Category Archives: Ladakh

High Altitude Sand Dunes between Hunder and Diskit, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

High altitude sand dunes, two-humped Bactrian camels and Diskit village & Buddhist monastery- tourist destination of Nubra Valley:

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High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India high altitude rare Abroad abst High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India high altitude rare Abroad abst
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Bactrian camels in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India Bactrian camels in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Bactrian camels in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India Bactrian camels in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Cows walking in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India Cows walking in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Cows walking in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India Cows walking in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Footprints on sand in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India high alt Footprints on sand in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India high alt
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Light green palnt growing on sand desert dune in Nubra valley Ladakh India Light green palnt growing on sand desert dune in Nubra valley Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India
High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India

Panamik village in Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Panamik is the last village accessible to foreigners. Just few kilometers from here starts Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world where Indian and Pakistani troops have been fighting for years. But in this area there are almost no sign of conflict. Nubra valley is peaceful place, full of flowers and friendly people.

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Nubra valley and monastery near Tiger village

Interior of Castillo Bil Bil in Benalmadena Andalusia Spain

Nubra river and snowcapped Karakoram mountains

Castillo Bil Bil in Benalmadena Andalusia Spain

Barley field

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Barley field and Nubra river

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Giant Mani stone in Panamik village

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Indian Army MI-8 chopper flying to the Siachen Glacier

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Nubra – The Valley of Flowers

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Blue Centaurea  flower in Nubra

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Hops growing in Nubra Valley

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Cosmos flower from Nubra Valley

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Cosmos flower close up

Rich in vitamine C Seabuck thorn berries Hippophae Rhamnoides on the branch, Panamik, Nubra Valley Ladakh, Kashmir, India

Sea-buckthorns berries in Nubra valley

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Panamik hot spring building

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Panamik hot spring water is rich in sulfur

Redish iron or manganese bruise with white salt in small stream from Panamik hot water spring, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India

Yellow sulfur sediments

Road seen from above near Panamic village with cows walking on and desert surrounding, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India

Cattle and ther road in Nubra valley

Small scenic view  buddhist monastery on the hill near Panamik village, Nubra Valley, Karakoram Range, Ladakh, India

Panamik monastery

Guest house in Palamik village with beautiful full bloom flowers garden, Nubra valley, Ladakh, India

House full of flowers

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View from inside home through wooden window into green garden meadow with full bloom flowers, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Indi

Flowers everywhere :)

Portrait of two smiling school girls looking at camera, Nubra valley, Ladakh, India

Girls in school uniforms from Nubra valley

Portrait of Ladakhi woman with her child with full bloom flowers in background, Panamik, Nubra valley, India

Woman with child

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Stupas in Panamik village

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Stupa in Panamik Village. You can pass under it!

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Street of Panamik

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Street of Panamik

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Nubra Valley

Khardung La, the highest motorable pass in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Khardung La is one of the highest motorable passes in the world joining Indus Valley (Leh) and Nubra Valley and Shoyok Valley. Built in 1976 by Indian Army and Border Road Organization. Local signs states that this is the highest motorable pass in the World but there are some higher ones located in Tibet.

 

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Landscape of Nubra Valley Ladakh India Landscape of Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Curve bend road sign in Himalayas Curve bend road sign in Himalayas
Stone with Tibetan script in Himalayas Stone with Tibetan script in Himalayas
Litter free zone both English and Tibetan script Ladakh India Litter free zone both English and Tibetan script Ladakh India
Stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India Stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Boy washing himself in stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India Boy washing himself in stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Ladakhi boys washing themselves in stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India Ladakhi boys washing themselves in stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Police and miltary check post sign in Nort Pullu with truck in the background Ladakh India Police and miltary check post sign in Nort Pullu with truck in the background Ladakh India
Old petrol barrel with GO sign Old petrol barrel with GO sign
View from above on legs with military style trousers View from above on legs with military style trousers
Wrackage of car accident in Himalayas LAdakh India Wrackage of car accident in Himalayas LAdakh India
Sign on Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass Kashmir India Sign on Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass Kashmir India
Sign on Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World in memory of engineers who lost li Ladakh and Nubra pass India Sign on Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World in memory of engineers who lost li Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Sign on Khardung La highest motorable road in the World in Madras Sappers Indian Army Ladakh and Nubra pass India Sign on Khardung La highest motorable road in the World in Madras Sappers Indian Army Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the Ladakh and Nubra pass India Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass India Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Sign from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass India Sign from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass India
View from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World on Ladakh valley with Zanskar snow Range India View from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World on Ladakh valley with Zanskar snow Range India
Ladakh valley with Zanskar snow Range and greenery next to Indus river India Ladakh valley with Zanskar snow Range and greenery next to Indus river India
Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India
Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India

Outskirts of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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Ladakhi houses and green fields of Leh’s outskirts

 

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Lamdon, big local Buddhist school advertisement on the hill with bus passing nearby road

Snow capped Zanskar mountain range as seen from Leh, Ladakh, India

Snowcapped Zanskar range seen from Leh

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Old white stupa in Changspa district

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Kalachakra stupa in Changspa district

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Uphill Namgyal Tsemo monastery and green fields of Leh

Green fields of Leh town with uphill Shanti Stupa or Japanese Peace Pagoda, Leh, Ladakh, India

Green Changspa district and Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) on the hill

Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background,  Ladakh, India

Small uphill gompa and snowcapped Zanskar range mountains

Traditional ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags and modern solar cell street lamp, Leh, Ladakh, India

Traditional Ladakhi house with sun powered street lamp.

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Solar energy cells providing electricity for Ladakhi houses

Sign of traditional dress Ladakhi woman using trash bin Phyang village in Ladakh, Kashmir, India

Sign of person in Traditional Ladakh dress using a trashcan

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Stone and brick walls protecting small street in harsh Winters. During summer there are also small streams to help irrigate local fields.

Clay street walls in Leh town, Ladakh, India

Stone and brick walls and local street

Drying poplar tree poles with green  background, Leh, Ladakh, India

Collected poplar wood

Big poplar trees as grown in Ladakh, India

Ladakhi poplar trees against deep blue, high altitude  sky

 

Traditional big prayer wheel and prayer wheel wall in Leh, Ladakh, India

Prayer wheels near Bus station in Leh

Two ladakhi school children in blue uniforms with Leh uphill monastery in background, Ladakh, India

Children in school uniforms and Namgyal Tsemo uphill monastery in the background

Small beautiful Ladakhi girl in modern shirt looking at camera, Ladakh, India

Smiling Ladakhi child

Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera, Leh, Ladakh

Young Ladakhi girl with flowers

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Three color stupas with Manjushree, Chenrezik, Guru Rinpoche and Vajrapani mural paintings in the background.

    Colorful images of Buddhist deities and mandala in Leh street shrine, Ladakh, India                  

Mandala and mural paintings in the ceilings of local shrine

Tourist district of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Leh city center with restaurants, shops, bookshops, gift shops and  internet cafes 

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Open air restaurant and Leh Palace in the background

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Rooftop restaurant with Italian, Israeli, Indian, Chinese  and Kashmiri food

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One of many garden restaurants in Changspa district of Leh

Don't say Ladakh is beautiful Say it is wonderful - sign on one Leh hotel gate

Don’t Say Ladakh is Beautyful” “Say It Is Wonderful”

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Ladakh Apricot store with a lot of local ecological, organic products and very tasty seabuck thorn berry juice. You can buy filtered water here using your recycled plastic bottles. 

