CENTRAL ASIA: The Shaksgam Valley

Mention the name {quote}Shaksgam{quote} to anyone familiar with the Karakoram, and their eyes will glaze over as a  misty, distant  reverie takes hold. The mighty river that flows in this valley rises in Ladakh, skirts hard under the northern flanks of the highest Karakoram peaks and finally debouches onto the searing salt flats of the Tarim Basin where it evaporates completely. This shot is of the valley at Karchin Bulak, where the trail from the Afghil Pass enters the valley from the north.Nikon FM2, 24mm, Fuji Velvia
The Shaksgam Valley

Mention the name "Shaksgam" to anyone familiar with the Karakoram, and their eyes will glaze over as a misty, distant reverie takes hold. The mighty river that flows in this valley rises in Ladakh, skirts hard under the northern flanks of the highest Karakoram peaks and finally debouches onto the searing salt flats of the Tarim Basin where it evaporates completely. This shot is of the valley at Karchin Bulak, where the trail from the Afghil Pass enters the valley from the north. 

Nikon FM2, 24mm, Fuji Velvia