Across Ladakh and Zanskar (July-September 2013):

4. Kanji to Dibling

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Valley of the Kong Togpo, which flows from the south toward Kanji.

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Our camp before starting the ascent toward Kanji La (pass #8).

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During the ascent of Kanji La (located on the right-hand side of the glacier).

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Our camp below the pass (just before a nasty storm).

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View toward the north while ascending Kanji La.

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Getting close.

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At the pass (5250m).

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View toward the south-west from Kanji La.

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Descent from Kanji La (so many stones!)

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Reaching the Kanji-La Togpo, which flows west toward Rangdum.

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To reach our camp we had to cross the Kanji-La Togpo in the late afternoon. For this crossing I rode this horse, which is seen here crossing back for a better pasture on the opposite side of our camp. Unfortunately, this friendly horse was killed by a snow leopard a few days later.

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The upper Kanji-La Togpo toward Pudzong La (pass #9).

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Glacier along the way.

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At Pudzong La (5020m).

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During the descent.

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Higher part of the Oma Chu valley, with the small isolated village of Dibling visible at the bottom.

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In Dibling village (with our camp visible in the first photo).

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People of Dibling.

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Other trek sections:

1.    Phyang to Nurla

2.  Nurla to Wanla

3.  Wanla to Kanji

4.  Kanji to Dibling

5.  Dibling to Zangla

6.  Zangla to Zara Chu

7.  Zara Chu to Padum

8.  Murobok to Hundar

 

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