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One of many internet cafes

Leh bus station with Zanskar snow range in background, Ladakh, India

Leh bus station with snowcapped Zanskar range mountains in the background

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Bazaar neat bus station offering many goods

Gypsy dance performed by Polish female dancer

Small grocery store

Two Ladakhi woman in traditional dress standing behind Ladakh Heritage tourist shop in center of Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India

Ladakh Heritage gift shop

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Ladakh Heritage  and Zahoor Art Palace gift shops

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Zanskar art gift shop and Shangri La Experience tourist office

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Curio House, Lakhani shoe shop and City Book Shop

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Ladakhi house

Traditional demon like mask in tourist gift shops in city center of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Ladakh traditional mask in gift shop

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Ladakh traditional dress in gift shop

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Indian dolls in gift shop         

Broken window in old house with Adventure sign, Leh, Ladakh, India

Adventure sign

Sign with Urine word and arrow with dry, rocky, desert background, Ladakh, India

Quite strong message :) “Urine”

Muslim district of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Ladakh and its capital Leh is dominated by Buddhists that consist about 70% of population. There is small Muslim community living near Leh city center. You can find there food stands, shops near area of two mosques (masjids). Here are my pictures from this place:

 

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Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India
Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India
Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India
Small muslim girl from Leh showing her school textbook in Urdu language Ladakh Kashmir India Small muslim girl from Leh showing her school textbook in Urdu language Ladakh Kashmir India
Turko Iranian architecture Jama Masjid sunni mosque with buddhist palace in background Leh Ladakh India Turko Iranian architecture Jama Masjid sunni mosque with buddhist palace in background Leh Ladakh India
Smiling and looking in camera Ladakhi muslim girls from Leh Ladakh India Smiling and looking in camera Ladakhi muslim girls from Leh Ladakh India
Smiling and looking in camera Ladakhi muslim girls from Leh Ladakh India Smiling and looking in camera Ladakhi muslim girls from Leh Ladakh India
New build mosque in Leh with white and green minars Ladakh India New build mosque in Leh with white and green minars Ladakh India
Minars on newly build mosque in Leh Ladakh India with snow capped mountains in background Minars on newly build mosque in Leh Ladakh India with snow capped mountains in background
Minars on newly build mosque in Leh Ladakh India with snow capped mountains in background Minars on newly build mosque in Leh Ladakh India with snow capped mountains in background
Muslim baker with traditional oven in old part of Leh Ladakh India Muslim baker with traditional oven in old part of Leh Ladakh India
Construction works on the new mosque in Leh Ladakh India Construction works on the new mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Minar of Himalayan mosque in Leh Ladakh India Minar of Himalayan mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Construction works of new mosque in Leh Ladakh India Construction works of new mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Muslim baker street in old part of Leh near mosque Ladakh India Muslim baker street in old part of Leh near mosque Ladakh India
Portrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India Portrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India
Protrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India Protrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India

Ladakh Festival, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Every year at the beginning of September Ladakh Festival starts with Parade, traditional dresses, dances and a lot of joy:

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Portrait of Indian soldier with blue yellow and red cap Portrait of Indian soldier with blue yellow and red cap
Smiling traditional dress Ladakhi man Smiling traditional dress Ladakhi man
Traditional dress Ladakh people during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakh people during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman in turquoise hat Perak during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman in turquoise hat Perak during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional mask dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional mask dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with masks during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with masks during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women in Perak hats during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women in Perak hats during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Buddhist monk in red robe standing on white wall with videocamera in his hand Ladakh Festival India Buddhist monk in red robe standing on white wall with videocamera in his hand Ladakh Festival India
Traditional dress smiling Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress smiling Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Ladakhi women with turquoise hats Perak during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women with turquoise hats Perak during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with local musical string instrument during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with local musical string instrument during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with mask and arrow during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with mask and arrow during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men playing drum with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men playing drum with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Man riding Bactrian Camel during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Man riding Bactrian Camel during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Lots of police and army standing behind State Bank Of India while tourists pass by Leh ladakh India Lots of police and army standing behind State Bank Of India while tourists pass by Leh ladakh India
Portrait of traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional fur hat Tibetan men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional fur hat Tibetan men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and smiling during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and smiling during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Man descending from Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Man descending from Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Indian army man with Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Indian army man with Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Face close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Face close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Face close up of two Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Face close up of two Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi buddhist guardian mask during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi buddhist guardian mask during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi boy watching show of Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi boy watching show of Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Two curious Ladakhi boys with modern dress and caps looking at camera Leh Ladakh India Two curious Ladakhi boys with modern dress and caps looking at camera Leh Ladakh India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Group of performers during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Group of performers during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional dress ladakhi girl Woman Alliance of Ladakh festival Leh India Traditional dress ladakhi girl Woman Alliance of Ladakh festival Leh India
Young Ladakhi girl with Sprite plastic bottle looking at camera and smiling Leh Ladakh India Young Ladakhi girl with Sprite plastic bottle looking at camera and smiling Leh Ladakh India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki drummers Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki drummers Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Back of traditional Ladakhi woman hat perak with silver and blue turquise stones Back of traditional Ladakhi woman hat perak with silver and blue turquise stones
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India

Buddhist Old Town in Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Medieval traditional Ladakhi houses just next to majestic Leh Palace. Here you can find more information how to support this important historic site:

http://www.tibetheritagefund.org/pages/projects/ladakh/leh-old-town.php

 

Click here to see more photos from Leh Old Town in Ladakh and to buy my photography prints

 

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Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains with buddha image in Leh Ladakh India Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains with buddha image in Leh Ladakh India
Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains in Leh Ladakh India Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains in Leh Ladakh India
Three streer Buddhist stupas red white and deep blue in shrine Leh Ladakh India Three streer Buddhist stupas red white and deep blue in shrine Leh Ladakh India
Colorful images of Buddhist deities and mandala in Leh street shrine Ladakh India Colorful images of Buddhist deities and mandala in Leh street shrine Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi houses in Leh with snow capped Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh Kashmir India Traditional Ladakhi houses in Leh with snow capped Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh Kashmir India
Big yellow stupa in Leh center near Polo Ground Ladakh Kashmir India Big yellow stupa in Leh center near Polo Ground Ladakh Kashmir India
Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Entrance to old traditional Ladakhi house Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Entrance to old traditional Ladakhi house Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Panorama of Leh old town with Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh India Panorama of Leh old town with Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh India
Rooftops of traditional old town Leh buildings Ladakh India Rooftops of traditional old town Leh buildings Ladakh India
Clay home buildings in city centre old town of Leh Ladakh India Clay home buildings in city centre old town of Leh Ladakh India
Old part of Leh town with traditional building and big Buddha altair in rock Old part of Leh town with traditional building and big Buddha altair in rock
Old part of Leh town with traditional architecture buddhist stupa and giant Buddha rock altair Leh Ladakh India Old part of Leh town with traditional architecture buddhist stupa and giant Buddha rock altair Leh Ladakh India
Ladakh polo match in Leh India Ladakh polo match in Leh India
Ladakh polo match Leh India Ladakh polo match Leh India
Ladakh polo match Leh India Ladakh polo match Leh India
Old Yellow stupa with more white ones Leh old city Ladak India Old Yellow stupa with more white ones Leh old city Ladak India
Big old Yellow stupa in old city centre of Leh ladakh India Big old Yellow stupa in old city centre of Leh ladakh India

Sankar Monastery, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

The Sankar Monastery of Gelugpa tradition is a seat of Venerable Kushok Bakula, the main lama of Ladakh.

