Ladakh " land of high passes"

In the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir Ladakh lies between the Karakoram mountain range in the north and the main Himalayas to the south. It is one of the highest regions in the world. Its high plains, deep valleys and mountain views are quite breathtaking.

These photographs were takin in 2016.

View of the Karakoram mountains.
Cattle herd in a valley below the Karakoram mountains.
A herd of sheep and low valley cloud
Mountain elder with her kid goat.
Labourer working on a construction site.
Buddhist nun
Land worker

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