Musician of the King of Zanskar
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RichardSybarite




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Let me tell you a story that will be part of my book.


Thirty years ago we wanted to meet the King of Zanskar.
At the end of July (best season) we go to Kashmir, and from there, go to the East. In Kargill we rent a 1943 jeep and take the track to Padum, the capital of Zanskar. Twenty km later, we were stopped by a meter of snow. We return the Jeep, rent mountain horses that will carry our things, and walk the 200 km of the Zanskar valley. However, this valley is at an altitude of more than 13,000 Ft.
I lost a kilo per day, but we arrived in Padum, the capital, after a week of walking and two passes over 16,000 Ft. And we were received by the king.
See one of the king's musicians in the photo. All these people are very poor but respectful of royalty.
The king is also "a poor man" but a very worthy man.
This expedition has left a deep mark on us. It was a risk that was worth it.
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Wolfgang55

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I like the image and the narrative. Thanks for sharing ~ Bill