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Gotunta La

The Gotunta La pass connecting the Tsarap river valley to the high ranges of Zanskar, Ladakh

Nialo Konste La

The Gotunta La and Nialo Konste La passes connecting the Tsarap river valley with the high ranges of Zanskar, Ladakh

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Above Tsarap Valley

Climbing up from a side-valley of the Tsarap river valley towards the Gotunta La pass

Zanskar

On top of the world. The desolate high altitude desert of Zanskar, interior Ladakh. Nothing but rocks, stones and dust eroded by the weather elements giving appearance to an unearthly like landscape. Here on the way from theGotunta La (5100) to the Nialo Konste La (4830) as we climb out of the Tsarap river valley to Shade village

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Stairways to Heaven

Walking on the high ranges of Zanskar towards the Gotunta La at the far horizon

Zanskar

The high altitude desert of Zanskar, Ladakh above 4000m altitude has an unearthly appearance with unusual textures and gradients. Here climbing up from the Tsarap river valley to the Gotunta La (5050m) pass