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Buddha Statues in Ladakh - Lamayuru and Attetse Monasteries

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Buddha Statues in Ladakh - Lamayuru and Attetse Monasteries

Driving west from Leh to the start of our trek at Kanji we visit the large monastery of Lamayuru and the much smaller monastery at Atteste village.

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First Days back in Leh - the Gomang Stupa

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First Days back in Leh - the Gomang Stupa

In the late afternoon we walk along to the village of Changspa on the edge of Leh, Ladakh, to walk around the beautiful Gomang stupa hidden away in the old village. 

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Journey to Ladakh

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Journey to Ladakh

Journey to Ladakh The flight from Delhi to Leh is a wonderful one hour flight over the snowy peaks of the Himalaya. Sitting on the left the views are bester and you may see K2, sitting on the right makes for a more exciting landing. Coming in to land you appreciate that Ladakh is a high altitude desert, grey brown mountains with rare threads of tiny green valleys. Of course, once you’re in the landscape it’s full of colour -  greens, purples, ochres but from a distance all you see is a maze of mountains and valleys - no such thing...

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Ladakh: Kanji to Hanupatta over the Yogma La

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Ladakh: Kanji to Hanupatta over the Yogma La

Ladakh: Kanji to Hanupatta over the Yogma La Previous: Buddha Statues at Kanji After lunch we say goodbye to the golden fields and harvesting villagers of Kanji. In 2012 we walked in the opposite direction and I anticipate an easy two hour stroll through a gorge and across pasture with meandering streams to an idyllic campsite among stone walls. False memory! The walk takes several hours and a cold wind takes the pleasure; the walk seems long and uninteresting even though the landscape is getting more dramatic. A late afternoon river crossing adds some interest and is easier than it first appears. Nonetheless I'm pleased to reach camp, our long slog over the Timti La two days ago...

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LITTLE TIBET: Photographs from Ladakh and Zanskar now showing in our Store

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LITTLE TIBET:  Photographs from Ladakh and Zanskar now showing in our Store

LITTLE TIBET:  An Exhibition of Photographs from Ladakh and Zanskar. View these and more in our Travel Photographs section. You can watch a video of some of our travels in Ladakh and Zanskar here. Ladakh and Zanskar are Buddhist enclaves in the high Himalayas of Northern India, between Kashmir and Tibet. Buddhism arrived over 1000 years ago and the cultural similarity with neighbouring Tibet earned it the name Little Tibet. Until China annexed Tibet in 1950, Silk Road caravans came with salt and wool to be traded in Leh, Ladakh’s main town. The remoteness of Ladakh - the name means Land of...

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