Blue sky and golden wrath on the top of Sankar monastery with Leh Palace in background , Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Sankar Monastery golden spire with uphill Namgyal Tsemo monastery in the background

Fire trident with blue sky in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

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Sankar Monastery entrance

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Snow lion wood carvings

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Door metal carvings detail

Three Cliffs beach bay during low tide in Gower Peninsula near Swansea West Glamorgan Wales UK

Old Mandala mural painting

Yamantaka with consort yab yum mural painting in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Yamantaka with consort (yab-yum) mural painting

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Statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)

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White Gyalpo Pehar, first guardian of Samye riding a Snow Lion mural painting

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Red Guardian face close up

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Thousand arm Chenrezik (Avalokiteshvara) statue in Sankar Gompa

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Old library in Sankar Gompa with full Buddhist canon – Kangyur and Tangyur

Green rocky cliffs The Gower Peninsula near Swansea West Glamorgan Wales UK

Three Buddha statues in Sankar Gompa

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Golden Buddha statue and picture of Ven Bakula Ripoche

Dorje and Bell  in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Dorje and bell in Sankar gompa

Brass small ritual kettle  in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Vase for initiation

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Old wise man mural painting

Big statue of female protector Dukar or White Umbrella  in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Female powerful guardian Dukar (White Umbrella, Sitatapatra)  giant statue in Sankar gompa

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Dukar face close up

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Dukar faces close up

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Dukar foot close up

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Dukar hand with eye holding Wheel of Dharma, close up

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Dukar hands with weapons close up

Leh Castle and Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Leh Castle or Leh Palace is nine storeys high structure that resembles Potala Palace in Lhasa. Build in 17th century – currently abandoned but popular tourist destination in capital of Ladakh. Next to Leh Palace there is red Namgyal Tsemo Buddhist monastery:

 

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Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Green pasture with cows and uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery in the background Leh Ladakh India Green pasture with cows and uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery in the background Leh Ladakh India
Cows on green pasture with mountain with red Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh ladakh India Cows on green pasture with mountain with red Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Entrance to Leh monastery Ladakh India Entrance to Leh monastery Ladakh India
Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background Ladakh India Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background Ladakh India
Leh uphill Tsemo monastery with blue sky Leh Ladakh India Leh uphill Tsemo monastery with blue sky Leh Ladakh India
Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera Leh Ladakh Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera Leh Ladakh
Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Statue of Lama buddhist teacher with red hat Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Statue of Lama buddhist teacher with red hat Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Statue of Lama buddhist teacher Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Statue of Lama buddhist teacher Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist holy book with Tibetan or Ladhaki script Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist holy book with Tibetan or Ladhaki script Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Dhristarashtra white guardian of the east and king of the Gandharvas mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India Dhristarashtra white guardian of the east and king of the Gandharvas mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Rays of sun light entering Leh monastery with Buddha mural paintings in background Ladakh India Rays of sun light entering Leh monastery with Buddha mural paintings in background Ladakh India
Old destroyed by water Buddha mural paintings Old destroyed by water Buddha mural paintings
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Three colorful stupas in Leh town Ladakh India Three colorful stupas in Leh town Ladakh India
Scenic side lightened mani stone with black background in Leh town Ladakh India Scenic side lightened mani stone with black background in Leh town Ladakh India
Snow lion stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India Snow lion stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Dakini or buddhist female angel stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India Dakini or buddhist female angel stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Mystic bird stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India Mystic bird stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India
Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Buddhist monastery near Leh palace Ladakh India Buddhist monastery near Leh palace Ladakh India
Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
White red uphill Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh with deep blue sky in background White red uphill Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh with deep blue sky in background
Leh Palace and Tsemo red buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and Tsemo red buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India

Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Festival, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Every year Women’s Alliance of Ladakh organizes festival to promote local culture, foods, products.

Garden with building of Woman Alliance of Ladakh with  Leh uphill monastery in background, Ladakh, India

Women’s Alliance of Ladakh building and uphill red Namgyal Tsemo Monastery

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Ladakhi women dressed in casual clothes behind Women’s Alliance of Ladakh building

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Flower display (support of local women’s initiatives)

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Presentation of local, organic vegetables (from Sheynam village)

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Presentation of Ladhaki weaving technique

Smiling old Ladakhi woman in traditional dress and hat, Leh, Ladakh, India

Ladakhi woman in traditional dress and hat.

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Dance time: Ladakhi boys playing drums

Smiling young Ladakhi woman, Leh, Ladakh, India

Presentation of traditional Ladakhi dance

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Presentation of traditional Ladakhi dance

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Drums

Group of old  Ladakhi women in traditional  dress and hats Women Alliance Festival, Leh, Ladakh, India

Elder women in traditional clothes watching dances.

Karsha village, Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Karsha monastery and village
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Girls jumping among stones
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Karsha village and Padum valley in background
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Mud brick and house in Karsha
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House with three old stupas in Karsha
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Big prayer wheel in center of Karsha village
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Woman returning from field and big prayer wheel in Karsha
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Monk and big prayer wheel in Karsha
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Young boy looking thru window
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Children from Karsha
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Old letter box
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Repairing electricity
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Monk on Karsha street
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Monk resting in shadow.
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Boy and his wire car toy
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Boy with tree stupas in background
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Girls from Karsha
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Doda river and Thongde village seen from Karsha
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Barley field and uphill stupas
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Flowers and uphill stupas
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Snow capped Zanskar mountains and uphill stupas
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  Snow capped Zanskar mountain and uphill stupa

Karsha monastery, Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Karsha gompa is the biggest monastery in Zanskar situated in scenic surroundings few kilometers from main Zanskari town, Padum.

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View on Karsha monastery from Padum

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Karsha monastery

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Karsha village and uphill monastery

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Buddhist monk passing two white stupas in Karsha

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Three white stupas and Zanskar range in the background

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Karsha monastery buildings

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Monks from Karsha monastery

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Monk from Karsha monastery

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Tara mural painting from Karsha

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Buddha statue from Karsha

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Lama Tsongkapa statue

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Thousand arms Chenrezik ( Avalokiteshvara) statue in Karsha monastery

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White Tara mural paintings

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Dark blue protector mural painting

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Silver votive stupa among all Buddhist canon Kangyur (Teachings of Buddha)  and Tangyur (commentaries)

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Buddhist canon Kangyur in Karsha

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Kangyur books close up

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Yellow and white Buddha old mural paintings

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Six arm Mahakala mural painting from Karsha monastery     

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Old yab-yum mural painting with green snake

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Red wrathful protector

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Old blue protector mask

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Old mask

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Monk’s bowls

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Gelugpa lama statue

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Dark blue protector mural painting

The Padum area, Zanskar, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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View on Padum from Karsha monastery, Zanskar

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Buddhist prayer flag on a pole near Padum, Zanskar

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Doda river crossing Padum valley in Zanskar

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Doda river and Zanskar mountains

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Doda river and Zanskar mountains

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Zanskar barley fields and houses

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Barley fields and house in Zanskar valley

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Padum uphill Buddhist monastery

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White stupa and small monastery neat Padum, Zanskar

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Thongde village near Padum. View from Karsha monastery, Zanskar

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Late evening in Zanskar         

Suru Valley and Rangdum Gelugpa monastery in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Last part of Suru Valley, near Rangdum  is inhabited mostly by Buddhist population. Culturally it is a part of Zanskar.

 

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Melting Drung Drang glacier.

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Suru Valley and river in the morning

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I Love Islam sign on local mini bus shows that Shi’a Muslim population dominate in neighbor Kargil district.

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Rangdum village hotel. In many places in India word “hotel” means “small restaurant”

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Local peasants bring harvested grass on the top of their homes to help it dry better.

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Local Leh – Padum bus. Journey from capital of Ladakh to central point of Zanskar takes two days with overnight stay in Kargil.

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Animals of the pasture with uphill Rangdum monastery in the background.

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Rangdum monastery building from XVIII century

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Monks from Rangdum monastery

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On the upper level of Rangdum Monastery…

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There is a unique mural paintings of Shambhala warriors running from center of Shambhala’s Kingdom mandala

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Shambhala warriors mural painting detail with Manjushri and Dorje Chang

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Old mural painting of Four Friends cooperating to reach the fruits.

