Approaching Zoji La

We were on our way to Srinagar and had to make our way past the Zoji La. These are photos shot before we started the long journey through the crazy terrain of the Zoji La (also known as the Zoji La Pass). The landscape was out of the world. Jammu and Kashmir truly living up to being a paradise on earth.

Approaching Zoji La

The road through paradise

This is a rough location of where we were. I did not have any GPS logging device back then. I used to use a Nokia E71, which took forever to lock onto satellites. All these photos are shot using a Canon 1000D. Some of them are HDR photos.

Approaching Zoji La

Driving through the valley

Approaching Zoji La

Lush snow-capped mountains kiss the clouds

Approaching Zoji La

The mighty mountains en route the Zoji La

Approaching Zoji La

The mountain sheep and their master

Approaching Zoji La

Mountain sheep grazing away to glory

Approaching Zoji La

The lone mountain shepherd

Approaching Zoji La

Local kid immune to the harsh climate

Approaching Zoji La

Jagged snowy peaks contrast the lush green landscape

Approaching Zoji La

Blink-and-you-miss-em — wild horses