Despite my feet were in a pretty poor state, Namgyal and I had a lot of fun along this stretch of road and it didn't take us long to reach Lamayuru, where I'd say goodbye to him before embarking on the next leg of my journey

 Dry trees and desert landscapes

Dry trees and desert landscapes

 Leh's Hall of Fame, commemorating those who fought against Pakistan in the ongoing conflict

Leh's Hall of Fame, commemorating those who fought against Pakistan in the ongoing conflict

 Finding the same location in Nimmoo that my parents visited some 41 years ago!

Finding the same location in Nimmoo that my parents visited some 41 years ago!

 This cheeky little pashmina goat was desperate to have a sniff of me

This cheeky little pashmina goat was desperate to have a sniff of me

 Spotting Ibex atop a mountain

Spotting Ibex atop a mountain

 The mountains seemed to appear out of nowhere. Luckily we managed to find a route through these ones.

The mountains seemed to appear out of nowhere. Luckily we managed to find a route through these ones.

 Gorgeous houses seem to pop up throughout the valley

Gorgeous houses seem to pop up throughout the valley

 Walking the line

Walking the line

 Namgyal, the poser!

Namgyal, the poser!

 Who lives in a house like this?!

Who lives in a house like this?!

 Lamayuru Monastery overlooks rooftop prayer flags

Lamayuru Monastery overlooks rooftop prayer flags

 Young monks welcome visitors to the Lamayuru Monastery

Young monks welcome visitors to the Lamayuru Monastery

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