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Buddhist monk leaving Rangdum monastery

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Rangdum gompa entrance and view on the Suru Valley

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Surru Valley seen from Rangdum gompa

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Monk from Rangdum monastery with view on Suru Valley and three stupas.

Indus river white rafting, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Here is a picture gallery of very popular sport among tourists visiting Ladakh – white rafting on Indus river with starting point at outskirts of Leh and finish near Basgo vilage. It is near junction of Zanskar and Indus river.

 

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White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting instructor close up in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting instructor close up in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow canyon gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow canyon gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh Kashmir India
Zanskar river white up joining Indus river bottom yellow canion gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh Kashmir India Zanskar river white up joining Indus river bottom yellow canion gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scree slopes on the bank of Indus River in Ladakh India Scree slopes on the bank of Indus River in Ladakh India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Sandy bank of Indus river in Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Sandy bank of Indus river in Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Two old stupa on the bank of Indus river with rock mountains in background near Phyang village in Ladakh Kashmir India Two old stupa on the bank of Indus river with rock mountains in background near Phyang village in Ladakh Kashmir India
Poplar trees on bank of Indus river in Phyang village with snow capped rock mountains in background near Leh Ladakh India Poplar trees on bank of Indus river in Phyang village with snow capped rock mountains in background near Leh Ladakh India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

Buddhist Dah village, Dah-hanu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

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Dah-Hanu narow valley is a part of Indus river valley located about one full day trip – 100 miles (160 km) from capital of Ladakh – Leh.
Specific micro-climate helps local farmers to grow many different fruits and vegetables on the narrow slopes of this valley. Dard / Brokpa people in opposition to rest of Ladakh are Indo-European origin with unique custom of wearing hats with flowers during various festivals. Sometimes they are called “Flower people”. Brokpas from Dah are Buddhist.

I visited also neighbor village Sanjak inhabited by Muslim Dard/Brokpas. Here is a link to this gallery:

http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/14/muslim-sanjak-village-dah-hanu-valley-ladakh-jammu-and-kashmir-india/

 

Full moon over Indus river gorge Full moon over Indus river gorge
Color stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Color stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Old traditional house with stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Old traditional house with stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Method of drying grass in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Method of drying grass in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
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A curiously goat looking through window in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A curiously goat looking through window in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional method of drying apricots on stones in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India Traditional method of drying apricots on stones in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Onion plant with green background in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Onion plant with green background in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Skyabapa guest house in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Skyabapa guest house in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Beautiful guest house with green barley fields in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Beautiful guest house with green barley fields in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Peels of apricots drying in sun as popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Peels of apricots drying in sun as popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
A roofs of traditional Ladakhi houses with yellow drying apricots and greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India A roofs of traditional Ladakhi houses with yellow drying apricots and greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Traditional method of drying apricots on stones with background greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India Traditional method of drying apricots on stones with background greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Statue of tousand arm Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva in local monastery Dha Hanu village Ladakh India Statue of tousand arm Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva in local monastery Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Local small monastery in Dha Hanu village place of Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh India Local small monastery in Dha Hanu village place of Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village with drying apricots and blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village with drying apricots and blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India
A old red post boxin Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A old red post boxin Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional method of drying apricots on the house roof with modern solar cell kits in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional method of drying apricots on the house roof with modern solar cell kits in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A radio tower with satelite dishes in Himalaya A radio tower with satelite dishes in Himalaya
Suspicious barrel with Drink water double language English and Hindi sign Suspicious barrel with Drink water double language English and Hindi sign
Closeup of barley plant as grown in Ladakh India Closeup of barley plant as grown in Ladakh India
Indus river and green trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house with buddhist prayer flags in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house with buddhist prayer flags in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Open greenhouse for planting vegetables in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India Open greenhouse for planting vegetables in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
Angel s trumpet or Jimson weed Datura stramonium plant and flowers as grown in Himalayas Angel s trumpet or Jimson weed Datura stramonium plant and flowers as grown in Himalayas
Two young Dard or Brokpa boys in modern clothes eating apricot fruits and one looking at camera Dha Hanu village Ladakh India Two young Dard or Brokpa boys in modern clothes eating apricot fruits and one looking at camera Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Tied cow in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Tied cow in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Portrait of black goat with long horns Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Portrait of black goat with long horns Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Brokpa or Dard baby sitting alone in house corridor Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Brokpa or Dard baby sitting alone in house corridor Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Corridor of Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Corridor of Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Stairs in traditional Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Stairs in traditional Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Small boy looking at camera from window from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India Small boy looking at camera from window from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Black Yak in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Black Yak in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Mother cat taking care of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care of of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care of of her sweet little kitten
Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail
Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail
Indus river near Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river near Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
High altitude plant from Ladakh Himalaya India High altitude plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind
White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind
Green barley fields and apricot trees in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Green barley fields and apricot trees in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Buddhist prayer flag with blue skyin Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Buddhist prayer flag with blue skyin Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Red fruits of castor bean or castor oil plant Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis Darjeeling India Red fruits of castor bean or castor oil plant Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis Darjeeling India
Branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan

Here are some pictures of Dard people from Dah-Hanu taken during Ladakh Festival

Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi

 

Muslim Sanjak village, Dah-hanu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

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Sanjak or Sunjak is a village in Dah-Hanu area of Ladakh inhabited by Muslim Dard / Brokpa people.

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A view from above on bridge over Hindus river Ladakh India A view from above on bridge over Hindus river Ladakh India
Sunflowers with flying bee in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Sunflowers with flying bee in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village place of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus Valley Ladakh Kashmir India Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village place of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus Valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe with rocky mountains blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe with rocky mountains blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India
Close up of window dividing men and woman in mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India Close up of window dividing men and woman in mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of Muslim Dard or Brokpa woman outside mosque looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India A group of Muslim Dard or Brokpa woman outside mosque looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A Two young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India A Two young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera and smilin Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera and smilin Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional Ladakhi farmer basket for collecting apricots or grass Ladakh India A traditional Ladakhi farmer basket for collecting apricots or grass Ladakh India

Cats from Dah village, Dah-hanu valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Gray Ladakhi cat with her only baby from Dah village

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High altitude marshland near Tso Kar (Lake Kar), Rupshu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Tsokar or Tso Kar is small high altitude brackish lake located in Rupshu Valley in Ladakh

 

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Tso Kar

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Wetlands near Tso Kar

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Group of yaks on pasture near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s child

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Nomad’s child

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Nomad’s children

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Empty stone corrals near Tso Kar

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Desert with small amount of vegetation near Tso Kar

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Old Lady with prayer wheel in village on the bank of Tso Kar

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Three red plastic chairs in the middle of nowhere

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Salt and borax dunes on the bank of Tso Kar

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Salt and borax dunes on the bank of Tso Kar

 

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Salt and borax dunes on the bank of Tso Kar

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Salt and borax

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Salt and borax

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Goose and brackish Tso Kar

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Tso Kar and mountains

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The storm is approaching on the Tso Kar area

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The storm is approaching on the Tso Kar area

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Giant rainbow during the storm

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Double Rainbow and white Buddhist stupa near Tso Kar

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Rainbow and animal horns with engraved mantras near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horse grazing near Tso Kar with white stupa in background

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar                            

High Altitude Korzok village at the bank of Tso Moriri , Rupshu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Korzok village is one of the highest villages in the World:  situated at 4,595 metres (15,075 ft) on the bank of Tso Moriri (Lake Moriri)

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Houses and Buddhist stupas at Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu retreat place at the bank of  Tso Moriri

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Drukpa Kagyu retreat place at the bank of  Tso Moriri

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Korzok village and monastery

