A view over Leh town

Leh gompa

Shey palace in the distance

Stakna Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

View over the Leh valley

Rumtse is the last permanent settlement before the Taglang La pass

Looking back over the Taglang La

Taglang La summit

The settlement of Debring at the bottom of the Taglang La

More plains

The vast, windswept More plains

Looking down on the tent camp of Pang

Starting the ascent of the Lachulung La

Lachulung La summit

Heading down the Lachulung La

Descending the Gata loops

Camping near the river 

Looking back on the Baralacha La

Near the summit of the Baralacha La

Starting the more than 2,000m descent

Cruising down to Patseo

Entering the Chandra river valley

Camping before the Kunzum La

Ascending the Kunzum La

Summit Kunzum La

Ki gompa

Kaza is the biggest town in the Spiti valley

Dhankar Monastery

A statue in the village of Tabo

The town of Nako

Descending into the Baspa river gorge

The road is carved into the cliff face

Rekong Po lies above the main road

A road on the other side of the valley

The Padam palace in Rampur
Rekong Po
Taglang La Pass
Lachulung La Pass
Nakee La Pass
Baralacha La Pass
Kunzum La Pass


From Leh to Rampur the road passes through a variety of landscapes; starting in high deserts and ending in lush green valleys.

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