Mount Rinjani Trekking Trip (off Bali) in early June 2011 next year: I am organizing a team; vacancy for two more lady trekkers. If you are active, trek with fairly fast pace and interested to come along, do contact me (contact details on the right sidebar of the blogsite). Click here for more photos of Mt Rinjani.
I am pleased to share the photos taken by Banjamin, a trekking friend, of his Ladakh trek in India. As informed by Banjamin, Ladakh trek differs from othertreks in its beautiful colour of the mountains under the sun as can be seen from some of thephotos especially on the way to the Panggong Tso lake. With many "small" clouds hovering in the sky, the pictures turns out with different degrees of shadow and darkness especially those taken at Shanti Stupas and the view down on the Markha Valleys.
Banjamin plans to go trekking every year. He is planning to do Hunza Valley along the Karakoram Highway with a side trek to the fairy Meadow in Pakistan.
Extracted from Internet:
Ladakh, also called the Land of the High Passes, lies in the eastern half of Jammu and Kashmir in the far north of India. It shares its much disputed north-western border with Pakistan while to the north lies the Chinese province of Xinjiang, and to the east, province of Tibet. It is sandwiched between two vast mountain systems: Himalaya to the south and the Karakoram to the north.
The Ladakh region is very thinly populated. The people who live there are migrants of Indo Aryans and Tibetan civilization. Ladakh has an altitude of 9000 feet at Kargil and 21,170 feet at Saser Kanri.
Water in such places is always scarce because the place hardly receives any rain. The main source of water here is the melted water from the snow which is carried down by smaller streams and thus helps in irrigation. It is interesting and shocking to know that the place does not receive any water from the rain for almost 300 days in one year.
There are beautiful mountains all over Ladakh and it is worth visiting if you are into mountain activities.
Gangda La, elevation 4380m. From our campsite, we can see a spectacular view of Stok Kangri and the whole of the Stok range to the east. Zanskar range to the west.
Wow! Captivating landscape !
Banjamin (left of photo frame)
As we descend to Shingo, 4150m, we saw a number of mamots along the descend.