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Inside kitchen in one of the houses in Korzok village

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Ladakhi woman from Korzok village spinning wool

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Ladakhi woman from Korzok village weaving wool

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Childern from Korzok village

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Boy from Korzok village

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Girl from Korzok village

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Nomads yak caravan near Korzok village

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Nomads caravan near Korzok village

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Nomad’s tent with Tibetan Mastiff as a guardian

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Woman with shovel on the bank of Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri bank

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Tso Moriri bank

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Monks from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

 

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Monk from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

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Monks from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

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Monks from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

High Altitude Tso Moriri (Lake Moriri), Rupshu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Grassland and Tso Moriri

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Pony on the bank of Tso Moriri

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Pony on the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude marshlands and Tso Moriri

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Rain storm at Tso Moriri

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Rain storm at Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Marmots near Tso Moriri

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Marmot near Tso Moriri

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Goat on the pasture on the bank of  Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

Thikse Monastery, Gelugpa tradition, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

 

The biggest monastery in Central Ladakh:

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Thikse monastery complex

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Side view of top-hill Thikse monastery

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Row of stupas in Thikse monastery

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Three white stupas at Thikse

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Main courtyard of Thikse

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View from Thikse into Indus valley with fields and mountains

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View from Thikse into Indus valley with fields and mountains

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Monks from Thikse

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Entrance to Maitreya (Future Buddha) shrine

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Ornamental door and two storey big statue of Maitreya

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Group of monks and statue of Maitreya

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Statue of Maitreya in Thikse

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Face close up of Maitreya at Thikse

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Entrance to small prayer hall at Thikse monastery

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Statue of Lama Tsongkapa, founder of Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism

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Statue of Vajrayogini

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Rainbow Buddha mural painting at Thikse monastery

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Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava  statue at Thikse Monastery

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Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava  face close up

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Covered faces of wrathful statues.

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks and mudra during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery, Dorje and bell detail

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Rice mandala offering

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Monk holding Buddhist script

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Monk and old mural paintings

Lamayuru Drikung Kagyu Monastery, Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

According to the legend many years ago there was a big lake filling valley. Great Indian Buddhist yogi, Mahasiddha Naropa dry up this lake and strange, sedimental rock formation appeared. He also founded Lamayuru Monastery – one of the biggest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh. Here you can see my pictures from moon-like rock formations, barley terrace, fields, old stupas and Lamayuru village and monastery.

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Traditional Ladakhi house Traditional Ladakhi house
Old buddhist stupa Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Old buddhist stupa Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Three stupas on the road to monastery in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Three stupas on the road to monastery in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Three buddhist monk posing in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Three buddhist monk posing in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist yogi praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist yogi praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Tibetan Buddhist monk praying and reciting from ancient holy script during puja ceremony in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh India Tibetan Buddhist monk praying and reciting from ancient holy script during puja ceremony in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh India
Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist yogi and monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist yogi and monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist mural paintings with blue faced deity Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist mural paintings with blue faced deity Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Entrance to the prayer hall in Lamayuru monastery with mural paintings guardian kings of cardinal directions Ladakh India Entrance to the prayer hall in Lamayuru monastery with mural paintings guardian kings of cardinal directions Ladakh India
Young Tibetan Buddhist monk in yellow robe lighting butter lamps in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Young Tibetan Buddhist monk in yellow robe lighting butter lamps in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange rock formations of empty sediment lake at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange rock formations of empty sediment lake at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Windows and wall Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Windows and wall Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange rock formations at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange rock formations at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic mountain and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic mountain and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic mountain trees and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic mountain trees and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green poplar trees and barley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green poplar trees and barley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru rock formations with snow capped mountains Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru rock formations with snow capped mountains Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Limestone rock formations in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Limestone rock formations in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Alone small stupa on the top of small hill in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Alone small stupa on the top of small hill in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields with poplar trees and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields with poplar trees and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mountains and poplar trees in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mountains and poplar trees in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mountain terrace barley fields and poplars in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mountain terrace barley fields and poplars in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Sheep like rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Sheep like rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields with poplar Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields with poplar Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green Lamayuru valley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green Lamayuru valley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Black silhuete mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Black silhuete mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow and brown rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow and brown rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trees rock and barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trees rock and barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Resting peasants near very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Resting peasants near very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and trees Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and trees Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Indian army man in sport dress Kashmir India Indian army man in sport dress Kashmir India
Ladakhi children looking at camera Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ladakhi children looking at camera Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Small three years old child with basket Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Small three years old child with basket Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Beautiful backlit poplar tree Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Beautiful backlit poplar tree Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery and village at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery and village at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic old alone stone stupa on small hill Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic old alone stone stupa on small hill Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery and village with barley fields at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery and village with barley fields at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladkhaki clay bricks Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladkhaki clay bricks Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional white Ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional white Ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Alone stupa with snow capped mountains in background Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Alone stupa with snow capped mountains in background Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India

Hemis Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Hemis is Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Drukpa Kagyu tradition located in village of this same name approx. 45 kilometers from capital of Ladakh Leh.
According to legend Indian Buddhist saints Tilopa and Naropa meet there after demolition of Nalanda University by Muslim Turk and Afghan invaders in 1193.

Hemis monastery played very important role in book The Life of Saint Issa by Russian writer Nicolas Notovitch. This book was published in 1894 and he stated that monks from Hemis monastery had very important scriptures about visit of Jesus Christ in this monastery. Most scientist described this story as a hoax but legend about Jesus in India is still alive.

Here is a photo gallery from Hemis:

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Traditional Ladhaki style windows in white building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladhaki style windows in white building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mural painting of Vaisravan Guardian of North Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mural painting of Vaisravan Guardian of North Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mural painting of Virupaksha Guardian of West Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mural painting of Virupaksha Guardian of West Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Angry buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Angry buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Cracked Marpa Translator mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Cracked Marpa Translator mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Please Romove Your Shoes sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Snow Lion statue with Please Romove Your Shoes sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Close up of hand holding vajra of Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Close up of hand holding vajra of Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Red buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Red buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Mural paintings of Milarepa Tibetan saint poet yogi in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mural paintings of Milarepa Tibetan saint poet yogi in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Red angry buddhist guardian statue in fire and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi Red angry buddhist guardian statue in fire and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
statue of Buddhist lama and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi statue of Buddhist lama and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Buddha statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Buddha statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Metal Buddha statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Metal Buddha statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Blue Vajrapani bodhistattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Blue Vajrapani bodhistattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Blue Vajrapani bodhisattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Blue Vajrapani bodhisattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Roof gompa Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Roof gompa Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Buddhist Lama statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Buddhist Lama statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Thousand arm Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Thousand arm Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Holy buddhist script Kangyur library Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Holy buddhist script Kangyur library Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Buddha statue with votive stupa in main prayer hall Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Buddha statue with votive stupa in main prayer hall Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Wheel of Time mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Wheel of Time mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

Alchi Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

In other post you can find my photos from Alchi Monastery complex called also Alchi Gompa.

http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/01/alchi-heritage-monastery-ladakh-jammu-kashmir-india/

 

Here are set from beautiful Alchi village I visited in 2005:

 

