Before continuing forward for the year, I thought I’d clear out the last of the Ladakh images (until I get there again). This is a fairly random collection, and doesn’t necessarily tell a coherent story, just parts that make up the whole. The captions will help tell the story. For the entire gallery please visit nomadruss.com and click on The Ladakh Himalaya.
Two young girls laugh with each other while standing on frozen Tso Kar Lake on Ladakh’s Changtang plateau, which sits at just under 15,000 ft. This was on a cold February afternoon.
A woman milks a female yak (a dre) on Ladakh’s Changtang plateau
This woman was part of a road construction crew just outside of Leh, Ladakh
These women were taking a break from working in the fields near Lamayuru, Ladakh
This woman was practicing for a dance festival in the capital of Leh, Ladakh
I use all natural light, and the late morning light filtering through the windows of this house was perfect.
A monk beats a drum while a pilgrim walks past
A masked dance festival at a remote monastery in Ladakh
The town of Korzok, on Ladakh’s Changtang plateau is one of the earth highest villages
Monks blow into conch shells to call the monastery to morning rituals, Thicksey, Ladakh
Morning puja begins, Thicksey, Ladakh