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Ladakh, a poetical name and a harsh reality a great plateau of mountains, a stone desert with little water, little food, and settlements few and far apart.
Ladakh was also a land of the Mahayana Buddhist religion, and the lowlanders had little understanding of the people of that strange (to them) faith and of the environment within which they lived and survived.
I was in Ladakh to document ancient murals in the temples, observing Buddhist culture undiluted by New Delhi, London, or New York.
www.bro-pa.org /ladakh.html   (3156 words)

 Appropriate Technology and Co-operative Culture in Ladakh
Ladakh is a region in the northernmost part of India, lying north of the Himalayas, in the ranges bordering the Tibetan plateau.
Until a few years ago, Ladakh was one of the very few places that had not been affected by the Western monoculture that had spread across the entire world; in fact, when I arrived there in 1975, life in the villages was as it had been for eight hundred years.
Even more dramatically, as Ladakh started changing because of outside influences and modernisation, it became very clear that the people in the `modern' sector were beginning to develop the same signs of depression, restlessness, anger and aggression that I was familiar with from the West.
www.eco-action.org /dt/ladakh.html   (3869 words)

Ladakh constitutes the eastern-most part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ladakh is one of the highest places on earth with average altitude being above 12,000 feet.
Consequently, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) was constituted and elections to this body were held on 28 Aug,1995.
www.jammu-kashmir.com /basicfacts/tour/ladakh.html   (855 words)

 Rimo Expeditions
Ladakh, or "Little Tibet", is in one of the most remote areas north of the Himalayas on the Tibetan Plateau and south of the Karakorams.
Ladakh has remained isolated for centuries to the outside world due to its inaccessibility and the strategic position it occupies in the northern frontier.
Ladakh's rich cultural and religious heritage can be seen in the centuries-old monasteries, some of them built on sheer cliffs and still functioning actively.
www.rimotreks.com   (372 words)

 Ladakh travel guide - Wikitravel
Ladakh is a mountainous region in North-West India and in the area known as the Trans-Himalaya, (the lands beyond the Himalaya: Tibet, Xinjiang and some of northern Pakistan.
Ladakh was an independent kingdom for nine centuries, but it was very strongly influenced by Tibet and also influenced to a lesser degree by the neighbouring Muslim lands.
Ladakh is not only home to some of the most beautiful and serene monastries you'll ever see, but it also a land of rich natural beauty - and it's this natural beauty that hits you so hard, because it's a barren beauty.
wikitravel.org /en/Ladakh   (3560 words)

 Ladakh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.
Ladakh is India‚Äôs highest plateau with much of it being over 3,000 m (9,800 ft).
The Indus river is the backbone of Ladakh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ladakh   (5537 words)

 rediff.com Special: Claude Arpi on Ladakh, the Land of the Passes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladakh finally became a part of India when General Thimmaya won the most extraordinary battle of modern warfare, taking his tanks to the top of Zoji-la to the utter surprise and disbelief of the raiders who immediately fled.
Ladakh saw in it the symbol of 'goodwill for all humanity and her concern for her cultural children.' They prayed to Nehru: 'Will the Great Mother refuse to take into her arms one of her weakest and most forlorn and depressed children -- a child whom filial love impels to respond to the call?'
A greater autonomy and closer links with India were not granted till the Ladakh Buddhist Association organised their non-violent movement in 1989, soon after the elections were rigged in the state and Pakistan began its proxy war in the valley.
www.rediff.com /news/2002/jul/05spec1.htm   (2231 words)

 Ladakh,Leh Ladakh,Ladakh Tourism,Trekking Ladakh,Leh Ladakh Tour Travel
Leh, the capital of Ladakh is situated at a height of 3505 meters.
Ladakh lies at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 feet (2,750m) at Kargil to 25,170 feet (7,672m) at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram.
Ladakh has nonetheless retained a more tranquil side, and is a pleasant place to unwind after a long bus journey.
ladakh.indiantravelportal.com   (686 words)

