In May 2008, James Wilson, a long-time friend, and I trekked through rugged canyons, rock-strewn mountains, and plains for five days, starting at Likir Monastery and ending at the famous Alchi and Lamayuru Monasteries. We stayed in guest houses along the way and enjoyed a desert-like topography quite different from our Himalayan treks. Here is a very small sample of our adventure.
For a blog post on this trek, click HERE
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Waiting for our ride at the Goba
James Wilson, a great hiking partner
Our fearless guide, Stanzin Lhawang
The Nubra Valley
The Likir Monastery
It’s a long way up!
Stupas honoring the dead
A bit of a jump!
Stupendous rock formations
Up and down dale
James loved the chortens
A never-ending variety of monasteries along the way
It’s not all that high
That sun was hot!
Stanzin waiting patiently for me to catch up
A long and dusty trail
Company toward the end
I’m tired, too!
End of the trek
We visited more temples after the trek
This is one small door!