Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley (and some history of Ladakh)

Nubra Valley

Sacred cows on sacred steps

Rishikesh

Sacred cows on sacred steps

Tibetan Buddhist Monk in Leh (northern India)

Leh

Tibetan Buddhist Monk in Leh (northern India)

Two novice monks

Leh

Two novice monks

We didn’t realise the significance of Old Town when we booked our guest  house from Manali. And even when we walked our first exploratory steps  around the crumbling, dilapidated buildings and lanes, we didn’t fully  appreciate yet how important this area of Leh was. In fact, it may well  have been our last day in Leh, two weeks later, that we came to understand  the significance of Old Town, and how this once central point amidst the  hustle and bustle of the ancient trans-Himalayan trade…

Leh

We didn’t realise the significance of Old Town when we booked our guest house from Manali. And even when we walked our first exploratory steps around the crumbling, dilapidated buildings and lanes, we didn’t fully appreciate yet how important this area of Leh was. In fact, it may well have been our last day in Leh, two weeks later, that we came to understand the significance of Old Town, and how this once central point amidst the hustle and bustle of the ancient trans-Himalayan trade…

Monk by the prayer wheel outside the quiet gompa at Hunder

Nubra Valley (and some history of Ladakh)

Monk by the prayer wheel outside the quiet gompa at Hunder

Shyok River with Karakoram Range in the background

Nubra Valley (and some history of Ladakh)

Shyok River with Karakoram Range in the background

Start of puja outside the temple

Nubra Valley (and some history of Ladakh)

Start of puja outside the temple

Diskit Gompa

Nubra Valley (and some history of Ladakh)

Diskit Gompa

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