Padum, Zanskar valley, India
Perched on a hill top is the Pibiting monastery in Padum. In the summer, Padum gets a lush green appearance from the barley fields everywhere. This is a stark contrast to the barren browns of the Greater Himalayan mountain ranges surrounding this town.
The 250 km journey from Kargil to Zanskar is studded with stunning, mostly untouched landscapes. Read more about this exciting journey at Journey to Zanskar: India’s remote valley.