Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded on both sides by two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram Himalaya, it is a massive high-altitude desert located at the western edge of the Tibetan plateau. Its awe-inspiring, moon like landscape has been modified and sculpted into its spectacular shape by wind and water over the millennia.
The moon-like scenery is extraordinary: stark and barren but interspersed with isolated settlements of green oases full of swaying poplar trees, apricot orchards and cultivated farmland. Despite the rugged terrain and altitude, the people exhibit a natural joie de vivre and the customs and lifestyle are a continuum from the past.
The Ladakh gallery currently features four collections; The Golden Lands, landscapes from the south, central and western areas of Ladakh; Heading for the Blue, a feature on the Pangong Lake; To the other side, starting from the Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world and then onto the Nubra Valley and the Indian side of Baltistan; and the Land of the Buddha, showcasing the faraway mystical monasteries, their treasures, and Buddhism in Ladakh.