Hues of Mountains - Ladakh 

Tripoto
20th Sep 2016
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  1/28 by Sameer Ashraf
The Ladakh-based Drukpa Order, the leading sect of Himalayan Buddhism, performing  its grand spiritual festival Naropa. The celebrations were held from September 16 to 22, 2016. Commonly known as the “Maha Kumbh of the Himalayas”
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  2/28 by Sameer Ashraf
Buddhism is followed in Ladakh by a major portion of the population. Irrespective of the rugged terrain and remote inaccessible areas, monks and preachers have painted the essence everywhere.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  3/28 by Sameer Ashraf
The eastern end of the lake is in Tibet. After the mid-19th century, Pangong Tso was at the southern end of Johnson Line, an early attempt at demarcation between India and China in the Aksai Chin region.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  4/28 by Sameer Ashraf
The purest of honey is available in Ladakh and can be tasted for free 
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  5/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A close up of the monks performing its grand spiritual festival Naropa. The celebrations were held from September 16 to 22, 2016. Commonly known as the “Maha Kumbh of the Himalayas”
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  6/28 by Sameer Ashraf
The Enlightened monks challenge each other to solve the Rubik's cube 
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  7/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A young monk wonders about the chaotic performance  
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  8/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A wide shot of the buddhist monastery, During the long course of its history, Ladakh was ruled by several dynasties who brought their culture, religion and traditions to this region, giving it a unique feature. 
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  9/28 by Sameer Ashraf
"When you shoot colour, you shoot the beauty and when you shoot black and white, you shoot God's view, he created everything black and white"
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  10/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A general view of Pangong Tso is in disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. A section of the lake approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is controlled by China but claimed by India.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  11/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A general view of Pangong Tso is in disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. A section of the lake approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is controlled by China but claimed by India.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  12/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A general view of Pangong Tso is in disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. A section of the lake approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is controlled by China but claimed by India.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  13/28 by Sameer Ashraf
A general view of Pangong Tso is in disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. A section of the lake approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is controlled by China but claimed by India.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  14/28 by Sameer Ashraf
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  15/28 by Sameer Ashraf
There are are innumerable monasteries in Ladkah, some in ruins while others are still in inhabited, running as educational and religious centers. It is no exaggeration that these gompas are cultural and architectural delight.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  16/28 by Sameer Ashraf
There are are innumerable monasteries in Ladkah, some in ruins while others are still in inhabited, running as educational and religious centers. It is no exaggeration that these gompas are cultural and architectural delight.
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  17/28 by Sameer Ashraf

Even though no living master may be present to teach the Dharma in actuality, generation after generation, people continue to see the stupa with their eyes, receive blessings, visitors pile up stones one on the other to create a pillar like structure with a belief that after death their soul will be called to live in it. (Story shared by my taxi driver and I am not sure how authentic it is)

Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  18/28 by Sameer Ashraf
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  19/28 by Sameer Ashraf
Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  20/28 by Sameer Ashraf
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Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  23/28 by Sameer Ashraf
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Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  25/28 by Sameer Ashraf
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Photo of Hues of Mountains - Ladakh  28/28 by Sameer Ashraf
Phunsukh Wangdu, Runs a small shop on the Pangong Tso lake

After the release of movie 3 Idiots, Ladakh has seen a drastic change as this was for the first time that the beauty of Ladakh was introduced properly, which ended up in people buying Royal Enfield and cruising to himalayas.  

"All pictures published here are direct from the Camera, no processing or editing is done here. Photographs shot on Sony alpha 6000 by Sameer Ashraf"

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