A Visual Tour Of Ladakh With TUTC
With a rugged landscape that can rival the moon’s and bound by enchanting mountains, Ladakh is the last remaining example of undisturbed Tantric Buddhist tradition on this planet. Ladakh’s mesmerising landscapes and intriguing culture are sure to leave you spellbound.
To reach Ladakh you have to cross some of the highest mountain passes in the world or take a death-defying flight that manouvers between jagged peaks. It is cut off from the outside world for the better half of the year (November to May) and maintains its medieval lifestyle, its festivals and rituals, dictated by the lunar calendar.
Ladakh is all about ancient monasteries, cobalt blue lakes, nomadic tribes with their Pashmina goats, arid landscapes surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Buddhists, Shias and Sunni Muslims live here in isolated splendour. But an increasingly connected world and a changing climate would mean that Ladakh may no longer remain the Shangri La it is.
The following pages will take you on a visual tour of Ladakh’s monasteries, the people, their homes, the festivals and the beautiful landscapes of Ladakh.