"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Aspiring To Altitude: Arrival

We finally arrive in Ladakh

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11 responses

  1. S. Etole

    If the altitude doesn’t take your breath away, the scenery certainly would.

    April 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

    • You’re completely right – both leave me slightly breathless!

      But the effort is truly worthwhile..

      April 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

  2. It doesn’t look quite real. I love the pink slabs in the foreground and the arrangement on the wall. That would keep me happy for ages.

    April 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    • I have never seen such a variety of rock colours!

      April 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    What a stunning destination, breathtaking – as you have already said.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    • One of many stunning locations I’ve been fortunate enough to visit in India!

      April 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

  4. jdsmlks

    What will you be doing while in Ladakh, may I ask? Are you visiting monasteries, studying Buddhism? A beautiful photograph. The stones in the foreground–are they for prayer?

    April 18, 2012 at 5:42 am

    • Thank you. We are touring, which involves visiting a number of beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.

      And yes, I think the stones are arranged by the faithful as prayer. We saw the same phenomenon when visiting Sikkim last year

      April 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

  5. Amazing view! One of my favorite photos from your blog.

    April 19, 2012 at 2:28 am

    • It’s an amazing place – and packed with “photo-opportunities”!

      April 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm

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