 Helena Norberg-Hodge - Ladakh
In 1986 the Ladakh Ecological Development Group (of which she is the director) was awarded the Right Livelihood Award (also known as "the alternative Nobel Prize") in recognition of their remarkable work.
So when a tourist comes to Ladakh and spends $100 in a day, that is a lot of money, but it's not as much as it seems in the Ladakhi context.
Not long ago, a hospital was built in Ladakh made of asbestos, and Ladakhis found pieces of the asbestos and baked their bread directly on it.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC17/NHodge.htm   (4259 words)

 Ladakh Wildlife Trip,Wildlife Ladakh Trip,Wildlife Trip in Ladakh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladakh, the land of innumerable natural beauty is surrounded by four mountain ranges the Himalaya, the Karokaram, the Zanskar and Ladakh.
Ladakh is a land where snow never melts, but still it provides natural habitat for several hardy animals and bird.
In general, Ladakh has no forest cover but there are some greenery does exist along the river banks and the valleys.
www.ladakh-tour.com /ladakh-wildlife.html   (549 words)

 LADAKH.....General Information
Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular environment.
ed from the rain-bearing clouds of the Indian monsoon by the barrier of the Great Himalaya, Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system, the vestiges of which still exist on its south-east plateaux of Rupshu and Chushul, in the drainage basins or lakes of Tso-moriri, Tso-kar and Pangong-tso.
Ladakh, together with the neighbouring province of Baltistan, was incorporated into the newly created state of Jammu and Kashmir.
www.jktourism.org /cities/ladakh/gen.htm   (705 words)

 Democracy In Ladakh Marginalized Women By Stanzin Dawa
The surface of the Ladakh is covered with a thin gray layer of democratic fabric.
Ladakh being a part of India is also having a democratic form of government at the local level (Ladakh Autonomous Hill development Council Leh and Kargil respectively).
If Ladakh politics could not give due representation to the women in the existing government; what's the guarantee that union territory is not going to marginalized the women.
www.countercurrents.org /gen-dawa030406.htm   (1699 words)

 The Himalayas - Ladakh Himalayas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladakh forms part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.Parts of Ladakh are under the illegal occupation of Pakistanand China, respectively.
Ladakh has an average elevation of 2,700 m to 4,200 m.
Thearidity of this region is due to its location in the rainshadow area of the Great Himalayas, elevation and radiation of heatfrom the bare soil.
library.advanced.org /10131/ladakh.html   (308 words)

Ladakh, is where, the forces of nature conspired to render a magical realist landscape.....
In Ladakh, caves were a natural choice and the majority are associated with Buddhist yogins who are believed to have meditated in them at certain times.
The 17th century, under the rule of the great Ladakhi king Senge Namgyal, was the golden age with hundreds of resident lamas and with donations from a munificient king and court rolling in.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/5112/ladakh.html   (1570 words)

 Ladakh,Travel Ladakh,Ladakh Leh Trekking Tour,Ladakh in India,Ladakh Travel Tours
Ladakh - Travel to Ladakh and Leh in India Trans Himalayas region which is full of amazing sights, blessed with all the natural bounties, surrounded by towering peaks, trekking and hiking trails, a popular destination known for its immense natural beauty all over the world.
The flight into Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is an unforgettable experience - over the dramatic expanse of the Himalayas - for Ladakh straddles four main ranges - the great Himalayan, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram.
In Western Ladakh, in Drass, Kargil and the Suru valley where the Muslim Shia faith prevails there are mosques and imposing Imambaras in the Islamic style, surmounted with domes.
www.travel-himalayas.com /himalaya-travel-attractions/ladakh.html   (1730 words)

 Ladakh trip
While walking back, there were 'classic ladakh views' of monastery, desert, and high mountains (with a half-moon thrown in for good measure).
Ladakh is an ideal combination for stargazing: High altitude, no clouds, no humans to kick up the dust.
Ladakh was one of the hardest places I know of to take pictures in.
www.mayin.org /ajayshah/MISC/TRIPREPORTS/LADAKH/ladakh-20020815.html   (1575 words)

