In 2001 I went on an expedition to Ladakh and Kashmir. On our return journey from Leh to Srinagar, we had decided to take a side trip to a small town Padum in Zanskar valley, approximately 200kms from Kargil.But the treacherous road made us cut the trip short at Rangdum, a small village on Suru valley.
We started off early morning from Kargil to Rangdum by taxi and stopped for breakfast at a small town en route. As we moved in to the depth of the Suru valley we were greeted by the magnificent view of the snow capped Nun & Kun massifs. The solid brown mountain, capped with white snow against the clear blue sky makes it a photographer’s paradise.
Nun & Kun peaks
En route to Rangdum
It was almost evening by the time we reached Rangdum. This isolated village standing tall at an altitude of 3,657km above sea level does not have access to electricity or phone. The scenic beauty around you will make you forget them, until your camera battery runs out.
There is an 18th century Buddhist monastery perched on top of a hill overlooking this village of 50 odd houses.
Monastery seen as a tiny speckperched on the hill below the mountain
Travel & photography are two greatest passions of Gokul. An engineer by profession he had taken up photography as a serious hobby only for the past 5 years. Today he has a large fan following in his Shutter Log.