Ladakh

Despair and hope on the Roof of the World

Print edition : September 04, 2015

Hanle village and the Indus river in the Changthang plateau of the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Wild ass in the picturesque pastures and landscape at Hanle-Changthang.

Wild flowers near Sumdo village.

Likir village.

A Changpa couple shearing a Pashmina goat in Changthang.

The meander of the Indus on its way to the Hemis National Park.

A wetland near Nyoma, Changthang.

Sunset at Tso Kar.

A view of the Leh valley from the Thiksey monastery.

A herd of yak dot the breathtaking Changthang landscape.

A livestock herd at Hanle.

Marshlands at Hanle.

A garbage dump at the Tso Kar.

The majestic Pangong Tso in the Changthang plateau.

Tourist tents along the Pangong Tso.

The "3 Idiots Cafe" near the lake area.

A black-necked crane at Changthang.

Red fox on rock, Hanle.

Red fox with its pup.

A Marmot eating a biscuit at Pangong. Feeding wild marmots is illegal.

Participants at the two-day Vikalp Sangam held in Leh in July.

Local produce on sale during the Vikalp Sangam.

Solar panels energise the entire campus of the SECMOL.

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