 India Travelogue Destinations Ladakh India: Ladakh India Travel Guide, trip planning Ladakh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The main land approach to Ladakh is the 434 km Srinagar-Leh highway, with Kargil en route.
In fact, it is believed to have been the first region to be inhabited by the early colonizers of Ladakh - the Indo-Aryan Mons from across the Himalayan range, the Darads from the extreme western Himalayas, and the itinerant nomads from the Tibetan highlands.
The aridity of Ladakh is due to its location in the rain shadow area of the Great Himalayas, as well as because of its elevation and the radiation of heat from the bare soil.
www.indiatravelogue.com /dest/jklad/ladakh.html   (1478 words)

 Ladakh Eco-Tours & Travel - Trips by JOURNEYS International
Ladakh is separated culturally, geographically, and politically from Hindu and Muslim areas of India.
Ladakh is the best place in India to travel for cultural interactions with highland Buddhist people.
Ladakh trips reward the patient and persistent ecotourist with incomparable experiences, friendships and memories.
www.journeys-intl.com /destinations/asia/ladakh   (720 words)

 Ladakh Zanskar : festivals in the indian Himalaya
An ancient tradition started by the Kings of Ladakh, Dosmoche is till celebrated every year in February with great pomp and fervour.
This 200 year-old tradition was introduced by a member of Ladakh's ruling family who was reincarnated in the 18th century as the monastery's Head lama, ' Sras Rimpoche'.
At the end of it all, the torches are thrown well outside the town to bid farewell to the old year and to welcome the new one.
www.ladakh-himalaya.com /english/travel/ladakh_festivals_details.htm   (1390 words)

 Ladakh - tips by travel authority Howard Hillman
Ladakh's remoteness and awesome high-altitude landscape appeal to adventure travelers.
Ladakh was a vital link in the ancient Central Asian trade route network.
One reason for this isolationism was the extreme difficulty of reaching mountainous Ladakh from the south via often impassable roads.
www.hillmanwonders.com /ladakh/ladakh.htm   (171 words)

 Ladakh Tourism in India,Ladakh Tourism City Guide,Tourism Guide of Ladakh
Ladakh is an endearing abode of scenic charisma and diverse adventure activities like rafting, jeep safari, water sports and much more.
Ladakh Tourism in mountainous region of India will felicitates exploring sensuous snow clad mountains, track routs and pilgrimage of Ladakh, that have kept the legacy of India alive.
Ladakh tourism provides with regular means of transportation in the city of Ladakh.
www.indiasite.com /ladakh   (539 words)

 Amazon.com: A journey in Ladakh: Books: Andrew Harvey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladakh is the highest, most remote, most sparsely populated region in India, located on the China - Indian border in what is deemed "disputed territory." Tourists were banned until 1972, and entry into this region requires a special permit.
The journey to Ladakh is a journey to discover the laws of the spirit, and the relationship of the spirit to those laws.
Ladakh lies the the Indian Kashmir and I will never be granted a visa to visit it.
www.amazon.com /journey-Ladakh-Andrew-Harvey/dp/0395340713   (2101 words)

 LADAKH.....People & Religion
Like the land itself, the people of Ladakh are generally quite different from those of the rest of India.
Ladakh was the conduit through which Buddhism reached Tibet from India and in the process it got deeply entrenched in the region from the very beginning.
The divide between Muslim and Buddhist Ladakh passes through Mulbekh (on the Kargil-Leh road) and between the villages of Parkachik and Rangdum in the Suru Valley, though there are pockets of Muslim population further east, in Padum (Zanskar), in Nubra Valley and in and around Leh.
www.jktourism.org /cities/ladakh/life/index.htm   (429 words)

 Non Governmental Organisations in Ladakh, NGO's
The Ladakh Ecological Development Group was initiated in 1983 to Promote ecological and sustainable development, which blends with the traditional culture.
The Child Welfare Society Ladakh was founded in 1995 in order to serve poor student living in remote areas of Ladakh region irrespective of their race, cast and religion etc. Their educational aid and activities include sponsorship clothing facilities, English improvement courses and winter tuition.
LEHO came into existence on 1st July 1991, to work on the issues of health and sustainable development in response to the changing face of social value and culture in different Ladakhi societies, by livestock on a sustainable basis, integration of the age old traditions and culture of the villages.
www.reachladakh.com /Non_Governmental_Organisations.htm   (1060 words)

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