So here we were.... all rested and raring to go to the famed Pangong Tso, two thirds of which is in China and the remaining one third in India. Just as we set out, we saw the beautiful rock bunting.
|Stunning greenery in valleys with barren mountainsides as the backdrop|
I think the most common little brown birds we saw there were the brandt's mountain finches. They were there by the scores....
|Brandt's mountain finch|
Just short of the pass we were treated to two most beautiful sights. Dozens of robin accentors which we desperately tried to photograph and the elusive Himalayan Snowcock which just strolled across the road without realising the excitement he had thrown us in!
Right after the frozen lake, we came across lots of little marmots... they are really the cutest creatures I have seen. We even spotted two young ones wrestling!
|White capped water redstart|
|At Changla, with the Zanskar range in the background|
|Oriental turtle dove|