Row of old votive stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old votive stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Donkey with full load of grass as used in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan region Donkey with full load of grass as used in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan region
Uphill old white stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Uphill old white stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
A small shy Ladakhi girl looking at camera and touching her face by hand Ladakh India A small shy Ladakhi girl looking at camera and touching her face by hand Ladakh India
Facade of new build traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of new build traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India
Traditional style Ladakhi house with green poplar trees and mountains Alchi village Ladakh India Traditional style Ladakhi house with green poplar trees and mountains Alchi village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India
Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Uphill old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Uphill old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Street with rocky walls in Alchi village Ladakh India Street with rocky walls in Alchi village Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi house with apricot tree full of fruits Alchi village Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi house with apricot tree full of fruits Alchi village Ladakh India
Young red cattle walking on green pasture Ladakh Young red cattle walking on green pasture Ladakh
Traditional Ladakhi corral with donkey Alchi village Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi corral with donkey Alchi village Ladakh India
Old stupa and traditional clay home buildings in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old stupa and traditional clay home buildings in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Small Ladakhi boy looking at camera with one hand up Alchi village Ladakh India Small Ladakhi boy looking at camera with one hand up Alchi village Ladakh India
Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Pair of Ladakhi boys standing behind their traditional house Alchi village Ladakh India Pair of Ladakhi boys standing behind their traditional house Alchi village Ladakh India
Rocky mountains and farmers working in the field Alchi village Ladakh India Rocky mountains and farmers working in the field Alchi village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Small traditional Ladakhi house with two buddist stupas and prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India Small traditional Ladakhi house with two buddist stupas and prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India
Encourage education Discourage drinking white blue mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India Encourage education Discourage drinking white blue mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India
Be faithful to life partner to eradicate HIV AIDS mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India Be faithful to life partner to eradicate HIV AIDS mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Brown sedimantal rock formations near Alchi village Ladakh India Brown sedimantal rock formations near Alchi village Ladakh India

 

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Alchi heritage monastery, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Alchi monastery complex or Alchi gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Ladakh. It was build in 10th-13th century.  Famous for its unique architectural style Alchi brings many tourists. All complex contain several heritage chortens (stupas) and temples: Dukhang, Sumtseg and Manjushri Temple.

 

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Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Vajrapani dark blue bodhisattva mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Vajrapani dark blue bodhisattva mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Kagyu Monastery building in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Kagyu Monastery building in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Old Lama mural painting in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old Lama mural painting in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Big white stupa in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Big white stupa in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of traditional Ladakhi house Alchi village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of traditional Ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India
Old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Buddha statue old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Buddha statue old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Flowers and entrance to Vairocana Temple in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Flowers and entrance to Vairocana Temple in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old votive stupas in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old votive stupas in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Kagyu gompa building in unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Kagyu gompa building in unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India

Daily life in Ladakhi house, Basgo Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

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Back in 2005 I had great opportunity to spend several days together with Ladakhi family from Basgo village. Here are you can find my pictures showing daily life of this honest and wonderful people.

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Close up of traditional ladakhi mudd clay brick for building houses Ladakh India Close up of traditional ladakhi mudd clay brick for building houses Ladakh India
Big traditional one family house in Basgo village with poplar trees and mountain in background Ladakh Kashmir India Big traditional one family house in Basgo village with poplar trees and mountain in background Ladakh Kashmir India
Small gray cat in kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India Small gray cat in kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cat Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cat Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cats Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cats Basgo village Ladakh India
Man lighting butter lamps in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Man lighting butter lamps in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi incence burning in special metal container Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi incence burning in special metal container Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Green valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Green valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Animal skull guardian of Ladakhi house hanging on the wall next to entrance Basgo village Ladakh India Animal skull guardian of Ladakhi house hanging on the wall next to entrance Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmer with hat resting Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmer with hat resting Basgo village Ladakh India
Drying poplar poles with deep blue sky in background Ladakh India Drying poplar poles with deep blue sky in background Ladakh India
Yellow barley growing in Ladakh India Yellow barley growing in Ladakh India
Smiling Ladakhi woman traditional dress looking at camera with basket and field in background Smiling Ladakhi woman traditional dress looking at camera with basket and field in background
Ladakhi farmer working in field cutting grass for animal food with field and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmer working in field cutting grass for animal food with field and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Close up dry broken ground soil in high altitude desert Ladakh India Close up dry broken ground soil in high altitude desert Ladakh India
Nepali field worker sharpen cucp Nepali field worker sharpen cucp
Ladakhi woman smiling while walking on the field with cut grass and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi woman smiling while walking on the field with cut grass and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi smiling farmer cuts and ties grass Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi smiling farmer cuts and ties grass Basgo village Ladakh India
Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India
Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India
Bird eye view of farmers working in green tellow field in Basgo village Ladakh India Bird eye view of farmers working in green tellow field in Basgo village Ladakh India
Big one family traditional building in Basgo village Ladakh India Big one family traditional building in Basgo village Ladakh India
Big one family traditional building in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India Big one family traditional building in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India
Bird eye view of traditional buildings and fields in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India Bird eye view of traditional buildings and fields in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India
Bird eye view of fields in Basgo village Ladakh India Bird eye view of fields in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmer carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmer carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional wardrobe in interior of home Ladakh India Traditional wardrobe in interior of home Ladakh India
Sand toilet with shovel from Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Sand toilet with shovel from Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi mid age man working inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi mid age man working inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi mid age man and woman working together inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi mid age man and woman working together inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional wardrobe interior of Ladakhi home Ladakh India Traditional wardrobe interior of Ladakhi home Ladakh India
Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man working in the field cut grass Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man working in the field cut grass Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi woman standing at her home entrance looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi woman standing at her home entrance looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by smiling Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Cow being milked by smiling Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Two smiling Ladakhi woman preparing food interior traditional kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India Two smiling Ladakhi woman preparing food interior traditional kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India
Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India
Ladakhi woman milking cow farmer work in Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi woman milking cow farmer work in Basgo village Ladakh India
Close up traditional hat from Ladakh Perak made by turquoise Close up traditional hat from Ladakh Perak made by turquoise
Smiling mid age traditional dress and hat and turquoise jewellery Ladakhi woman Ladakh India Smiling mid age traditional dress and hat and turquoise jewellery Ladakhi woman Ladakh India
Young Ladakhi girl in Perak turquoise hat Ladakh India Young Ladakhi girl in Perak turquoise hat Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi boy ascending into roof of his house in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi boy ascending into roof of his house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women working on peeling apricots on the roof of their house Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women working on peeling apricots on the roof of their house Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman working on peeling apricots on the roof of her house Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman working on peeling apricots on the roof of her house Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress girl looking at camera Basgo village ladakh India Traditional dress girl looking at camera Basgo village ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women peeling apricots in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women peeling apricots in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women dancing Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women dancing Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Rear close up of traditional Ladakhi woman turquoise hat Perak Rear close up of traditional Ladakhi woman turquoise hat Perak
Nice gray cat from Ladakh India Nice gray cat from Ladakh India
Partrait of nice gray curious cat from Ladakh India Partrait of nice gray curious cat from Ladakh India
Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh licking and cleaning its furm India Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh licking and cleaning its furm India
Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh looking into camera from window Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh looking into camera from window
Bird eye view of traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green fields in background Basgo village Ladakh India Bird eye view of traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green fields in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Two porters and redish rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley Ladakh India Two porters and redish rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley Ladakh India
Traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green surrounding Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green surrounding Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Two Nepali season workers caryying dried grass in Ladakh India Two Nepali season workers caryying dried grass in Ladakh India
Nepali season worker carying dried grass in Ladakh India Nepali season worker carying dried grass in Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house basgo village India Facade of traditional Ladakhi house basgo village India
Horned animal skull as a home guardian in Ladakhi house Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Horned animal skull as a home guardian in Ladakhi house Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India

Basgo Gompa, Basgo Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

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Basgo Buddhist Castle and heritage gompa (monastery) containing giant clay statue of Buddha Maitreya  is a middle age structure listed in the UNESCO World Endangered Sites. It is located 40 km from capital od Ladakh – Leh.

