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70 odd km were still left from our intended destination. It was already late afternoon and we were further getting late. I had decided not to take any more pictures for the day. It was few km from Nyoma, along the Mahe-Loma road, just around the bend a vast expanse of Indus valley lay ahead of us. The valley was widest from what we have seen since morning. Herd of sheep lay just at the bank of river forming almost circular shape. Couldn't resist anymore. As the bike stopped, the herd started moving to the other side of the valley. By the time I had pulled the camera not a single sheep was in frame. Although sun was shining bright, my hands were shaking of cold. The wind was gusty making it more difficult to hold the camera steady. Had to take the help of tripod.

Nyoma is situated at around 13,300 feet and is part of high altitude plateau also known as Changthang. The region is home of Changpa nomads. Far at the distance in the center of picture three nomadic tents are visible. On zooming one can see a lone nomad far right of the tents.

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