Blurred Memories

The Himalayan peaks of Nun-KunĀ  showing through a fogged window in Rangdun, Zanskar Valley. Rangdum is a small valley halfway between Kargil and Padum, a town in Zanskar. I did an impromptu stop of two days at the Julidok village which is located next to Suru River. While it was the peak of summer, it…

Inverted Impressions

Snowy mountains reflecting in a seasonal glacial lake in the Upper Suru Valley. During summer season, as the snow melts numerous small stream flow down the mountain slopes and create small and large glacial lakes on valley floors. These lakes and the green grass of the meadows attract both humans and animals alike. While riding…

Bridge to the Unknown

A stream flows past a small bridge leading to remote grazing meadows of Zanskar. During summer months as the snow melts, the streams get flooded and water level rises. The streams fiercely flow down the mountain side to join the Suru river. Most of these streams have no bridges and one has to wade through…

Drang Drung Glacier at Pensi-La

Drang Drung Glacier flows east from Doda Peak to form the Stod River which eventually joins Zanskar River downstream. Pensi La is the highest mountain pass between Kargil and Padum in Zanskar. It acts as a gateway to Zanskar. Located around 25Km from Julidok village in Rangdum Valley, the terrain is barren and surroundings are…

Zigzagging Through

Tributaries zig zag down the mountain and merge into a larger river During summer months as the snow melts, it gives rise to numerous rivulets which zigzag down the mountains to form streams and culminate into rivers. The valleys of Zanskar are full of such small streams originating in melting snows . During summers, a…