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In the middle of the beautiful and desolate Zanskar range of the Himalayas, about a 3-4 day walk to the next town, and surrounded by nothing but peaks, you will find the Puktal Gompa, pearched precariously on a wall of rock. It's one of the oldest monastaries in Zanskar, and is quite an amazing place. After 7 days of hiking, we arrived at this place to find that it was, like most gompas that we had visited, completely empty, because all the monks had left to go see the Dalai Lama, who was supposed to be in the area. More shots from this trek can be found here.

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