Walking Out

2 February 2018, Hemis National Park, Ladakh, India

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

After breakfast, we packed up and prepared to walk out of the national park.  Here the ponies are being fed prior to taking our stuff back along the trail.

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

Our villager support crew is packing everything up with remarkable speed and efficiency.

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

A view of the frozen river.

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

The ponies pass us by carrying all our baggage.  The chairs appear to be going back to Leh too.

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

 

One pony has slipped over crossing the ice on the frozen river.  He is soon lifted up and got on his way.

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

Back in the cars, here are some views of the River Indus.

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Hemis National Park, Horses, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Rumbak, Tibet, Travel, Wilderness

You may remember, this bridge was in the first image of the post Walking In.  With some symmetry, this is the last image for Walking Out.  These ponies are from another group.

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12 comments on “Walking Out

  1. Looks like an interesting trip. Poor ponies though!

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    • Murray Foote says:

      I think the ponies were alright. At least they haven’t been replaced by tractors. You have to remember it’s India though. In Delhi we saw a woman at a building site carrying a load of around a dozen bricks on her head. The can’t be good for the vertebrae long term.

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  2. leggypeggy says:

    Extraordinary trip. Thanks for taking me along.

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  3. Meredith Stokes says:

    So sad your expedition to Ladakh ended! Will revisit all your photos on your Blog.Thanks again!

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  4. Dave Brown says:

    Have really enjoyed tagging along with you on this trip Murray, unbelievable scenery and beautiful photographs. You haven’t lost your touch .

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  5. Nev says:

    Really enjoyed following your trek Murray

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