Nubra Valley, Ladakh

by John Wilson November. 17, 2019 265 views

North from Leh, over the highest pass in the world, Khardong-La, lies the starkly beautiful Nubra Valley, Ladakh.

Mountains reflecting in a small lake near Diskit.

Mountains reflecting in a small lake near Diskit.

Start of the descent from Khardong-La Pass.

Start of the descent from Khardong-La Pass.

Yaks feed below the snowline.

Yaks feed below the snowline.

And on the road! This one taken through the windscreen.

And on the road! This one taken through the windscreen.

The landscape becomes more desolate as you get lower.

The landscape becomes more desolate as you get lower.

Back to moonscapes, Ladakh-style.

Back to moonscapes, Ladakh-style.

Eagles soaring above the Nubra River.

Eagles soaring above the Nubra River.

Incredible textures in that area.

Incredible textures in that area.

Eventually we reached the amazing, remote monastery complex at Diskit.

Eventually we reached the amazing, remote monastery complex at Diskit.

The statue of the Maitreya Buddha is 32 metres high.

The statue of the Maitreya Buddha is 32 metres high.

Not the most technically perfect photo but I think gives some perspective.

Not the most technically perfect photo but I think gives some perspective.

Two valleys converge - to the left, eventually you will reach Pakistan, to the right, if you go far enough, Afghanistan.

Two valleys converge - to the left, eventually you will reach Pakistan, to the right, if you go far enough, Afghanistan.

As we get close to our accommodation in Hundar there are more stunning reflections.

As we get close to our accommodation in Hundar there are more stunning reflections.

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Heike 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Sensational photos! What a fantastic landscape!

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John Wilson Replied to Heike 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Heike! Yes, one of the most remarkable places I've visited.

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Goshaa 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Amazing photos and places. Thanks. Maggie

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John Wilson Replied to Goshaa 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks Maggie, Ladakh is a must for photographers!

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