a lonely campsite
Photo: Climbing to the side valley glacier camp
Photo: Unwanted evening snow shower
Photo: A cold night ahead at the snout of the glacier
Photo: Heading up the glacier. A glorious morning but breakable crust...
Photo: Kang La ahead somewhere... False horizons, deep crusted snow, heavy packs and feeling completely wasted.
Photo: Kang La 5400m. Blizzard and a gap in the white out. Hard ice, snow covered slots and idiots with no rope...
Photo: Next morning after a desperate camp at 5200m
Photo: Kang La behind, cunningly hidden between the two central rocky peaks
Photo: The Miyar Glacier:  Our highway to Lahul, south of the Himalaya
Photo: Down the lateral moraines
Photo: Second camp on the glacier
Photo: Even 2 minute noodles taste beaut
Photo: Up valley peaks
Photo: Down valley
Photo: The solid weather continued!