This is Leh from the top of a nearby hill. The Polo Ground is clearly visible in the foreground. In the
distance are the Stok mountains with Stok Kangri, the highest peak in the range at 6123m. The River Indus
flows along the fertile valley in the middle distance and the airport can be seen on the right of the
Another view look further to the left. The colourful Buddhist prayer flags dominate every place of
significance - hill and mountain tops, passes, entrances to villages, the tops of buildings to name but
This is Leh Bazaar, the main street in the town, it's a hive of activity as you can see. The right hand
side of the street is lined with local women selling fresh produce.
Stu signs that we want eight apples from a Ladakhi trader in the Bazaar.
This is a typical local street in what's called Old Leh, the original part of the town. Many of the streets
are narrow like this and there are often walkways passing through and even under houses and other buildings.
This is a view looking towards Leh from the Kardung La road pass. It shows the dramatic variation in the
landscape between the arid mountains and fertile valleys that so typifies the area. The Stok range can
again be seen in the distance. Our trek crossed the mountains before heading along a valley behind for
several days and crossing back to the near side of the range.
A superb place to relax in the afternoon sun, a monastery above Leh affording excellent views of the town
and surrounding area.