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Return to India - Stopover in Delhi

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Return to India  - Stopover in Delhi

Just arrived back in India, today’s a stopover in Delhi before we fly to the high altitude desert of Buddhist Ladakh. In Delhi we take a look at the ruins of the third Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla and the 2000 year old Ashoka column. 

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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

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Trekking in Ladakh and Zanskar

We've just returned from the wonderful landscape and culture of Ladakh and Zanskar, a Buddhist region in northern India sandwiched between Kashmir and Tibet. It's an ancient culture often called Little Tibet, a high altitude desert region of mountain ranges and deep ravines. Because of its inaccessibility and proximity to the disputed borders with Pakistan and China, the first permits for visitors were only issued forty years ago. Nonetheless, change is coming, dirt roads are being constructed and you can now drive over the some of the high passes we used to trek. Local people mostly welcome the thought of new...

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In Spiti: Tales from the Buddhist Himalaya

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In Spiti: Tales from the Buddhist Himalaya

Sunday morning, Kibber, a small village at 4300m in the Buddhist Himalayan region of Spiti, northern India, near the Tibetan border. 11.30, the rain has stopped though our Tibetan host says it never rains. Low clouds cover the mountains above the village. Slow breakfast on the balcony - porridge, fried aggs and toasted bread. Kids playing handball in the schoolyard. A line of trekkers is straggling in over a low hill behind the village, coming from Ladakh via the Parang La. Tired and dirty – the last  three days are tough – but in good spirits, a mixture of French...

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