From Phutkal to Leh
The Old Monk

From Phutkal to Leh

In the morning we left our school room to have breakfast down at the guest house. Than it was time to hike back to continue our trip to Leh.

From Padunm to Leh
Up in the mountain in the middle of the picture you can see Phuktal Gompa – a last look before we went round the corner towards the end of the trek.

From Padunm to Leh
If you pass a stream that comes right from the mountain you fill your bottle!

From Padunm to Leh

From Padunm to Leh
This guy was almost 90 years old and did walk up all the way with his bag. And he was quite fast as well.

From Padunm to Leh

From Padunm to Leh
This guy was not even a third of that and took a horse taxi up the mountain – together with some Asian tourists. Somebody told us that he is a big shoot in the system. Still he did not like that one can identify him on the picture. As soon as i lowered the Canon he was lowering the hand as well.

From Padunm to Leh
The usual road fixing. This is a never-ending story here. Some guys from England explained that the Himalayas are still “growing” and they do grow fast. So that is why we have all the road blocks and you have to constant take care of the roads. Makes sense in a way.

From Padunm to Leh

Military check point
Military checkpoint

From Padunm to Leh
At a rest stop somewhere on the way to Kargil

From Padunm to Leh
The friendly owner of the place

From Padung to Leh
Tired Spanish girl

From Padung to Leh
Our “Tourist Bus”. It was really not a bad way to travel and it was way cheaper than a jeep! The downside: 19 hours of driving with the SAME driver! We got a bit worried when it got dark and we still had a few hundred curves to go in the mountains.

From Padung to Leh
Somebody did push lots of great landscape along our bus windows

From Padung to Leh
Thank you State Bank!

From Padung to Leh
Our ride

From Padung to Leh
The gang with the bus driver and his friend

From Padung to Leh
Sunset towards Kargil from the pass or Fatula Top – that is how they call it over here

Marc Hastenteufel

I like to travel and i like to snap pictures! My mother got me a Eurorail ticket when i was 15 and together with 2 friends we adventured into France. This was the beginning of a new addiction. I do like to take pictures so one thing leads to another and on this site i want to share some of my pictures and some of my trips with you! Now i am on the road for more than 6 months every year. Visiting old friends and making new friends while exploring this big blue ball.

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