Suru: the valley leading to Zanskar - J&K - India

a remote shiite valley

In the high valleys of the Indian Himalayas, on the ridge between the muslim and the buddhist worlds, the Suru valley is under the austere influence of Iranian Shi'ism. When the temperatures rise and the snow melts, the valley becomes the only access to the high valley of Zanskar.

180 Km of dry road, the valley becomes narrower while approaching the pass. Under the glacier of Nun-Kun,people from the villages are surviving with very low crops.


The glacier has melt due to the climate change: far away in the Himalayas, our way of life has impacted a whole community.