Ladakh & Kashmir

You emerge in an exotic land, to beating drums, swishing preciously embroidered robes and monolithic mountains. Caught up in the colour and chaos and celebration, you lose yourself and set your spirit free. In the evening, you retreat to your luxury accommodation nestled in an emerald green oasis at the foothill of a gorgeous 15th century monastery and prepare for another sensory soaking at sunrise.
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A woman yak herder wears a red & turquoise head-dress (perak), spins yak wool whilst watching the herd. Nimaling Plateau. Ladakh. India. #NomadsSecrets

A woman yak herder, wearing a red & turquoise head-dress, spins yak wool whilst watching the herd. By Brian & Cherry Alexander Photography.

“The Ladakhis believed that the headdresses should be worn whenever women crossed streams or even went outdoors during the growing season, so the soil and woods would not be harmed.”  Photo Credit: Hamon jp. #NomadsSecrets

Ladakhi and Zanskari women wear perak, traditional headdress composed of turquoises.

Woman Wearing Traditional Headgear (Perak). Ladakh, India #NomadsSecrets

Woman Wearing Traditional Headgear (Perak) for Ladakh Festival

Photo and caption by Jishnu Changkakoti    The weather-beaten, gnarled hands of a monk in Leh, Ladakh bear testimony to a lifetime of experiences, all spent in the harsh environments of one of the highest plateus in the world.    Location: Leh, Ladakh, India

Photo and caption by Jishnu Changkakoti The weather-beaten, gnarled hands of a monk in Leh, Ladakh bear testimony to a lifetime of experiences, all spent in the harsh environments of one of the highest plateus in the world.

Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh India #NomadsSecrets

Ladakh, a word which means "land of high passes", is a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir of Northern India sandwiched between the Karakoram mountain range to the north and the Himalayas to the south.

A photo captured of the inquisitive, over-joyed, little monks who chose to bunk a class in progress followed visitors around while they walked the village of Likir in Ladakh, India.

A photo captured of the inquisitive, over-joyed, little monks who chose to bunk a class in progress followed visitors around while they walked the village of Likir in Ladakh, India.

A Tibetian buddhist monk at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, India. #NomadsSecrets

A Tibetian buddhist monk at Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, India.

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