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Trekking through Yangtang Topko, Ladakh, India
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The Sham Trekking route leads through high desert (~12,000 ft) to self-sufficient villages along streams.  We walked from Likir to Tarutse, Yangtang Topko to Hemis Shukpachen.  Only the first and last show up on Google maps.  Each of these locations has a couple of houses offering welcoming homestay accomodations.  The path to Hemis starts out over the hill behind the homestay (a 2 hr hike each way for school children)!  The farmers raise wheat, vegetables, sheep and cattle.

Closeup of homestay

Topographic map

The panorama was stitched from 58 images shot using one of my hiking poles as a monopod.

Copyright: Jim Meek
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Taken: 16/06/2011
Uploaded: 29/06/2011
Updated: 05/08/2011
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