Traditions of Ladakh

Ladakh, also meaning "land of high passes" is one of the most coveted travel destinations in Northern India.
Buddhism plays a predominant role in Ladakh and is frequently visited by Dalai Lama. There's an abundance of monasteries in the region, some in spectacular condition whereas others left in ruins. Monasteries are often referred to as gompas or gonpas.

The people of Ladakh are extremely hospitable and welcoming, happy to share whatever little they have. The concept of homestay is novel to this region, where one can stay at a local's place for a nominal cost. This is generally a much needed source of income for local families during the travel season.

May - September is considered one of the best periods to visit Ladakh. My trip to Ladakh spanned over 16 days in July - August 2015. Destinations covered in this album include:

- Leh
- Leh Palace
- Tsemo Castle
- Basgo Palace
- Basgo Monastery
- Diskit Monastery
- Hemis Monastery
- Lamayuru Monastery
- Mulbekh Monastery
- Spituk Monastery
- Thiksey Monastery
- Khardung La Pass
- Rumbak Village
- Shanti Stupa