The Chadar Trek, Zanskar, India, Day Four

It´s the fourth day on the Chadar Trek and slowly, everything is coming together – still perfect conditions on the trek. After two hours walking, we made a short rest and then reached for the “side-valley”, which leads all the way up towards Lingshed, our main destination, at an elevation of about 3650 m a.s.l., where we stayed for the night at the house of our guest family. More to come…Enjoy!

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Posing in-front of a nameless ice fall, standing on solid ice…

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A so-called Upper Tangent Arch, a solar halo…

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Sheer cliffs, walking on ice and fresh snow on colored rocks…

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Our three locals: Tsultrim, Sangay and Tsering…

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The team, just before the ascend towards Lingshed…For the a group like us (five tourists), it would be normal to have 10-12 porters; we only had three and thus we have been the attraction along the Chadar Trek…

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Along the slopes we go…

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 Afternoon light illuminating the ridge of the Zanskar Mountains…

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Again, sheer cliffs and colored rocks just before…

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…we got first sight of Lingshed – a dream came true!

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Cuties of our guest family…

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During winter time, only one room is heated, and the five of us and the eight of our guest family still found place in this 3 x 3 m room. Notice the sign in the top right corner, the Swastika, an old sign being formerly/still used by Hinduism and Buddhism, then being used/abused by the Nazis… (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika)

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Stanzin Thardod and his daughter – my daddy is the greatest!

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Preparing dinner…

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 Kitchen and living room @ the guest family – notice the sooty ceiling…(shot at Iso 16000!)

The hospitality and friendliness of our guest family were extraordinary; I´ve never met such nice and gracious people before, even if you might consider them living a poor life, but indeed, they live a very rich (not material speaking) life! Thank you for letting me be a part of this…

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