17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Chadar Trek

Trekking on the frozen Zanskar river is the only way for some villages in Ladakh to access supplies in the capital Leh during winter. Braving temp up to minus 30 C they cheerfully carry heavy loads on the dangerous 35 kilometer trek.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Leh, India
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Ashok Kolluru