Ladakh was hidden away from outside world until around last decade. Since then it is witnessing a tremendous influx of tourists both Indian and foreign. It has swiftly turned into a Mecca for motorists. The people of Ladakh were amazingly friendly and very happy to pose for a photo. These pictures were taken during my visit in August 2013. All these happy faces at 3000 meters above sea level have positively helped me acclimatize to high altitude. JULLEY 🙂
He was hesitant!!!
Father and son duo was waiting for school bus
Milk van: People waiting to collect milk
Buddhist nun and a school girl
Another Kashmiri laborer
A laborer from Kashmir
He was very much impressed by this photo and gave me a big hug
She could hardly carry that water bottle.
“I look very old” was her reaction after seeing her photo
Met her at Nimmu Gompa. She spoke broken Hindi but was fluent in Ladakhi
My cab driver Rigzin
Buddhist monk reciting prayers at Santhi Stupa
Coming back from school