Sunday, May 10, 2015

As we couldn't wish for better Snow Leopard sighting, we decided to return to Leh the next day. This way we could add an extra day to our trip to Tso-Kar lake, that lays at 4500 meters. It's 200 kms from the city, but it took 8 hours for us to reach it.

On the way, after long search we could see one Solitary Snipe.














On the way to Tso-Kar.














Rock slide on the road. It took 15 mins to clear it.


















Frozen sulphur spring.













Such landscapes worsened my homesickness.













The pass at 4930 meters we had to cross. This is a photo on the way back. The sudden snowfall forced us back one day earlier. We feared to get stuck in there.














Birdwatching by the Tso-Kar lake.












Argali













Tibetan Wild Ass












Group of Tibetan Wild Asses












Tibetan Wolf. I missed this one, it was seen from the car behind us. It still hurts bad (photo by Lajos Németh Bóka).














Ladakhi Pika













Pashmina sheep. 












Bar-headed Geese and Ruddy Shelducks. 













Ruddy Shelducks












Tibetan Sandgouses with Yak. 












Tibetan Sandgouses. 













Tibetan Sandgouses.












Lammergeier












Blanford's Snowfinch.













Brandt's Mountain Finch.













Great Rosefinch male













Great Rosefinch female













Tibetan Snowfinch












Horned Lark












Tibetan Partridge












Photographing Tibetan Partridges.












Tibetan Partridge on the solar panels of the local nomad camp.












Nomad child.












Katalin from our group with a nomad woman.

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