Pin Parvati is one of the toughest treks I've done, and it's sights like these that remind me why I'm out here in the first place. With more shades of green than I could even count, the landscape of each day was so distinct from the previous one. With lengthy stretches through forests of pine and deodar trees, meadows of wildflowers, rocky bridges and slippery sheets of ice, the trek was challenging in ways I only understood in retrospect!
PS: Just when you feel like your mind is blown, wait till you reach your next campsite.
The famous ruins of Basgo!
The ruins are the outcome of aggressive attacks by States of Central Asia. In the 15th century, Basgo used to be the centre of culture & politics. Back then, Ladakh was split into upper & lower ladakh until Baghan, a former king of Basgo brought back together Ladakh by defeating Leh's king.
Considering the history and landscape this place has, it's a surprise that you hardly find any tourists! Although visiting monasteries aren't number 1 on my list, the road to Basgo Monastery isn't one to miss out on. The entire stretch is a photographer's paradise!