Pic-1 (below): View of the Dhaulagiri (8167m) Ice pyramid in the Annapurna range, Nepal ... seen from the entrance gate of the famous Muktinath Temple. In the mid-distance is the village of Muktinath-Ranipuwa.
Pic-2 (below): Looking back down towards the huts of the High Base Camp .... on way to the Thorang-La Pass (5416m) ... in the Annapurna Range of Nepal. You can see some more trekkers leaving Camp starting for the Pass.
Pic-4 (below): The tan-colored mountains surrounding the isolated Pangong-Tso lake (130kms long); of bluish-green brackish water, on India's border with China/Tibet in the eastern region of Ladakh in Kashmir.
Pic-5 (below): View of the upper reaches of the Sangla (Baspa) Valley ... from Chitkul village (at 3450m), in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Pic-6 (below): A French tourist lady tries a Yak horn for size ...... on the terrace of the Khibber Gompa (at 13,800 ft) ... in the Spiti Valley, Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Pic-7 (below): View looking back at Kaza town ... from the road going to Khibber Gompa in the Spiti Valley, Lahaul region of Himachal Pradesh, India
Pic-8 (below): Deepak Tal (lake) with ice floes, at Patseo near Darcha, just as the road starts climbing upto the Baralacha-La (4883m) Pass ... on the "Himalayan Road" from Manali to Leh, in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Pic-9 (below): View looking down the valley from the Lamayuru Gompa in Ladakh, India
Pic-10 (below): View from Taglang-La Pass (6,050m/17,582 ft) in Ladakh, India ...... it is the 2nd highest motorable pass in the world.