Life In The Valley: Trekking Through Zanskar

“Live simply, travel lightly, love passionately, and never forget to breath.”

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Though it took us a week of walking to arrive, we finally officially arrived in Zanskar once we met up with the river after our third pass. Though we had brought a lot of food with us, we did run out which meant that we would be relying on homestays every night throughout the rest of the trek to keep us fed. Since there was a constant water source and no huge passes left to Padum we figured there would be a few more villages than in the previous region, and thankfully we were indeed able to find somewhere to stay every night.

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Approaching The Valley: Trekking through Ladakh

“There is only one success, to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

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Just before our third pass which brought us (finally) to the Zanskar river and valley, we passed through my favorite collection of villages (or maybe it’s considered one very spread out one…who knows). Days away from even the newest roads, this was the largest settlement that we passed through since the beginning of our trek, and by far the most impressive.

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