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Silk Road from Leh towards Kargil and Gyal

Meditation caves at Gyal Monastery

The Silk Road from Leh towards Kargil and Gyal Tomorrow we’ll drive on one of the Silk Road routes from Leh towards Kargil stopping at the roadhead by the village of Gyal where we’ll begin our trek. Today it’s preparation

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Images from the Silk Road | Leh, Ladakh

Monks on market street, Leh,Ladakh

Images from the Silk Road town of Leh, Ladakh August 2017. Ladakh’s only real town is Leh. Leh, at an altitude of 3500 metres, is an old trading town on the Silk Road that linked India with the Chang Tang and

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The Silk Road – 12th Century Buddhist Art

12th Century Buddhist Cave Paintings at Saspol, Ladakh

The Silk Road – 12th Century Buddhist Art in Ladakh Ladakh – Little Tibet! Good to be back in Leh with its friendly greeting of “Jullay!”.  Or even Jullay, jullay, jullay. As many jullays as you like, a delightful word

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The Silk Road – Return to Ladakh

Leh shop signs, More Junk Upstairs

The Silk Road – Return to Ladakh Inauspicious starts to our trip to Ladakh: Chinese and Indian troops had a stone throwing altercation on the shores of Pangong Tso, the lake that is partly in India and partly in disputed

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Karsha Monastery, Zanskar

Kasha monastery viewed from the nunnery

Karsha Monastery, Zanskar Zanskar is adjacent to Ladakh in northern India sandwiched between Kashmir and Western Tibet. We’ve been to Karsha on three occasions, in 2008 we finished our 11 day trek from Lamayuru at the nearby village of Pishu. The

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Images of the Buddha in the Himalaya 1

Images of the Buddha in the Himalaya Karnak, Ladakh. Karnak is an area of southern Ladakh, northern India, notable for it’s lack of people. In 2007 we trekked there for 12 days, starting and finishing on the Leh-Manali highway. Trek day

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