Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Karakoram mountain range in the north to the Great Himalayas in the south. It is inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. I spent a month in this unique country in May and June of 2008, living with local people, visiting schools in the countryside, traveling into the Nubra Valley, trekking, and departing by way of the formidable Khardzong La to Kashmir.

On my blog you can read about my May and June 2008 Ladakh travels HERE (arrival in Ladakh), HERE (travels in Ladakh), HERE (farm family in Ladakh), HERE (monasteries and schools), HERE (Leh visits and people), HERE (treks and monasteries, and see more photos HERE), and HERE (last days in Leh).

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