Ladakh region, whose economy is based on the tourism industry, has many other resources other than the tourism to offer in the global market. These resources either are underutilized to their existing potential or are left to waste. One of these resources is sea buckthorn fruit (well known by Leh berry brand) which was till recently not having an economic utility. It has a tremendous potential...Read More
Hanle Village in Changthang region of Ladakh..
Hanle in Changthang region of Ladakh is one of the most beautiful, enchanting and soul loosing places in India. It is the site of the 17th century Hanle Monastery (gompa) of the “Red Hat” Tibetan Drukpa Kagyu branch of Tibetan Buddhism and is located in the Hanle Valley on an old branch of the ancient Ladakh – Tibet trade route....Read More
Zanskar is a subdistrict or tehsil of the Kargil district, which lies in the eastern half of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The administrative centre is Padum. Zanskar, together with the neighbouring region of Ladakh, was briefly a part of the kingdom of Guge in Western Tibet.
The Zanskar Range is a mountain range in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that separates Zanskar from...Read More
Tso Moriri is a lake in the Ladakhi part of the Changthang Plateau (literally: northern plains) in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft). It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region. The official name of the land and water reserve here is the Tso...Read More
Clutching on to the last vestiges of their nomadic life, the Changpas believe their animals are a crucial link to the gods
It was four in the morning and preparations were under way to move to Norchen. It was dark and a cold wind blew all around us. Tashi Zangmo quickly lit a fire and made tea. Tharchen and Angchuk took the tent down, folded it lengthways, and inserted the poles in the middle...Read More
Two persons from the Ladakh region, representing India at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 21 or CMP 11) in Paris, have brought a proud moment for the remote region.
Jigmet Takpa, Chief Conservator of Forests, Ladakh, and Director, Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency, Leh, and Stanzin Dorjai Gia, Director, Himalaya Film House, who belongs to remote Gya...Read More
Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh valley. Diskit the capital of Nubra is about 150 km north from Leh town, the capital of Ladakh district, India. Local scholars say that its original name was Ldumra (the valley of flowers). The Shyok River meets the Nubra or Siachan River to form a large valley that separates the Ladakh and Karakoram Ranges. The Shyok river is a...Read More