Ladakh Photos

Have a closer look at the people, wildlife, scenery and accommodations you will enjoy on your JOURNEYS trip. Most of these pictures have been take by the JOURNEYS staff, but we welcome the submissions of JOURNEYS travelers.

Trek into the Markha Valley for a brush with the Buddhist mountain spirits and a sense of the time when monks were warriors and each river valley a potential high way for invading armies.
Trek into the Markha Valley for a brush with the Buddhist mountain spirits and a sense of the time when monks were warriors and each river valley a potential high way for invading armies.

JOURNEYS and our travelers have a special relationship with Ridzong Monastery where we have helped with various projects and our visitors are warmly welcomed.
JOURNEYS and our travelers have a special relationship with Ridzong Monastery where we have helped with various projects and our visitors are warmly welcomed.

Laughter and cheerfulness are defining characters of Ladakhi people. Memories of the ecounter with these three girls in a high meadow in 1986 still brings a smile to the photographer. (ww)
Laughter and cheerfulness are defining characters of Ladakhi people. Memories of the ecounter with these three girls in a high meadow in 1986 still brings a smile to the photographer. (ww)


Ladakh is a land of austere mountainscapes, raw geology, intense sunlight and crystaline skies. Trek if you can!
Ladakh is a land of austere mountainscapes, raw geology, intense sunlight and crystaline skies. Trek if you can!

Ladakhis of all ages are friendly to foreigners. This woman is appreciating a polaroid picture gift from one of our clients.
Ladakhis of all ages are friendly to foreigners. This woman is appreciating a polaroid picture gift from one of our clients.

Visit a school if your can. Classrooms are spartan, but orderly, disciplined and serious. Kids love toi practice their English on tourists.
Visit a school if your can. Classrooms are spartan, but orderly, disciplined and serious. Kids love toi practice their English on tourists.


This is a barely-jeepable road to a monastery near Lamayuru, The harsh climate, wind and daily temperature extremes mean mountains are continuously eroding. Be still and silent. Somewhere there is still the sound of falling stones.
This is a barely-jeepable road to a monastery near Lamayuru, The harsh climate, wind and daily temperature extremes mean mountains are continuously eroding. Be still and silent. Somewhere there is still the sound of falling stones.

Building and maintaining roads in Ladakh requires motivation sign for the road crews.
Building and maintaining roads in Ladakh requires motivation sign for the road crews.

Visit Ladakh in early summerr and you may witness the apricot trees blooming. These are near Hemishakpatchen.
Visit Ladakh in early summerr and you may witness the apricot trees blooming. These are near Hemishakpatchen.


Ladakh is unearthly and therefore, some say, heavenly.
Ladakh is unearthly and therefore, some say, heavenly.


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