Myths and Mountains is a fabulous adventure travel company who I have worked with to set up many of my adventures. I am excited to be collaborating with them on their new website and newsletters. Traveler, humanitarian, and teacher, Toni Neubauer is the guiding spirit behind Myths and Mountain. She and her team create intimate experiences that are the heart and soul of every trip, and what makes each journey so unique.
Terri Gold Included in The Online Gallery Annex in “The Magic Of Light” for her image, Mountain Majesty
I am honored to be included in the Online Gallery Annex in the “Magic of Light”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
Cut off from the rest of the world by the great Himalayan range, Ladakh, has for centuries been a crossroads for pilgrims and traders. Called by some “The Last Shangri-La” it is a land of monasteries perched on high peaks and ancient fortress palaces built upon steep rocky slopes. Villages are scattered among the valleys between ranges connected only by mountain passes which tower as high as 18,500 feet. Therefore, the name Ladakh, which literally means “the land of passes.” Buddhism, its traditions, its monasteries, its people, its chortens and its mani walls, dominate the culture and panorama.
I feel like I have come back from another world…
Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” as it is known, is a wildly beautiful desert region high in the Western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate, and a culture over 1000 years old. Leh, Ladakh, a fabled city, is on the ancient silk route.
In the month of September, the ‘moonscape’ of Ladakh comes alive with a magic of its own. The people, wearing gold and silver ornaments and turquoise headpieces, dance in the streets. Traditional dances depict the many legends of Ladakh, the hermit kingdom. Ancient monasteries sport flags in a riot of colors, display tankhas and have archery competitions, horse-polo, and more .
Leaving Tuesday, finally, after many earlier summer plans went awry…I wonder how it will be…