If you want to see my photo gallery showing daily life of Ladakhi people from Basgo please visit this link:

http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/01/daily-life-in-ladakhi-house-basgo-village-ladakh-jammu-kashmir-india/

Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Old destroyed by weather stone stupa in Bago Village near Leh Ladakh India Old destroyed by weather stone stupa in Bago Village near Leh Ladakh India
New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Basgo Castle and Indus Valley Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Basgo Castle and Indus Valley Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh IndiaBig clay Bud Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh IndiaBig clay Bud
Buddha statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Buddha statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Entrance to Maitreya Chamba hall in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Entrance to Maitreya Chamba hall in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Redish rock formation and plants near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation and plants near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Penis like rock formation in Ladakh India Penis like rock formation in Ladakh India
Redish fairy rock formations near Basgo castle in Ladakh India Redish fairy rock formations near Basgo castle in Ladakh India
Redish fairy tale rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley and mountains in backgroundin Ladakh India Redish fairy tale rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley and mountains in backgroundin Ladakh India
Ruins of UNESCO heritage list Basgo buddhist castle in Ladakh India Ruins of UNESCO heritage list Basgo buddhist castle in Ladakh India
Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Mountains and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Mountains and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Row of old buddhist stupas with breathtaking background in Basgo village Ladakh India Row of old buddhist stupas with breathtaking background in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

Shanti Stupa or Japanese Peace Pagoda in Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

 

 

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Shanti Stupa nad small Japanese Monastery in Leh

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Shanti Stupa

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Shanti Stupa

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Buddha Statue at Shanti Stupa

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Buddha Statue at Shanti Stupa

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Buddha statue: hand mudra detail with white scarf – kathak

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Buddha bass-relief at Shanti Stupa

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Pair of deer and Wheel of Dharma

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Pair of deer, Buddha’ Disciples  and Wheel of Dharma

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Protector

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Old Stupa seen from Shanti Stupa

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Leh Palace and Leh Old Town seen from Shanti Stupa

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Traditional Ladakhi house and green fields as seen from Shanti Stupa

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Traditional Ladakhi houses and green fields as seen from Shanti Stupa

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Altar in Japanese Temple at Shanti Stupa

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Altar in Japanese Temple at Shanti Stupa

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Big drum in Japanese Temple at Shanti Stupa

London Wedding Photographer: Traditional Wedding Party in Karsha village, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

Few years ago during my half year trip to Indian Himalaya I spend a week in remote, high-altitude Zanskar Valley. In Karsha village there was a great celebration – wedding ceremony and reception.  People of Karsha wore traditional wedding attire and invited everyone to take part in the celebration, which lasted several days and nights. There is my photo story of this great wedding party.

 

 

Traditional wedding dress from Zanskar

Groom and his family in traditional dresses entering the village.

Women bringing food and local beer: chang.

Sheep as a wedding gift

 

 

Drinking chang.

 

Wedding musicians: drum and surma.

Night gathering.

Groom with his father in traditional dresses.

Groom

Bride in traditional turquoise hat: perak

 

 

Buddhist monks from Karsha monastery performing wedding puja.

The Korean Monk’s Journey to Zanskar Valley, Ladakh, India – photo gallery

Once a year a Korean Buddhist monk and natural medicine doctor who lives in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh is visiting remote, very poor monasteries and villages in Zanskar Valley providing local people with free medicine, reading glasses and small gifts. Here is photo-story about his visits to Rangdum and Karsha monasteries in Zanskar Valley

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Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Manks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Manks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Korean monk giving gifts to Tibetan monks Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Korean monk giving gifts to Tibetan monks Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh India
Old standing buddhist monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Old standing buddhist monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Korean monk and Karsha s abbot Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Korean monk and Karsha s abbot Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lhadaki buddhist monk with watch Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lhadaki buddhist monk with watch Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Smiling abbot of Karsha monastery in traditional Lhadaki hat Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Smiling abbot of Karsha monastery in traditional Lhadaki hat Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Pair of old buddhist monks in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Old smiling buddhist monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Old smiling buddhist monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Korean monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Korean monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Old sitting monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Old sitting monk in Karsha monastery Zanskar Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

 

If anybody knows how to contact him please write me an e-email. I’ve been trying to find him since 2005 to give him these pictures.

Monasteries of Ladakh

Leh Palace, Ladakh, India
Leh Palace and red Tsemo gompa, Ladakh, India
 Red Tsemo gompa, Leh, Ladakh, India
Thiksey monastery, Ladakh, India
Lamayuru monastery, Ladakh, India
Stakna monastery, Ladakh, India
Hemis monastery, Ladakh, India
Basgo castle and gompa, Ladakh, India
Karsha monastery near Padum, Zanskar Valley, Ladakh, India
Summer residence of Dalai Lama with Sunni Mosque in background in Choglamsar near Leh, Ladakh, India
 Diskit monastery, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India
Panamik monastery, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India
Korzok monastery, situated at 4,595 metres (15,080 ft) on the bank of Tso Moriri lake.

Alchi gompa, Ladakh, India

Manali – Leh Highway, Ladakh, India – photo gallery

One of the most amazing routes on Earth, Highway in Northern India connecting capital of Ladakh – Leh and hill resort of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. . It is open only between June and mid-September when snow is cleared from the road by the Border Roads Organisation.
The highway crosses some of the highest mountain passes in the world, including Rohtang La 3,978 m (13,051 ft), Baralacha La 4,892 m (16,050 ft), Lachulung La 5,059 m (16,598 ft) and Taglang La 5,325 m (17,470 ft).
Between Lachlung La and Taglang La this road crosses the More plains.
Total highway length – 479 km (298 mi).
Owing to the high altitudes and the low-oxygen air, many travelers experience mountain sickness or in some cases even acute mountain sickness.
Here is my picture gallery from this road:

