Southern Zanskar

Here are some pictures from a trip to Southern Zanskar in India in August 2004 with Exodus.

Full gallery (95 pictures).

Mon 09 Aug
Delhi to Mandi by train then road (more road than expected because the line was washed out before Chandigarh).
Tue 10 Aug
Drive from Mandi to Manali.
Wed 11 Aug
Wait to get over the Rohtang Pass (blocked by landslide).
Thu 12 Aug
Drive and short walk to camp at the start of the trek.
Fri 13 Aug
Morning walk to camp near Jankar Sumdo (3900m).
Sat 14 Aug
Walk north towards the Shingo La. Camp at Chumik (4600m).
Sun 15 Aug
Shingo La (5000m).
Mon 16 Aug
North past the granite monolith of Gumburanjan to camp near Kargyak (4000m).
Tue 17 Aug
Along the valley, past the villages of Tanze and Karu to camp at Purni (3800m).
Wed 18 Aug
Phuktal Gompa (3850m).
Thu 19 Aug
Return from Purni through Karu and Tanze.
Fri 20 Aug
Ascent to Phiste La camp (4800m).
Sat 21 Aug
Phirtse La (5300m), descent to Chumik Marpo, camp next to the Lingti River.
Sun 22 Aug
Through the Tsarap valley to camp near Kilang Serai.
Mon 23 Aug
Towards the Leh-Manali highway.
Tue 24 Aug
Along the Leh-Manali highway to the Baralacha Pass (4900m) then down the Chandra Valley to camp near Topko Gongma (4600m).
Wed 25 Aug
Across the Gongma to camp by the Topko Yongma.
Thu 26 Aug
Chandra Tal, the Lake of the Moon (4250m).
Fri 27 Aug
Short walk from camp then to Manali by road.
Sat 28 Aug
From Manali to Kalka.
Sun 29 Aug
Train to Delhi.