The spectacular Auden’s Col trek offers you the rare chance to experience wilderness and climb in solitude. Text and photographs by Milan Moudgill for Outlook Traveller
Specialising in treks and river rafting in the Indian Himalayas, Aquaterra Adventures offers to plan any kind of adventure in India irrespective of how uncommon or wild or difficult the trip seemed to be.
Zanskar – a remote valley in Ladakh is the fabled “Land of White Copper” – is a land of glaciers and extreme cold, snow leopards and the ibex, black wolves and the rare Himalayan blue poppy, and of spirits and monks.
This north-eastern frontier of India reminds one of the early British explorations in areas inhabited by less-than-friendly tribals, the Indo-Chinese conflict, leech-infested rainforests and a region of inaccessibility and inhospitality.
Covering an area of about 60,000 square kilometers and ranging in elevation from 2,600 meters to 7,670 meters, Ladakh is sandwiched between two huge mountain systems: the Karakorams to the north and the Himalayas to the south.