Stock photo of a high altitude Desert Oasis at Saspol Village in Ladakh region of the Indian Himalaya. A beautiful landscape photography image of a lush green valley in the otherwise arid landscape. This desert oasis is welcome relief for travellers who venture into the barren rugged terrain of the Himalaya mountains above 3,500 metres. The desert-like quality of this area distinguishes the extreme terrain from the foothills down below which consist of Pine tree forests and giant Cedar trees. Quite a contrast. Alchi village nearby is famous for its Buddhist monastery known as Alchi Gompa and is situated few miles away on the Indus river.