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User Image felipe.fittipaldi Posted: Nov 18, 2017 10:18 PM (UTC)
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Leh, capital of Ladakh.

Ladakhis celebrating the birth od Buddha, Leh. #buddha

Leh, Himalaya. Ladakhi is a tri-border area (India, China and Pakistan) located on the inside of the Himalayan ridge, one most inhospitable places on earth. The only two roads that connect the region to the rest of India remain blocked by snow during 8 months a year. The isolation, the lack of resources and the adverse conditions contributed to the creation of a unique culture molded by the Buddhist philosophy and based on self-sustainability. In the 1950´s, when military tension across the border between India, China and Pakistan started to rise rapidly, things began to change. Two roads were built, one connecting the Ladakh to the southern state of Himachal Pradesh, and the other heading east, towards the state of Jammu and Kashmir. In Leh, infrastructure was built in order to attend the large contingent of troops that arrived every day, and the Capital saw the construction of gas stations, workshops and markets. In 1974, civilians were allowed inside the city, although with limited access. The development that was intensified after the 1970´s has brought to the Ladakh not only infrastructure and industrial goods but also the idealized imagery of a western culture shaped around consumption. Leh is going through a process that has been experienced by many other cultures that were isolated and eventually started to receive outside influence. If contact with these outside influences start to undermine local traditions, a culture that has thrived for centuries will be in jeopardy. Nowdays, Ladackhis are been submited to the greatest challenge they have ever faced, a challenge much more severe than isolation or harsh weather: the test of modern times. #ladakh #leh #himalaya #buddism
If I'd ever face a traffic jam n love it, this would be the place.. .
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Coz this would just mean that you had enough time to click some awesome pictures of the surroundings.. And we did a lot of them.. Anyway. a traffic jam in Ladakh is just an opportunity.. Make sure you make the most of it.. Leh Ladakh, the heaven on Earth.. ❤
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User Image beingladakhi Posted: Nov 18, 2017 9:17 PM (UTC)
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@Regrann from @behzadlarryphoto - A Tsetar horse grazes in the meadows besides the high altitude lake of Tso Moriri. Tsetar translates to "life release" the Buddhist practice of freeing animals to purify karma and generate merit. I photographed the same horse the previous year when it was liberated at the Monastery of Korzok during their annual festival of Gustor. These Tsetar animals are free to roam and graze where they please.
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User Image itsarnabiswas Posted: Nov 18, 2017 8:53 PM (UTC)
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#travel #travelogue #travelphotography #traveller #travelblogger #trekking #trek #trip #india #ladakh #winter #snow #iphone #iphonegraphy #nikon #dslr #wanderlust #likeforlike #likeforfollow #mountains #mountainslovers #monk #life #soul #love #photography #natgeotravel #natgeo #natgeopro #outlook
Due to avalanches the main route got closed for several days! We stucked in base camp, finally in one morning we decided to extend our trekking to Chilling which was almost 14km from our basecamp. Crossed several huge avalanches, it took almost 8 hours plus journey to reach Chilling Army Camp Site. The shot was taken on that duration.
User Image gluttonglobetrotter Posted: Nov 18, 2017 8:43 PM (UTC)
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Leh Ladakh is not only about the sandy hills or the ones covered in snow ... the small green patches like this also adds a different dimension to the beauty of this place.. in other words , I would say they are like the icing on the cake..#leh #ladakh #2017 #greengrassbluesky #nationalgeographic #natgeo #natgeotravel #incredibleindia #india #diversity #mothernature #photography #blogger #gluttonglobetrotter #goodtimes #instagood #instahimachal #sundernagar #dharamshala #iphonese #nikon #nofilters #contentment #wish #time could #stay #hills #snow #mountains #whatelseaneyecanaskfor

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