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Foggy mountain forest near Manali Himachal Pradesh India Foggy mountain forest near Manali Himachal Pradesh India
Rothang La Pass sign of Border Roads Organisation Lahaul Valley India Rothang La Pass sign of Border Roads Organisation Lahaul Valley India
Clouds and lots of snow in Rothang La Pass Manali Leh road Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul Valley India Clouds and lots of snow in Rothang La Pass Manali Leh road Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul Valley India
Clouds and lots of snow in Rothang La Pass Manali Leh road Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul Valley India Clouds and lots of snow in Rothang La Pass Manali Leh road Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul Valley India
Green fields of Lahaul Valley Manali Leh road Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul Valley India Green fields of Lahaul Valley Manali Leh road Himachal Pradesh and Lahaul Valley India
Goats blocking road in Lahaul Valley Manali Leh road Lahaul Valley India Goats blocking road in Lahaul Valley Manali Leh road Lahaul Valley India
TATA indian truck parking on the Manali Leh road with mountain in background Lahaul Valley India TATA indian truck parking on the Manali Leh road with mountain in background Lahaul Valley India
TATA indian truck parking on the Manali Leh road with mountain in background Lahaul Valley India TATA indian truck parking on the Manali Leh road with mountain in background Lahaul Valley India
Snow capped mountains of Lahaul as seen from Manali Leh road India Snow capped mountains of Lahaul as seen from Manali Leh road India
Snow capped mountains of Lahaul Himalaya as seen from Manali Leh road India Snow capped mountains of Lahaul Himalaya as seen from Manali Leh road India
Scenic landscape of snow capped Himalaya mountains with mirror in high altitude lake Ladakh Kashmir India Scenic landscape of snow capped Himalaya mountains with mirror in high altitude lake Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow capped mountains with Baralacha la Pass sign on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Snow capped mountains with Baralacha la Pass sign on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Redish himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Redish himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Mars like redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains and deep blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
River and sedimental structures of himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India River and sedimental structures of himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains with blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Redish sedimental structures of himalayan mountains with blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Redish Mars like sedimental structures of himalayan mountains with blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Redish Mars like sedimental structures of himalayan mountains with blue sky on the Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
River and bridge on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India River and bridge on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
River and bridge on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India River and bridge on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Scenic canyon river near Sarchu on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Scenic canyon river near Sarchu on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Mars like red mountains near Sarchu on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Mars like red mountains near Sarchu on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Mars like red mountains near Sarchu on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India Mars like red mountains near Sarchu on Manali Leh strategic road Ladakh India
Road and snow on second highest motorable pass Taglangla Manali Leh Road Ladakh India Road and snow on second highest motorable pass Taglangla Manali Leh Road Ladakh India
View frim second highest motorable pass Taglangla into Ladakh valley Manali Leh Road Ladakh India View frim second highest motorable pass Taglangla into Ladakh valley Manali Leh Road Ladakh India
Row of red Indian truck parking in Ladakh mountain desert rocky area Kashmir India Row of red Indian truck parking in Ladakh mountain desert rocky area Kashmir India
View from inside car into mountain Himalayan road Ladakh India View from inside car into mountain Himalayan road Ladakh India
Small boy standing next to road sign in Ladakh India Small boy standing next to road sign in Ladakh India
Small Ladakhi boy in cap standing next to Ladakh road sign India Small Ladakhi boy in cap standing next to Ladakh road sign India
Small waterfall crossing Himalayan road in Ladakh India Small waterfall crossing Himalayan road in Ladakh India
Indian trucks with goods travelling across Himalaya to bring goods into remote Ladakh district India Indian trucks with goods travelling across Himalaya to bring goods into remote Ladakh district India
Indian trucks with goods travelling across Himalaya to bring goods into remote Ladakh district India Indian trucks with goods travelling across Himalaya to bring goods into remote Ladakh district India
Rugged snow capped mountains near Taglangla pass Ladakh India Rugged snow capped mountains near Taglangla pass Ladakh India
Rugged mountains near Taglangla pass on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India Rugged mountains near Taglangla pass on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India
When Going Gets Tough TRIPLE ONE Gets Goins sign on Taglangla pass secont highest motorable pass in the World Ladakh India When Going Gets Tough TRIPLE ONE Gets Goins sign on Taglangla pass secont highest motorable pass in the World Ladakh India
You have reached Tanglangla pass sign second highest motorable pass in the World Ladakh India You have reached Tanglangla pass sign second highest motorable pass in the World Ladakh India
Old sign car going down on slope Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India Old sign car going down on slope Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India
Tanglangla pass sign second highest motorable pass in the World on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India Tanglangla pass sign second highest motorable pass in the World on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Pile of old petrol barrel from Indian trucks polluting environment on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India Pile of old petrol barrel from Indian trucks polluting environment on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Sign of Taglangla pass second highest motorable pass in the World on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India Sign of Taglangla pass second highest motorable pass in the World on the Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Mountain bikers resting near Taglangla sign with their motorbike Ladakh India Mountain bikers resting near Taglangla sign with their motorbike Ladakh India
When Going Gets Tough Triple One Gets Going sign Manali Leh road Ladakh India When Going Gets Tough Triple One Gets Going sign Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Redish rock formations on Manali Leh road Ladakh India Redish rock formations on Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Redish rock formations and curved road from Taglangla pass on Manali Leh road Ladakh India Redish rock formations and curved road from Taglangla pass on Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Redish rock formations and curved road from Taglangla pass on Manali Leh road Ladakh India Redish rock formations and curved road from Taglangla pass on Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Redish rock formations on Manali Leh road Ladakh India Redish rock formations on Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Redish rock formations on Manali Leh road Ladakh India Redish rock formations on Manali Leh road Ladakh India
Bad weather in Himalaya for trekkers with snow capped sharp mountain Bad weather in Himalaya for trekkers with snow capped sharp mountain
Gya Village in Indus Valley Ladakh Jammu and Kashmir India Gya Village in Indus Valley Ladakh Jammu and Kashmir India
Ladakhi woman and cow on the green pasture in Ladakh Valley Gya village India Ladakhi woman and cow on the green pasture in Ladakh Valley Gya village India
Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India
Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India
Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India
Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India Strange sharp brown rock formations near Leh on the Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India
Typical Ladakhi apartment house Ladakh India Typical Ladakhi apartment house Ladakh India
Red rock formations in Ladakh Red rock formations in Ladakh
Gouvernment of Jammu Kashmir Welcome to Leh sign on Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India Gouvernment of Jammu Kashmir Welcome to Leh sign on Manali Leh himalayan road Ladakh India
Life is Short don t make it shorter road sign in Nubra Valley Ladakh India Life is Short don t make it shorter road sign in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Life is Short don t make it shorter road sign in Nubra Valley Ladakh India Life is Short don t make it shorter road sign in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Expert expect the unexpected road sign in Nubra valley Ladakh India Expert expect the unexpected road sign in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Safety make it a habit road sign in Indian Himalaya Ladakh India Safety make it a habit road sign in Indian Himalaya Ladakh India
Leprosy is curable road sign in Indian Himalaya Ladakh India Leprosy is curable road sign in Indian Himalaya Ladakh India
Beware Before Bends sign on the Indian Himalaya Ladakh road Beware Before Bends sign on the Indian Himalaya Ladakh road
Run on horse power not on rum power road sign Nubra Valley Ladakh Run on horse power not on rum power road sign Nubra Valley Ladakh
Steep climv ahead road sign double language Hindi and English in Ladakh India Steep climv ahead road sign double language Hindi and English in Ladakh India
Interior with driver of himalayan bus with rocky panorama thru window Ladakh India Interior with driver of himalayan bus with rocky panorama thru window Ladakh India
Indian driver inside his truck India Indian driver inside his truck India
We build the best quality roads sign with broken road in foreground Ladakh India We build the best quality roads sign with broken road in foreground Ladakh India
Leh bus station with Zanskar snow range in background Ladakh India Leh bus station with Zanskar snow range in background Ladakh India
Leh bus station with Zanskar snow range in background Ladakh India Leh bus station with Zanskar snow range in background Ladakh India
Dog resting in pile of garbage under Road OPEN sign on Leh bus station Ladakh india Dog resting in pile of garbage under Road OPEN sign on Leh bus station Ladakh india
Traditional big prayer wheel and prayer wheel wall in Leh Ladakh India Traditional big prayer wheel and prayer wheel wall in Leh Ladakh India
A red Indian truck passing raditional big prayer wheel and prayer wheel wall in Leh Ladakh India A red Indian truck passing raditional big prayer wheel and prayer wheel wall in Leh Ladakh India
Leh bus station with jeeps and Zanskar snow range in background Ladakh India Leh bus station with jeeps and Zanskar snow range in background Ladakh India

Giant clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle, endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ladakh, India

Gray cat from Ladakh, India

Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival, Leh, Ladakh, India

Three white Buddhist stupas in Karsha village, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

Karsha village and monastery, Zanskar, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir India

Indus river and poplar trees in Dha Hanu village, Ladakh, India

Small Dard or Drogpa boy through window, Dha Hanu village in Ladakh, India

Young Buddhist monk lighting butter lamps in Lamayuru Drikung Kagyu Monastery, Ladakh, India

Man with flute, Leh, Ladakh, India

Road in Ladakh (from Leh to Thiksey), India

Young monk with hat smiling and looking at camera Karsha village Zanskar, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir India

Mani stone with Chenrezik mantra OM MANI PEME HUNG, Leh, Ladakh India

Row of Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags with blue sky background, Leh, Ladakh

Future Buddha – Maitreya giant golden sculpture in Thiksey monastery, Ladakh, India

Greetings between Korean and Tibetan buddhist monks in Karsha monastery, Zanskar, Ladakh, India

Lamayuru Drikung Kagyu Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, India