Trucks negotiate a bend while crossing the Lahaul valley into Ladakh
Snowbound Baralacha La, 4800m, in early June.
Passage to the other side
The world's highest motor-able pass, Khardung La, is covered in summer snows.
The Last River
The Suru river flanked by Nun and Kun mountains makes its way to the valley at sunrise
The Grand Drung glacier in Zanskar
Dried mud cracks at the sand dunes in Hundar in Ladakh
Shoots of grass try to survive in the cold desert of Nubra in India
Heart of the desert
A pool of rainwater around sand dunes reflects the mountains in Nubra
Eye of the Mountain
The rising sun peaks through storm clouds in the Nubra desert
Chortens line up the entrance to the village of Phyang in Ladakh. The 16th century monastery, in the background, overlooks the village.