Mysterious Ladakh

By Tony – Jammu and Kashmir, India 2008

Ladakh is an island – a little piece of Tibet that seems to have broken off and floated into India. Mountains and monasteries, epic rivers that cut through parched plains and desert valleys, a magical mystique that defies explanation.

Cut off for centuries by some of the highest mountain passes in the world, the once lost kingdom reemerged into one of the Asia’s most politically tense regions. Overwhelmed by the pressures of tourism and military presence, Ladakhis are struggling to maintain their identity. It seems they just might make it.

3 responses to “Mysterious Ladakh”

  1. avatar Joseph Wilfred says:

    Visited Ladakh early May this year. Driving from Srinagar through the Zojila pass arriving at Dras, Kargil and Leh, we had a spectacular experience in our travels. Passing through Lamayuru’s landscape, we were totally mesmerised with a view you probably see no where else on earth. Had the opportunity to drive through the Khardungla Pass, the highest motorable road in the world and Changla pass on the way to Pangong lake and Nubra valley Surrounded by the snowy himalayan range, it was certainly an unforgettable experience. I would give Ladakh an excellent place of visit in anyone’s tour itinerary.

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