The Hermit Kingdom of Ladakh

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…

September Festivals in Ladakh

September Festivals in Ladakh

This is a photo from The Crooked Trails website…
We will have little internet access but I will try to post when I can…